If you’re one of the lucky ones to have signed up for Mailbox, Orchestra’s amazing new email client for the iPhone, you know how great it is. It allows you to re-think how you deal with email on a daily basis. Mail messages can be archived, set to remind you at a later time or day, or placed in lists you create yourself all with a swipe of your thumb or finger. Mailbox turns email into much less of a chore while on the go.
Did you know, however, that instead of swiping each email one at a time, there’s a way to take care of all of them at once? Here’s how.
When you’re in the Archive, All, or Later view, simply scroll to the bottom of the list of messages and find the bar wiht the two horizontal lines set on the right and the left sides of the screen, and the number of messages in the middle. If you short swipe the left-side vertical lines to the right, you’ll add all the messages in your current view to the Archive. If you long swipe in the same direction, you’ll be able to delete all the messages on that screen. You’ll get a little button to confirm the action before it happens, as well.
If you short swipe the right-side vertical lines to the left, you’ll be given the same choice of Later Today, This Evening, Tomorrow, This Weekend, Next Week, In a Month, Someday or a date of your choosing, the same as you do when you take the action with a single message. This will apply to all the messages in your list, though. If you do a long swipe on the right-side vertical lines at the bottom, you’ll have the option to send all the messages to your lists, including the default To Buy, To Read, and To Watch. You can also create a new list here, as well.
Instead of dealing with one message at a time, then, you can deal with a whole list full of them, assuming you want to do the same thing for each message in the list. How handy is that?