IQTell… oh, the pain and the joy of it all. So, as a new guy (entrepreneur in systems development, digital marketing, social media, independent film, television projects, father, husband and all-around “why not try” guy) on Infinity who has been wandering through Task/Project apps for 40 years, some quick thoughts:
I am thrilled to have found Infinity. I have come off of ClickUp and TickTick because I see and sense the care and attention to design in Infinity. My intent here is to encourage Team Infinity to deliver an email integration of some sort.
I say “some sort” because in my view, as laudable/insane as it may be on paper, a task/project world is always going to involve email (at least, incoming). Even the “no email” task/project management folks have added extensions (not a Zapier connection) to flip emails into tasks…Of course, Team Infiinity knows this.
IQTell, was the only previous generation developers who “got it” in combining a complete email client program into GTD Task platform. No Kanban back then but a thing of beauty. And then, Microsoft (I have been a MS Partner for 30 years) killed them. On purpose? Not really. IQTell just could not keep up with the protocols determined by Microsoft Office.
Next, in a variation of the full email integration, there was Flow-E that wrapped itself around both O365 (and still does) and Gmail. Except the email client wars (all connected to the money-making part of the big ISPs like Gmail) heated up and Google’s new requirements for brave but small Flow-E forced them to disable the Gmail integration. Another version of a “full” email integration, half-alive.
Now, I would argue that since most Task solutions are businesses-oriented, no business should be using Gmail because of what it says about your branding (none) and business (yikes, you can’t afford a private email domain?) but that is another thread.
So, please Infinity Team (and I know you already know this is for emphasis mostly) - no need to over-reach on email to task functionality. It is boots-on-the-ground critical in my view. Don’t make Todoist’s mistake of promising it for too long then releasing the “new Version” and not deliver it to then find out that a whole bunch of people who don’t necessarily chime in on Forums wanted it. And so, they went looking elsewhere, as I did to TickTick. If you can then connect my out-going email to the client/task great, too But first thing’s first, right?
OK, end of an old man’s email integration/IQTell/GTD rant… no I mean “post”.
Did I forget to mention that I would really like to see a solid, simple email to task integration? Because based on all the good thinking and exquisite engineering I see already see on these Pages, this is a “no-brainer”.