Nudgemail – Free Forever*
When we decided to build Nudgemail almost 5 years ago, we did it for ourselves, because email as we knew it was broken. The cornerstone of modern communication was failing us in a big way and we found ourselves drowning in inefficiency.
The overflowing inbox, multiple accounts and daily reminder emails to ourselves were just too much, so we decided to fix it. In developing Nudgemail, we wanted to design a service that was simple and secure, allowed us to reach inbox zero (or as we often say inbox manageable), ensure we never missed a follow-up or to-do, and have it work in a any email client with no downloads. To that end, we’ll call Nudgemail a smashing success.
We absolutely love what we’ve built so far and it turns out we aren’t alone. Hundreds of thousands of people with the same issues have decided to give Nudgemail a try over the years. If you are one of them – thank you!
For four years we’ve called Nudgemail a “free public beta” with the announced intent to eventually charge for it.
We’ve changed our minds. As of this moment, Nudgemail is a free service. Forever* (drops mic, walks away from desk).
With email being such a huge part of how we communicate, we believe everyone deserves better email, without having to install a plugin or learn how to use a new email client. We also believe that a platform as helpful as Nudgemail should be accessible to everyone for free.
So there you have it, as long as Nudgemail is available to the public, it’s going to be free.
But wait a second, you may be pondering to yourself “How are we going to keep Nudgemail as awesome as ever if it costs money to operate?” The answer is: we’re really lucky to have some incredible users that want to make sure Nudgemail is here forever too. The outpouring of offers from folks asking us if they could pay while we were in Beta was overwhelming. And we’re going to take you up on those offers – it’s that love that will keep Nudgemail and the promise of better email free for everyone.
If you’re one of the many power users out there who have come to rely on the service the way we have, we’d love your support. By donating a few dollars per month (or more than a few, should you choose), you’ll help make sure Nudgemail continues to make email better for years to come. Thank you in advance.
(*) – so it turns out Forever is a pretty long time, and it’s pretty hard to actually guarantee a thing will last forever (just ask anyone selling productivity tools to dinosaurs). So when we say Forever what we mean is this: as long as Nudgemail exists, you can use it for free.
June 5, 2015 @ 8:02 pm
Couldn’t be happier to part with $20/month for this amazing service. I use it ALL THE TIME.
June 24, 2015 @ 9:50 pm
I’m a fan of Nudgemail. I’m a big enough fan that after reading this post I sent myself a nudge to re-read it because I didn’t want to forget about your message, wanted to explore the pricing idea when I had more time.
However, I wasn’t and am not ready to commit to any of the options you’ve given on your pricing page.
I am writing to suggest that you provide an additional option, something along the lines of, “can’t/won’t/am not ready to commit to a monthly donation at this time, but I like your philosophy and love your product enough to send at least this one-time donation TODAY.”
If such an option were there, I believe you might be surprised by the results.
Of course, maybe many happy Nudgemailers have already subscribed to your monthly options.
With a smile of support,
February 8, 2016 @ 8:27 am
I love nudgemail, but I don’t want to pay for it (like 98% of all users). But I would support you by clicking ads, share, or filling out surveys. So my suggestion: If someone have more than 1 reminder, ask once a month to fillout a survey, or visit a page with ads. Try http://www.google.de/insights/consumersurveys/publishers!
98% of 100 users = 98 * $0.10 = $9,8 a month
2% of 100 users = 2 * $5 = $10 a month
November 29, 2016 @ 7:44 am
I love Nudgemail!
Could you add some ads in your reminder email – I’ll click on it to say “Thank you” and to support you!
Example: Add an affiliate link to Amazon “Click here and support Nudgemail with your next purchase on Amazon”!