It appears that today is officially App Update Thursday here on CoM, and I’m not even writing about all the great stuff that my iOS devices sucked down during the night. But I will tell you about Mailbox.
The Mailbox app, which lets you swipe and tap your way through your email, getting to “inbox zero” easily several times a day whilst turning your mail account into a kind of super-handy to-do list, will now search your entire Gmail archive. And that’s not all.
First, the other stuff. You can now opt to open links in the Chrome browser, should you have it installed, plus set account-specific signatures. But the real deal is the new Cloud Search.
Previously you could search in the currently-selected mailbox, which meant that you had to go digging around to find anything. Now you just pull down on the message list to revel the search box and tap in your query. Mailbox now searches your entire Gmail archive, lickety-split. This is better than the current version of iOS Mail manages.
Now all Mailbox needs to be really, really awesome is to retrieve new messages in the background in iOS 7, just like the native app — but I’m sure that’s coming.
- Source iTunes App Store