1. spark032207#WN's Avatar
    People have already said this, but Gmail app because of labels. Labeling is the biggest reason I use Gmail, and I cannot believe Mailbox app didn't have that feature given that it's Gmail only. Also can't believe they didn't include "report as spam."
    jclisenby likes this.
    05-08-2013 08:44 PM
  2. Les74's Avatar
    People have already said this, but Gmail app because of labels. Labeling is the biggest reason I use Gmail, and I cannot believe Mailbox app didn't have that feature given that it's Gmail only. Also can't believe they didn't include "report as spam."
    Yeah, I can understand the "report as spam" thing, but honestly, I've had gmail for years and have never once used a label. Think it's pretty overrated, IMO.
    05-08-2013 09:59 PM
  3. Ga Bu's Avatar
    I am no newb ... using iPhones since the beginning and Gmail for >5 years and internet >20.

    Mailbox looks promising - though only handling Gmail is a bit of a daft thing - I already have my Gmail accounts (3) incorporated happily with my five other email addresses within Mail. So I am not sure what I will gain ....

    But I cannot grasp something that this app does and Gmail does ... What the heck does 'archive' really mean ? it looks like it just means 'don't show in the INbox'. I have 2,300 showing on the app badge and want to get it to zero ... but why do I have to archive them all ? whatever the hell that means ...

    Howard
    Archive means "move the message from Inbox to All Mail

    The badge count is configurable in the Mailbox App under settings. You have the choice of having the badge indicate:

    a) Total inbox conversations (which seems to be what you have it set at)
    b) unread messages only
    c) No counts at all
    05-23-2013 04:29 PM
  4. Ga Bu's Avatar
    I have been using Mailbox for a few months, and it is my "go to" app for email on the iPhone. However, I still use the Gmail app for searching.

    What's I like about Mailbox:

    It is great for handling day to day processing of email messages. They can be replied to, filed, archived, deleted immediately or deferred. And the time to defer the message to is quite flexible. Mailbox's goal is "keep the Inbox empty". And they try and encourage users to have the same goal.

    The interface to do these operations is easy to learn and, some might say, fun.

    What I don't like about Mailbox:

    Mailbox falls down in two related areas. Searching and filing.

    Their philosophy on searching seems (to me) to be: You will most likely want to search your most recent messages, so we will limit the search to such. Therefore the search function searches only messages that have been downloaded onto the iPhone. This includes the Inbox, the 50 most recent messages in the Archive folder (which is really the All Mail folder in Gmail), and any "lists" you have created in the app.

    Which brings us to the second failing in Mailbox - the inability to label messages in the Gmail sense of labels. Your existing set of Gmail labels are not available to the App. However, the Mailbox App DOES in fact have the ability to access Gmail Labels. In fact, it creates a "Mailbox" label within Gmail, with the "list entries" as sub-labels! This is done when you first connect Mailbox to Gmail. Once you finish the initial configuration, you will have A "Mailbox" label with sub-labels of "Later", "To Read", "To Watch", etc.

    You can, in fact, also create other sub-labels under the "Mailbox" label, either through the App itself or through the Gmail web interface. But wait, there's more! (sorry, I had to do this). You can also reconfigure your existing labels in Gmail to be under the "Mailbox" label. The drawback is that, if you have more labels than will fit on a screen, you have to scroll down to select the label you want to use. So I have done this with some of my more often used labels only. The existing labels then show up un the Mailbox App as lists that you can add messages to. This means that you can, with a bit of reconfiguration, make you existing labels visible to the Mailbox App.

    Which begs the question "If the Mailbox APP has the capability of accessing labels in Gmail, why restrict it to just those that are subordinate to the "Mailbox" label"? I don't know the answer to this. However the question was asked on Twitter by a user, and here is the reply:

    User @user (name hidden)
    @mailbox will you ever make the labels made through GMail accessible in the app?

    Mailbox ‏@mailbox
    @user Not planning on it right now. Mailbox is a different system of email management, which we know requires some adjustment.

    (It seems that Twitter is the method of choice (by the Mailbox support team) to ask questions and submit requests.)

    The response notwithstanding, there have been quite a few requests on Twitter and in the forums for label support, so hopefully it will be properly supported one day.

    In Summary:

    • I like Mailbox for day to day processing of mail. It is efficient and fun.
    • I have allowed myself access to certain labels by subordinating them to the "Mailbox" label
    • I use the Gmail app for searching
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-23-2013 05:12 PM
  5. jmendel33's Avatar
    Gmail app is missing one key thing for me, unified inbox, if it had that, it would be a no brainer for me anyways
    jclisenby likes this.
    05-24-2013 12:45 AM
  6. amirage's Avatar
    Has anyone got the push email to work on this app? I installed this app but I have to open the app to actually get the new emails..at such there's no difference between this app and the stock mail!
    11-11-2013 02:33 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Has anyone got the push email to work on this app? I installed this app but I have to open the app to actually get the new emails..at such there's no difference between this app and the stock mail!
    Okay. Two apps are mentioned in the thread title so which one are you referring to?
    11-11-2013 06:44 PM
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