Mailbox for Mac public beta goes live with new drafts and snooze feature



Mailbox has quickly become one of the most popular email management apps on iOS, and now the public is about to get its first taste of what it can do on the desktop too. The company announced this morning that the first public beta of Mailbox for Mac is now available, and they’ve added a couple of new features to go with it.

Along with opening the app to the public, Mailbox has added the ability to snooze messages until you get back to your desk. Draft support has also been added. New drafts are saved locally on your Mac and automatically sync across all devices you’re signed into with Dropbox.

Mailbox says it plans to bring draft support to iOS and Android soon as well. To participate in the public beta you must sign up first (which you can do here). Once your name comes up on the wait list, Mailbox will email you an invite with a betacoin that will unlock your copy.

No word yet on when to expect the first public release, but the public beta will rollout to testers over the next few weeks, bringing new tools like Auto-swipe and Snooze to reduce email clutter so you can finally reach inbox zero.

  • Unless it supports custom domain IMAPs, it’s useless.

  • Glenn Gore

    “Live” but only to a select few people, not freely available to the general user population. No telling when this might happen, it could be months or years before it’s freely available, so get back to us when that happens, please. Apps that are not freely available to the general population deserve only a “coming soon” or beta notice because limited availability fosters a have and have-not atmosphere which is not good. We’ve been through this sort of thing too many times with other applications.

  • Tara Johnson

    I really want a mail app that will let me set an “expiration date” for an email where it will delete the email on said date.