Mozilla storms e-mail chaos with Raindrop

Raindrop will aggregate multiple online communications media, according to Mozilla, and sift what users want from the less important.
Written by Tom Espiner, Contributor

Mozilla Labs has announced an experimental messaging aggregator called Raindrop. The project aims to sift multiple online communication sources and prioritize messages for the user.

"Today people use so many messaging tools, it's honestly hard to keep track of them all," said Bryan Clark, Mozilla messaging lead, in a video to introduce the project. "Raindrop intelligently separates the personal messages from the bulk."

Raindrop will eventually aggregate messages received via communications including email, Twitter, instant messaging, Skype, Facebook, and Google Docs, the Raindrop development team wrote in a blog post.

The tool is designed to be used through either Firefox or Webkit-based browsers, Raindrop developer James Burke said in a video embedded in the blog post. Firefox, Chrome and Safari users will be able to use Raindrop, but not Internet Explorer users.

At present Raindrop source code is available for developers to test, but no compiled code or alpha is currently available.

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