The life and times of AOL, formerly known as America Online, have been anything but dull. The company debuted with a service to get people online. That quickly turned into a multitude of other services and attracted Time Warner to commence a merger leading to the ill-fated AOL Time Warner. AOL was spun off in 2009 as its own company and has since focused on digital content and advertising, apparently performing well enough for Verizon to acquire it for $4.4 billion. Email, one of the pillars of AOL’s success, basically evaporated with the rise of competitors. But now AOL is back with a brand new mobile email app that doesn’t care which service you’re using.
Dave McDowell, Senior VP and GM of Communication Products at AOL, commented on the current state of email:
“The average email user has at least three email accounts, so the last thing they need is another email account.”
Alto Mail wants to store each and every one of your accounts before presenting a personalized feed with quick bits of information. Go ahead and add Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud, and other accounts to Alto Mail. The app is still going to highlight important information in its dashboard that utilizes Google Now-like cards. Of course you’re also able to add in AOL Mail accounts.
Alto Mail is both beautifully clean and functional, something that AOL is hoping will be enough to pull users away from their current email apps.
Alto Surfaces the Most Relevant Information When and Where Users Need It Most
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at the annual Inbox Love conference, AOL announced the return of Alto with advanced mobile email apps for iOS and Android. A game changer for users who live on their smartphones and don’t want to use multiple apps to stay organized, Alto simplifies how users manage email.
Innovative features of Alto include:
Multiple email accounts in a single mailbox and the ability to quickly switch accounts. Alto supports any IMAP account including AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com and iCloud.
Cards surface flights, hotels, restaurant reservations, shipping details and receipts right in the message list to allow users to get information without ever opening an email.
Dashboard bundles cards together for a quick snapshot of the most important and relevant information in a user’s inbox.
Stacks organize photos, files, personal conversations and more to make it easy for users to find what they are looking for without searching.
“The average email user has at least three email accounts, so the last thing they need is another email account,” said Dave McDowell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Communication Products at AOL. “Alto makes it simple to manage multiple email accounts so users don’t have to switch between apps, it makes the message list smart so users don’t have to read every message to get the most important information, and it provides a dashboard to highlight relevant information when and where users need it most.”
Alto runs on mobile devices with Android 4.0+ and iOS 9.0+. Visit http://altomail.com for more information.
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world’s best builders of culture and code. As one of the largest online properties with approximately 500 million monthly global consumers of its premium brands and combined Microsoft inventory, AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms. AOL’s opportunity lies in shaping the future of the digitally connected world for decades to come. AOL is a subsidiary of Verizon.