Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mailbox - give me some skin; on the Gmail side

You may have hear of the new Mailbox app for the iPhone. I am looking forward to using it soon.  

Fly through your email.

We redesigned the inbox to make email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button.
It's a whole new inbox.

Modern tech for an 
ancient medium.

Designed 30 years ago, traditional email transmission is clunky and slow. To make delivery as fast as possible, Mailbox checks your email from the cloud, then delivers it to your phone securely. You can even get push notifications for new messages.

Put it off until tomorrow. 
Or this weekend. 
Or someday.

Stop staring at emails you can't deal with now. Mailbox lets you put off messages until later with a swipe and a tap. Snoozed emails return to your inbox automatically, so you can focus on what's important now.

Inbox zero. Daily.

When your inbox holds just the stuff you need to address now, email feels lighter and faster. Mailbox makes getting to zero — and staying there — a breeze. After you experience a clean inbox, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Reserve your Mailbox.

In order to provide a robust, world-class email service, we are filling reservations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get the App



I did have a quarter of a million people in front of me. 
Getting closer now. 



After using it for a while, here are my findings:


Pros
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 - Slide to prioritize emails 
 - Multiple Accounts
 - Awesome Threaded messaging with full message viewing within the thread
 - Ability to delete entire thread while inside the thread
 - Slide to close open message
 - Ability to create and add to lists


Cons
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 - Works with Gmail accounts only
 - No landscape viewing of emails
 - No access to other "Folders" or Filters
 - No separate signatures per account
 - Shake to undo/redo doesn't work
 - Can't use Siri to speak and create an email
 - No multiple message management
 - Cannot select a portion of text in an open message to have the reply include only that portion of text. 


Thanks,

Carl W. Brooks
Check out my iPad/iOS/Mac technology website

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