Newton is the latest third-party email app casualty. It joins the ranks of gone-but-not-forgotten (by me, at least) apps like Sparrow and Mailbox as yet another victim of the fact that it’s really hard to come up with a viable business model for email apps.
Rohit Nadhani, CloudMagic’s Founder and CEO, broke the news on its official blog, noting that Newton will be shutting down on September 25, 2018.
We launched CloudMagic in 2013, which instantly became one of the breakout email apps across platforms, with love and support from over 4 million users. Later in 2016, we (re)launched a subscription-based premium email app called Newton, and over 40,000 paid subscribers signed up and have been our loyal users since. We want to say a big THANK YOU to all our users. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of you.
Nadhani, however, said the market for premium consumer mail apps is not big enough,Newton was facing up against high-quality free apps from the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Apple.
With the impending shutdown, Nadhani said they are now disabling new sign-ups and not renewing monthly subscriptions effective immediately.
The company will also refund the annual subscriptions on a pro-rata basis and are working with the App Store and Play Store to set up partial refunds, instructions for which will be put up by September.
It’s worth noting that CloudMagic, the company behind Newton will not be going away. The company will continue to operate and work on new and innovative projects.
To our users, we sincerely thank you. You are the reason we worked tirelessly to create the best email experience. To the press, critics and partners, we are eternally grateful for all the support and valuable feedback that has helped us improve Newton over these years. We hope to cross paths again in the future.
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