Dropbox Picks up Mailbox app
Dropbox, the file-hosting cloud solution used by millions of users worldwide, announced today that they would be acquiring Mailbox, the email app that has seen a surge of interest since its launch.
In a post on the company blog, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said that he 'fell in love' with Mailbox when he first tried it, and was happy that the team behind it delivered exactly what they had promised; a more manageable way to present your Inbox.
"After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.
Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox. It doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life."
Similarly, Mailbox's CEO Gentry Underwood posted on his blog that "Rather than grow Mailbox on our own, we’ve decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it out together. To be clear, Mailbox is not going away. The product needs to grow fast, and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen. Plus, imagine what cool things you could do if your Mailbox was connected to your Dropbox…"
Mailbox is currently available exclusively on iOS via a reservation system, but given the cross-platform nature of Dropbox, it's only a matter of time before Mailbox too becomes cross-platform.