After whittling my way down the Mailbox waiting list (from 230k), I finally got my copy. Mailbox supports my Gmail and Google Apps (i5labs) email addresses, so I’m in business. I started the day at over 4,000 emails in my combined inboxes, but combined with Sparrow (for OS X) I brought that down to 198. Once I get some invoicing out of the way, I can bring that down to 50, and I’ll be at IB0 within a week.
I have a few other mail tools that I use to keep myself sane. 1. Sanebox. I can’t live without it, as it keeps my phone from buzzing with spams, notices, etc. 2. Contactually, I started using 2 weeks ago, and it’s been amazing. If you want to keep in touch with people - friends, acquaintances, leads, etc, I can’t stop recommending Contactually. It’s incredible. I’m looking forward to configuring all 3 more deeply.
In the meantime, Mailbox has replaced Sparrow, and I’ll write some follow up notes in the coming weeks.
Michael Galpert has some notes on combining the Sanebox and Mailbox experience with a “shared” folder that he calls Daily Reads.