Dropbox Announces Mailbox for iOS and Android; Desktop gets Limited Beta

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Dropbox is holding a smallish event right now where they are announcing the “next chapter” in their company, which is taking a bit of a turn that none of us really expected. Dropbox was the first company to really “perfect” the cloud. Soon after a lot of other companies jumped on board with the cloud like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive/SkyDrive, Copy, Box, etc. As part of today’s announcements they have announced a way for you to combine your business and personal cloud into one place. As well as a new email app, called Mailbox. Now it’s available for iOS and Android as of right now, and it’s coming to the desktop as well. While Dropbox did demo it on a Mac, I’m assuming it’ll be available for Windows and perhaps Linux as well. The desktop versions are in a limited beta right now, which you can sign up for by hitting the source link at the bottom of this post.

From what we can see, the Mailbox app has a pretty slick UI, and I’d almost say it’s a better looking UI than what Google has with Gmail. It’s a flat UI as well. Dropbox also says that Mailbox will get smarter as you use it. With Auto-swipe, Mailbox learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions.Which is a pretty cool feature. Like I said it’s available on the App Store and Google Play Store right now for those interested. They say that it works well with Gmail, Google Apps Accounts and iCloud, but we’ll have to check that out ourselves and be the judge of that a bit later. I’ll be taking this app for a spin in a little bit and seeing what it’s all about. But it definitely looks really nice.

Are any of you going to try out Dropbox’s new email app, Mailbox? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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