Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mailbox for iPhone: Are you on the Waiting List?

If you, like many iPhone users, are unsatisfied with your smartphone's native email app, Gmail has offered a free mobile alternative for quite some time (which it just updated before the end of last year). Unfortunately, many are also experiencing occasional crashes and other problems with the email app provided by Apple's rival. Well, I have good news, and bad news.

The good news is, a new app for Gmail accounts called Mailbox for iPhone just recently became available in the App Store, and its promise of a better email experience (by cleverly replacing taps with gestures) has got the internet buzzing. The bad news is, you have to sign up, and there's a waiting list, with hundreds of thousands of people ahead of you. The website claims the rate at which reservations will be filled will increase exponentially over time, so the sooner you sign up, the shorter the wait will be.

A cool feature to maintain your anticipation is that once you sign up, you can check in to see how many people are ahead of you, and also how many poor souls are stuck in line behind you. Clearly, Mailbox for iPhone is like the Disney World of email.

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