Announcing the new Mail Pilot
by Alexander Obenauer
April 14, 2020
by Alexander Obenauer
April 14, 2020

In 2011, we first unveiled our vision for the future of email.

In 2017, we got to work on our second such vision.

To kick off 2020, we're making it official.

Mail Pilot Discovery Edition → The New Mail Pilot

It became clear during the last few years of development that what we were building in Mail Pilot Discovery Edition was much more than just the R&D flavor of our product. It was quickly becoming our new vision for the future of email. One that executes gracefully on today's problems & wants in email. So it will now drop the "Discovery Edition" moniker, and simply become the new Mail Pilot.

Mail Pilot 3 → Mail Pilot Classic

Mail Pilot 3, which many of you have on your Macs today, is the best-ever execution on the original ideas that made Mail Pilot popular. It will continue to be available, it will continue to be a one-time paid flavor of the app, it will continue to be developed, and it will sport a new name: Mail Pilot Classic. That's because it has all of the classic Mail Pilot features like reminders, unified lists, complete & incomplete, and set aside.

Simplify, simplify, simplify.

When our last website launched, we got a ton of questions. There were simply too many terms for too many things.

So we're going extremely simple: our home page now shows off the future: the new Mail Pilot. That's it. And as always, you can dive in for more.

Get the release

Right now, we're rolling out the app in stages.

Be sure to sign up for an invite at If you are part of the Yacht Club, you're already on the list!

We've got a lot to show you, and lots to come, so stay tuned.

Youll never look at email the same way again.
Eight years ago, we first reimagined email.
Now, we've done it again.
Thank you, we will be in touch soon!
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“An ingenious new email service”
— David Pogue in the New York Times
“A good app, and well worth it.”
— Leo Laporte, This Week in Tech
“A joy to use”
— Bakari Chavanu, MakeUseOf
“Best designed email app on the App Store”
— Cam Bunton, Today’s iPhone
“Mail Pilot is a superb mail client”
— Dave Johnson, CBS MoneyWatch
“A clean, impressive, often beautiful way to manage unruly email”
— Nathan Alderman, Macworld