So I waited for many days and now I got it. Was it worthwhile to have the mailbox?
1st, you need to know that the Mailbox can only be used with gmail accounts (it take 3 minutes to create one if its not already done).
Mailbox is free to download, then you’ll have to queue to actually being “activated”.
Instead of the app you’ll have a nice countdown with the persons in front and behind you.
So after about 10 days of wait, I finally was granted the right to use it.
It’s really a cool app that totally embraces the iPhone’s gestures.
Basically if you can swipe horizontally, you can use Mailbox which is all about swipes!!
. Short right swipe, and your mail goes to the Archives
. Long right swipe, and your mail goes to the Trash
. Short left swipe, the mail goes straight to the Snooze mode (that’s the great innovation). you’ll then be able to read them later whenever you feel like it. you’ll never forget to answer a mail!
. Long left swipe, the mail goes to your Lists
Let’s go back to the main screen where you’ll find 5 icons
. The top left one that gives you access to a menu (mailbox, later, lists, archive, trash, sent, settings and help)
. The 3 icons on the center:
.. Later (aka the clock), regrouping all the messages you snoozed for later
.. The box, with all your messages
.. The archive section, with the mails you want to keep
. The top right icon is there for you to write a new message
I like this app and it was worth the wait but something was bothering me … the badge (the little number in the red circle on top of the app) displayed an ugly 19.000 unread mails …
Mailbox thought about that and you can easily turn it off
. Tap the icon top left of your main screen
. Select “Settings”
. Go down to “App badge count”
I chose to have only the new messages notified and numbered, so now the new messages will be numbered from 1 and not starting at 19.001 … more relaxing to my eyes 😉
Play around, mails can be fun thanks to MailBox.
Here’s the link to download Mailbox