Dropbox, though the company’s own blog, announced its acquisition of Mailbox, a popular email client designed for the iOS mobile platform.
With Mailbox’s success as a streamlined and simplified email manager for iOS users, the cloud-hosting giant has asserted that it intends to enhance Mailbox’s current service roster, to make it even better and more relevant to the needs of more and more users.
“Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered,” shared Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston, Dropbox co-founders.
“Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered,” the founders further shared.
To date, Mailbox is only available for the iOS platform, developed with gesture-enhanced controls, customizable email lists and/or folders and more. The suite also comes with enhanced user control input systems, including long swipe gestures for quick email deletion.
The suite also features enhanced service-centered controls and functions, working to the advantage of its users.
Though Apple did express its intention on acquiring Dropbox in 2009, the company had humbly declined Apple’s very generous offer, then initiated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
It is noted that the failed acquisition attempt led to the creation of Apple’s own iCloud service, with the suite made to facilitate the easy and quick online cloud based storage services and features for iDevice users.
Dropbox, by announcing its acquisition of Mailbox, essentially asserts its growth as a company, bound to offer a comprehensive and consolidated service-features set to users and subscribers.