Dropbox brings Mailbox to Android, launches Carousel

NEW DELHI: Mailbox, which claims to give users ability to manage emails better, has finally arrived for Android phones. The app, which debuted for iPhones and iPads in February last year, can be downloaded from the Android Play store. For now the app will allows users to link their Gmail or iCloud account to Mailbox.
When installed and connected to an email account, Mailbox acts like a middleman between a user and his emails. The emails are actually delivered to the Dropbox servers from where they are sent to a user’s device, depending on when and how a user wants them.

On Wednesday the Mailbox team also announced that it was adding a new feature called ‘auto-swipe’ to the app.

“We set out to tame the inbox, and swipes and snoozes were a great first step. But the amount of email we receive daily is only increasing. We don’t just need better tools for dealing with the mail we get, we need more control over what demands our attention in the first place,” said the MailBox team. “Today, we’re proud to announce a new service built directly into Mailbox that learns from your swipes and snoozes to automate common actions. Mute that thread you don’t care about, snooze messages from your friends until after work, and route receipts to a list — automatically. We call this service auto-swipe.”

On Wednesday, Dropbox also announced a new app called Carousel. “We’d like you to meet Carousel: a gallery for all the photos and videos from your life. It combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them,” the company said.

Carousel is similar to the photo management services available from Google+ and iCloud, though the way photos are presented or shared with users is slightly different.

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