I’ve been using the Mailbox app for just about a week now, and it has revolutionized the way I handle email. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the trailer here:
Meet Mailbox from Mailbox on Vimeo.
Using Mailbox has been a totally eye opening experience.
Yes, there’s a learning curve. Yes, I did have to completely re-think the way I handled email. Yes, I did have to change my email sorting/management techniques–some of which I’ve been using for years. Yes, (the biggest complaint I’ve heard so far) you have to manually move your labels into the ‘Mailbox’ label as sub-labels if you want to use them within the app. Yes, there’s a tremendously long waiting list to be able to use the app (you can download it immediately, but there’s a queue).
Yes, IT’S ALL WORTH IT.
I reach #inboxzero daily. Multiple times a day, even. Sure, “inbox zero” sounds like a cheesy concept, but never before had I realized how inefficiently I handled my email! Never before had I realized the incredibly effectiveness of organizing something using the simple idea of ‘now,’ or ‘later.’ Never before did I realize how amazing it feels to finish the ‘now,’ and to have the ‘later’ show up when it’s actually later!
And that’s where we get to my plea.
The developers who created Mailbox also created a to-do list app called Orchestra. It’s nice enough, but it’s not great. In fact, no to-do list app is great in comparison to what I’ve now experienced with my email!
So, PLEASE Mailbox team (and Dropbox, now!), make me a to-do list app that uses the same incredibly intuitive system to sort my tasks! The ability to postpone items to tomorrow, next week, next month, etc. with just a swipe and a tap is unbelievably time-saving. You guys said you realized people were still using their email as a to-do list, so you created Mailbox. Well, I still use a to-do list, too! I’ve sampled organizational Nirvana, and now everything else pales in comparison!
Okay, okay – #firstworldproblems, I know. But seriously guys, this app is freaking awesome. If you use Gmail and an iPhone, you should totally get in line by downloading it here. And let me know what you think!
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