MailBug is now available as an app for Chromebook! It offers many new features — enhanced email capabilities, better fonts, more memory, a larger color screen, the ability to display images, large print options, and the ability to send and receive photo attachments. This faster, more powerful MailBug is a perfect solution for those wanting simple, easy-to-use email, without the need to deal with the usual complexities of computers, smartphones, and tablets.
Included is the ability to easily send and receive SMS text messages for free (using email-to-text gateways) – without the need for a cellular data plan. And for those who often like to check the weather, a 7-day weather forecast is available at the touch of a single key.
This new MailBug uses a Chromebook as its keyboard and screen and is designed to work with Landel’s MailBug email service. Unlike the classic MailBug, it does not use a phone line, but instead connects wirelessly to your existing internet wi‑fi network. This makes it the perfect solution for those users living in communities where they may not have a landline, but where wi‑fi access is available to residents.
Once connected, you’ll find the new MailBug app is really simple to use, and requires almost no computer skills (just learning to initially launch the app). Once in the MailBug app, users won’t have to deal with the usual technical complexities of using a computer just to send and receive email and text messages. For some users, there may be little need of using other Chromebook features. For them, the Chromebook merely serves as the platform for their MailBug email service. These users will come to see this simply as “their MailBug”, rather than a Chromebook that happens to have an email app.
Because its simple and easy-to-use features were created with the novice user in mind, the MailBug app is especially well-suited for seniors and users who are inexperienced with computers, or those just wanting a more comfortable way to utilize email and text communication. And, more experienced users as well will enjoy the app’s convenient features.
For many users, especially seniors, the most appreciated feature may well be the MailBug App’s ability to “zoom” screens by magnifying the size of the lettering from normal size, to progressively larger letter sizes. In fact there are 7 different levels of zooming (magnification). The largest zoom level shows screen text in huge letters. This allows those with poor eyesight to easily find the zoom level most comfortable for them, and thereby allow them to comfortably read and compose messages. This has been one of the most requested features we’ve heard from our customers, and this feature alone may be the best reason to try the MailBug App.
While many of the MailBug app’s primary features can be used from anywhere in the world, some features (such as its Weather forecasts and SMS text features) are intended for use in the USA and Canada. It is presently offered only in English.
- Email and text messaging simplified
- Unlimited email and text messaging
- Perfect for seniors and non-technical users
- No computer skills necessary (once set up)
- Large print screens with “zoomed” text
- Send & receive photo attachments
- Uses a Chromebook as its keyboard and display screen
- Requires internet wi‑fi (does not use a phone line)
- Avoid computer complexity by staying inside the app
- Less chance for users to “get lost” or become confused
- Saves your contacts, email addresses, and phone numbers
- 7-day local weather forecast at the touch of a single key
- IM – Instant Messaging (using Telegram) (optional)
- Send audio messages (using Telegram) (optional)
- Supports a wireless printer
Try the MailBug app for free!
Please contact us if you are interested in a free trial, or would just like more information.