App Reformats Long Email Chains To Look More Like Your Text Message Thread

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Scrolling though redundant information on an email thread can be one of the most infuriating time-sucks for any busy employee. Those days may now be coming to an end, thanks to a San Francisco startup.

MailTime filters out all the redundant text from your emails on your smartphone and re-formats the relevant info into bubbles like you see on a common chat tool. The app, which is currently only available for iPhones also allows you to loop in other people by using the @name feature made popular by Twitter.

Also like Twitter, the service warns you that your email is too long if it goes over 140 characters. Unlike Twitter, MailTime still allows you to send a longer post. Developers say you can also assign and track the progress of tasks directly through the app.

Here’s a closer look at how it works:

Developers say they are beta testing the app for Android phones now.

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