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Pro Great features for processing mail quickly
Mailbox brings simple to use, swipe gesture-based ways of dealing with your incoming messages:
- A short swipe to the right archives a message
- A long swipe to the right deletes a message
- A short swipe to the left snoozes a message (puts it off until later)
- A long swipe to the left adds a message to a list (folder)
Pro Allows putting off messages until later
Swiping an e-mail message from the inbox to the left gives an option to 'snooze' it for a set period of time. You can manually enter the date for when to return it to the inbox or choose from options like 'later today', 'this weekend', and 'someday'.
Pro Message composer has a dedicated camera button
When composing a message, a button that allows for either taking a photo or quickly adding one from your library is at the bottom-right corner.
Mailbox is available for free, although a premium version with added features might be in the works.
Pro Automates common actions
This app via a feature called 'auto-swipe' tries learning behavioral patterns and take appropriate actions on its own, like organizing mail into folders, snoozing certain mail, etc. You can view set rules and manually add and change them according to your needs in an easy to understand way.
Pro Good looking design
Mailbox has a minimalist design. It divides your incoming messages in three categories - your inbox, things you've postponed and things you've gotten rid of.
Con Privacy concerns
There's concern of privacy, because Mailbox has access to your emails, since they're passing through their servers. After being acquired by Dropbox these concerns have been somewhat alleviated, because of Dropbox's stable track record, but not completely.
Con No Gmail labels
Con To be discontinued
Mailbox will be shutting down on February 26, 2016.