Mailbox expands to iPad, Android in the pipeline


Mailbox, the buzzed-about messaging app acquired by Dropbox in March, is expanding native functionality from Apple's iPhone to its iPad tablet with the release of its latest update.

Optimized for Google's Gmail, the Mailbox client aims to simplify email management by allowing users to swipe messages to prioritize and organize them into categories. Since launching in February, the app has signed up more than 1 million users and transmits more than 100 million messages per day. Mailbox CEO Gentry Underwood told CNet that the iPad version maintains the core UI of the iPhone edition, but it introduces a larger e-mail composition box as well as a menu drawer that opens up alongside the inbox instead of replacing it. "What we've really tried to do is create a consistent experience that walks the middle ground--that is used for lightweight triage and working as a makeshift desktop machine," Underwood said.

Underwood also confirmed that Mailbox is working on apps optimized for Google's Android and the desktop. Article