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KiteDesk Cloud Productivity App Exits Beta, Goes Mobile

Free Service Brings Email Messages, Social Media Posts, Contacts, Files and Calendar Events From Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo Together in a Single App

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- The web version of KiteDesk, the popular cloud productivity service that launched out of stealth mode in the fall, exited public beta today with new integrations to Facebook and Yahoo. Also today, KiteDesk announced the launch of its mobile application for iOS users. KiteDesk for the iPhone and iPad can now be downloaded for free via iTunes. Artfully designed around concepts of simplicity and relevance, KiteDesk integrates content from users' favorite cloud services as contextual, customizable data streams.

What is KiteDesk?

KiteDesk is among the first in a new breed of cloud productivity services that seeks to contextualize end-user online experiences. Instead of apps that treat all content the same, contextual services filter content according to users' unique data preferences. KiteDesk does this by combining email, social media posts, calendar items, contacts and documents from Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and Yahoo into programmable, searchable, shareable, commentable data streams. This way users can spend more time communicating with friends and colleagues, and less time searching for relevant information across applications.

KiteDesk can be customized to create cross-service streams for things like "home remodel" or "work project," based on easy to set up tags and search terms. Streams appear as graphical file cards that identify when, for instance, a Twitter post was made, by whom and about what. Users can click cards to drill deeper or respond. The result is a single inbox, calendar, contact list and file cabinet for cloud services, simplifying access to users' important information.

For example, a freelance writer may have a personal as well as a business Gmail account for sending article drafts to her editor. She might use Google Drive for submitting expense reports and Dropbox for story photos. She might have Facebook and Twitter accounts for publicizing her portfolio to clients, and personal accounts for staying in touch with friends. With KiteDesk she can tie these accounts together and view relevant content from custom-built, automatically generating data streams, making it faster and easier to access the info she needs.

KiteDesk Main Features

  • Connect - view all your favorite cloud service accounts in one place
  • Streams - receive email, social media posts, calendar items, contacts and documents, organized as contextual data streams
  • Messaging - unified communications with email and social messages in one inbox
  • People - manage all your contacts from all your services in one place and see a complete history of your emails, posts and files shared with each person in one view
  • Events - all your events and appointments, fully editable with rich details and links to personal streams for all attendees
  • Files - quickly find, review and share files from different cloud-based file services
  • Search - access data across your accounts at one time, including social
  • Continuity - the web and mobile versions of KiteDesk work together seamlessly

KiteDesk Testimonials

"KiteDesk is a useful app that brings all of my social networks to one place," said Elizabeth Adair, Thinkamingo.

"SuperTech Consulting uses Google Apps and Dropbox and loves the fact that both of those applications can be integrated to work together in KiteDesk," said Marco Montini, SuperTech Consulting.

"We are excited to announce availability of both our web and native iOS applications which work in concert to act as your Personal Cloud information manager on any device," said Jack Kennedy, co-founder and CEO at KiteDesk. "With the addition of Yahoo and Facebook integration and more services like LinkedIn underway, we believe that KiteDesk will offer a tremendous value proposition to our users who are looking for a more integrated cloud experience."

About KiteDesk

KiteDesk lets you stay connected to the cloud by linking together the content from all of your accounts, allowing you to aggregate, integrate and navigate through personalized streams of information. KiteDesk is your personal interface to the cloud and it works with all of your accounts on all of your devices. KiteDesk was founded in 2011 by Jared Rodriguez and Jack Kennedy, who have worked together to found three companies over a 15 year period, advancing innovation in emerging sectors including B2B commerce, enterprise software development, and now personal cloud services.

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