If you were one of the over 1,000,000 users waiting to gain access to the Mailbox app on a first-come, first-serve basis, you no longer have to fret. The app, which gained a sense of exclusivity when it launched in early February with a controversial reservation system, has opened its doors to anyone with a Gmail account, ditching the need to wait in line to gain access to the mailing client.
The Mailbox team elaborates in an official blog post:
After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we’ve pulled down the reservation system.
Mailbox is a popular alternative mailing solution for iPhone, with a redesigned inbox that allows you to quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash, scan an entire conversation at once, snooze emails until later with the tap of a button, and more. The app was recently acquired by Dropbox, which likely contributed to the upgraded backend that has allowed for the reservation system to be taken down.