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]

Top Rated Comments

John.B Avatar
150 months ago
Hype-ware.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
150 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:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
150 months ago
Free app. No Ads. Email is routed through their servers.

Anyone want to take a stab at their money making business model?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tatonka Avatar
150 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.

T
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
150 months ago
What's all this about server overload? Whose server? Why?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrsir2009 Avatar
150 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?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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