Mail apps

silvermoon

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I'm finding the stock mail app to be pretty limited in its functionality and rather plain. So what I want in a mailbox is a unified inbox, support for outlook/365, push notifications, larger font size when reading messages, and swipe gestures. I'm checking out MyMail and CloudMail, but interested to know what everyone is using.
 

Ledsteplin

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I'm finding the stock mail app to be pretty limited in its functionality and rather plain. So what I want in a mailbox is a unified inbox, support for outlook/365, push notifications, larger font size when reading messages, and swipe gestures. I'm checking out MyMail and CloudMail, but interested to know what everyone is using.
Molto is pretty good.
 

rambo47

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I always end up back with the stock mail app. I've tried several others, but don't see the benefit.
Yup. Different, but not better. The stock Mail.app works really well for, boring interface and all. If there was an app that handled mail better I'd be all over it. The Mail.app gives me everything I need including a unified inbox and access to sub-folders. I'd love a message hub like BlackBerry has on BB10 devices but that's not available on other platforms. Short of something like that I don't see an aftermarket program getting me to change.
 

Rafagon

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Chech out Mailbox. I used it for a while but ended up back with the stock Mail.app.
The bulk of my enjoyment of this app came from its waiting-in-the-queue-to-get-started "feature". After getting in, I promptly deleted it: back then, it only supported Gmail (but that has since changed).

However, I would still not use it. It just seems like a quick-and-dirty way to procrastinate taking care of one's e-mails. Its goal is not to follow up on e-mails; instead, it pursues the rather useless goal of "Inbox Zero." I believe it encourages laziness.
 

47seijar

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The bulk of my enjoyment of this app came from its waiting-in-the-queue-to-get-started "feature". After getting in, I promptly deleted it: back then, it only supported Gmail (but that has since changed).

However, I would still not use it. It just seems like a quick-and-dirty way to procrastinate taking care of one's e-mails. Its goal is not to follow up on e-mails; instead, it pursues the rather useless goal of "Inbox Zero." I believe it encourages laziness.
I agree. I am manic about a clean inbox, but it's for dealing with emails and not just shuffling them off to another folder. Having an unread email drives me nuts. Knowing it's there, just in a "read later" folder, is no better than having it in my inbox. I quickly realized that Mailbox's primary feature was completely wasted on me. I thought that the wait for activation with Mailbox (I waited almost a week!) meant it was "the next great thing." Yeah, no. For me, for now, dealing with emails as they come in and filing them in sub-folders is my process.
 

lancer_325

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I agree. I am manic about a clean inbox, but it's for dealing with emails and not just shuffling them off to another folder. Having an unread email drives me nuts. Knowing it's there, just in a "read later" folder, is no better than having it in my inbox. I quickly realized that Mailbox's primary feature was completely wasted on me. I thought that the wait for activation with Mailbox (I waited almost a week!) meant it was "the next great thing." Yeah, no. For me, for now, dealing with emails as they come in and filing them in sub-folders is my process.

You should definitely try out molto. It's still free. It has a great "unread" tab to let you quickly access unread without having to enter the main email feature of a mail app.
 

47seijar

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You should definitely try out molto. It's still free. It has a great "unread" tab to let you quickly access unread without having to enter the main email feature of a mail app.
I downloaded Molto today and deleted it after an hour or so. It insists on prompting me to create a calendar appointment each time I get an email with a time/date in it. Even writing "Tuesday night" in an email seems to prompt this. That takes up half my inbox screen and there is no way to clear it. Nothing in Settings to turn this off. The app still needs work.
 

silvermoon

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I downloaded Molto as well and I don't like the social networking feel of the app. The stock mail app works, but it'd be nice if it had different themes.
 

Ledsteplin

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I downloaded Molto as well and I don't like the social networking feel of the app. The stock mail app works, but it'd be nice if it had different themes.
Sometimes I get creative with emails. I take a suitable background, use Phonto to type my message on the background image, then paste it to an email. Presto, a themed email. Yeah, it's a bit of legwork and not practical to do with all mail, but is fun for those special times.
 
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I always end up back with the stock mail app. I've tried several others, but don't see the benefit.
My experience exactly. Remember when Mailbox with its limited rollout drew all the press? Good technique. I deleted it. I use the Google client along with the default each for their individual mail packets, but I'm just playing. I'm a Nativist at heart!



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lancer_325

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I downloaded Molto today and deleted it after an hour or so. It insists on prompting me to create a calendar appointment each time I get an email with a time/date in it. Even writing "Tuesday night" in an email seems to prompt this. That takes up half my inbox screen and there is no way to clear it. Nothing in Settings to turn this off. The app still needs work.
Just came across this mail app which may solve your issues with molto creating a calendar thing. It's free which I can't believe given that it's such a gr8 email client. It allows yahoo, hotmail, outlook, gmail and aol. Beautiful interface and works really nicely. I'd even say it tops molto. https://itunes.apple.com/app/mymail-free-email-manager/id722120997?mt=8