Ryan recently pointed out an interesting article on CNN’s Money section where they interviewed various people about how they work. Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience at Google uses gmail for her low volume personal email, but for her work mail, where she really needs to get things done, she uses Pine.
It doesn’t surprise me that someone at a powerhouse like Google would use a serious email client, but I’m impressed that someone in charge of user experience does. Pine may be powerful, but that doesn’t make it right for the masses. That’s ironic in itself. It was built to be for the masses because everything else at the time was too hard.