Mailbox iOS app now supports landscape mode, Gmail aliases

The Mailbox iOS app has added a couple of helpful new options via its latest update.

The Mailbox iOS app now supports landscape mode.
The Mailbox iOS app now supports landscape mode. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Those of you who use the Mailbox iOS app will discover two new useful features the next time you fire it up.

Designed as an alternative to the built-in iOS e-mail client, Mailbox version 1.3.2 now lets you manage and read your messages in landscape mode, a much-needed enhancement.

You can also now send an e-mail using a Gmail alias. This lets you use an alternate address in the From field if for whatever reason you don't want to use your Gmail address.

Mailbox offers a clean and simple interface and several tricks to manage, prioritize, and archive your messages. The app still supports only Gmail, but its developer promises that other e-mail platforms are coming soon.

Mailbox is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and is optimized for the longer screen of the iPhone 5.

About the author

Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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