Thursday, February 21, 2013

A week with Mailbox. Is it worth it?

Mailbox 1 Una semana con Mailbox. ¿Merece la pena?

Mailbox is an application that has created more excitement in recent months. His video presentation was very promising: a modern interface, easy to use, actions through gestures ... and above all, a new system of "expected", hitherto unpublished in the App Store . You had to reserve the application, and the day of its release would have to enter your reservation details and wait until you turn came to try. A week ago I can finally start using it, and after these days, have been worth the wait?

It must be said that the first impression is somewhat unclear. Its interface resembles something Sparrow, a mail client I used (and still use sometimes) for a long time, but its operation is completely different. Once you set up the accounts you want (provided they are GMail), you will have a single inbox, which is welcome, but I wish they could differentiate the accounts identified by a color or r. Anyway, it's not something that happens in Mail or Sparrow, so I'm not surprised. When you enter a specific message there is no way to identify which account it. The menu on the left you can see inboxes for each account, but other sections are also unified.

Mailbox 2 Una semana con Mailbox. ¿Merece la pena?

Managing messages is very comfortable, it's actually something that stood out in the video presentation and is its main virtue. Slide to the right to archive, most right to remove. Slide left to postpone and more left to add to a list.

Mailbox 3 Una semana con Mailbox. ¿Merece la pena? These two actions, postpone and added to a list, display other menus. If you leave the message for later, will ask that you specify when you want it to reappear. Today, tonight, tomorrow, this weekend, next week, in a month or one day are the options that the application offers. It even lets you mark the day that you wish to display the email again. A useful feature for those emails that you can not deal at the time but do not want to be forgotten. Disappear from your inbox and come back when you have indicated, as a new email, with sound and marked as unread. Another useful feature is added to a list. You can save messages to the lists that come by default or create your own, so you can easily access it when you need it, without the risk of accidentally deleting. But lists are for all accounts you have added, if you think for one, appear in all you have.

Mailbox 5 Una semana con Mailbox. ¿Merece la pena? The email appears in "conversation mode", as in the majority of customers, so this is not going to be new. The oldest email shaded and tablets. If you want to access them, when pressed will open completely. Reply to the message is quick with the buttons at the bottom (Reply, reponder All, Forward). Default will respond with the same account that received the email, you can not change the account. When you create a new email yes you can choose which account, but it is not quick or intuitive. Attach images itself is easy thanks to the little button on the bottom right.

Mailbox 6 Una semana con Mailbox. ¿Merece la pena?

Besides the inbox have other mailboxes. The messages we have left for later and we have filed in their respective trays are we accede to the buttons on the top. Passing them to the inbox again or delete is made ​​with the same side-scrolling gestures. On the other trays have to be accessed via the side menu. Messages Deleted (Trash) can be brought back to the main tray sliding left or permanently delete them from sliding to the right device. In any case, these messages are not deleted from the server, only your device.

Conclusions

After the first hour adaptation Mailbox can be a good alternative to Mail, iOS native application, but still has a long way to go. I think you need to add more configuration options, as an independent for each account, or accounts can be identified in the unified inbox somehow either colors or indicators. The operation of the application is quite correct, and the idea quickly discriminate what messages left for later and delete what directly is very good. But in my case the iPhone is not just a device from which to organize my email, but it is virtually the device I manage 90% of my email, and for that, Mailbox falls a bit short. Right now I Mail is more complete, albeit much less visually modern. Respond to the question Is it worth the wait? Despite its shortcomings, I think so.

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More - Mailbox, the free email management, is now available on the App Store.

Article One week with Mailbox. Is it worth it? has been originally published in News iPhone .



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