If you own an Android device, then Gmail almost certainly came pre-installed on your device - you didn't even you had to download it.
Being a regular user of Gmail, you probably already know its advantages and disadvantages, but you might be curious to try something different. You may want better control of all your accounts, or are looking for a bit more pizazz when it comes to design and functions. You're well within you rights to ask what alternatives there are out there, and we are more than happy to provide the answer.
Read on to discover our favorite alternatives to Gmail for Android.
Inbox by Gmail may not revolutionize email like it purported to upon launch, but it definitely includes a heap of really cool features you'll find yourself wondering how you ever lived without.
The ability to "snooze" emails until you want to deal with them later is invaluable, and the way it intelligently crawls your messages for the most important information (like flight times and appointments) to bring it right to the forefront is a huge timesaver. You can also "undo" sending a message right after you've hit the button, which is totally perfect for those of us who tend to feel immediate regret of missed typos.
Inbox is open to the general public, and open to firstname.lastname@example.org addresses - so why not give it a try on your personal or work account and see if you like the new feel?
The official Microsoft's Outlook mobile app was revamped to offer a more user-friendly experience. Its design neat and polished, navigation feels more mobile native, and a great deal of features have been added to put it at the level it was supposed to be from the beginning.
Thus, you can expect automatic email filtering, mobile gestures to schedule or delete emails, calendar, OneDrive integraton, multi-account and many many other advanced features.
Are you looking for a safe and secure, truly encrypted email solution? If so, ProtonMail provides it. You can do everything from send email that expire to add customizable swipe gestures. With comprehensive end-to-end encryption, done without the user having to get heavily involved, you can rest assured knowing your communications are secured.
The user interface is designed well, with well-spaced buttons and easily navigable menus. The security features are great for those looking for a comprehensive encryption solution. It doesn't hog your device's resources or drain its battery, and it doesn't ask for a ton of your personal information. And encrypted storage is just another nice bonus.
Email TypeApp Mail introduces you to a form of blue mail you've never seen before. If you use a bunch of different email accounts, why waste your time cycling in between them all? With blue mail you can consolidate them all into one place and manage them with a wealth of tools and features.
The controls are quite innovative -swipe left, for instance, to archive or trash an email - and the user interface has a clean design, with great ease of use. The unified view is handy for those operating multiple email accounts, while smart push notifications are responsive and useful.
Ready to upgrade the way you deal with email? Connect up to 5 email accounts through the CloudMagic app (including Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account) and get to work.
Small details make all the difference between this and your standard email clients, like the use of cards that automatically gather extra info based on the content of the message. Quickly get a glimpse of senders' profiles, or send the email to Evernote, Zendesk, or OneNote.
Design is absolutely top-notch, slick as can be. There's a reason the app gets constant accolades from productivity hounds everywhere.