This time last year, Dropbox had just bought Orchestra, the company behind Mailbox, the popular email app for iOS. At the time, the Dropbox team posted an announcement of the news, mentioning the desire to see Mailbox get “into as many people’s hands as possible.” Well, moving beyond the iOS user base sounds like a prime way to do just that, and today Dropbox announced a “new chapter” for Mailbox with the debut of an Android port.
Mailbox for Android is in the Play Store as of right now, free for you to install. At the moment it only supports Gmail and iCloud accounts, but other email “platforms” are said to be coming soon – and we sorely hope that means standard POP3.
Beyond just making the iOS Mailbox experience available on Android, we’re also seeing the introduction of new features, and the big one today is auto-swipe.
If you find yourself constantly dismissing emails from certain senders or about certain topics, Mailbox will learn your patterns and start automatically start hiding these messages without your ongoing interactions.
It’s a little outside our wheelhouse, but there’s also a new desktop version of Mailbox premiering, with a private beta opening for Mac users. Follow through the source to get sign-up instructions.