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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 alternatives are:
GMail, Boxer
Here are the latest news about Mailbox:

2015 Dropbox is shutting down its email app Mailbox


Dropbox will shut down its popular email app Mailbox on Feb. 26, 2016. The reason for closing was vague. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi called the decision the result of "tough choices" in a blog post announcing the news. "Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox." The company says it will be "using what we've learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate," pointing to its note-taking app Paper, which rolled out in beta earlier this year. Mailbox was already hugely popular when Dropbox acquired it in 2013, but had been struggling to deal will the massive influx of users. It really took off after the startup was finally able to do away with its waitlist — which at one point was hundreds of thousands of users long.



2014 Mailbox gets a native Mac client


Popular email app Mailbox (owned by Dropbox) launches native client for Mac Desktop. Like Mailbox's mobile apps, the desktop version takes advantage of the platform's auto-swipe functionality, which learns from users' patterns to predict what they may do with individual emails. Preferences are synced with users' Dropbox accounts so the settings are preserved across devices and accounts linked to Mailbox. Another big change to the app is the addition of drafts to the iOS and desktop version. A draft is almost like a collaborative doc in your Dropbox — it's not taking up space and it's not like you can access it — but Dropbox is holding that metadata so your drafts aren't replicated a thousand times.



2014 Mailbox - email app from Dropbox



Dropbox is still the most popular cloud file storage and sharing service in spite of competition from IT giants like Google and Microsoft. What's its secret? Perhaps its main advantage - is usability. So, a year ago, Dropbox developers thought: "If we can win the storage-market with our usability, why not try to conquer the email-market?". And they acquired (for $ 100 million) the startup Mailbox, which had just the same goal. First, it worked only on iPhone (and was very popular) and recently Dropbox launched versions for Android and Mac. What's so wonderful about this application? First, it's "mobile-first". It was created with phones and tablets in mind. So many people find Mailbox touch-interface much more comfortable than Gmail or iPhone Mail. Second, the main goal of this app is fighting for the empty inbox. Mailbox lets you put off messages until later and returns them to your inbox automatically, so you can focus on what's important now. Thus, every time you check your mail - you keep your inbox empty, and your memory - clear.