My friends and I are always brainstorming about projects. Every now and then a good one comes along and similar to a catchy song, I become obsessed. This summer I decided I would channel this obsession and focus on a single project. I teamed up with my friend Denis, and we spent a month brainstorming. After exhausting every alley of our brains Mailcules was born.

Mailcules, the son of Zeus and the thirteenth Olympian deity, was deemed God of Email. His power grew out of necessity to find a solution to the poeple's frustration with email. By giving email structure through a domain specific language, Mailcules hopes to unleash the hidden potential enabling a variety of services never before imagined. Emails that can automatically adds tasks to your task list, or calendar.

Guys, the zoo is coming along. We still have a lot to do. I'll get the ball rolling and work on the following tasks.

@mailcules
Add to my tasklist feed the lions
Add to my calendar on July 11, 2012 to build snowmen with the penguins.
Add to my calendar at 7am tomorrow to wake up the chickens.

Thanks,
Omar

Emails that can create reminders via sms or phone.

Guys, we're still on for tonight.

@mailcules
Remind @denis via sms at 6pm to bring his gloves, it's his turn to bathe the gorillas.

Thanks,
Omar

Move attachments to dropbox.

Guys, I've been working on a proposal to add a cinema to the zoo because the pandas are complaining that they're bored. Let me know what you think.

@mailcules
Move proposal to Dropbox zoo/proposals

Omar

Create issues on Github, where the subject becomes the title and the message is the description.

Subject: Birds swimming and fish flying.

Message: Team we have a big problem. Today as I was walking by the aquarium I noticed something very strange. There was a pigeon swimming. After further investigation I noticed that whales were flying and no it wasn't fail whale. It must be fixed immediately before any horses get hurt.

@mailcules
Create issue on github.

Omar

These examples showed how a single person can begin using Mailcules to make their life easier. However, there is even bigger value when both the sender and recipient are using the domain specific language as Mailcules can begin facilitating a variety of workflows.

Proposing tasks to other email recipients, and adding it to their tasklist.

Guys, we're in the final stretch.

@mailcules
Add to @denis tasklist wrestle with the polar bear.
Add to @denis tasklist BBQ with the peacocks.
Add to @omar calendar at 12pm July 10, 2012 to organize water fight with the elephants.

Thanks,
Omar

For Denis to accept the tasks assigned, he would reply.

Guys, we're in the final stretch a few.

@mailcules
Accept - Add to @denis tasklist wrestle with the polar bear.
Accept - Add to @denis tasklist paint the peacock's tail.
Add to @omar tasklist organize a water fight with the elephants.

Thanks,
Omar

Consultant billing a client workflow.

Zookeeper, attached is my invoice for the past week.

@mailcules
Bill @zookeeper $3200.00 due on July 16, 2012 for babysitting the kangaroos.

Thanks,
Omar

The Zookeeper would respond

Omar, thanks again for your hard work! They have a renewed bounce in their step.

@mailcules
Pay from my checking account $3200.00 on July 16, 2012.

Zookeeper

How would you use mailcules? Are there workflows that can make your life easier? Or is this something you would never use?

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