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High-five to Sortd for bringing Kanban to Gmail

Sortd has built a great product. It is focused primarily on individual users and better organizing a single inbox. As big fans of kanban ourselves, we salute you, Sortd.  There are some subtle and some extreme differences between how Drag compares to Sortd. This page will explain the differences.

BUT the biggest difference is the overall experience…

Here’s how we think.

Sortd have been doing Kanban in email for a while. For years they have evolved their product to look, feel and work a certain way. Some customers like the way that Sortd feels, and others prefer Drag. We’ll leave you to decide.

Aside from UI / UX, Drag is building a product exclusively focused on replacing the many tools required to run your business, including collaborative Shared Inbox. We are different from day one. We are on a mission to give email-focused teams, control of their work in one tool, one place and one way.

Our founding team is made up of people from MIT, successful SaaS founders with multi-million revenue. We are a Techstars company, backed by key people @ Google to deliver on our vision. We know how businesses need to be run and are building the tools to do it.

Drag is also a remote-first team. We experience the team collaboration challenges first hand, every single day. So, long story short: if you’re looking for a product made by best team for the best teams – then you’re in the right place.

We hope this helps you find the best Sortd alternative…

Nick Timms
, Co-Founder @ Drag

P.S. Need more convincing?

The rest of this page is for you. We’ve brought together some great minds across customers, investors within Google, and our internal team to ask the question “How do we differentiate?”. Here are top answers from top minds on why Drag is the best Sortd alternative.

The  TOP  reasons why companies use Drag vs. Sortd


You want the Gmail experience?

Sortd completely rebrands Gmail into their own interface. That’s not for everyone. We’ve found a lot of customers find that too much. Users of Gmail, like Gmail, and want to feel like they are still in Gmail. Drag is the Sortd alternative that doesn’t disrupt your Gmail experience.


Share info@, support@ and other email addresses

This isn’t really what Sortd is for. They’re about converting an email to a task and then keeping it as that. We all know that it would be awesome to have a true shared inbox and reply to emails coming in, as part of a team.


Great minds helping deliver on Drag’s vision

There is a wider team making this happen. We are backed by Techstars and 40+ investors including on leadership roles @ Google. Drag is a spin-out of MIT and has a serious team of SaaS experts helping us every step of the way.

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We created the category of the Everything Inbox for you.

Here is the defining moment…

Here is us defining the new category of the Everything Inbox. Our clear vision from day one: Empower teams who live and breathe email, to control their work in one tool, one place and one way. We are more than a Sortd alternative. We are the workspace for your team, right from Gmail.

Reasons to believe in Drag

DragApp Techstars

“The user interface of Drag seamlessly integrates with our workflow at Techstars. I’m not only a big user but also a believer of Drag’s Everything Inbox.”

Clement Cazalot,
Managing Director @ Techstars Boston

DragApp Rich Paret

“Teams do their best work when supported by simple but yet powerful tools. Drag takes email, a tool every team is already using, and gives it superpowers.”

Rich Paret, Senior Engineering
Director @Google, GM of @Fabric

DragApp Javier Tordable

“Drag is a fantastic tool to help our teams collaborate better. And it does so right from the email inbox, where so many of us spend most of our time at work.”

Javier Tordable, Technical Director @Google Cloud

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