Intuitive Email Management App 'Mailbox' Now Available in App Store

Thursday February 7, 2013 10:03 AM PST by Juli Clover
Mailbox, the highly anticipated email management app from Orchestra, launched today. The app is designed to work with Gmail + iPhone and uses a simple design that incorporates intuitive touch gestures.

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A quick swipe to the right removes emails from the inbox and archives them, while a longer slide deletes them. A swipe to the left activates a "Snooze" function, which puts emails out of sight and out of mind until later, and drag gestures make reorganization of the inbox a simple task.
Mailbox is a mobile-first email experience that challenges the archaic assumptions about how email should work and reimagines the inbox for a world on the go. It's a new way of looking at your email, but when you use Mailbox for the first time, we believe you'll say "of course."
Because the Mailbox app received an overwhelming amount of interest after it was announced in December, a reservation system was implemented to handle demand and to prevent server overload.


Reservations are currently being filled on a first-come first served basis. Users that have not already signed up to use Mailbox can download the app to reserve a spot in line. Users who did reserve a spot can enter reservation information into the app, and all users can see their place in line in real time. At this time, there are no estimates on how long the wait to use the app might be.

Mailbox is a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 24 months ago
Hype-ware.
Rating: 19 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
is this supposed to be some viral marketing crap? signing up to download a free app? lol ... they must swim in "demand" for an email app :rolleyes:
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
The idea and realization looks awesome .. I just don't get why I have to route my mail through their servers .. makes me uncomfortable.

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Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Free app. No Ads. Email is routed through their servers.

Anyone want to take a stab at their money making business model?
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
What's all this about server overload? Whose server? Why?
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

is this supposed to be some viral marketing crap? signing up to download a free app? lol ... they must swim in "demand" for an email app :rolleyes:


Yea, I really don’t know what the deal is with this thing. Why on earth is it so restricted? With waiting lists and crap?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Come on MacRumors, two links to it's appshopper page, and not a single link to the app's own website (http://www.mailboxapp.com/)?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
I reserved mine weeks ago and it said there were 20,000 people ahead of me. Today I put in my reservation info and it says 250,000 ahead of me. Um... Ok?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
The app LOOKS great, but with 140K people ahead of me (and I "registered" weeks ago), it'll be 3-4 weeks before I actually get to use the app.

No thanks. I'm simply not waiting that long. Poor roll out, IMHO.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Seriously, it's not like you actually have to STAND in the line! Just leave the app on your phone, allow push notifications, and it will notify you when it's ready.

I think this take on email is really interesting, and the app seems really well thought out. I'm sure it's not perfect, but I'm willing to give it a shot.
Rating: 4 Votes

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