All powerful email client of the future incorporating current memes

Ok, big enough title? Simple idea.

I think it would be interesting for there to be an emai -> todo list convergence app, with the following features.

  1. Let all email be tagged both automatically (text scan) and by hand
  2. Allow easy manual tagging (possibly w/ tree-based tag finding)
  3. Allow filters that will automatically tag mail based on features of the mail (from an individual, from a mailing list, with a subject line, etc.
  4. Allow ‘views’ of mail to be created that shows mail based on how the mail is tagged
  5. Allow todo items to be created easily from mail
  6. Allow tags to be associated w/ todo lists and todo list items

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  1. Hi Matt –

    I would rather send this directly to you, but I couldn’t find an email address on your site…

    My company builds an add-in for Microsoft Outlook called ClearContext Inbox Manager – I think we do or are working on just about everything in your list. We allow you to assign topics to email threads and automate filing using those topics. Also, you can set up rules to automatically assign topics as email is received. Our views are all built within Outlook, making them fully configurable – so creating views that slice up the data based on topics assigned is very easy.

    We’re currently working on the next release which will allow easy creation of tasks and calendars items from email messages – preserving the topics assigned – and gives a unified view of every item in the mail file associated with that email/ topic/ etc..

    I think this is what you are looking for? If you’re an Outlook user I would love to get your feedback on our product. Check us out at For more detail on our future plans, see our product plan at

    Thanks for your time.

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