Mailbox is always looking for ways to simplify your life and make managing email a little easier. And today, we’re announcing a new tool for accessing the information you receive in Mailbox.
At the F8 Conference last month, Facebook announced a new, open source tool called App Links which allows developers to easily link content between apps. As one of the first adopters of the tool, Mailbox now lets users open emailed links in their favorite apps instead of the mobile browser.
Imagine someone sends you a Pinterest pin in an email. If you have the Pinterest app installed on your phone, just tap the link in Mailbox and it will open in your Pinterest app rather than Safari or Chrome. You get to access information on your mobile device the way you want — and not through the default web view.
And it’s not just for Pinterest: links from other apps that use the free open-source tool will work the same way. Did someone send you a SoundCloud link to a new remix? Just tap on the link and you’ll go directly to the SoundCloud app on your phone instead of a page on the mobile web. It’s simple and automatic.
Mailbox wants to make it quick and easy for you to view and manage your messages, and with App Links you can interact with your emailed links right in the apps you already use and love. It’s just another way we’re putting email in its place.
Mailbox now available for Android with new Auto-swipe service. Plus, announcing the beta for our desktop client.
It’s a big day for Mailbox — and Dropbox too!
First, we are thrilled to introduce Mailbox for Android (available here). We’ve received thousands of requests for an Android app, and after nearly a year of work we’re excited to bring the simplicity of Mailbox to the world’s most popular mobile platform.
With Mailbox for Android, we’re one step closer to bringing the joy of putting email in its place to everyone who wants it.
But what about improving Mailbox for the people who already rely on it?
We set out to tame the inbox, and swipes and snoozes were a great first step. But the amount of email we receive daily is only increasing. We don’t just need better tools for dealing with the mail we get, we need more control over what demands our attention in the first place.
Today, we’re proud to announce a new service built directly into Mailbox that learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions. Mute that thread you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friends until after work, and route receipts to a list — automatically. We call this service Auto-swipe.
Auto-swipe is something we wanted to release with the first version of Mailbox, but it’s only with recent improvements to our infrastructure that such a smart service has been possible.
Starting today, Mailbox uses Dropbox to sync preferences and Auto-swipe patterns across email accounts and devices. That means you get a seamless experience no matter which device or email account you use. This is part of an ongoing integration of Mailbox into the Dropbox family — we’re working hard to craft magical experiences that are only possible on top of the Dropbox platform.
And that’s not all. Today we’re announcing a private beta of Mailbox for Mac, the desktop companion to the world’s best mobile inbox.
Mailbox for Mac has been another labor of love for our team. It’s the product of painstaking iteration (over, and over, and over) to build the lightest, fastest, most delightful desktop mail client ever. You can watch a demo of the app during the Dropbox keynote, and sign up to get early access here. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do, but we’ll be adding people to the beta as quickly as we can.
We’re so excited to share these new tools with you, and as always, we’re grateful to have you with us as we journey to transform the inbox and put email in its place.
— The Mailbox team