What does your email inbox look like? Total mess? Mildly under control? If you’re like most people, your inbox is probably pretty scary. Well, Mailbox is here and it’s helping people just like you and me accomplish the fabled “Inbox Zero”, oh…and on a daily basis!
Mailbox takes the smartphone email client to a whole new level utilizing truly smartphone controls and cloud-based service. In all honesty, it’s kind of embarrassing that the “big boys” haven’t reached this level of design. I don’t mean that as a slam to Mailbox, they’ve done an amazing job of revolutionizing our daily activity of checking our email.
Touch features are in FULL effect for Mailbox. Slide part-way to the right to archive, all the way to the right to delete. Slide part-way to the left to schedule your email to come back to you using 7 preloaded time settings or an 8th design your own time setting. Slide all the way to the right to send your email to one of your “Lists” (Labels if your familiar with Gmail.).
Speaking of Gmail, that’s one of the limitations for Mailbox as of this moment in time…Gmail accounts only.
Speaking on behalf of someone who has tried and for the most part successfully uses their inbox as a “To do” list, Mailbox has even taken that process to a whole new level.
I jumped on board early with Mailbox and didn’t have to wait as long as others in the reservation line. I gained access early Saturday morning and have been giddy reaching “Inbox Zero” countless times since.
The thing that’s sent me over the edge in excitement is the fact that since I’m so accustomed to using my inbox as a “To do” list, I can schedule emails to come back to me as specific times and plan out my day in chunks to help me work through my flood of emails. For example; I’ll schedule emails that need a more immediate response to bounce back to me first thing when I’m at work, then the next hour all my music related emails, and then the following hour all my web related emails, so and and so on.
It’s so empowering to have an empty inbox and also freeing to have breaks in between the weight of emails.
It’s not without its glitches, but they are few. Also, Orchestra has been really wise about how they’re choosing to roll out Mailbox. Using a reservation line and rolling it out to users little by little as to not overwhelm cloud servers, is amazingly considerate of the end user. Grab your spot in line now…HERE!
Learn more about Mailbox and all it can do at www.MailboxApp.com