Postbox 2.0 Mini-Review & Giveaway

Whether you’re a power-email-user, or just occasionally jump into Gmail to grab your personal messages, Postbox is a stylish and functional email client worth considering. Recently updated to version 2.0, it’s a powerful alternative to Apple’s Mail.app, and keeps improving with every release.

Today we’re going to take a quick look at some of the features launched in the latest release, and explain how you can get your hands on a free license!

Read on to find out more…

What’s New in Version 2?

Unified Inboxes & Account Groups

One of the main complaints in previous versions was the lack of a unified inbox across all your email accounts. Not only Postbox now support unified inboxes, but you can create groups of them. So you can combine your work accounts into one group, and personal accounts into another, and then unify the inboxes for each group.

Not only are the inboxes unified, but so are special folders such as sent, archive, drafts, trash, etc.

Focus and Unified Inbox

Focus and Unified Inbox

Focus Pane

This helps to break your inbox into more manageable chunks by allowing users to group messages by common theme, including topics (tags), contacts or dates.

Improved Conversation Views

Postbox Conversation Views are more powerful, actionable, and easy to read. This enables users to quickly bring themselves up to speed, and to jump into discussions with more information, context, and insight.

Conversation View

Conversation View

New To-Do View

Version 2 provides a simple and lightweight way to use email messages to track To-Dos. Easily tag messages as To-Do, create new To-Dos, and combine them into a dedicated To-Do view.

We’ll leave you to decide whether your inbox is the best place to do this – there’s lots of arguments against using your inbox/email program as a task manager, but it might work perfectly for you!

Quick Actions

The new version adds several new actions to make message handling faster, including Quick Reply, Quick Move, and Quick Folder Switch, in addition to a ton of new keyboard shortcuts for functions and navigation.

Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following ten winners, and thanks again to Postbox for sponsoring the giveaway:

  • Evan
  • Pier Luigi
  • Thanos Gatos
  • Izzy
  • Weston M Gallagher
  • Bartek
  • Andy M
  • Pixada
  • Marie Conalty
  • Janik

Old Competition Post:

If that sounds good, we’re sure you’d love to win a free copy! Entering is really easy. All you need to do is retweet the following message, and leave a comment on this post with your Twitter username!

Just entered a competition to win an @postbox license, courtesy of @macappstorm: http://bit.ly/9rirFJ

Click here to tweet the message and enter!

Best of luck! We’ll be picking the winners in exactly one week, on Thursday the 25th November. Thanks for taking part!


  • fjordschritt

    Postbox 2.0 is one of the best Apps for Mac. I’m very exciting to win a copy of Postbox 2.0!

  • Nick

    would really love to have a copy … twitter: aussibroker
    cheers for the good work

  • papeler0

    Id love to win this! :)

  • Gucker

    It’s better than Apple Mail! I’d like to win this app!

    Es wäre super, wenn ich dieses Programm gewinnen würde :)

  • Dominic

    @domserio

  • Traumschaf

    Traumschaf is gonna to win Postbox 2.0 =)

  • Constantin
  • http://photogen.eu Janik
  • davale

    @elevad

  • James Baker
  • Roxanna

    Tweeted! Twitter name is rxt403. Thanks!

  • Pier Luigi
  • Fábio

    My Twitter username is: morbec

  • Brendon Go

    @brendon_go

  • Deejacker

    Would love a copy of Postbox 2.0, thanks.

  • http://tomeqq.deviantart.com tomeqq

    I’ve tried Postbox 2 trial lately and I really liked it, but figured I don’t need such an advanced mail client… Unless it’s free ;).

  • James
  • flussberg

    Hi,

    this is my tweet :-)

    https://twitter.com/#!/flussberg/status/5246846733651968

    I tried Postbox before and like it; therefore a license of Postbox will be great for me.

    flussberg

  • Martin

    twitter name: hoellinger

  • http://www.hazimsami.com hazim Sami

    @hazim

  • Yagan Kiely

    Got a *cough*free version*cough* to test (I hate being limited in trials) really liked it and deleted it (effectively I used it exactly the same as a trial, just how I roll) because I didn’t have the money to buy it. Nice app, if I don’t win, will certainly buy it sometime.

