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!


Responses

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

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

  • Id love to win this! :)

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

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

  • @domserio

  • Traumschaf is gonna to win Postbox 2.0 =)

  • @elevad

  • Tweeted! Twitter name is rxt403. Thanks!

  • My Twitter username is: morbec

  • @brendon_go

  • Would love a copy of Postbox 2.0, thanks.

  • 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 ;).

  • 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

  • twitter name: hoellinger

  • @hazim

  • 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

  • Postbox 2.0 is the BEST mail client!!!

  • @ciaravino

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

  • Let’s try! :)
    @LudoMC

  • @macwitty

  • Message tweeted: Dewbrain .

  • My twitter username is @samstarkey.

    http://twitter.com/#!/SamStarkey/status/5257565252354049

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

  • @plmtznr

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

    @eden100990

    as usual, thank you!

  • @slovisi
    Thanks for the giveaway

  • @mvo1
    hope to win a copy to try out fully

  • like it and already tweet it, @donnior

  • @christophermar

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

  • @TyagoNeres

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

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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

  • twitter username: koenigflo

  • @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.

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

    • @aastraal

  • @bradrhine – very cool!

  • Tweeted from @rvdsteege :)

  • Nice app!

    Retweeted on @pkarsai

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

    Twitter = @moog5

  • @obviouslyadam

  • Hope I win this nice app.

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

  • @teo_farro hope to win!

  • Glad to participate!

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

  • Twitter Name: @fredeickpolk
    Awesome write up!

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

  • @Jacubot

  • It seems like very nice App. thanks. @chiconly

  • @dogravarun

  • Postbox is so amazing! :D

    @nusskugeldingsi

  • @geek_police

  • yeah! @piotrbox

  • Twitter name: @metaviewpoint

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

  • I’d love to try out a copy!

  • @encrenoire75

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

    Tweeter = Zirian

  • @evilmeteor

  • @soyamilo

    HOPE TO WIN!

  • Great app!

    @_Dafari_

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

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

    twitter name: @macfan111

  • Certainly one of the best alternative to Apple Mail.

    Hope I win!

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

  • @iuryrusso

    :D

  • Twitter: @nlunsford

    Here’s hoping–it looks good.

  • @gummiball

    Very cool App.

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

  • @HeinzTheo

  • @revjdg

  • @danpalmer

    Looks great!

  • Nice! @hirowatanabe

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

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

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

  • My username is @nataliav

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

  • @tony_hg

  • @westongallagher
    Thanks, App is Awesome!!!

    http://goo.gl/tu68d

  • @jaryre

  • 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.

  • @tylerbhenson

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

  • @sibrow

  • @nicolasleroy

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

  • @martinherweg

  • @huwmartin

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

  • @cjazzlee

  • @thegeekinme

  • @howlinmadd – This looks pretty nice.

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

  • this is very nice apps. i like to win this

  • username is -gurudev9434

    this is very nice apps i like to win

  • Girish Patel
    @gurudev9434

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

  • Winning a copy of Postbox would be nice. @medienzentrale

  • @witharmshigh …. this would be sweet!

  • I want Postbox! @kevinkaiser

  • Thanks! @motionlounge

  • Let’s give it a try ;) (@tany)

  • twitter: pauljobson http://www.twitter.com/pauljobson

  • I’d like to win a copy! @gglanzani

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

  • hope i win :D @sdegraaf

  • @x10d3

  • would love to win this!

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

  • @jackkeller would love him some Postbox!

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

  • @gadokendotcom

  • @denilsonruiz

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

  • @guid0mcman

  • @maarxv

  • @dutchanddane

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

    my twitter id is webbografico

  • @LUNDLUND

  • Thanks for the giveaway!

    That’s @fellowweb:

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

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

    Twitter: @impresdesign

  • I would love a copy.

    Twitter is krispuckett

    Thanks

  • 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?

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

  • Great Contest :D

  • @PanzerKeks wanna do more with Postbox 2.0 ;)

  • 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.

  • My Twitter name is ‘damolhun’! :)

  • @NickFreeland

  • @simoncoulton

  • @DrHendrik

  • @andyross75

  • @rikyxxx

  • My Twitter username: r71312

  • @the_risingtide

  • Twitter

    @pixada

    ;-)

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

    Twitter name: @Basil_Joseph

  • @simmin7

  • Joined the giveaway!

    @tokanizar

  • @miketimes

  • @gwardwell

  • @pablolarah

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

    Twitter name: @wicked271

  • Twitted ! :) @eofmet

  • Please me!

    @mybeetalking

  • I tweeted. My Twitter username is David_Levine.

  • @C3_Chris

  • Looks awesome! @and314rew

  • Just posted the tweet. Twitter username:
    @justjohn

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

  • @kcsft

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

    My twitter name is @kevincastillo

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

  • postbox is really awesome

  • 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

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

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

  • let’s give it a try :)

    @maniac1349

  • @moonbeamlabs

  • @mkasu

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

    @fejorca

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

    Twitter : @M_Fortier

  • @seviyon

  • Hello, my twitter name is @migwickert

  • “posted!” via @qliq

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

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

    twitter: johnmachielsen

  • kerrysretweets

  • @gdaniele

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

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

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

  • @mswolfie

  • @VacuousVertigo :

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

  • @Matt1319

    (:

    Good luck

  • @omfgjeannie

  • 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.

  • 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
    Postbox 2.0 sounds good!

  • @drian42

  • 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

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

  • Liking the new features.
    Twitter: @gambillchris

  • @andy

  • this looks great can’t wait to try it

  • twitter username @darkodelta

  • @sqrbrkt

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

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

  • Cool. My twitter username is @thanant

  • Very nice apps my twitter username is @vaishalidiya

  • Really love the app! @AndikoAtmojo

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

  • Would definitely like this one @gordonglauser

  • @starkjr

  • Nice article!

    @sodper

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

    @daneeveritt

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

  • @cagrioner

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

  • @jdfwarrior

    Sooooo want this

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

    My twitter ID: t6d

  • Werd! Would love to win a copy.

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

  • Tweeted several times LOL @DanitaSparks!

  • Tweeted! @bigdogsporch

  • Tweeted – @dogfoodguru

    Really hope I win!!!

  • @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!

  • give it to me :)
    @ziebak

  • 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

    <3 Postbox!

  • Would really love to win this. xoxox

  • @newtotweeting

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

  • @andrewpthorp

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

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

  • @crushcalamity

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

  • @rally_cat

  • @jempage !

  • @pietja

  • 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.