Orgoo Integrates Your Email, IM, SMS

Posted on May 14, 2007

TechCrunch is blogging about a new Ajax-based service called Orgoo. Orgoo claims to integrate your email, IM, chat, SMS, video messaging and other web communication accounts all in one place.

Los Angeles-based Orgoo is a new webmail service that is going to be a popular application for some users. Not only does it emulate Outlook-style desktop mail applications extremely well, it also integrates instant messaging from all of the major IM providers directly into the interface. If you are looking for a service-independent webmail/IM service, you'll want to check this out.

If you've been around long enough to remember Oddpost, which launched in 2002, you'll see similarities with Orgoo. Like Oddpost, Orgoo is an Ajax webmail service that lets users access their favorite email accounts via POP or IMAP access. Evolution of the Oddpost service stopped, however, in 2004 when it was acquired by Yahoo. Much of the Oddpost engine has now been integrated into Yahoo mail.

The key difference between Orgoo and the major Internet webmail services (Gmail, Yahoo, Live Hotmail, AOL) is that it also integrates instant messaging from all major providers.

TechCrunch says Orgoo is offering 3 GB of storage for free. Competition includes Goowy and Foldera. These kinds of services will probably be of interest to people who like to try lots of different email and IM providers.

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