The widely-hyped Mailbox app, which promises to get users to \”Inbox Zero,\” is now available for iPad.
The email client originally launched on the iPhone back in February by invite only and quickly ramped up, rolling out the app to one million people in its first six weeks. The app was developed by the folks behind Orchestra, the widely popular to-do app, and was designed specifically for mobile users.
Mailbox, which was purchased by Dropbox in March, is largely swipe-based. Swipes of varying length and direction perform functions such as sending an email to the trash or the archives. The app also includes a “Later” folder, where users can place emails they’d like to reappear at a later time or date to deal with them then.
Currently, the app is only compatible with Gmail, meaning users of Exchange and other email services will have to look elsewhere for help reaching \”Inbox Zero.\” Additionally, Mailbox does not support Gmail’s labeling service, which could be a major deterrent for advanced Gmail users.
Mailbox is available as a free download in the Apple App Store and is compatible with devices running iOS 6.0 or later.