mailbox alternatives

If you are a power e-mail user like me, you know that a good mail editor is essential to getting business done, tasks accomplished and that lofty land of Inbox Zero!

That’s why in December, I was saddened to here that Mailbox, an email app Dropbox acquired for more than $100 million back in 2013 was shutting its doors…along with the photo manager Carousel in 2016. Mailbox will be officially shuttering on Feb. 26, 2016

I was on the early bandwagon with Mailbox and vividly remember the invite-only beta days where you anxiously waited for an invite from your friends.

Last month,  Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi annouced the closure via a blog post.

“Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.”

Here’s my recommendations for Mailbox alternatives:

Inbox by Google:

Google’s answer to how you attack e-mail.


Every startup friend that I have SWEARS by this app. Top features include easy intergration into apps like Dropbox and Box, widgets and personalization.


Touted as the open-source mail client, N1 places emphasis on clean typography, subtle drop shadows, and delightful buttons.

So how do you e-mail? Were you a frequent user of Mailbox? Use another client? Sound off below!