Newton is the newest third-party e-mail app casualty. It joins the ranks of gone-but-not-forgotten (by me, not less than) apps like Sparrow and Mailbox as yet one more sufferer of the truth that it’s actually onerous to provide you with a viable enterprise mannequin for e-mail apps.
As founder Rohit Nadhani defined in a Medium submit, the corporate “explored numerous enterprise fashions however couldn’t efficiently work out profitability & progress over the long run.” He cited the competitors of free apps from Apple, Google, and Microsoft as an excessive amount of to beat.
Newton Mail — which started as CloudMagic — was initially a free service earlier than it transitioned to a paid, subscription-based mannequin in 2016. The service supplied apps for Mac, iOS, Android, and Home windows (a rarity for third-party e-mail apps) together with a wide range of intelligent options like automated inbox group.
With the approaching shutdown, Newton is disabling new signups, and it received’t renew month-to-month subscriptions going ahead. The corporate is additionally working with the App Retailer and Play Retailer to problem partial refunds on annual subscriptions that may clearly not be legitimate come September.