Three years ago, we started Front with the vision of building the first inbox for teams. At the time, some email clients were targeting teams, but none of them had any meaningful functionality to make collaboration actually work at the inbox level. I’m talking about the ability to assign an email to a team member, or to collaborate internally without the constant headache of CCs and BCCs, or to reply in your name to a message sent to a shared address, just to name a few. With more than 1300 companies using Front daily, I can say with confidence that these features were long overdue.
Today we’re bringing this vision to the mobile world, where most email clients are still single player tools. We’re excited to release Front for iOS, bringing every communication channel (email, SMS, twitter, facebook etc.) together inside a simple, fast mobile app for iPhones and iPads. The app is packed with all the features that made Front’s desktop version successful: assigns, comments, mentions, reminders, real-time collision detection, snooze, and more.
- All your team inboxes in one place
- Archive or delete conversations in a swipe
- Assign a conversation to a teammate
- Write internal comments and @mentions
- Snooze conversation and add reminders
- Use canned responses
- Collaborative drafts
- Real-time collision detection
- In-app notifications
- Follow and Unfollow threads
- Move conversations from one inbox to another
- Tag conversations
This release comes with a few other exciting pieces of news at Front :tada:
We’ve just hit $2M in annual recurring revenue, twice the revenue we had 6 months ago 💥.
We’ve been chosen by awesome new customers: Twilio, Stripe, and LVMH are now using Front to collaborate better over email.
We’ve just hired Peter Ahn. Peter was a top sales performer at Dropbox from 2012 to 2015. He built their New York Sales team, then their Media sales team, and then was hired by Slack to build their Enterprise Sales team. He’ll be joining Front in a few days to build our Business Development team!
Okay, back to work for us. We hope you’ll download Front for iOS and let us know what you think!