ccGenie is a new service that aims to take the hard work out of using your email. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I’ve benefitted enough to warrant this review.
What is ccGenie?
ccGenie is a service that addresses the most common complaint about email – it’s hard work. Nothing takes the wind out of your sails on a morning like logging in to your inbox and finding dozens or even hundreds (if you’re really popular) of messages, attachments, spreadsheets and contacts. The guys behind ccGenie clearly realized this and created this tool to solve the problem.
Through the use of “Rooms” (which are cloud-based workspaces with an email address), ccGenie is able to work through your inbox and organize content so that you can access it with minimum fuss. These Rooms are divided in categories for Documents, Conversations, Notes, and People and can be kept private or shared with others. Depending on your preferences, you can allow people to access your rooms and they can allow you access to theirs. It is really simple – much simpler than I’ve made it sound!
I really loved ccGenie from the get go, not least because signing up for account is free and easy. You can sign up literally within seconds using your email address, LinkedIn account, or Google+ account and begin creating Rooms right away (the latter two options will save you creating a profile).
The interface of the tool is clear and user-friendly and creating a Room is as simple as clicking a button. Once a Room has been created, interacting with it takes nothing more than sending an email to the unique address.
While you need an account to create new Rooms, you do not need one to access Public Rooms – this is something I really liked about the service as it means I do not have to pester people into signing up, I just send them the required link.
Why You Should Use ccGenie
What I like about ccGenie:
• It’s free!
• Simple sign-up
• User-friendly interface
• Automatically organizes inbox messages
• Works with every email client in the world
• Cross-browser compatible
• Easy to invite other people for collaboration and conversation
• Good privacy options
It’s going to sound rather biased, but I really don’t have anything negative to say about the tool. I have only been using it for a couple of months, so that might change with time, but for now it is all good and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone that receives multiple emails a day.