mailboxMailbox has been updated to version 1.5.0, adding cloud search. With cloud search, it is now possible for users to quickly search through all of their Gmail messages. Previously, search was limited to messages that had been downloaded and searching was often slow.

The update also includes the option to add signatures to emails based on the address that they are sent from (Mailbox supports up to five different Gmail accounts) and it also allows users to open email links directly within Google's Chrome app.

What's new

- Cloud Search (now search every message in your Gmail account)
- Account-specific signatures
- Open links in Chrome
- Performance improvements and bug fixes

Mailbox, which had a controversial debut due to the reservation system that it implemented as new users signed up, was purchased by Dropbox back in March. Since then the sign up restrictions have been lifted, making the app available to all users.

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

Top Rated Comments

locoboi187 Avatar
115 months ago
Which to me as a gmail user makes it useless. No thanks. Plus the later function of Mailbox is what is truly great.

Mailbox is really overrated. I use to be one of those people who couldn't live without push. I was one of Mailbox's first users. I liked it, for a couple of months. But then I went back to the Gmail official app which is solidly built despite the negative reviews. Now I'm at the "I must use stock Apple apps" phase.
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JGIGS Avatar
115 months ago
Mailbox is now complete. Fantastic update.

Technically it still needs to show the spam folder. Not sure why it doesn't
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hob Avatar
115 months ago
Mailbox is now complete. Fantastic update.
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whynot83706 Avatar
115 months ago
Does anyone know if they are planning a Mac version of Mailbox?

If you check their twitter account, they are saying its on their To Do list.

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I installed the app recently for the free dropbox space, used it and really liked it, then uninstalled it.

Why? Because of the huge security and privacy concerns. This is basically creating an intermediary between Google and you, so everytime you check mail from Mailbox you're actually connecting to Mailbox's servers.

If their servers go down or are compromised, you get no mail.

If their servers are accessed by anyone, your mail can be read by anyone.

I am just not comfortable not being able to connect to my mail directly.

Not to mention that there may be data mining going on.

As the saying goes, if you don't know what the product (for sale) is, you're the product.

From the Privacy stand point how they are different then Googke, u think they don't data mine you account or even read your emails? From security, yes one more place where someone can jump in.
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padapada Avatar
115 months ago
... As the saying goes, if you don't know what the product (for sale) is, you're the product.

Exactly! The first thing you should realize when subscribing to a "free" service.
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jonnysods Avatar
115 months ago
I know you guys don't care, but I would love to see this come out on Android....
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