Mailbox for Mac beta prompt

It’s been more than two years since cloud-storage startup Dropbox acquired the popular iOS email client Mailbox, and a full twelve months have passed since a public beta of Dropbox for Mac launched, and the software still hasn’t dropped the beta flag.

As a matter of fact, those among you who use Mailbox as your daily driver should hold on upgrading to the most recent release as it breaks compatibility with Macs running OS X Mavericks while introducing a host of new problems, as first reported by The Next Web.

More bugs, please

Today’s update bumps up version number from 0.4.2 to 0.7, indicating a major release as Mailbox for Mac hasn’t seen any significant update in months.

“It’s now sporting a much cleaner design, snappier animations and feels like a more fully-fledged app than the previous version,” The Next Web reports. “Small touches like icons in the settings have been tweaked and the app overall loads much faster.”

However, this release has introduced a plethora of new bugs that spoil the experience for many users. Some of the issues that are plaguing users range from greyed out buttons and emails showing incorrectly to frequent crashing and more.

And as mentioned before, the latest version no longer supports any version of OS X below Yosemite although the official website still states that Mailbox for Mac requires OS X Mavericks or higher.

We’ll post an update if the Mailbox team responds to these concerns.


Mailbox supports Gmail, Google Apps and iCloud accounts, features advanced gesture support and snoozing options and syncs your settings across devices via Dropbox.

A public beta of Mailbox for Mac is available as a direct download from the Mailbox website. To learn more about the app, check out Timothy’s hands-on with the initial public beta release.

Download Mailbox for Mac beta here. If you already have Mailbox for Mac, you can check for updated manually by choosing Check for Updates in the File menu.

Mailbox for Mac (Snooze to Mobile)

Mailbox is also available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as a free download from the App Store.

Are you using a public beta of Dropbox for Mac?

If not, what is your favorite Mac email client?

Source: The Next Web

  • Ricky

    i Just upgraded to the new vers and its all good

  • Seeth

    Upgraded a while ago and it’s fine for me… Loving the transparent panel on the left. They need to add dark mode or something because that all white theme is really jarring.

  • :D

    Mailbox has been going downhill
    I’m waiting for the Spark Mail app for OS X to be released

    • Range


      • :D

        I used to use Mailbox all the time and I loved it. It was never buggy until updates were pushed that ruined everything. As an example, the last email I ever sent via Mailbox for iPhone was sent from the wrong alias. I selected the right one, but it was sent from the wrong one. There were a bunch of other bugs too. It took a lot to move me away because, for some reason, I really liked Mailbox. After that alias bug I just got fed up though. Mailbox for OS X has always been buggy, but it’s still in beta. On the other hand though, it’s been in beta for ages. Spark Mail app was almost perfect even in it’s initial release and development is really fast compared to Mailbox.

      • Cristian B

        I think he means what makes you think that will come out for OS X (at least that’s what I’m curious about)

      • :D

        Ohhhh – that would be a waste of a response then XD

        Readdle announced that they’re working on an OS X version and that they’ll be working on an iPad version too (as well as Android, but nobody cares about that :P).

  • TJ

    I gave up on Mailbox a long time ago. No support for other email account types from the various providers, limited range of features, beta has been around forever. Looks like they’ve decided to give up on it, it certainly hasn’t progressed much in a long time.

    • :(

      There’s no alternative though….The other clients all suck either because they’re missing something or they’re too ugly…

      • TJ

        I haven’t found the best email client yet. I want a developer that offers both an OS X and iOS app so that I can get the benefits of using the same email client across both platforms. A lot seem to be OS X only or iOS only, very few seem to have apps for both. I’ve recently downloaded Spark for iOS so might give that a try and I believe they have an OS X app coming soon, so that might be one to look out for.

  • Marcus

    I’ve always had problems with Mailbox for Mac. Never any problems on iOS though.

  • TheRealZoro

    They really messed it up, its hard to see how this update could have gone worse.

  • HeavyComponent

    My goto email client on iOS and OS X.

  • De Das

    Mailbox is completely dead after the update. It crashes at startup and won’t recover… what a bummer

  • Xin Chan

    No problem with the update. Worked fine on OSX El Capitan Dev Beta 7

  • Oscar Hernandez

    Since last update Mailbox crashes and does not show my emails properly. In my phone it works pretty well.