Mixmax, a service that goals to make electronic mail and different outbound communications extra usable and efficient, as we speak introduced the official launch of its new IFTTT-like guidelines for automating most of the most repetitive points of your every day electronic mail workflow.
On the one hand, this new characteristic is a bit like your normal electronic mail filter on steroids (and with connections to third-party instruments like Slack, Salesforce, DocuSign, Greenhouse and Pipedrive). Because of this, now you can obtain an SMS when a buyer who spends greater than $5,000 a month emails you, for instance.
However guidelines additionally will be triggered by any of the third-party companies the corporate at the moment helps. Possibly you need to ship out a gathering reminder primarily based in your calendar entries, for instance. You’ll be able to then arrange a rule that all the time emails a reminder a day earlier than the assembly, along with all the usual data you’d need to ship in that electronic mail.
“A technique we take into consideration Mixmax is that we need to do for externally going through groups and individuals who speak loads of prospects what GitHub did for engineering and what Slack did for inside group communication,” Mixmax co-founder and CEO Olof Mathé instructed me. “That’s what we do for exterior communication.”
Whereas the service began out as a fundamental Chrome extension for Gmail, it’s now a full-blown electronic mail automation system that provides every part from straightforward calendar sharing to monitoring when recipients open an electronic mail and, now, constructing guidelines round that. Mathé likened it to an govt assistant, however he pressured that he doesn’t assume Mixmax is taking anyone’s jobs away. “We’re not right here to exchange different folks,” he mentioned. “We amplify what you’ll be able to do as a person and provide you with superpowers so you possibly can turn out to be your personal private chief of employees so that you get extra time.”
The brand new guidelines characteristic takes this to the following stage and Mathé and his group plan to construct this out extra over time. He teased a brand new characteristic referred to as “beast mode” that’s coming within the close to future and that may see Mixmax suggest actions you possibly can take throughout totally different functions, for instance.
Lots of the new guidelines and connectors might be obtainable to all paying customers, although some options, like entry to your Salesforce account, will solely be obtainable to these on higher-tier plans.