Get better email with Mailbox
Love it or loathe it, email isn’t going away any time soon. With its deluge of spam, junk and adverts, many of us find wading through hundreds of emails a daily chore. But as long as business are using it it’s here to stay.
However, inbox sifting doesn’t have to be an tedious task. While Apple makes a perfectly functional email app called Mail, there are plenty of vastly better email clients on the App Store. Our favourite is Mailbox.
With Mailbox you can quickly skim through your messages, and swipe away the ones you don’t want. You can also swipe to read (or delete) all of the messages in your inbox at once. So if there’s nothing useful, you can quickly delete everything and move on, which we really like.
Mailbox is for canny email users who routinely empty their inbox (known as Inbox Zero). To this end it has a few tricks up its sleeve. You can swipe a message off to the left and set it to re-appear later (say, in three hours). This is great for emails you know are important, but just can’t deal with now.
If you are swamped with emails, then Mailbox is probably the best apps you can get. Discover how to get Mailbox up and running on your iPhone in the walkthrough below. Lou Hattersley
Read and delete email
Mailbox is designed for canny email users who routinely empty their inbox
All your emails appear in the Mailbox list as they do in any email client. You can mark messages as read by swiping them to the right (so a green tick appears). Slide them further to the right and the green tick turns into a red cross, indicating that the email will be deleted. Scroll to the very bottom of the Mailbox and swipe the bar at the bottom to the right to read, or delete all the messages in your Mailbox.
Read later and lists
Swipe an email to the left to reveal a yellow Later option. A set of nine buttons appear over the screen for times such as Later Today (three hours time), This Evening, or Tomorrow. Tapping one of these removes the message from the Mailbox, and returns it to the Mailbox at that time. Slide a message even further to the right to add it to a list such as To Buy, To Read or To Watch.