Taskbox launched on the App Store just seven months ago, and already it’s been scrapped and re-branded. The new name, Boxer, has much less of a ‘Mailbox/Dropbox feel about it. But, it’s not just the name that’s new. There’s a host of new productivity features and the user interface is stunning.
Like Mailbox it uses intuitive gestures to open up other options. You can add emails to a to-do list, mark them as done, ‘like’ them, gives you access to template quick responses. Perhaps the most unique is ‘request’ which enables you to add tracking data to the email.
Here’s the full lowdown on what it features:
“A GREAT EMAIL CLIENT FIRST
* See who your email is from with profile pictures right in your inbox
* Dropbox integration for file attachments
* Easily swipe to archive / trash / spam
* Use Like to quickly acknowledge a friend’s message
* Use “Quick” replies to send common responses while on the go
* Secure your email with a passcode or PIN
* Full Gmail label support
* Push notifications (Gmail only at this time)
* Support for Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail, iCloud, and AOL
… AND A GREAT TO-DO LIST
* Swipe to your To-Do list and never forget an important message
* Track Requests you’ve made of others
* Add sortable priorities to your important messages
* Add due dates to message to track follow up over time
* Combined folders let you view tasks across accounts
* Drag and drop items to update priorities and due dates
* Dashboard shows you all of your important and time sensitive items at a glance
* Great for the GTD (Getting Things Done) crowd”
For me, the fact it has Dropbox integration and support for several IMAP and exchange services makes it a sure-fire winner. For exchange and power-users, it also features some much needed advanced tools:
- Boxer supports Passcode locking of your inbox and Remote wipe of your Exchange mail.
- Archive is supported for iCloud, Gmail & Google Apps users.
- Push notifications & Labels are also supported for Gmail & Google Apps users. Users of other service can make folder moves from the message detail screen.
- Power sorting – In Inbox, To-do or Request view you can sort by Date, Priority, Due Date or who was Assigned. You can even drag and drop messages between Priorities and Due Date zones, for faster prioritization.
What’s more, this awesome-looking client is free to download for a limited time. If you’re within the first 100,000 downloaders of the app, you’ll get it for free. After that, it’ll go back up to its usual price of $4.99.
It’s available on the App Store now, and works with any iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later.