By Orchestra, Inc.
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The fast, fun mobile inbox that puts email in its place.
Note: Currently for Gmail and iCloud accounts. Other email platforms coming soon.
Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what's important now.
Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages. Add all your GMail accounts for speedy access on-the-go.
Mailbox makes getting to zero — and staying there — a breeze. After you experience a clean inbox, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
“Already the app I use most often.”
—MG Siegler, parislemon.com
“The best email management app you'll ever use.”
— Ryan Lawler, TechCrunch
What's New in Version 1.7.3
Bug fixes and UX improvements
This is great. I wish they'd improve things (listed in my older review below), but it's the best.
Mailbox has the potential to be a game changer. Aside from the key features, I love that it gives immediate email alerts like the gmail app but without the unbearable slowness. Where gmail app has it beat is by allowing users to choose alerts by account rather than have choices apply to all addresses.
One big annoyance is not having the option to use the badge app icon for new mail count. It feels like mailbox trying to force me onto a new organizational system rather than just making the app as useful as possible. By making this app only about getting inboxes to zero, it seems to limit the appeal which stems from many great features.
The other big thing is the snooze buttons are vague. It seems there was a greater emphasis on cuteness than usefulness. If I'm snoozing an email -- which is an idea I love -- I don't want to spend time remembering when it's coming back. The calalarm app handles snoozes much better allowing us to set (and see) multiple options.
For me, it would also be much nicer to be able to customize the number of lines per email in inbox view, like in the native app, so each email doesn't have to take up so much space.
Changed the way I manage email...
First off - I LOVE this app. Between my two personal accounts, my school account, my work account and several long term projects that I’m working on, this app has allowed me to not only easily manage my email, but has allowed me to utilize my email as a task management tool.
There are a couple of things that keep me from giving this 4 stars.
1.) There needs to be a way to save drafts. I thought this was a no-brainer and an essential part of any email app, so I was really surprised to find out it was not a feature after composing a long email, closing the app, and realizing it was gone. Boo.
2.) There is a bug that causes the badge count to count new mail multiple times. (For instance, instead of showing “1” for a new message, I used to get “3” for each new message. Now it’s actually increased to “5”. It’s a pain.
Those two issues have made me consider going back to my old email app, but frankly, I can’t imagine going back to managing my email the old way. I really love the way Mailbox allows me to manage email and I never want to go back. Which is why I REALLY hope they fix those two issues.
(I’d love a desktop version of the app for my MacBook Air as well!)
Mailbox + Drafts awesome!
Update: please add task management, integration with MS exchange, and use of Dropbox for Outlook attachments.
We all know it is a great app for email management, but with Drafts I can create emails as tasks and manage them in Mailbox lists. Everything in one place with the amazing functions of Mailbox.
How can this app be near perfect? With task management and MS Exchange integration.
If they added a way to create tasks as messages I wouldn't need Drafts. Nothing fancy or special. Actually, trying to over do it will result in an inferior solution. They key is to be able to see tasks in the same way and place we see emails that need action.
I would pay a decent one-time fee for the integration with Outlook accounts. Actually, Dropbox could play an role as the holder of attachments. Attachments in outlook emails are the primary reason people fill up their space quotas. If you could selectively manage email attachments with Dropbox it would put Dropbox in an excellent position and users will have a long term solution to space constraints.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 07, 2014
- Version: 1.7.3
- Size: 13.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Orchestra, Inc.
- © 2013 Dropbox Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.