After the disappointment that many took with Sparrow, the world of alternative mail managers is no longer seen with the same eyes as before. Users think long and hard before changing applications, fearing that they will soon be acquired by a large company. But Mailbox seems to have broken this trend: now processes over 50 million emails a day in just three weeks .
We took a good look at the application just as it premiered its controversial ‘queue’ for a place in the beta, and the concept remains the same: Mailbox is an application for everyone who wants to use their inbox and their messages as a task manager . And it seems that this philosophy has caught on.
The bad news is the direct effect of this success: a queue that will get longer and longer as time goes by with more than half a million users waiting for their chance to start using Mailbox. Its CEO, Gentry Underwood, boasts about these figures remembering that Twitter had to wait three years to see the same results.
Not bad numbers, of course. Now the pending work is to scale up your service well so that the queue does not become endless and, above all, to improve the application regularly so as not to lose bellows .