Mailbox App is finally available for Android
Today Dropbox (finally) released Mailbox for Android. It has grown wildly popular on iOS for making inbox-zero easy to achieve.
“We redesigned the inbox to make email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash and scan entire conversations in a chat-like view. It’s a whole new inbox.”
Mailbox for Android looks nearly identically to its iOS counterpart, which is a good thing. The app is easy to navigate and, though it was first created for iOS, it feels at home on Android. The design is a bright white, like many apps, so be aware that it does not yet have a night-view.
After first downloading, the app presents you with a tutorial on how to use the app’s gestures to easily delete email, add as a to-do,put in a list or remind you later. To use these, you just long or short swipe to the right or left.
You can access the emails you saved by swiping from the left. At this menu, you can view your inbox (Mailbox), emails scheduled for later, your lists and your archive. You can also search your entire inbox.
One of my complaints, which is also a problem in the iOS version, is that you cannot view all of your labels from Gmail. This is because Mailbox is designed merely to reach inbox-zero, but it would be nice to be able to view all of my emails in the app, easily.
With Mailbox for Android, a new feature, not yet available for iOS was introduced. The app will learn which types of emails you often swipe to delete or archive, and it will be able to offer suggestions for action when you open the app.
The app crashed twice while I was trying to add my email accounts, but I haven’t had any problems since. I am pleased with the fluidity of the app. The gestures work smoothly, just like in the iOS version. For the app’s first version, it works surprisingly well.
While currently only available for Gmail and iCloud users, Mailbox offers a well-designed alternative to the standard Gmail app on Android.