Dropbox 2.3.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Fans of the popular Mailbox email client, rejoice! A compatibility update became available Monday, bringing native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that lets you see more of your emails rather than be limited by a blown-up interface.

Mailbox 2.3.1, a free download, also brings the ability to customize your swipes further and includes a pair of fixes, one resolving issues with rendering of some emails and the other squashing a bug affecting delivery of Push Notification for new messages in iOS 8.

In addition, as per the official Twitter account, Mailbox’s public beta client is now available to everyone wishing to test-drive the app.

Like the refreshed iOS client, the Mac beta brings support for a new gesture to purge email from Trash and Spam by swiping a message to the right while fixing an issue preventing attachments to be sent via aliases and another one that used incorrect “From” addresses when replying to a message sent to another alias.

Apple kept true to its promise and is now requiring everyone to create app-specific passwords for third-party applications that want to connect to their iCloud Mail rather than authenticate apps like Dropbox with your Apple ID.

Jeff has put together a quick tutorial on that and Dropbox provides instructions of its own as well. Another good starting point is Apple’s support document detailing the creation of app-specific iCloud passwords.

You only need to create an app-specific password for Mailbox if your Apple ID is protected with two-factor authentication.

“If this is you, Mailbox will ask to re-authorize your iCloud account,” developer note, adding that “until you do, Mailbox cannot sync or send messages”.

To enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, consult our easy to follow guide.

Once you’ve created an app-specific password for iCloud, you must update your iCloud account on Mailbox by doing the following:

  • Remove your iCloud account from Mailbox, either through Mailbox Settings or by selecting “Delete” (instead of “Reauthorize”) on the in-app pop-up.
  • Sign back in with your iCloud app-specific password.

That’s all there’s to it.

Mailbox 2.3.1 for iOS changelog:

  • Customize your swipes
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimized UI
  • iOS 8 push notification fixes
  • Email rendering fixes

Mailbox, a 24.7-megabyte universal download, is available for an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. The previous update brought support for your Drafts across mobile and desktop edition of Mailbox.

Speaking of desktop, Dropbox has been beta-testing Mailbox for Mac with the wider public for some time now, with the goal of releasing a stable build later this year.

Grab your Dropbox for Mac beta or read Timothy’s quick review.

[App Store via Mailbox Blog]

  • teejay_1987

    Why didn’t they update Dropbox instead?

  • Modest

    Nice headline. I thought the the Dropbox app got updated…

  • Troy

    I don’t understand why it takes developers so long to update for the new screen like come on Facebook looks horrible and YouTube even worst

    • TwinSon

      Facebook and Instagram, Youtube all look horrendous.

    • Manuel Molina

      Some of them don’t have the newer devices to test them on, and others don’t have the time to reconfigure their apps to a bigger size.

  • Manuel Molina

    While I would prefer a email client over iOS bulit in client since it saves more on your battery, the Mail on iOS has come such a long way. It’s also without saying that, if you ever want to email something using an email client that is not related to iOS, when you click the email buttons that are bulit into Safari or the notes app, it just sends you into iOS mail. If there’s a fix for that, an email client would work wonders for me.

    • HooDatty

      Devs have the ability to include options for selecting which app to use to open a link. It’s just up to them to include it or not. I have several apps that ask if I wish to open links in either safari or chrome (the two browsers I have installed)…

      • Manuel Molina

        For web browsering I knew. I also know devs can do it, but are there any email clients that offer the option?

    • Straw hat

      A tweak made for this would be awesome. I was a huge fan of mailbox until i got annoyed of how you can view more the 300 emails. It was alittle confuing at times too. I loved the quick gestures as if it was A todo list app. But i am using the apples stock mail now becausee it got annoying (the thing you mentioned).

      • Manuel Molina

        Sparrow had it before Google brought it out and didn’t utlize the staff team for their own email client.

  • weeeecomments

    I wish I could archive mails from the notification.

  • Bob

    Not interested, no hotmail support. It’s been like 5 years now. Don’t understand why they don’t just add it.