Unlike Mr. Technabob and his hundreds of emails a day, I don’t receive that many messages and use Inbox Zero to manage messages, I can check my email only a couple of times a day and still empty it out completely. I rarely check my email on my smartphone because when I do, it actually means more work. That being said, the new Mailbox app might change that.
Mailbox works with Gmail and iPhones to help you keep an empty inbox. The app can sync with a number of different accounts, also allowing you to merge them into a single inbox. The UI uses simple swipe gestures for shortcuts like deleting and archiving messages, and there is an ingenious snooze function to put off messages until later.
Messages can be moved around, marked read or unread, and even made to disappear for a number of minutes, hours or days. This allows you to still utilize and be aware of incoming mail, yet not always have to deal with it immediately.
The Mailbox app will be launched sometime in 2013.