Dropbox Previews Mailbox for Mac: Sign Up for the Beta Here [u]
Dropbox-owned email client Mailbox was exclusive to iOS at launch but that is changing as today the company announced at a press event a new Android version plus a preview of a desktop version coming to Mac.
According to TechCrunch, the desktop version will feature the same gestures but will utilize the trackpad on your laptop for email control:
On a full-sized computer, Mailbox lets you use your trackpad for gesture control, and features a starkly minimal design. You can swipe on your trackpad to archive an email just like you’d swipe a touchscreen on your phone.
Also coming is a new featured called Auto Swipe, which will automatically archive the same annoying marketing emails you receive each day but are too lazy to unsubscribe to. Here’s how Dropbox describes it:
Auto-swipe is something we wanted to release with the first version of Mailbox, but it’s only with recent improvements to our infrastructure that such a smart service has been possible.
Starting today, Mailbox uses Dropbox to sync preferences and Auto-swipe patterns across email accounts and devices. That means you get a seamless experience no matter which device or email account you use. This is part of an ongoing integration of Mailbox into the Dropbox family — we’re working hard to craft magical experiences that are only possible on top of the Dropbox platform.
For those with Gmail accounts with complex multiple labels, filters and auto archiving of email, Mailbox is a great complementary solution for only dealing with the stuff that lands into the inbox. You can also get 1GB free Dropbox storage by linking your account to Mailbox.
You can sign up for early beta access of Mailbox for Mac by visiting here.
Update: Clarified Mailbox for desktop beta is Mac only.