Here’s a simple truth: Most everyone who has a smartphone uses it to read and send e-mail messages. But nobody appears to like their mobile e-mail programs. Tech company Orchestra, though, wishes to change this. The company just recently introduced Mailbox, its new e-mail client for your iPhone. The application has been receiving excellent reviews.
So why has the tech press weighed in so positively on the iPhone version of Mailbox? Probably because it operates like it was created to be used with smart phones. Numerous other mobile e-mail programs feel as though they’re simply rehashes of e-mail software applications that work better on desktop or laptops. Here’s the important difference: With Mailbox, users save, delete or archive messages by swiping, the same as they do most everything else using their current smart phones or tablet computers. For example: When you swipe an e-mail message to the left, you’ll save it for a later date. If you instead swipe to the right, you’ll archive the message. And when you swipe to the right while holding also, you’ll delete an e-mail message. Swipe to the left while holding? A List screen will pop up. Using this new screen, you can either label messages or move them to new locations. To put it differently, using Mailbox is intuitive.
Supporters of the new Mailbox app claim that sending e-mail messages feels more like Tweeting or texting. This is a pretty heady compliment; after all, most smart phone users prefer texting or submitting quick Tweets to depending on traditional e-mail programs to transmit out messages. Mailbox also configures e-mail messages so they are super easy to read on a typical smart phone screen. When messages are first displayed, for example, Mailbox does not show unneeded information such as signatures. It’s only if users tap on messages that more info — such as the “To” and “From” features — are presented.
Mailbox for iPhone also acts as a handy to-do list for replying to e-mail messages. For instance, after you read an email, it is easy to assign it a priority. You might elect to have the message reappear in the e-mail inbox, for action, two days later. Should the message has a lower priority, you can ask for it to appear again in a month. This allows users with a simple solution to gain some control over their incoming e-mail messages. For anyone who is aggravated by your present mobile e-mail program, it is the perfect time to explore the iPhone version of Mailbox. You just might discover that it’s the perfect e-mail application on your smart phone.