Smart email app Mailbox now supports Facebook’s App Links


Mailbox, the popular gesture-based email app owned by Dropbox, has received a small but significant update.

First up are bug fixes, which (among other things) sort out the frustrating problems that have plagued the “reply” and “forward” features of the app’s iPad edition.

More importantly, however, is the app’s integration with App Links, the free and open-source initiative introduced by Facebook last month, that allows quick and straightforward linking between apps.

A video showing how App Links works can be seen below:

Smart email app Mailbox now supports Facebook’s App Links

According to Dropbox, the addition of App Links lets users “interact with your emailed links right in the apps you already use and love.”

If you don’t use Mailbox already, I’d recommend giving it a go. If you find yourself constantly battling against multiple conversations, its smart approach to emails lets you mute convos you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friend until after work, or route all of your receipts to a list automatically.

Mailbox version 2.0.2 can be downloaded for free from the App Store, available for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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