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Mailbox for iOS Gets Auto-Swipe and Dropbox Sync in New Update

by Jacob Kleinman | April 22, 2014April 22, 2014 11:20 am PST

When Mailbox landed in the Google Play Store last month it included a new “Auto-Swipe” feature which promised to learn your preferences and automatically organize your emails. Now the same feature is finally available for iPhone and iPad owners with version 2.0 of the email app.

When Mailbox first launched on iOS it quickly generated plenty of buzz and a lengthy wait list for anyone hoping to try the app. The company introduced a new way to interact with email by including the option to snooze specific messages until later that day or even later that week. The goal was to help keep your inbox clutter-free by pushing certain emails out of sight until you’re ready to deal with them.

Auto-Swipe takes Mailbox to the next logical step, letting the app step in and start archiving and snoozing emails for you based on your preferences and previous actions. The feature got some positive early responses, but wasn’t enough to propel Mailbox to the top of Google Play. Mailbox version 2.0 also uses Dropbox, which acquired the app last year, to sync the same preferences across all your devices.

Today’s update brings Mailbox for iOS and Android in line with each other, so the experience will be the same across devices. The company is also developing a desktop app for Mac, though for now it’s still a work in progress.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...