Dropbox Acquires iOS App Mailbox
Dropbox announced Friday on its company blog that it has acquired the popular iOS email app Mailbox.
"Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered," Dropbox explains in a post from company founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. "Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered."
Clearing up any possible confusion right off the bat, Dropbox confirmed that Mailbox isn't going away.
"The product needs to grow fast, and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen," a separate announcement from Mailbox reads. "Plus, imagine what cool things you could do if your Mailbox was connected to your Dropbox..."
Mailbox, which is available as an app only on iOS, is the latest big get by Dropbox, a thriving company that - as some will recall - declined a huge buyout offer from Apple in 2009.