For the sake of long term development and growth of Runbox, stop using numbers after the Runbox name. There should only be Runbox and maybe Runbox Beta.
From reviews and comments I’ve read on here and elsewhere, some users are clinging to Runbox 6 for as long as they can. Which is understandable because that’s what they know and are comfortable with.
But for me as a new user I found 6 to be poorly designed, clunky and difficult to use. I would have never used Runbox 6 as my primary email, even for free. After trying versions 6 and 7 for a few days, I now only use 7 because it is better designed and easier to use then 6.
I have never seen any other website or email provider classify their web design “stages” with numbers. Like any other website, Runbox is continually progressing and improving and there should be no need for different “version numbers” that will cause some users to have trouble adjusting to the changes and treat them like an obstacle or hurdle they have to get over or learn to live with.
Having that (possibly subconscious) uncomfortable feeling or dissatisfaction about Runbox lingering for some users isn’t good. It will likely lead to users leaving simply because they can’t get over the mental “hurdle” of being forced to learn a new website “version” when they’re happy with the current version.
People are creatures of comfort and habit. Forcing the idea of a new “version” on them will drive some away because “version numbers” and distinct stages are rarely associated websites. Websites are more of a gradual never-ending work in progress, like a house that is always being remodeled or redesigned and it’s easy to adjust as time passes.
For those that don’t want to use the unproven Beta they can stick to using regular Runbox. Proven things from Beta will be added to regular Runbox slowly over time changing how the site looks and works. People will adjust to the changes and come to realize how much better they are more easily, if they are not being told they have to learn a new version.