Mailbox expands to iPad weeks after being acquired by Dropbox

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Mailbox, the email app for iPhone that made you wait in line for the privilege of using it, has expanded to iPad today.

Version 1.3 brings the same quick-tap-and-swipe functionality to Apple’s larger screen device and, as you would expect, it’s excellent. The left-side panel works as it always has: swipe to the right to archive; swipe to the left to do it later. It’s a great system for triage, but it may not be enough to unseat Google’s own iOS app, which has great iPad support.

Dropbox announced in March that it was purchasing Mailbox, and the amount was speculated to be between $50 and $100 million. This is the company’s first major release since the acquisition, and no longer asks new users to wait in a long waiting list to register.

If you’re looking for an alternative email to the built-in client, or if you don’t like Google’s own interpretation of Gmail on iOS, give Mailbox a try.

Download Mailbox for iPad.

Via: GigaOM