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| July 10, 2013
Dropbox-Acquired Email App Mailbox Gains Dropbox Attachments Integration
It appears that we have another tale of two "boxes" as Mailbox has just received a small yet significant update that brings Dropbox integration to the popular iOS email app. Earlier today, Dropbox kicked off its first DBX developer conference with the announcement of Dropbox Platform. Dropbox Platform is essentially a new API suite aimed at keeping files in the popular cloud storage service synced across various apps and devices. Unsurprisingly, one of the first apps to take advantage of the new APIs is Mailbox, which Dropbox acquired last March just over a month after the app's release. As mentioned, Mailbox has received another update that introduces Dropbox integration to the app. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Intially, Mailbox's Dropbox integration offers the option to attach files directly from Dropbox. Just tap the paper clip icon next to the camera icon in the compose screen to add a Dropbox attachment to a new message. "For the Mailbox team, this represents the beginning of a number of integrations we’ve got planned," notes Mailbox developer Orchestra in a new blog post. "We believe that when Dropbox and Mailbox work together, magical things are possible. So stay tuned, and happy Mailboxing. We’re very excited for what’s ahead." The new Dropbox-integrated version of Mailbox is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. Mailbox's previous couple of updates added support for portrait orientation on iPad, landscape mode on iPhone, and Gmail's "Send As" alias feature. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]