Mailbox Fills One Million Reservations, Updates App with New Shake to Undo Feature

mailboxSix weeks after launching, Mailbox today announced that it had fulfilled one million reservations for its popular mail management app.

Before the app went live, Orchestra, the company behind Mailbox, implemented a reservation system in order to deal with demand. Though highly criticized, Mailbox experienced only a few significant outages during the weeks after the app launched.

Last Friday, Dropbox revealed that it had purchased Mailbox for a reported $50 to $100 million and as a result, reservations were able to be fulfilled faster thanks to Dropbox's established infrastructure.

Mailbox also launched its first major update today, adding a new shake to undo feature that will return the last deleted or archived message back to the inbox. The update also includes user interface enhancements, bug fixes, and performance optimizations.

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What's New in Version 1.1.0
- Shake to undo!
- UI enhancements
- Bug fixes and performance optimizations
Though fulfillment times have improved, the wait list for Mailbox still sits at over 450,000 users. Mailbox is a free app for the iPhone that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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23 months ago
Slightly overrated app.

It wants to archive my entire inbox. That's not how I work. You can't go and change people's workflow.
Rating: 14 Votes
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23 months ago
forget this app. lol. a "waiting line"? Seriously. I deleted it ages ago.
Rating: 11 Votes
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23 months ago

forget this app. lol. a "waiting line"? Seriously. I deleted it ages ago.


They did this because they wanted the service to be reliable. Even doing this they encountered errors.

Some people have no patience.
Rating: 8 Votes
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23 months ago

Slightly overrated app.

It wants to archive my entire inbox. That's not how I work. You can't go and change people's workflow.


That's the whole point of this app!

I found it great! I actually bother to read emails now!

One view for unread items, or items you have read but want to keep in focus, one for everything else, one more swipe to delete (so easy to delete emails).

Now I don't have to mark emails as unread which lead to my past cluttered inbox.

Mailbox doesn't have to archive ALL your messages. Initially it asks you, and I chose "move all but unread emails".

If you already gone and done it, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and tap the button "Help me get to zero" with the same options.
Rating: 7 Votes
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23 months ago

Slightly overrated app.

It wants to archive my entire inbox. That's not how I work. You can't go and change people's workflow.


Same here, that's what I didn't like about this app and it seems to be what the app is about anyway, to clean your inbox.
Rating: 4 Votes
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23 months ago
I used it for a few days. One day, this suddenly went berserk and I started getting tons of notifications. I had to delete the app, and switch off my phone to stop it.
Seeing this update, I decided to give another try and downloaded it again. It says 456K users ahead of me even though I have used it in the past. Thanks but no thanks!
Rating: 4 Votes
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23 months ago
Even if you don't like the approach Mailbox "forces" on your inbox ("inbox zero"), you can still use it as a regular e-mail client that works better than Gmail & Mail in my opinion. I set the notification bubble to only show me '1' for unread mail, and now I just have a powerful email app that has Push and a great GUI. This app is slick, no matter how you choose to use it.
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 months ago
Where is iPad version?
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 months ago

Slightly overrated app.

It wants to archive my entire inbox. That's not how I work. You can't go and change people's workflow.


Don't use it then...? Previously I didn't have a workflow for my email and this app has helped me organize my mails in ways that I never thought about.
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 months ago
I downloaded it and I was way away from having access. I just kept checking once a week. It actually took me about 3 weeks to gain access.

Yes, it does change your workflow, but I knew that is exactly what it was going to do based on the information. Those that say you can't change peoples work flow, then why the hell did you bother to even install it?

I like working from zero. Now my stuff is organized. I renamed those list (which are really just mailboxes) to things that I needed for instant access like Faxes, Chase for my daily bank info etc. A quick swipe left after reading and it goes right into that folder. I was horrible about not deleting useless email and now I do it right away, plus archiving I just never bother with it and so my inbox was an absolute mess. I've never felt more organized.

Most of the complainers clearly just don't get the whole concept of this app. I had mail that was being filter automatically and that is nice, but I just like this approach much better.

This app won't be for everyone, especially those that just aren't willing to change how they work with their email.
Rating: 3 Votes
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