Dropbox announced today that the popular Mailbox email app is now available for Android and Mac desktop users. Another cool thing Dropbox announced is the Auto-swipe feature, currently available only for the Android app.
For those who don’t know, Mailbox is an email app launched nearly 3 years ago that planned to change the way use our usual email client. Their approach was quite simple and many of the iOS users that started using Mailbox, immediately fell in love with the email app. And that’s simply because with just a swipe you could delete or snooze an email for a later check. They were acquired in 2013 by Dropbox for more than $100 million.
Today, Mailbox is coming for Android users and for Mac users in a Beta version with invites. As you might see in the pictures, the app has a very clean design and it’s very intuitive. The “Auto-swipe” feature intelligently learns how you interact with your messages, swipes and snoozes to automate future actions. This way you can “mute that thread you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friends until after work, and route receipts to a list — automatically”.
Gentry Underwood, one of the masterminds behind Mailbox said to TheVerge:
The app very quietly makes suggestions about improving what it does and when you choose one, you just made Mailbox smarter. I’ve been blown away by how many messages this thing is catching for me. We’ve reset the system several times during testing, and the most recent system we’re running is three days old but has already saved me 100 messages.
I don’t know how you treat emails, but I’m a person who likes to check the email several times per day and to close the window every time with a Inbox(0) score. At this moment, with Mailbox you have the best chance to achieve this. The future is quite bright and maybe they should build a version for Windows, as Outlook and Thunderbird are already boring and not very useful.