iOS Mailbox adds support for Yahoo Mail & iCloud

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Excellent news for iPhone and iPad users who use Yahoo Mail and iCloud – Mailbox, by far the best mobile email client has added support for these new services.

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No longer will Gmail users be able to arrogantly crow about how they have the best way of managing their emails whilst you fumble about with Apple’s dire official mail app. But for those not in the know – what exactly is Mailbox?

In short, it helps you achieve the elusive “Inbox Zero” by following the mantra “out of sight, out of mind”. The key is in the gesture-based controls. Swipe a mail right to archive it – swipe it all the way and it’ll get deleted. So you’re already easily cutting down what you need to see.

Even better than that is when you swipe left, you can tell Mailbox to hide a particular email for a certain amount of time. For example, on Friday evening just as you’re leaving the office you can tell it to hide those boring spreadsheets until Monday morning – or a month from now, or later today… whenever you need it, basically.

Having been an evangelist Mailbox for many months myself, I can vouch for its productivity enhancing nature. Rather than be paralysed by fear upon seeing my emails, I can now deal with stuff that needs dealing with – confident that I don’t need to worry about the other stuff at the moment. It really is revolutionary.

The update is available now in the iOS App Store.

James O’Malley
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