You know, sometimes you have to take a step back in order to go forward. From what I gather, this was a big rewrite of the core application rather than a visual redesign and I think they've done a good job.
Sure there's a number of visual anomalies and features missing that were once there, but I can see where they're going with this. It certainly seems much more stable than before and is starting to feel much more like a native OS X application, which for me is a plus.
It's still in beta so I expect there is a long road between this and a 1.0 release and I'm sure we'll see most of the issues worked out. I for one am looking forward to Mailbox's future – just recently I was considering going back to using Mail because of Mailbox's instability and lack of updates, but I think this is a good first step.
I agree you
It really feels like they went backwards. And they removed the ability to swipe to move things between inbox/archive/snooze.
Swiping still works for me...
They removed the clicking and dragging, swiping with scroll gestures still works.
They just changed the swiping to a two finger side scroll instead of a click.
Ah ok. I use a pen tablet instead of a trackpad so I still can't swipe anyway :(
Seems like they removed all the stuff i actually liked.
Theres a lot of uneven margins and paddings, and I've never been a fan off too many greytones.
It feels more responsive, but on the visual side its not an improvement.
absolutely have to agree here. It works better on my ultra-cheap display which I use to check contrasts, but on good displays this redesign reminds me a bit of windows 98.
That's it! It reminds me of Windows 95/98, I couldn't put my finger on it.
Font rendering seems off too, a little chunkier all round?
Little chunkier and feels kinda fuzzy, even on a Retina MBP.
I just got updated Mailbox for OS X from 0.4.2 to 0.7. I feel like I went back a couple of versions.
All I can see in the new redesign (haven't tested out actual functionality and stability improvements yet) is the lines! I feel like they forgot to tone down the opacity of their borders and dividers by at least 50%.
When you open up a New Message window, they ditched the black, slightly transparent overlay over the rest of the UI which I thought was a great thing they had before. It was buggy because the overlay would disappear if you would switch tabs, but the fix to that wasn't to take it out altogether!
Don't know, doesn't feel like Mailbox anymore, especially comparing it to the iOS version right now.
P.S. They got rid of the construction lines in their app icon. Guess we're nearing 1.0?
I still have the lines within the app icon - there is hope that they stay away from 1.0 until they reverse a few bits
Not a big fan of the new compact look. Feels like they went one step back on the design instead of two steps forward, like you'd expect from a so-called beta.
Can anyone else load more than 5 messages in their inbox total without getting this message? If so, it's back to Airmail...
Yeah, I have lots of messages—looks like you've found a bug.
Not to mention you can no longer make the app native full-screen.
This version is definitely a lot buggier than the previous. I get it's beta, but beta's generally continually push forward, not backward.
Design wise I agree with the others, big step backwards.
Also on OSX I don't seem to be able to swipe messages anymore? What's that about?
I'm not sure I like the direction that this is going. Thoughts?
What a bummer! Been waiting for an update for a while and UI is a step backward. They've done away with that beautiful lightness and softness that set them apart.
This update has forced me to move to Airmail.
I really appreciate their "no bs" appraoch, but the previous design had character. Lateral move at best. THANK YOU for finally making the "from" address more clear when composing.
My swipes still "hang" mid-swipe frequently, forcing me to restart the app. :(
It's still just okay.
Sparrow is still my go-to desktop mail app, and although it hasn't been updated in 3 years (thanks to Google acquisition) it's still better than everything else out there.
Such a long wait for IMAP/Exchange support (among other things), and all we get is a nerfed version of the old app. Really, Dropbox?
Tired of waiting. Has anybody tried Outlook 2016? Is it any good?
This application seems like it should be fairly simple to design, implement and test. I loved the initial marketing campaign with the coins to active your app and I like the way Mailbox implements later messages. To me, it's one of my favorite email workflows and the application is dead simple, but I've recently moved back to Mail because it seems like Mailbox just isn't getting any love from the dev team.
Building an application is never simple.
I totally agree, An application like this seems to be something that Dropbox would really want to get right. It forces you to use their service which could in turn generate more revenue for them. It seems like maybe one person is working on Mailbox part time from the comments.