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SaneBox

Advanced Email Organization Tool


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Published 11/18/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

SaneBox is an application intended help users manage their daily email messages efficiently. The application works with many popular email service providers, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft Outlook, AOL mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and Apple. The user can make SaneBox even more effective by connecting it to their social networking profiles. The application comes with an advanced spam filter feature that routinely checks the user’s spam folder to make sure nothing non-spam made its way inside. SaneBox includes up to five importance levels that helps the user organize high and low priority email messages. A defer email feature gives users the power to place emails into a “Sane Tomorrow” or “Sane Next Week” folder that they can access when they are ready to take care of the message. The application also includes unanswered email reminders, archives and daily message digests.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of SaneBox wanted to create a tool that would help users gain control over their unruly email inboxes. The application hopes to literally bring sanity back to the email experience. The current version includes a wide range of convenient features that help the user spend less time digging through their daily messages and more time doing productive things. The application has been met with resounding praise for its clever concept and convenient design.

What are the differences to other apps?

SaneBox isn’t just another email solution. The application works with the user’s email service to improve the overall experience and lessen the obstacles that often come with daily email checking. The application provides users with features that not only save time, but also keep them on top of email activity. Unanswered email notifications alert the user when a message they sent has not been responded to. The application also regularly checks the spam folder in case something the user needs to see was incorrectly filtered.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SaneBox wants to keep the user’s stress levels down, and this goal is met through its tidy interface. The user is given the tools they need with no clutter or unnecessary fluff. SaneBox works with the user’s email service without changing the way the service looks. Additional folders are created, but the user is otherwise navigating a familiar environment. SaneBox offers a powerful tool that comes in a simple package that won’t intrude on the email interface the user is comfortable with.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can click the grey “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the SaneBox homepage to get started. The user is asked to provide their email address to begin the 30 day free trial. After clicking the blue “Continue” button, the user is asked to provide their mail server name or to select from the Google or Yahoo options linked just above it. The user is finally asked to log in to their email service to give SaneBox access to their account.

What does it cost to use the application?

SaneBox.com offers users three subscription options. Each option includes access to all current features. The only difference is the subscription duration. Users can purchase a monthly subscription for $4.95. A yearly subscription costs $55 while a two year subscription is $100. The application offers free subscriptions when the user refers a friend to SaneBox. Users on a budget who cannot afford the available billing options may want to send SaneBox an email, as suggested by a small note under the subscription plans on the pricing page.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SaneBox.com is a helpful tool for anyone who feels overwhelmed by checking daily email. The application can reduce the amount of time it takes to go through messages and help the user work more efficiently when going through their inbox. Casual email users may not feel that paying for this service is worth it. Professionals and anyone with a packed inbox, on the other hand, may find it quite economical for the amount of time and energy it can save them.

  • Users can keep their existing email account when using Sane Box
  • Email messages can be deferred and accessed later
  • Spam checks prevent wanted messages from being deleted as spam
  • Reminders notify the user when an email goes unanswered
  • Works with many popular email services, including Gmail, AOL and Yahoo mail


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