4 Cool and Unique Apps to Replace the Mail App on iPhone
In previous entries, we have reviewed and recommended various iPhone email clients. Today, we will examine four alternatives to Apple Mail, each offering a distinct and beneficial feature(s) for iPhone users. Let’s begin.
From the moment you start using it, CloudMagic stands out for its simple, rich interface and flawless performance. This mail app is compatible with all major email providers, so you can freely add your Gmail or iCloud accounts.
Once you start using CloudMagic, you’ll notice its speedy interface. Downloading and viewing your email on the app is just as fast (and sometimes faster) than the native Mail application. Its strength is searching your mail, which it does exceptionally well.
CloudMagic doesn’t keep your email database, so if you want to search for an older message or search offline, you’re out of luck.
In my opinion, Heed is the best-looking mail app on this list. However, it also has the most performance issues. Heed supports all email services, so you can easily add your Gmail or iCloud account (multiple accounts require an in-app purchase of $3.99).
When you open Heed, you’ll immediately see its stunning design: a beautiful font, minimal icons, and innovative email management ideas.
Heed is unique because it offers innovative and efficient features. The app allows you to prioritize messages by swiping them further to the right or by setting rules to prioritize messages automatically based on specific criteria. Additionally, you can mark any unread message as read by double tapping on it. These features make Heed one of the fastest email management apps.
The app lacks some essential features for heavy email users. Specifically, it does not allow flagging or folder management, features that many Gmail users heavily rely on. Furthermore, the app experiences slowdown and responsiveness issues that should be addressed in future updates.
Squareone Mail has recently updated its features, including the ability to sort messages by ‘Zones’ or folders, and pre-sort them.
The app does not currently support iCloud accounts but it will in future updates. Other than that, it looks and runs great, renders email fast, and excels at filtering email in different categories, which is its distinctive feature.
Boxer is gaining fast adoption in the App Store due to its excellent support of major email services and integration with Dropbox, Box, Facebook, Evernote, and LinkedIn. This is very handy for anyone who relies on those services.
Boxer has a cluttered interface, but its performance makes up for it.
Mail syncing is the fastest among the listed apps, and its gesture-based mail management is excellent. You can set messages as to-dos (or perform other actions) with simple swipes.
Make sure to try all of these mail apps. They’re all free and you’ll probably find one with features that’ll make you replace the native Mail app.
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