The Newton email app is back and not going anywhere

The Newton email app is back and not going anywhere
Newton is an email app for iOS, Android and desktop computers that has been around for a long time, gaining a large fan base over the years for its forward-thinking features, but also going through many ups and downs as of recently, namely two shutdowns in two years. Media outlets have called it the better mail alternative to the Gmail app, and it has been downloaded on Google Play over a million times.

Now, soon after its most recent shutdown announcement, it appears that Netwon has been acquired from its previous owner Essential Products by two of its users, who wrote a Medium post about the experience.

The new owners of Newton, Justin Mitchell and Maitrik Kataria have shared their plans for the future of the mail app, consisting of the following six steps:

  1. A contingency plan to keep Newton going forever
  2. Building a stable and steady independent business
  3. Add “service” in the SaaS (software as a service) business
  4. Add features that increase the lifetime value
  5. Better security and privacy around your data
  6. …one more thing….rewards and discounts for loyal customers

Notably, should this business venture also fail, the two are prepared to give the app in the hands of its community, letting enthusiasts continue its development. There is also a noted focus on privacy and security, as Newton is moving towards "GDPR compliance with immediate effect."

You can download the Newton Android app here, while its iOS counterpart is available on Apple's App Store here.

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