Email App 'Mailbox' for Mac Enters Open Beta, Available to All Users

Development on email management app Mailbox for Mac began earlier this year, with the app entering a limited public beta test back in August. As of today, the app has entered an open beta testing phase, making it available to all users.

Mailbox for Mac is similar in design to Mailbox for iOS, offering a simple, clean interface that aims to help users reach "inbox zero." It includes all of the features of the iOS version, like easy controls to archive and delete emails, snooze functionality, and lists for organizational purposes.

The app also offers swipe gestures and several hotkeys to control specific email management tasks.

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First introduced as an iOS app in 2013, Mailbox proved to be very popular, requiring a reservation system restricting access to a limited number of users for several weeks. Shortly after its release, Mailbox was acquired by file-sharing and storage service Dropbox, and the iOS version has seen several major updates since then.

Along with offering an open beta of the Mailbox app for Mac, Dropbox has also updated the Mailbox app for iOS to version 2.3.1, adding support for the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus along with customizable swipes and push notification fixes.

The Mailbox for Mac beta can be downloaded for free from the Mailbox website. Mailbox for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]



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57 months ago
I do love Mailbox on my phone, but every time I try one of these new "minimal" email apps for OS X (I HATED Sparrow), I always end up going back to Mail because it has

- excellent system integration with Calendar and Contacts. I can add/edit contacts instantly right from Mail. I can also add an event to my calendar usually by clicking right on the date, and have it fill in with a lot of the salient info from the email.

- very very fast search. If you're running on a solid state drive, it's as fast as Gmail's search and without regard to internet connectivity.

- smart mailboxes (i.e. saved searches) that, if you set them up right, can really save a lot of time. At work, I have a single one for each person I contact regularly. I click on that person's name, and my whole correspondance history with that person pops up immediately

Minimal is awesome on my phone, but on my computer I want to, you know, get things actually done.

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Odd. I got it to run, updated to the latest beta, connected to Dropbox, yet adding my iCloud accounts it states for everyone that my credentials are wrong. Running it on the latest Yosemite GM Candidate.


Two-factor authentication has gone live for iCloud.
https://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/08/apple-reminds-app-specific/
Rating: 8 Votes
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57 months ago

your opinion

Yes, but it's the correct one, in fairness.

In *reality* - an opinion is only that... there is no such thing as a "correct" or "incorrect" opinion.
Rating: 6 Votes
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57 months ago

best mail app


It's really, really not. At least not on the Mac.

It's actually kind of hideous on the Mac.
Rating: 6 Votes
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57 months ago

They could waste resources doing that or you could just update your computer.


Still have a Mac running ML. Logic works, Aperture works, Lr and Ps work.

Sometimes upgrading is a bag of hurt.
Rating: 6 Votes
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57 months ago

Mac Mail looks so noisy in comparison to Mailbox.


How come? I think Apple Mail is actually pretty minimal for what it does. Even the sidebar is optional. Plus it’s almost like Finder.
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57 months ago
Why would I use this over the stock mall app?
Rating: 5 Votes
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57 months ago
Does the desktop version still require Mavericks? It's just a mail app, make that thing compatible with older OS version.

Yup…

Rating: 4 Votes
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57 months ago

Does the desktop version still require Mavericks? It's just a mail app, make that thing compatible with older OS version.

Yup…

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They could waste resources doing that or you could just update your computer.
Rating: 3 Votes
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57 months ago
I totally hate the custom interface it has. It feels incredibly un-Mac-like and is counterintuitive compared to just about every app. Hell, I can't even drag 'n' drop an email to another box. I'm forced to use the buttons or swipe. Mailbox for Mac is the perfect example of an iOS experience ported over to the desktop 1:1 and done wrong.
Rating: 2 Votes
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57 months ago
wish i had a problem with the stock mail app so i could justify even trying something else.

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the best feature of mail is SpamSieve... now that was worth trying!
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