What is attachments.me? It’s a really cool company and one that I’m proud to be associated with.
Imagine that you remember someone sent you a document about a particular subject or a funny video. You just don’t remember who sent it to you or what the email text was. Now, you will be able to search by subject matter embedded in links and attachments, and browse by content type, not just by sender, and the results will include not just data in the email body itself, but in the attachments and links themselves.
This mailbox crawling technology will allow for a single searchable interface to automatically group and filter the structured data and documents in a user’s email archive. This data will also be accessible via mobile applications for on-the-go access. Attachments.me recognizes the fact that for most users, email is their de-facto filesystem, knowledgebase and personal information manager, and that better tools are needed to access and manipulate the extremely valuable data in the messages a user sends and receives.
We were investors in Stratify (Acquired: Iron Mountain) which changed the way lawyers worked the discovery process by automatically reading documents and creating subject matter-based folders. Personally, I’ve always had a “thing” for technologies that allow machines to read, interpret and make our information processing faster as humans. I’m stoked to get to try it again in a very different manner in a different industry. I’m even more excited to work with Jesse Miller and Ben Coe on it, as well.