Mailbox, the iOS mail app that caused quite the splash when it burst, has just been acquired by Dropbox. The announcement comes by way of a Dropbox post, in which Dropbox says it was floored by how Mailbox actually delivered on its promise to simplify mail and wants to bring that goodness to Dropbox users everywhere.
From the post:
Today we're really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox.
Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love-it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered.
After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox-to solve life's hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realised that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.
Dropbox doesn't replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox, it doesn't replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it's your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.
We're all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people's hands as possible. There's so much to do and we're excited to get started!
At the moment, there are no details as to how the acquisition went down or, more importantly, how the purchase will affect Dropbox and Mailbox users alike. But so far it looks like a strange, but interesting -box alliance, whatever weird form it may take. [The Verge]