October 20, 2014

Mailbox for Android tips & tricks

Mailbox header

In case you missed the announcement, Dropbox has just announced the popular iOS email client, Mailbox, for Android. Exciting, right? Sometimes it’s easier to use an app when you have a little help. So, here are a few tips on how to use Mailbox for Android.

Now this is very similar to other email clients in many aspects, so we’re not going to go too in-depth with some of the features. But we will walk through some of the tips and tricks you can use to make your experience even better. Adding an email address is very simple. – just follow the on-screen prompts.

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Next, you’ll be whisked in to a tutorial. Here is where the fun part begins. It will begin walking you through the 5 different zones in which to swipe your mail.

  • Swipe an email to the right to archive it
  • Long swipe to the right to move to trash
  • Swipe left to snooze the email, then choose how long you’d like to snooze it for
  • Long swipe to the left to add it to a list, then choose whichever list you’d like

To go into a bit more detail on Auto-Swipe, this feature is very easy to use. As long as it’s enabled under the Settings menu, it works. It’s always learning from your email habits whether you swipe away a certain type of promotion everyday or adding a coupon to one of your lists. Set it up, and forget it!

Other that these features that we just highlighted, there isn’t too much about Mailbox that differs from other email clients. There are some features that are exclusive to the iOS app like shaking your device to undo an action and long press to reorder messages. We hope those will one day make it to the Android version.

But before we go, do you see this at the top of your inbox?

Mailbox bar

If you click that, you have the option to either archive all messages, archive all except the unread messages, or archive all of the except the starred ones. This could be really good for someone who has more than 100 emails that they’re never going to read again.

It’s safe to say that even if you aren’t gung-ho about the gestures, Mailbox is a very attractive email client. Are you planning on using Mailbox? What are your thoughts? Do you have any questions on how it works? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!