Dropbox Acquires Mailbox, Popular Email App for iOS

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The Dropbox announced that it has acquired Mailbox, the popular email app for iOS devices, which was launched last month.

Mailbox will remain a separate app as all 13 members of the Mailbox team will be joining Dropbox. Mailbox CEO Gentry Underwood, wrote in a blog post "Rather than grow Mailbox on our own, we've decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it out together,"

"To be clear, Mailbox is not going away. The product needs to grow fast, and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen." He added

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox, Popular Email App for iOS

The Mailbox app, released by Orchestra in February, brought a more modernized approach to email facility. The app did become quite popular, in a short duration. The techworld seemed to have lot of good things to say about it. Features offered by app include, allowing users to save emails for particular times in the future, push notifications and easy deletion.

"Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love-it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered," Dropbox CEO Drew Houston wrote in his blog post.

Houston told Wall Street Journal that Dropbox would be using Mailbox's tech to improve it's very own features, including handling email attachments.

Houston wrote in his blog "Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered... Whether it's your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life."

Mailbox which became available on a first-come, first-served reservation basis, now delivers 60 million messages a day and has taken 1.3 million reservations.

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