A few months ago, after a month long waiting list (it may be shorter now), I downloaded the Mailbox app for my iPhone 4S. I was hooked instantly.
Fly through your email.
We redesigned the inbox to make 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.
It’s a whole new inbox.
Modern tech for an
Designed 30 years ago, traditional email transmission is clunky and slow. To make delivery as fast as possible, Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages.
Here’s the pros:
- Snooze, delete, or archive easily with the swipe of your thumb on the email. This allows you to maintain #inboxzero at all times while preserving those emails you left in your inbox for a reason, but not for today.
- When you acheive #inboxzero there’s a unique, daily picture that is displayed giving you an additional creative sense of satisfaction.
- Easy to use and syncs seamlessly with Gmail. Essentially creates a part time personal assistant for me with my personal email.
- Currently the app is FREE.
- Only with Gmail. I would love to be able to utilize the workflow I’ve acheived with my personal gmail address in my other email addresses. I have some other ways I’m working towards #inboxzero but they’re much clunkier. Really would love it to work with my Exchange emails accounts, but I’m going to guess that’s going to be a tough nut to crack, even if it becomes a paid, licensed software so security issues can be resolved.
- Only with iOS. I have been consdering going back to an Android device lately for a number of reasons (probably a future post), but right now you can only use it on iPhone and iPad. Probably keeps me anchored to the iPhone for a while longer so I’ll be trying out the 5S instead when re-up comes this fall. I’d love to have a web based app and/or Android option (especially for my Android anchored wife who would find the app really helpful). I’m sure I have friends (and Apple) who think this isn’t at all a “con” but alas, I’m not as hooked on iOS as some of them are (probably more in that “other post in the future” I mentioned above).
It’s a great app. If you’re using an iOS device and have a Gmail account, I’d recommend it highly. If you’re using an iOS device and not using Gmail, it’s a good enough reason to move your personal email over, in my opinion, just for this app.
As always, comments are welcome, but only about the post and app…if you’re jonesing for the iOS vs. Android flame war, you’ll have to wait for [insert name of future post here] and then I’ll let the readers go at it with vigor.
Get the app HERE.