Tablets are becoming increasingly popular these days, and not just for playing games. They’re becoming an integral part of the daily routine of working professionals, as it allows them to showcase their projects, manage documents, and perhaps most importantly, send and receive emails on the go, eliminating the need to carry their laptops along while travelling. So, a good email client is always a necessity for anyone who relies on a tablet for their work emails on the go. While many of you may prefer to use the stock email app on your iPad, give MailDeck a try and you might never look back.
MailDeck is an amazing and intuitive email client for the iPad that gives users the ability to manage multiple email accounts including Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook and any IMAP accounts. The app comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface, and also allows users to manage their tasks and set reminders. Most importantly, users can password-protect the app to make sure your emails remain safe from unauthorized access when others (such as friends or family) use your tablet. The only drawback of the app is that it works only on the iPad at the moment.
Once installed, you will be asked to create a profile on MailDeck before adding email accounts. Adding email account is quite simple; all you need to do is enter your email credentials and you’re good to go. However, for some IMAP accounts, you may have to add the incoming/outgoing servers manually.
By default, your inbox will appear in deck layout, which can easily be customized. Currently, the app supports three layouts: List, Preview and Deck. To switch between layouts, all you need to do is tap on the eye icon in the toolbar. Emails can be sorted by date, sender, subject, starred, attachments and read status.
Swyping on any email will bring up extra options such as trash, links (attachments and contact information), and an option to create a task based on the email. The app also supports swipe gestures. When you’re reading an email, swiping horizontally will open the next or previous email based on the swipe direction.
Another interesting feature of the app is that users can share attachments via MMS, social networks, or even some cloud storage services using their app installed on your tablet.
The app’s preferences gives users the ability to toggle on/off push notifications, make MailDeck the default email account, customize folders, and choose the default sorting options.
Overall, I found MailDeck to be an extremely easy-to-use email client, and an efficient one as well. Setting it up is pretty easy, and the sorting features makes it easier for users to view important emails first. MailDeck is available for free on the App Store, but it’s ad-supported. To remove the ads, you have to sign up for a yearly subscription of $4.99. Additionally, the subscription also allow users to use custom signatures in their email.
Which email client do you use on your iPad? Or do you rely on the stock iOS Mail app? Share your thoughts in the comments below.