Remember Google groups? Well, Google launched a new version of its Groups service few days back to make it much more engaging, but its social rival Facebook (groups) has definitely taken away Google group’s share of community engagement.
Between Google groups’ bloat and Facebook groups’ noise (owing to the main product, i.e. Facebook), there definitely exists a need to have a service that simplifies the group communication.
And Gurgaon based EmailList.io is attempting to do one. All you need to do is create your list and add members to it. (for e.g. emails from members to the list <listname>@emaillist.io will be delivered to all members). Launched by Sudhanshu Aggarwal, who earlier was product manager at Zynga, the minimal interface/feature sets of EmailList makes you fall in love with the product!
Though one would wish to have a ‘subscribe to list’ feature and better control on discussions (the typical ‘reply’ vs ‘reply all’ debate), but if you are somebody who is looking to initiate a closed group discussion, do give EmailList a spin and share your comments. In it current form, EmailList.IO only allows lists with maximum 25 members and follows freemium model – free for 3 lists and then, $1/list/year.