    Twitter account: ykiely

  • Graback

    Postbox 2.0 is the BEST mail client!!!

  • Vinnie

    @ciaravino

  • http://www.parkeyparker.co.uk/ Aaron Parker

    Really like the look of PostBox! My Twitter username is @parkeyparker :)

  • http://rtest.ws Richard Testani
  • http://twitter.com/LudoMC LudoMC

    Let’s try! :)
    @LudoMC

  • Macwitty

    @macwitty

  • Egon

    Message tweeted: Dewbrain .

  • Sam Starkey
  • Thanos Gatos
  • Sergey Oparin

    Postbox 2.0 is one of the best Apps for Mac. I’m very exciting to win a copy of Postbox 2.0!

  • Paul

    @plmtznr

  • Eden

    Is seems to be such a powerful mac app! the built-in mail is so NOT featured …

    @eden100990

    as usual, thank you!

  • http://www.libelcom.com Libelcom
  • Sylvain Lovisi

    @slovisi
    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Jason

    @mvo1
    hope to win a copy to try out fully

  • Michel Rogers-Vallée
  • Donny

    like it and already tweet it, @donnior

  • ChrisM

    @christophermar

    I’d like to win a copy! Count me in!

  • Tyago Neres

    @TyagoNeres

    Here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/TyagoNeres/status/5259078427217921

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Stephen

    I was just looking to buy this so let’s hope I win! http://twitter.com/stephensauceda

  • Flo

    twitter username: koenigflo

  • Steve Castaneda

    @stevecastaneda – I hope I win! I’ve been playing with Postbox 2 for a while through the demo but haven’t jumped onto purchasing yet. Would love to have a copy to use full time.

  • aastraal

    Awesome app, tried the Postbox Express but Postbox 2 seams way better.

    • aastraal

      @aastraal

  • http://truetech.org Brad Rhine

    @bradrhine – very cool!

  • Reüel van der Steege

    Tweeted from @rvdsteege :)

  • Kerem
  • http://www.olajinfo.hu/ Peter Karsai

    Nice app!

    Retweeted on @pkarsai

  • Ed

    Been looking for a good Mail.app alternative – this looks like it would be just that!

    Twitter = @moog5

  • http://obviouslyclever.com Adam Haynes

    @obviouslyadam

  • n3wklear

    Hope I win this nice app.

    n3wklear
    http://twitter.com/n3wklear/status/5265510698586112

  • Teo Farro

    @teo_farro hope to win!

  • Schellman

    Glad to participate!

    Here’s my Twitter username: @schwurbel0815
    Here’s the tweet itself: http://twitter.com/Schwurbel0815/status/5266292097421312

  • Frederick Polk

    Twitter Name: @fredeickpolk
    Awesome write up!

  • http://smallsteps.hu Bartonm
  • Frederick Polk

    Twitter name: @oneblackcrayon
    Status: http://twitter.com/oneblackcrayon/status/5266768159309826

  • http://twitter.com/Jacubot Jacu

    @Jacubot

  • Sirirat

    It seems like very nice App. thanks. @chiconly

  • http://sevenshortblasts.blogspot.com/ varun dogra

    @dogravarun

  • http://FlorianRehder.de Flo

    Postbox is so amazing! :D

    @nusskugeldingsi

  • http://scrappingprincess.com Jane

    @geek_police

  • http://piotrbox.com Piotr

    yeah! @piotrbox

  • Viktor

    Twitter name: @metaviewpoint

    I would be glad to finally use a valid alternative to Mail.

  • http://gregdougherty.com Greg

    I’d love to try out a copy!

