Dropbox announced today that it had acquired Mailbox, makers of a popular email app that launched last month.
The companies indicated that the acquisition would help Mailbox continue to grow to meet demand. Mailbox is already handling 60 million emails a day.
“We can’t wait to put Mailbox in the hands of everyone who wants it. This means not only continuing to scale the service, but also including support for more email providers and mobile devices. Add to that a host of new features and we’ve got a LOT of work to do, certainly more than our current team of 14 can handle,” the Mailbox announcement said.
“After spending time with … the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox — to solve life’s hidden problems and re-imagine the things we do every day,” Dropbox said.
While the app won’t disappear, it may be available only to Dropbox users.