I think it’s safe to say that most people who have an email account, also have some type of instant message client, whether it be Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Google Talk, or another. A new service called Orgoo that throws Email, Text, and IM all into one platform recently peaked its way into the World of Web 2.0. It’s still in private beta, and unfortunately I haven’t gotten an invitation yet, but it sounds nifty.
There are few, if any, who have attempted to combine all of the various services that people use regularly into one. Who wouldn’t want one simple place to manage their email and instant messaging? One of the first things that I noticed was that it looks a bit like Outlook. And because it runs in your browser, it might be a good way for those who are accustomed to Outlook to transition into an online platform.
Right from the main dashboard, there’s easy access to both the email and chat clients. The image below shows what the main dashboard looks like. You’ll notice that a list of instant message friends is on the right, and email tools are on the left. It’s a simple, convenient interface.
As I mentioned, I haven’t been able to give it a try myself. However, I have been reading various comments around the web regarding it. The one comment I tend to see most often is that it’s a bit on the slow side. If that is the case, I hope they’ll be able to improve on the speeds before a public launch because it sounds like a convenient service that I’d be likely to use. There’s nothing worse than dealing with slow speeds, and wouldn’t make the convenience of having everything in one worth it.
Now that it’s been available for a few weeks, has anybody gotten into the private beta for Orgoo? If you have, what do you think?
Source: Thanks for the tip Mohan!