Dropbox is shutting down Mailbox. You know that by now if you use Mailbox. Mailbox will shut down on February 26, 2016. Dropbox acquired Orchestra, the company behind Mailbox, for a reported $100 million in 2013. Since Mailbox is a client that worked on Gmail, you won’t have to worry about losing data when it shuts down.

Email is important, even if it’s not your top priority. The best way to deal with email has always been at the desktop, but mobile apps are catching up fast. Awesome email user interface doesn’t have to end with Mailbox: depending on your needs, other email apps could provide a perfect alternative.

Mailbox’s unique features have been widely adopted by many of its competitors, so there are plenty of options. And these seem to be the closest replacement for Mailbox.

1. Inbox (by Google)

Inbox by Gmail is an email app by Google for Android, iOS, as well as the browsers Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The app is focused on improving email productivity and organization by allowing the user to snooze messages for a later time, bundle similar emails together.

2. Outlook (Microsoft)

Microsoft Outlook is a free email service built to keep you connected across your devices with great organisational tools and a suite of Microsoft apps and services. Although often used mainly as an email appl, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.

3. CloudMagic

Simple, smart and beautiful email app that works with Gmail, Google Apps, Exchange, Outlook, Office 365, Yahoo, IMAP and iCloud.

Cloud Magic

4. Spark

Spark is much more than a mailbox. It’s a smart, unified inbox which collects all of your emails and automatically categorizes them for easy processing. Spark is an iOS email app.

5. Type Mail

TypeMail is a free, beautifully designed, universal Android and iOS email app, capable of managing unlimited number of mail accounts from various providers.

6. myMail

Use myMail to manage messages in your Gmail, Hotmail, Live, Outlook, Yahoo, MSN, iCloud and AOL email accounts at once. With a simple tap or a swipe, you can read, reply to, forward, add an attachment and do whatever else you need to with your email.


7. Boxer

Boxer’s integrated suite of mobile email, calendar, and contacts apps work together to help you be more productive on the go. Boxer Email is a faster, smarter mobile inbox that adapts to the way you work.

8. Bluemail

BlueMail is a modern, mobile first, powerful Email management tool with a sleek design, unified inbox and support for all your accounts. With a range of themes, light and dark colors, intuitive design, swipe actions, animations, and customisations options for anything and everything.

9. Hop

If you find you turn to texts or instant messages to more frequently than email, Hop is a good app to try. Hop turns email threads into conversations much like Facebook Messenger or SMS, and you can view all related messages in a conversation at once.


10. Mailbird

Mailbird is a great way to personalize your inbox, from simply switching up the app’s colors to rearranging the entire layout. It also integrates with some awesome apps, putting instant messaging, todos, and email in the same place. Mailbird is an email client for Windows. Mailbird is free with pro options.

11. Unibox

Unlike most email applications, Unibox sorts your messages by contact, not date. Unibox takes your messages one step past threads, giving you a larger view of your conversations. Unibox is an email client for Mac OS X. It’s a paid app.

12. Mail Wise

Use it setup multiple email accounts including Microsoft Exchange Hotmail, ActiveSync, Outlook, Yahoo and more! E-mails are combined in a clear organized way. Mail Wise is an Android app.

Mail Wise


  1. Anyone have used Mail Pilot 2: “http://mindsense.co/mailpilot/ios/”?
    Haven’t used it yet but seems an interesting alternative to add to this list.

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