The much-anticipated iPhone app, Mailbox, has just been posted in the App Store this week. Interested users will a free access code in order to use the app on their iPhone.
Mailbox makes use of the multitouch finger gestures of the iPhone, which will enable you to navigate, respond to, delete, and archive email messages with the swipe and tap of your index finger. Mailbox has a similar UI design similar to the popular to-do app, Clear. Mailbox is currently optimized for iPhone and Gmail/Google Apps. The developers say they will be adding support for other devices and email providers in the coming months.
Mailbox displays email messages similarly to how the default Mail app on iPhone does, but that’s where the similarities seem to end. With Mailbox, you can swipe on a message to review it at a later date, e.g. tomorrow, next week, or in a month. This feature is more convenient than simply starring emails where they all end up in a Flagged folder.
Mailbox will enable you to also scan entire email conversations at once, with chat-like organization. And as with Mail, you will be able to get push notifications for new messages coming through Mailbox.
After reserving your spot (by supplying your iPhone phone number) you will receive a text message that includes the special code. When you have downloaded the app from the App Store, you input the code in order to set up an access your mailbox. Reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Have you had a chance to use Mailbox yet? What do you think of it?