25 September, 2021

Posted by Phill

Today we're excited to share with you a 'Big Mail spin-off' we've been working on called Big News.

Newsletters + Feeds

Big News blends different sources from across the web – like newsletters and RSS feeds – into one super-smart reading experience.

It borrows from Big Mail's much-loved newsletter features, pushing them even further with new functionality like top stories, daily digests, and more. There's no setup involved and no email account required: it just works.

Your own email, just for newsletters

Big News gives you your very own @bignews.app email address. That means newsletters skip your regular inbox and are instead sent directly to Big News. The result is less stuff mixed in with your daily emails and more great reads for when you actually want them.

Big Mail Feed

Why another app?

We love Big Mail, but we know some folks have had compatibility issues with their mail providers. That's why we want to offer the best of Big Mail's newsletter features as a standalone service where we control both the frontend and backend, ensuring a great experience every time.

It also allowed us to experiment with news-specific features that didn't make sense by themselves in Big Mail.

Big Mail + Big News

Big Mail continues to be our primary focus, with significant updates on the way that will address several compatibility and reliability issues, as well all adding much-requested features like custom Scenes and improved notifications. We'll have more to share on this real soon.

And as a thank-you to all of our Big Mail customers, we'll be including Big News Max as part of your existing subscription at no extra cost. This will apply to existing customers as well as new Big Mail customers going forward.

Big Mail Feed Screenshots of Big New's reader mode + The Following tab

Beta now available

Big News for iOS is now in beta (request access here), with plans to launch fully on the App Store later this year. We also have a Mac edition of Big News which will follow shortly after.

One final thing: Big News will be free to use – something we're really excited about. And if you're really enjoying the app, you can upgrade to unlock additional features with Big News Plus and Big News Max. You can find out more on the Big News website.

We can't wait to see what you think!