Dropbox’s Solution to the Email Problem is Now Available for Android

A year mailbox-logo[1]after buying the email management app Mailbox, today Dropbox launched Mailbox for Android.

Have you ever been annoyed by the clunky sorting options in the average email client? Mailbox is the solution. This app lets you swipe to delete, archive, delay emails in your inbox. It has been available for iPhone and iPad for some time now, but it only launched for Android today (there’s also a beta app for OSX).

This app just came across my radar today, and I wish I had known about it a while ago. The app offers an interface that appears to fix many of the problems I see in the more common email clients.

Gmail for Android, for example, has awkwardly placed archive/delete buttons, and I believe that the stock email client on the iPad is so completely useless for dealing with even a moderate volume of emails that I won’t even express a negative opinion.

But now that I have Mailbox, none of that matters.

tumblr_inline_n3rvc65Uh61rwxcgm[1]In related news, the Mailbox team is also launching a new feature today called auto-swipe. The app will learn from how you sort your email and automatically repeat your actions on any incoming emails. Mute that discussion you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friends until after work, and route receipts to a list — automatically.

Gmail has a similar filtering option, but you have to set it up manually (and it doesn’t always work). I can’t wait to try Mailbox and see how it improves on Gmail.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Juli Monroe10 April, 2014

    I use Mailbox for iOS, and I love it. It’s much better than the Gmail app. Unfortunately, it appears the Android version isn’t compatible with tablets. The Play Store lists it as incompatible with all my devices. (I don’t have an Android phone.) When it becomes tablet compatible, I’ll be happily downloading it.

    1. Nate Hoffelder10 April, 2014

      Is it tablets or devices not running KitKat? Because I’m seeing a similar problem.

  2. Juli Monroe10 April, 2014

    While I don’t own a Nexus 7 anymore, it’s still listed on my account, and it was running KitKat. It’s listed as not compatible.

    A blog post I saw yesterday had lots of complaints of incompatible devices, and the assumption was that it was not tablet compatible. But we could have been wrong.

  3. Helmut10 April, 2014

    The globalist war criminal Condolezza Rice has joined Dropbox.
    Beware what you use, sheeple.

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