Update 2 [6th Mar, 00:30 PST]: All user data and credentials have been permanently deleted.
Update 1 [12th Feb, 21:00 PST]: CloudMagic Search has been shutdown. We have started deleting your data and credentials.
We will be drawing the curtains on CloudMagic Search on February 10th. Thank you for being a valuable user thus far, we’re truly grateful. It’s been a great journey exploring the personal data search category, but we’ve come to realize that we need to focus solely on CloudMagic Mail. Here’s the lowdown:
Why are we shutting down CloudMagic Search?
We set off to build universal search for personal data – a service using which one could find anything quickly from all their emails, files, contacts and calendars. We launched in 2012 and 5 star ratings poured in across all App Stores, users just loved it.
We were definitely helping users find their content across all services, but the usage analytics told us a lot more than just that.
Usage logs suggested that 80% of our users were using CloudMagic solely to search their mailboxes. Inspite of all email services providing in-app search, users greatly preferred CloudMagic for searching through their email. This, along with the numerous feature requests for marking an email read, deleting an email, replying, etc. (core emailing features) told us that users were actually looking for an email app with CloudMagic search built in, as opposed to a service that searches through all personal data.
We then looked deeper into the world of email and realized we’d hit on a far more widespread problem. That’s what we solved with the launch of CloudMagic Mail, in the fall of 2013.
With the tremendous response we are getting for CloudMagic Mail, we’ve reached a point when we have to focus on the one product that we want to do really really well. Hence, the decision to shut down CloudMagic Search.
What will happen to the user data?
All indexed data along with the user account credentials and authorization will be permanently deleted from our servers on the day of shutdown, Feb 10th.
As a user, are there any similar options for me?
If you were using CloudMagic Search primarily for searching through your mailboxes, we’d suggest you give CloudMagic Mail a spin – It’s a full featured email app with the same lightning fast email search. Download links: iPhone/iPad | Android. If you were using CloudMagic Search for searching through files, contacts or your calendar, we don’t really have an option for you right now.
Once again, thank you to all our users. We’re also grateful to all those journalists who reviewed CloudMagic and spread the word. We’re more excited than ever about CloudMagic Mail and there’s lot’s of amazing stuff coming your way soon!