Mailbox and Carousel Will Be Shutdown by Dropbox →

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Drew Houston & Arash Ferdowsi:

To our Carousel and Mailbox users, thank you for embracing these products—and we’re sorry. It’s not easy to say goodbye to products we all love. But ultimately, we think this increased focus will help us create even better experiences for you in the months and years to come.

I never used Carousel, but I was always a big supporter of Mailbox and hoped that one day they would transform it into what email could and should have been. While waiting, I switched over to FastMail with my own custom domain — it has been much better than I could have expected. But it’s still not what I want – a combination of Slack and email, which would make life easier.

P.S. FastMail kills Gmail in every regard. It also has Push in Mail.app on iOS for a while now.

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  • lschodow

    What other worth montion alternatives are there on the market?

  • Spark is supposedly pretty good. https://geo.itunes.apple.com/pl/app/spark-smart-email-app-for-work/id997102246?mt=8&at=10lHvd&ct=ID I haven’t used it though – I prefer Mail.app.

  • Johan Aberg

    I love Mailbox, but got fed up with email as a stand-alone solution, and developed Briteback (https://briteback.com) which integrates email with chat and voice/video communication. Works with gmail, Exchange and Office365 accounts. Snooze-function coming soon. :)

  • Looks interesting. Do you route the emails through your servers in some fashion or is the app just a client in this sense?

  • Johan Aberg

    Thanks for your interest. We don’t store any emails on our servers, we use the providers’ email API:s. On the user’s client (app) we have a cache, but that’s it. We also have the possibility to force logout on all clients from any one client (e.g. in the case of a lost smartphone).

  • Thanks for the info about your product!

  • Johan Aberg

    Just posted a Mailbox obituary, from a fan perspective. Mailbox, snooze in peace! https://blog.briteback.com/mailbox-snooze-in-peace-an-obituary-by-a-fan/