Back in April, Mailbox promised it would be bring a beta version of its popular mobile email client to Mac. Today, it delivered on that promise. Users who have signed up for the public beta as well as select Mailbox users will be given access to the beta in a rollout process. The team hasn't announced any firm date when the final version will be released.
When Mailbox was introduced for iOS a year and a half ago, it quickly became an indispensable tool for navigating email by including snooze emails and easy swipe navigation. Dropbox recognised the app's potential and snapped up the Mailbox team in March 2013. Since its acquisition, Mailbox has continued building on its iOS offering with iPad and Android versions. Now, it's arriving on the desktop — arguably where you need it most.
Mailbox will also be adding draft support, according to the beta announcement blogpost, that will allow drafts to be saved locally on a device and synced across devices when signed into Dropbox. Android and iOS updates for draft support are reportedly coming soon.
You can sign up for Mailbox for Mac beta on the company's website. Here are a few more details on how the rollouts will work: Over the next couple weeks, pre-registered users will get an email with what the company calls a "betacoin". Once you have a betacoin, you'll gain access to Mailbox for Mac and also enable a snooze to desktop function for any mobile versions. [Mailbox via TechCrunch]