Cc:Betty, a new email "assistant," is like the dearly departed Sandy in how you call her up, but has a different mission—namely, helping you organize the text, attachments, events, and other data from any long email thread. Gmail and Outlook users are likely to scoff a bit at Betty's "features," at least at first blush. So it lets you take a threaded view of a back-and-forth conversation? Pah! And it separates all the multimedia in your inbox? Big deal! Didn't I read about tools like Xoopit and Xobni that do just the same thing? Kind of, but not really. Cc:Betty organizes all the attachments and keeps the threaded conversation going for everyone who gets the email. Betty user or not, they'll get a message like this if you CC
[email protected] on the message:
So now your Aunt Gerdie, who's totally still using Hotmail, can see what everyone's written, and may not have to bother you about the attachments not working. Obviously there's also a corporate/collaboration use to this tool, too. And equally helpful is that you can add new messages to the conversation right from Betty, rather than having to jump back into your email. Cc:Betty is free to use (while in beta), requires a sign-up. Each user gets a total of 1GB of space, and allows attachments up to 20MB in size through email or 100MB directly through the site.