  • encrenoire75

    @encrenoire75

  • http://twitter.com/Zirian Zirian

    Would be great to have that program, as Postbox is really great! :)

    Tweeter = Zirian

  • http://www.twitter.com/evilmeteor Jaime

    @evilmeteor

  • Soyamilo

    @soyamilo

    HOPE TO WIN!

  • David

    Great app!

    @_Dafari_

  • http://matthewatkins.net Matthew Atkins

    Would love to win this, was thinking about buying it. @matthewatkins

  • @macfan111

    ever since i’ve used postbox trial version, i knew i wanted one !!

    twitter name: @macfan111

  • Incognito Spirit

    Certainly one of the best alternative to Apple Mail.

    Hope I win!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Incognitospirit

  • http://www.yaocubo.com Iury

    @iuryrusso

    :D

  • Nathan

    Twitter: @nlunsford

    Here’s hoping–it looks good.

  • gummiball

    @gummiball

    Very cool App.

  • linusr

    Isn’t it better to have 50% offer than giveaways?

  • http://www.basrak.hr Srdjan Basrak
  • Chris

    @HeinzTheo

  • http://www.amperspectives.com Andy M
  • http://reflectivemusings.wordpress.com Jonathan Griffiths

    @revjdg

  • http://dapl.me/ Dan Palmer

    @danpalmer

    Looks great!

  • Hiroshi

    Nice! @hirowatanabe

  • vsching

    Yeah, i am getting excited to try out this email client ^^
    @vsching

  • Jonathan Mitchell

    I was really thinking of getting Postbox anyway. Here goes! @hauntedtapedeck

  • AmjadQ

    I am using the express version, it will be great to own the full version

  • http://nataliaventre.com Natalia Ventre

    My username is @nataliav

    I didn’t know about the quick actions, I hope I win so I can use them :)

  • Antonio

    @tony_hg

  • Weston M Gallagher

    @westongallagher
    Thanks, App is Awesome!!!

    http://goo.gl/tu68d

  • http://twitter.com/jaryre jaryre

    @jaryre

  • Daniel Hertlein

    Tried it for a couple months. It was just too big, so I went back and tweaked Mail to work the way I wanted it to. Mailtags, Act-On and Letterbox work wonders. Although I’m still waiting for Letterbox to upgrade for the OS 10.6.5 update that came out last week.

  • Tyler Henson

    @tylerbhenson

    Would LOVE a license!! Such a great app!!

  • Simon George

    @sibrow

  • Nicolas

    @nicolasleroy

  • Jargonis

    @jargonis could use Postbox 2 to help with my POSTdramatic stress

  • Martin Herweg

    @martinherweg

  • http://huwmartin.tumblr.com/ Huw Martin

    @huwmartin

    Feel free to follow me as well (please?) I post apple/tech related stuff but i only have around 14 followers sadly :(

  • http://loopsian.tumblr.com Christine

    @cjazzlee

  • Shishir

    @thegeekinme

  • Mike Williams

    @howlinmadd – This looks pretty nice.

  • Xavier

    @jovotrox over here! really want to win a copy of this excelent program!

  • Girish Patel

    this is very nice apps. i like to win this

  • Girish Patel

    username is -gurudev9434

    this is very nice apps i like to win

  • Girish Patel

    Girish Patel
    @gurudev9434

  • http://kernme.org @MikeNGarrett

    @MikeNGarrett says: Thanks for opening my eyes to email.

  • medienzentrale

    Winning a copy of Postbox would be nice. @medienzentrale

  • http://www.deepbluenine.com/ DeepBlueNine
  • http://www.witharmshigh.com Eric Ryan Jones

    @witharmshigh …. this would be sweet!

