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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Intuitive Email Management App 'Mailbox' Now Available in App Store




Mailbox, the highly anticipated email management app from Orchestra,*launched today.*The app is designed to work with Gmail + iPhone and uses a simple design that incorporates intuitive touch gestures.


A quick swipe to the right removes emails from the inbox and archives them, while a longer slide deletes them. A swipe to the left activates a "Snooze" function, which puts emails out of sight and out of mind until later, and drag gestures make reorganization of the inbox a simple task.
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Mailbox is a mobile-first email experience that challenges the archaic assumptions about how email should work and reimagines the inbox for a world on the go. It's a new way of looking at your email, but when you use Mailbox for the first time, we believe you'll say "of course."
Because the Mailbox app received an overwhelming amount of interest after it was announced in December, a reservation system was implemented to handle demand and to prevent server overload.

Reservations are currently being filled on a first-come first served basis. Users that have not already signed up to use Mailbox can download the app to reserve a spot in line. Users who did reserve a spot can enter reservation information into the app, and all users can see their place in line in real time. At this time, there are no estimates on how long the wait to use the app might be.

Mailbox is a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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Wondering if this will replace my GMAIL app...
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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This is awesome! Makes me realize how many improvements could be made throughout iOS. . Can't wait for 7!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Hype-ware.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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If this app's GUI is an omen to what's to come in iOS... Wow! Yes, please! The dialogue boxes are gorgeous!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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Hype-ware.
40451 people in front of me to dl..
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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Come on MacRumors, two links to it's appshopper page, and not a single link to the app's own website?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:22 PM   #8
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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What's all this about server overload? Whose server? Why?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:25 PM   #10
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is this supposed to be some viral marketing crap? signing up to download a free app? lol ... they must swim in "demand" for an email app
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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Come on MacRumors, two links to it's appshopper page, and not a single link to the app's own website?
They should have called the app anything but mailbox. It's a pain to search for in the app store.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:28 PM   #12
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I reserved mine weeks ago and it said there were 20,000 people ahead of me. Today I put in my reservation info and it says 250,000 ahead of me. Um... Ok?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:31 PM   #13
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I'm excited to see how this will affect my workflow. Just have to wait for 125,813 others to get their copy first!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:32 PM   #14
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I wonder how long it will take for me to get access? Can't wait to see a few reviews as well.
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I wonder how long it will take for me to get access? Can't wait to see a few reviews as well.
2 days is my guess
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:46 PM   #16
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is this supposed to be some viral marketing crap? signing up to download a free app? lol ... they must swim in "demand" for an email app
Yea, I really don’t know what the deal is with this thing. Why on earth is it so restricted? With waiting lists and crap?
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What's all this about server overload? Whose server? Why?
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Mailbox is much faster than Apple Mail, Sparrow, and especially Gmail for iOS at fetching and sending emails. Unlike most email clients, Mailbox servers check your email accounts and securely compress emails in advance before pushing them down to you.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:51 PM   #19
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Hype-ware.
I second this, either make it a pay app or just let people download and run it. This kind of marketing scheme is retarded. I deleted the app already, will check again in um...few weeks (if I actually care enough to check again) to see if I can just download it and start running it all other normal apps. Thank, but no thanks.
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The ability to reorganize and move my unread mail to the top of the cue is what got me interested...
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Yea, I really don’t know what the deal is with this thing. Why on earth is it so restricted? With waiting lists and crap?
The app relies on their servers, and their scaling up gradually.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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Better than the Google Gmail's app for sure.
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Just signed up. 269,477 in line ahead of me! This is so exciting! I feel like I'm waiting in line at Disney World, wishing I had gotten a fast pass!

Prediction: within the next 24 hours I will have more people behind me in line than in front of me

Edit: As of 2:20pm I now have 269,414 in front and 31,610 behind. Only gone down 33 people in last 1 hr 20 minutes... *sigh*

Edit: goal accomplished in 20 hours!!

Edit 2: Exactly 1 week later!! I am now (stuck) at 120,419. They are having server issues so they have stopped the line. I have moved 149,058 spots!! An avg rate of 14.7875 per minute!!!

Edit 3: 2 weeks later! I am now number 10,115!! So close! The line is moving at an approximate rate of 13.4 per minute (it slowed down after the server errors last week ) so at this rate my reservation will be filled tonight at around 1:35am! Sorry mailbox... I'm not staying up for that. But I'll see you in the morning!
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64k in front, not too bad it seems.
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