US-founded file sharing company Dropbox has strengthened its portfolio by acquiring yet another business.

After buying photo cloud storing service Snapjoy in December, Dropbox has now sunk its teeth into another new arm for the business, by purchasing budding email management app, Mailbox.


Developed by Orchestra Inc, Mailbox was released on February 7 this year and after just one month in the App Store, the ‘mobile-first email experience’ took more than 1.3 million Mailbox reservations.

With its speedy growth and ever-growing presence, the team at Mailbox were eager to state that the company had plans to build even more features and that they needed to continue to scale their service ‘quickly’.

Product ‘Needs’ to Grow Fast

“Rather than grow Mailbox on our own, we’ve decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it out together,” a Mailbox spokesman said.

“To be clear, Mailbox is not going away. The product needs to grow fast and we believe that joining Dropbox is the best way to make that happen.”

After business-to-business discussions, a spokesman from Dropbox said it soon became clear that Mailbox’s calling was the same as theirs – ‘to solve life’s hidden problems and re-imagine the things done every day’.

Mailbox, like Dropbox, is a free app and bosses said they are looking forward to making Mailbox ‘even better’, by getting it into as many people’s hands as possible.

Web Powerhouse

“Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love – it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered,” a Dropbox spokesman said.

“It doesn’t replace your email, it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.”

With two innovative companies under its belt in just three months, could Dropbox be the next big web powerhouse?

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