10 best email apps for Android|
Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps will give you the best experience. This list is mostly for those who need something more than the stock apps can give. If you’re looking for something new, here are the best email apps for Android!
Alto is a surprisingly decent email app from one of email’s pioneers, AOL. It supports a variety of platforms, including AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, iCloud, Exchange, and others as well. It features a clean and colorful design, a dashboard to show you the important stuff, and a unified mailbox to see all of your emails in one spot. You can even customize swipe actions to do what you want. AOL is still working on this app, so it’s not perfect just yet, but it’s definitely one of the better email apps.
Price: Free / $4.99
Aqua Mail has been around for a long time. It's a favorite for many people. It should work with all of the big players, including Yahoo, Hotmail, Apple, Gmail, AOL, and others. It should also support Microsoft Exchange. You also get widgets, auto-fit to format your messages, OAUTH2, and Tasker integration. There is also support for various apps, launchers, and even DashClock. That makes it great for tinkerers. The free version comes with the basic stuff. The pro version costs $4.99 and comes with additional features.
Blue Mail is one of the most popular email apps out there. It supports a variety of clients, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Office 365, and virtually any other POP3, IMAP, or Exchange clients. The app has a variety of notification settings for each one of your email accounts and also comes with some fun stuff like Android Wear support, configurable menus, and even a dark theme. It also has some smart features if you want them. It's powerful and it's completely free.
Gmail is a bit of a cheap pick for email apps. It comes pre-installed on most Android devices. Thus, you probably already have it. The app supports multiple inbox settings, multiple accounts, and more. It supports most email services as well, including Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook, and others. It also supports a unified inbox, Material Design, and more. This is about as good as free email apps get.
Inbox by Gmail
Inbox by Gmail is a power user app for Gmail users. Its biggest features are the smart features. It tries to bundle emails by a variety of topics. That makes them easier to go through. You can also do stuff like check-in for flights, see shipping info, and even view photos. It also integrates into Google Assistant. You can see reminders and such through Inbox after making them with Assistant. It only works with Gmail accounts. Additionally, you don't get the full experience unless you also use Google Assistant. Those that use neither Assistant or Gmail should probably skip this.
K-9 Mail is one of the oldest email apps out there. Many enjoy it for its minimal interface, no BS experience, and unified inbox. It supports most IMAP, POP3, and Exchange 2003/2007 accounts. Otherwise, what you see is pretty much what you get. The app is also open source. You can build it yourself or contribute to the community via Github. It's definitely not flashy. However, it is functional and lightweight. It's also completely free.
Price: Free / Up to $12.00
MailWise is a pretty solid email app. It has support for Gmail, Outlook, AOL, Yahoo, Exchange, and various other email services. It doesn't support POP3. That may be a deal breaker for some. Along with that, it supports swipe actions, quick search, Dropbox integration, and various additional features for Exchange. You get the basics for free. The pro version adds more customizable notifications, a quiet time, and contact VIPs for better identification in your inbox.
myMail is another solid email app with decent features. It supports Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, iCloud, Exchange, and virtually any IMAP or POP3 services. It's also the main client for their email service at my.com. The feature set is rather basic. It includes ActiveSync, email signatures, easier file attachments, and folders. You can use it as a standalone email app or get a My account. The choice is yours. The app is free to download. There are ads, though.
Price: Free trial / $49.99 per year
Newton Mail is an interesting case. It's the only email app on the list that requires a subscription. It supports most email clients, including Gmail, Exchange, iCloud, Office 365, Outlook, Yahoo, and others. The app features a unified inbox, separate colors for each email address, and more customization features. It also has read receipts, sender profiles, and connected apps. For instance, you can use Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Asana, and others without leaving the app. It's expensive. Unless you live and die by your email, you may be better served with a cheaper option. There is a 14-day free trial, though.
Price: Free / $9.99-$14.99
Nine is one of the better email apps out there if you’re concerned about security and also use Outlook. It boasts no server or cloud features whatsoever. The app just connects you to the email services. On top of that, it has support for Exchange ActiveSync which is to be expected for any app that boasts Exchange support. You have a variety of options, including selecting which folders you want to sync, Android Wear support, and more. It’s rather expensive as far as email clients goes, but it’s definitely geared more toward business users.
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