Since its launch, Mailbox has been garnering quite a lot of interest among iOS users for its innovative way of dealing with emails. But an equal number of users have also been left disappointed with the app s reservation system that makes one wait in long queues before getting access to mail client. Much to the relief of them all, the developers of Mailbox today announced that they have scrapped the reservation system. This is the first major update the app has received after being acquired by DropBox. Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm bias
Reservation, for those who aren t familiar, is a system that puts you in a queue before you get actual access to the app. Once downloaded, a user would have to wait in a queue before one could start using the app. The app had taken over 1 million reservations from users who wanted to experience “Inbox Zero” within six weeks of going live.
After 10 weeks of around-the-clock work, the service has been scaled to the point where it can now handle over 100 million messages per day. Although it s impossible to know quite how many people will be downloading the app over the next few weeks, Mailbox is confident they ll be able to handle new users as they sign up, the developers announced in a statement.
With Mailbox updated to version 1.2.0, the developers have also introduced new features like time-sensitive message snoozes, improved swipe speeds, tweaked the UI and also fixed a lot of bugs. For those of you haven t tried out this app yet, you can download the Mailbox for free from the App Store.