Waiting on a New Mail App

2013-02-09 22.10.19I’m waiting to start using a new Mail app that looks promising. The Mailbox app works with Gmail on your iPhone to help keep your email box organized and uncluttered. The app uses quick gestures to archive, delete, or postpone viewing the email until a later date. I’m a little OCD when it comes to keeping my emails organized, so this app really caught my attention. I’ve been using the Gmail app from Google, but it looks slow and old-fashioned compared to this. This app approaches a problem that most of us struggle with, keeping our inbox¬†cleared out so we find, reply, and act on the emails that are important. I’m always fighting to get to Inbox Zero, and this app will really help.

Now for the frustrating part. You have to get in line and wait before you can start using it. They are using a reservation system to slowly roll out invitations for the app. You can see from the image, I still have some time to wait. This is how they describe the app.

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.

The best way to understand it is to see it in action. I’ll let you know how it truly works once I get to the front of the line.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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3 Responses

  1. Harley says:

    I had just over 20,000 people in front of me and it took only one day to get in. With a little customization to works great.

  2. Mike says:

    Got it this morning. I love it so far (although they started having a server problem this morning and are currently down) It is fast and it works great. You can also add in more than one gmail account. I added my personal account and my church google apps account. This will be my main mail app starting today.

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