Dropbox Acquires Mailbox, And They’re Aiming At Getting It To As People Many As Possible

Dropbox just announced that it has acquired Mailbox, an email app. Out of the blue.

Dropbox weds Mailbox

In a blog post by the founders of Dropbox, Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, the company announced the acquisition news, but no other details were revealed. Apparently, both the companies share the same values – solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. I love Dropbox. I love it a lot, and it has saved me a lot of times (I’m referring to the Camera Upload feature). I can’t honestly wait to see what this acquisitions yields.

After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.

Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox, it doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.

We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!

A little background about Mailbox – it’s an iOS app, aiming to let you make sense of your chaotic mailboxes. I’ve heard a lot of good about the app, but I’ve also seen people going “meh”. Honestly, I would love to try it out myself before saying anything, but if the blog post is anything to go by, they will be bringing the app to Android and Windows, soon.

via Dropbox