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Is Hop the Email Messenger We’ve Been Waiting For?

The Hop email messenger app may be the solution to boring emails.

When we think of email we think of a boring, slow way to communicate. It’s faster than snail mail, I’ll give it that, but email is usually for more formal, long messages. But sometimes you need to discuss small details quickly and efficiently. For this, a lot of people will go to programs like Skype, or just discuss them over the phone or via text if they’re more comfortable with the person they’re working with. But what if you could use an easy messenger to communicate with your email contacts without having to install unnecessary programs? That’s what Hop is, a messenger for colleagues and friends alike. Let’s take a look at what Hop can do.

Here’s how it works:

Hop Email MessengerThe main feature of Hop is that it essentially turns your email into an instant messaging service if you need it. Picture how you send texts, Facebook messages, or Skype. That’s what this turns your email into. You can send messages, pictures, documents, and even conduct voice and video calls with Hop. It eliminates the usual business-like, formal feel of email, and replaces it with the more fun, trendy feel of an instant messenger.

Hop isn’t just an instant messenger though. They go above and beyond what you’d expect from your average messenger. One of the first things you’ll notice when downloading Hop is the fluid design of the app. You can customize things as well. For example if you want the people you talk to often to show up before everyone else, you can do that. This allows you to focus on the clients or friends that mean the most at the present time, and handle the other messages later. The customization makes Hop a great app if you tend to procrastinate when dealing with your email. Just put the important emails first, and forget about those new shopping ads.

My inbox has never looked this good

I was able to download Hop and try out some of the features for myself. One of the main selling points for me (not that this app is costly, it’s actually free), was the group messaging feature. I often have group emails with people discussing what they’ll need from me, however people get lost in their email clients and information gets lost. With Hop, it’s easy to make sure you see everything, as it’s laid out right in front of you. This makes business discussions take minutes, not days as you wait for feedback from everyone. You can share photos, documents, and more with the entire group too, which is great for dealing with business email.

Using Hop is ridiculously easy as well. You might think that syncing it with your email account would be hard or cause you to spend a lot of time aggravated and stressed because it isn’t working. Hop is the opposite. You don’t even need to sign up for anything, or use a login. You just need a working email account, and the mobile app. Using it with an email client is a breeze, and takes seconds to set up. The app will work with Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and AOL right now, which covers most of the popular platforms.

Time on Hop: “If electronic mail had been invented in 2014, it would probably look a lot like this”

If you want to get an app that will change the way you see email, check out Hop today. It’s completely free on the Google Play and Apple Store right now, and as mentioned earlier, it takes seconds to set up, with no necessary login. Just get the app, and you’re on your way to making email fun!

Pianist, freelance writer, and student. If he's not writing or his head isn't buried in books you can find him plunking on some ivory or enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin weather half of the year.

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