Here’s a simple truth: Most everyone with a smartphone uses it to view and send e-mail messages. But no one seems to like their mobile e-mail applications. Tech company Orchestra, though, wishes to change this. The company just recently released Mailbox, its new e-mail client for your iPhone. The iphone app has been receiving excellent reviews.
The big difference between Mailbox and other mobile e-mail programs? Mailbox feels as though it’s created for the way people really use their smartphones. Think about the way you save, archive or delete messages with Mailbox: You perform everything by swiping. If you swipe your message to the left, you save it for a later time. When you swipe it to the right, you archive it. If you swipe to the right while holding, you’ll delete an e-mail message. Finally, when you swipe to the left while holding, you’ll open a new List screen. From this point, you are able to move messages or label them.
Another problem with most mobile e-mail programs is the fact that messages once they open are simply too large. There’s way too much information displayed for the size of the smart phone screen. Mailbox for iPhone, though, avoids this mistake. When originally showing messages, Mailbox only displays the most important parts. Signatures, for instances, are not visible, removing a lot of the clutter associated with standard mobile e-mail programs. When you tap an e-mail message, though, it will open into an expanded state, showing such information as signatures and also the “To” and “From” fields. Positive reviews have remarked that sending an e-mail message from Mailbox for the iPhone feels much more like Tweeting. This is ideal for today’s smart phone users. Finally, Mailbox earns kudos for the texting feel of its app. Users don’t see traditional e-mail messages whenever they open messages. Instead, their screens display smaller chat bubbles. Again, this can be a nice feature for mobile users who are at ease with texting.
You can also use Mailbox for your iPhone like a kind of e-mail to-do list. Here’s how this feature works: After reading a message, place a time stamp on it. This time stamp controls when the message reappears in your inbox. To illustrate, should you receive a message which has a very low priority, you can place a time stamp that puts the message back in your inbox in a month. If you want to respond to the message quickly? Mailbox can schedule it to reappear in your inbox the very next day. The new iPhone version of Mailbox is definitely worth a look. You may realize that it is the mobile e-mail app that you’ve long been seeking.