  • Kevin kaiser

    I want Postbox! @kevinkaiser

  • http://twitter.com/motionlounge MotionLounge

    Thanks! @motionlounge

  • http://www.tanybox.fr Tany

    Let’s give it a try ;) (@tany)

  • Paul J
  • http://www.ilorentz.org/~gio Giovanni Lanzani

    I’d like to win a copy! @gglanzani

  • Jean-Philippe Legare

    I loved postbox when I tried it. Have been reading appstorm since they made the post on fraise. Thanks for the contest! @legarejp

  • http://www.arcticwebdev.com Stefan

    hope i win :D @sdegraaf

  • Tyler

    @x10d3

  • Ray3007

    would love to win this!

  • Paul Natsch

    I would love to win a copy of this awesome email client! Twitter name: Paulyboy69

  • Jack Keller

    @jackkeller would love him some Postbox!

  • Greg Nesbitt

    Meow. @pghplaguerat. Perfect timing too – if I don’t win, I’ll have to buy a license like 3 days later :)

  • gadokendotcom

    @gadokendotcom

  • Denilson Ruiz

    @denilsonruiz

  • Jake

    Oh man, Postbox is so awesome. I would absolutely love to win this :) @jlazaroff

  • guy

    @guid0mcman

  • Maar

    @maarxv

  • Alex

    @dutchanddane

  • webbografico

    Amazing app, I’ve tried postbox express 1.0 and really liked it

    my twitter id is webbografico

  • abe
  • http://minimalisten.tumblr.com/ Robin Lundgren

    @LUNDLUND

  • fellowweb

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    That’s @fellowweb:

    http://twitter.com/fellowweb/status/5358176832593920

  • MaddinXx

    Would love to win a copy of postbox. Please make this birthday present for me :)

    Twitter: @impresdesign

  • Kris Puckett

    I would love a copy.

    Twitter is krispuckett

    Thanks

  • g33kboi

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/g33kboi/status/5363797376110592 I’m g33kboi.

    I have a friend who is looking for a replacement for Thunderbird and doesn’t want to use Apple Mail. This might be the perfect solution. If I win I’m giving her the license. (She doesn’t do the twitter.)

    Btw, one of the things she is doing with Thunderbird is filing both incoming and outgoing messages together in a folder. She does this for each client, of which there are many, so undoing that filing system would be a logistical nightmare. Will Postbox allow you to file sent mail in a folder or are you forced to keep sent mail in the special Sent folder?

  • Indra Pun
  • http://www.masey.com.au Masey

    Have always wanted to give this app a run… @masey

  • Chris
  • AndyTheJoker

    Great Contest :D

  • Chris

    @PanzerKeks wanna do more with Postbox 2.0 ;)

  • Tim

    I had tried it a while back. Enjoyed but didn’t want to spend money on it since I already had Mail.app.

    Well guess now is my chance! :) My twitter username is @scientifix94 and I hope I win.

  • http://www.damol.hu Damol

    My Twitter name is ‘damolhun’! :)

  • http://nickf.com.au/ NickF

    @NickFreeland

  • Simon

    @simoncoulton

  • DrHendrik

    @DrHendrik

  • http://toliveischrist.info Tim C
  • Andrew Ross

    @andyross75

  • Riccardo Luigi Varisco

    @rikyxxx

  • http://www.vannorris.com Bartek
  • Todd
  • Jerry

    My Twitter username: r71312

  • Matt

    @the_risingtide

  • http://www.pixada.de Pixada

    Twitter

    @pixada

    ;-)

  • Basil Joseph

    I’d love to win this. That’s great application..

    Twitter name: @Basil_Joseph

  • Jeffrey Smith

    @simmin7

  • Andy Pham

    Joined the giveaway!

    @tokanizar

  • Michael

    @miketimes

  • http://www.twitter.com/gwardwell Greg Wardwell

    @gwardwell

  • http://pablolarah.cl Pablo Lara H

    @pablolarah

  • MMoos
  • MJ

    Would really love to win this! Postbox is a great app!

    Twitter name: @wicked271

  • Lionel

    Twitted ! :) @eofmet

  • Lissa

    Please me!

