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Mobile App Review: Mailbox

Posted on: May 5th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

Before you head out of town after the spring semester, you might take a look at Mailbox App as an alternative email app to use with your UM Gmail account. We know you are busy this week, so let’s get to the point.

The Good

Swipe Gestures – The goal of Mailbox is to quickly “get to zero” emails in your default inbox. Mailbox App users simply swipe to quickly delete or archive email.

You Snooze, You Win! – What a great feature!   Snooze allows you to basically resend an email at a future date and time.   That can come in handy when you are out of town or when you are trying to get that critical project done and don’t have time for distractions.

Custom Lists – For organizing emails, you can use the three default lists, namely To Buy, To Read, and To Watch.   You can also create personal lists.

The Bad

W8 – Yes, you wait.   The Mailbox App installs quickly but remains inactive for several days while your request is queued.   For me personally, I waited two weeks for the app to become active.

iOS only – The app was designed to work on an iPhone or iPod Touch.  While the Mailbox App works on iPad, an actual iPad version is still in the works.  Hang on android users.  An android version is also on the radar.

No Landscape – While not a deal breaker for most folks, I prefer landscape mode when handling email with my iPad.  Landscape mode is in the works.

More Information

Check out the Mailbox App FAQ online.   Good luck this week and be safe driving home!