Out of all the apps on this list TypeApp is the most gorgeously designed. But what I really like about TypeApp is it acts like a to do list and an alarm clock. When you get an email you can simply swipe it to delete it or swipe it to mark it as “Done.” However, what’s really cool is that you can also snooze messages, so you’ll get an alert to look at them again at a later time. The default snooze length is three hours, but you can set you own time span as well. Best of all TypeApp supports Gmail, Yahoo, Office 365, AOL, Google Apps, Hotmail, Outlook, iCloud, Mail.ru, Zoho, GMX and virtually any other IMAP email account.
Microsoft has brought its new Outlook email client to Android. Not only does it feature a wide array of swipe gestures, it offers powerful cloud storage integration, works with a number of email services, and has your calendar built in. It’s free too, so well worth trying out.
CloudMagic provides a unified inbox for all your email accounts including Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, AOL and other IMAP accounts. As with its iOS counterpart, the Android app has a nice, flat design and the app has a very easy setup process. Another really nice thing is that it’s got full integration with Salesforce.com, Zendesk, Pocket, Evernote, OneNote, Trello and MailChimp so you can perform quick actions on your email right from the app.
If you’re a big Gmail user you’re going to want to download this official Gmail client from Google. It doesn’t have near as many cool features as other email apps on this list--and it only works with Gmail email accounts--but if Gmail is the only email you use, this app should be golden. Stellar features include powerful search (of course), nice notifications, and an interface that melds with the web-based Gmail interface nicely. Another nice feature is the ability to insert Google Drive files directly into messages.
K-9 Mail is a great email client if you’re into the open source software movement. Matter of fact, it’s probably one of the most stable open source email clients I’ve ever used. And though I think the design looks a bit stale and 1990s-like, the app is packed with features including multi-folder syncing, flagging, filing, signatures, PGP, as well as the ability to save emails and attachments to SD cards and much, much more. If email productivity is your thing, you’ll not find an app on this list that offers more features than K-9.
Molto is an email client that also ties into your social media messages and gives you all your information in one place. As for email accounts it supports Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL., Outlook.com/Hotmail, POP3 and IMAP. It’s got a clever, slick design that is something of a cross between a Facebook news feed and a Twitter timeline. And while I know social media users will love this app, users who are classified as “power email users” might do better looking at other apps on this list.
myMail is the second-best designed app on this list. I love its red and black color scheme, simplified interface, and beautiful glyphs. Indeed, this app put design front and center with photo avatars for your email contacts so you can see who is sending you an email with just a glance. I also love how picture attachments appear as thumbnails across the top of an email--not tapping and image to see what it is. myMail supports Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, iCloud, Hotmail, Outlook.com, GMX and most IMAP and POP3 email accounts.
Boxer is one of the most feature-rich email apps I’ve found. Boxer supports all major email providers including Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync), Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL, Outlook.com/Hotmail, and IMAP. But the real reason it’s so cool is because of features like Cloud File Integration, or the ability to attach a photo or add a file from Box or Dropbox when you compose a message; a wide array of swipe actions to archive, delete, or mark emails; assignable profile photos for people who send you emails; the ability to “like” messages, which will notify the sender you received it; HTML signatures; Evernote integration; smart folders, and more.
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