    @mybeetalking

  • http://davidlevine.posterous.com David Levine

    I tweeted. My Twitter username is David_Levine.

  • http://twitter.com/evanrelf Evan
  • http://twitter.com/thescribe Eric
  • Chris

    @C3_Chris

  • http://loneplacebo.com Tony
  • Andrew Dilger

    Looks awesome! @and314rew

  • http://www.justjohn.us/ John Roepke

    Just posted the tweet. Twitter username:
    @justjohn

  • http://crazyhunk.com Crazyhunk

    love postbox… using postboxexpress… would love a free upgrade .. :D

  • KC

    @kcsft

  • Kevin

    I’d love a copy of Postbox! Mail is just not cutting it anymore.

    My twitter name is @kevincastillo

  • http://www.khanhlnq.com Khanh Le

    I’d love to win.
    My twitter (khanhlnq) status: http://twitter.com/#!/khanhlnq/status/5509791468228608

  • lodiceraf

    postbox is really awesome

  • http://www.survivingnjapan.com Ashley

    I’ve been trying out Postbox Express for a couple months (found out about it via you guys) and am really liking it, better than Apple Mail for the most part. Would definitely love a version of Postbox.

    Twitter name: @AshleyJapan

  • ha14

    Thanks for this contest.
    http://twitter.com/ha014#

  • http://linman.posterous.com manfred

    currently testing postbox on my machine. would be create to win the license. @ce1g7v2e

  • seb

    let’s give it a try :)

    @maniac1349

  • Matt Milligan
  • Lucas Dohmen

    @moonbeamlabs

  • http://mkasu.org mkasu

    @mkasu

  • http://fejorca.com Fernando Orozco

    I used Postbox when the first beta launched, it was really impressive and a real alternative to Apple Mail.

    @fejorca

  • Matt

    I’m an avid user of PostBox Express…. Please help me make the jump to the pro version !!!

    Twitter : @M_Fortier

  • http:seviyon.tumblr.com seviyon

    @seviyon

  • Miguel Wickert

    Hello, my twitter name is @migwickert

  • Richard

    “posted!” via @qliq

  • Chris

    Twitter: @nitrogen
    http://twitter.com/nitrogen

  • John Machielsen

    I’d like to win, really enjoyed the demo of Postbox.

    twitter: johnmachielsen

  • KerryH

    kerrysretweets

  • Daniele

    @gdaniele

  • Chris N

    I’d like to get a copy of this app.

    My Twitter account is cinderstudios, staus: http://twitter.com/#!/cinderstudios/status/5670508221693952

  • http://buzzfarmers.com Patrick Hughes

    I’ used the beta when it first came out. Loved it then and love how they have improved it Twitter Name: @eastofprov

  • Marie Conalty

    @mswolfie

  • Rahul Arora

    @VacuousVertigo :

    Tweet == Done
    Postbox 2.0 license == Mine :)

  • http://wearerapture.com Matt Buckland

    @Matt1319

    (:

    Good luck

  • http://www.jeannienguyen.com jeannie

    @omfgjeannie

  • GT

    hello,
    thanking you for this giveaway.

    below is tweet
    http://twitter.com/GTGT1/status/5785416863059968

    @GTGT1

    Please count me in for this giveaway of Postbox 2.0 Mini-Review & Giveaway. I want it.

    Regards,
    Mr. G.T.

  • john d

    hi,
    I follow you on twitter now and have tweeted about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/djohn300/status/5801252818518016
    Please count me in and let me know if find a problem with my tweet.

    @djohn300

    john d

  • tetsukato

    @tetsukato
    Postbox 2.0 sounds good!

  • Adrian Katz

    @drian42

  • Grr

    Hi,
    thanks for this giveaway opportunity.
    I would like to win this.

    I’m following u on twitter & tweeted abt this giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/GrrGrrr/status/5842064457596928
    @GrrGrrr

    Please count me in.

