Mailbox gets a bunch of new features and support for 19 languages


Mailbox, the beloved email app owned by Dropbox, received a pretty big update today in the App Store. As the Mac beta of Mailbox continues to roll out slowly, the app is maturing on iOS.

19 languages are now supported by Mailbox instead of just English, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese French, German, Russian, and more. Printing, Passbook support, starring, trash emptying, and more have also been added.

Mailbox originally sold itself on its smart-swipe functionality and inbox zero philosophy. Now it’s starting to get some of the smaller bells and whistles.

Emails can be printed directly within in the app to a nearby printer now. Tapping the three little dots shown above in an individual email gives the option to mark as spam/unread or star. Mailbox ties deeply with Gmail to handle folder management, but it also supports other providers like Apple’s iCloud. Exchange support is still in the works.

Military time support, the option to open a pass directly in Passbook, and trash emptying are the other features you’ll find in today’s update. Mailbox is a free download in the App Store.

  • KevinH

    Whoop-dee-doo…Mailbox has been promising to add support for email accounts other than Gmail and iCloud for over a year and all they seem to be doing is crapping out features I could care less about.

    • Windlasher

      Hopefully because this is them perfecting before rolling out. Honestly though, how hard can it be to implement or imap or pop?

    • DJBabyBuster

      Who doesn’t use gmail?

  • mythofechelon

    But still no Exchange support?

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