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cubtab2Trying to figure out how to send an email using a service like Gmail or Yahoo is a little troublesome for kids without computer skills. A new Portland startup wants to fix that problem and allow children to send emails effortlessly.

Cubtab is raising money on Kickstarter for its app that strips the popular email services of everything but simple functionality that kids can understand. Using Cubtab, children can also include drawings, stickers and audio messages into their emails.

Cubtab, which is built for the iPad and web, also gives parents the ability to reject or approve messages before they are sent. They can assign contacts colors, depending on how they want to moderate emails sent to and from individual people.

Vin Thomas, John Critz, Tim Sears and Quinn Burke are behind the Portland startup. Find out more at Cubtab’s Kickstarter page.

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