    Thanks,
    Grr

  • princeaniket

    i have entered the contest.. nice giveaway..
    username : princeatom
    http://twitter.com/#!/princeatom/status/5846892952944640

  • http://www.journeyofworship.com Chris

    Liking the new features.
    Twitter: @gambillchris

  • http://www.twitter.com/andy Andy

    @andy

  • Mark Harris

    this looks great can’t wait to try it

  • snusmumric
  • Darko Demic

    twitter username @darkodelta

  • SqrBrkt

    @sqrbrkt

    I’ve been about getting a Mail.app replacement for a while. Great writeup!

  • http://twitter.com/roninjack RoninJack

    I am sick of Apple mail so I am eager to try out all alternatives.

  • NullCoder

    Cool. My twitter username is @thanant

  • vaishalidiya

    Very nice apps my twitter username is @vaishalidiya

  • Ethan G
  • Andiko

    Really love the app! @AndikoAtmojo

  • Alec

    Looks like a pretty cool program, I have been looking for a Mail.app replacement.
    Twitter: asjohnston

  • Gordon

    Would definitely like this one @gordonglauser

  • http://www.starkjr.com Thomas Stark jr.

    @starkjr

  • Per

    Nice article!

    @sodper

  • Dane Everitt

    Just entered. Looks like a cool app, download the trial today.

    @daneeveritt

  • sunny

    I am also looking forward to trying postbox and hopefully winning a copy!
    @sunnykins

  • Cagri Oner

    @cagrioner

    I want this application, i want it for free :)))

  • David Ferguson

    @jdfwarrior

    Sooooo want this

  • http://blog.glenn-v-bogaert.co.cc Glenn Van Bogaert
  • Konstantin

    I’d love to win a copy of PostBox. :)

    My twitter ID: t6d

  • http://www.izspired.com Izzy

    Werd! Would love to win a copy.

    @izspired – https://twitter.com/#!/izspired/status/7101829707997184

  • http://www.findingmyspark.com Danita

    Tweeted several times LOL @DanitaSparks!

  • http://www.bigdogsporch.com Dana

    Tweeted! @bigdogsporch

  • http://www.dogfoodguru.com Dana

    Tweeted – @dogfoodguru

    Really hope I win!!!

  • Sajdak

    @Sajdak1970
    Peter Kuchar
    Just entered a competition to win an @postbox license, courtesy of @macappstorm: http://bit.ly/9rirFJ

    Postbox looks like a cool app and I want to win it!

  • Kamil Zieba

    give it to me :)
    @ziebak

  • Tiffany

    I’m glad i made it in time to be in the competition! Thanks heaps for the review!

    @iluvegg Tiffany
    Just entered a competition to win an @postbox license, courtesy of @macappstorm: http://bit.ly/9rirFJ

  • Lindstream

    @lindstream

    <3 Postbox!

  • Christine Richardson

    Would really love to win this. xoxox

  • VK

    @newtotweeting

  • Spreng

    Tweeted! My Twitter username is: @SprengCoke. I have Postbox 1.0 and would love to have Postbox 2.0!

  • Andrew Thorp

    @andrewpthorp

    This is the most exciting thing that most likely will not happen to me!

  • Janette Heath

    Tweeted! Twitter name is: cannocklass, thank you. :)

  • Rhett

    @crushcalamity

  • http://mkasu.org mkasu

    Winner already been picked? :x Where will it be announced?

  • Martin

    @rally_cat

  • Jem

    @jempage !

  • Piotr

    @pietja

  • http://twitter.com/kubaguzik/status/5378592733143040 kubaguzik
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  • http://www.cercando.org tito rabini

    I have version 1, and works very well. I’m hoping for an update with improvements to the black list.
      I have not been able to download the version 2, for the intrusion of an insert of MacKeeper. I do not want it on my mac, because I did a lot of damage, as if it were a virus very difficult to eliminate.

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