Stamp of approval: Dropbox buys popular e-mail app Mailbox flip.it/J0oCA
Mailbox has been one of those revolutionary apps that just occasionally come along and change the way you do things. I’m actually now relying on this totally for work related stuff ‘out of hours’, and to a great extent ‘during hours’ too, setting up some filters should actually be all I need to do to make this a complete experience.
The arrival of this app has been at the right time as I’m trying to separate the work/home thing as it has become too blurred lately, but separate access points helps even when I can’t separate the time applied to each action. I guess that this is all tied to the permanent life quest I seem to have embarked on to find the perfect task management system, which currently is evolved into the two separate systems for work and home.
The Mailbox story seems to have evolved from similar roots, though I didn’t care for Orchestra all that much when I looked at it as part of my quest, but they hit the spot with Mailbox, and I would hope that Dropbox can only improve this rather than the usual embrace, extend and destroy that Microsoft and, latterly, Google have embarked upon.
It has been a sad week for ‘cloud’ services, and a wake up call for many that some of these services do leave a big hole when they are switched off, or can’t cope with demand. Please don’t let Mailbox go in the same direction.