What's your favorite alternative email app for iPhone?

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  1. chris

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    I've been working on an article that includes some of the best email apps for iPhone. I've found some great apps that I've been using for the past week. I wanted to get some feedback from members of the community on apps they are using for email. If you've left the stock app, I'd like to know what app has become your go-to app for mail and why?
     
  2. lancer_325

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    I'm really like the molto email app. It's full of colours and deals with emails as per categories. Lovely feel to the way if works it and it flows real nice. Nice little tweak is the unread emails option which is pretty cool. Here's the link.
    https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/molto-email-app-for-gmail/id551945066?mt=8




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  3. chris

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    Excellent. Thanks. I just downloaded it and will give it a try. The name Incredimail seems familiar, but I hadn't see this app.
     
  4. Europa

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    The stock email app works great for me. I haven't ever even tested a third party email app.
     
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  5. chris

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    I've been a stock mail user as well, but I think my findings might have me changing. I use Gmail and support for labels, actions and such are really useful. My problem is that I don't take action on emails and forget about them. When I first see them, if it's not vitally important (like a PM from @Napoleon PhoneApart ), I'll plan to get to it later. A thousand emails later and I'm wondering how things got so bad. Apps like Mailbox, Boxer, among others offer some nifty features that might prevent this from ever happening. These apps beg you to act, which is better than the inaction which causes such inbox havoc.
     
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    Incredimail adds great gif animations to your emails. Unfortunately, it's only for computers. I'd love to have it on iPhone.


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    Jeesh.
     
  8. lancer_325

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    Will be interested to see what you think of it. I'm liking it more and more each day. My only gripe is that it only a landscape mode on the ipad mini. Still as a free app I find it brilliant.
     
  9. dmoskaluk

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    I've used the GMail App. on all devices, and have shut off notifications for the GMail accounts set up on the native mail. I use native for iCloud mail only.... Works smoothly and is very user friendly. Its a good dovetail for my desktop, ( IMac ) where I use Chrome as a browser and a GMail extension. David


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    Per this thread, trying 'Malto' ..... Now that' sea different approach .... Will run it in the background for a bit :)


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  11. lancer_325

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    Hope you like molto. It's a neat little app and I love scanning through unread emails. V neat and tidy email client.


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  12. dmoskaluk

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    Seems to be so ..... Not quite ready yet to promote it to my main screen, but will use it to compare.... It took me quite awhile to get used to GMail's presentation when I went with it ( almost at its inception several years ago ) and web based mail was in its infancy. I quickly ditched my traditional Outlook Express ... But a half hours worth of playing around with Malto leaves me with a grin :)


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    I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered it and even more so when I discovered it was a free app. It's now my main email app. I love it.


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  14. dmoskaluk

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    It's now installing on my phone.......
     
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    Interested to hear what you think after you've used it for a while. I'm def sticking with it. It can handle outlook and gmail which is v handy and it has more colours than the stock Apple app which I like.


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  16. dmoskaluk

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    So far so good .... I've been fiddling with it since supper..... Its SO different, but that was said about GMail at its inception and I got used to it in a few days ..... I'm impressed so far. On the GMail app, the notifications are pushed and the content is fetched. I'm not too sure about this one, but I suspect it is all a fetch set up. I will likely keep the GMail app running, if only for the notifications... David :cool:
     
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    Yes David, I think it's set up to fetch which may be a problem regarding battery. Also I find that it takes a little while after the notification before you see the mail appearing in the app inbox. Still I can live with those little issues if I can have an attractive looking mail app with the unread mail option to swiftly run through them. Also the app allows you to swipe through emails so that's very handy if you are getting loads of emails. You just read and swipe to the next one. Try it and see if its for you or not. I'm just surprised it hasn't caught on with more people.
     
  18. dmoskaluk

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    One day in , and its on my first page. I only use the notifications for the GMail app itself ( sound + badge app icon ) which brings up the notification. I then click the Molto, which immediately does a 'fetch' for whatever's new. The preview panes are great, allowing me to bypass minor things until I'm ready, and open stuff which is pressing. It seems a vey flexible program, and being both free and 'ad free' at least so far, is a bonus . I like the way attachments are 'attached' even on the preview. The iPhone version isn't quite a good, having to work on the smaller screen, but is still very functional.. There is a bit of a synch delay between devices (iPhone/iPad) as well as synch with the GMail app, and GMail through Chrome on my Mac, but all gets sorted out eventually....
    As was said.... Its a big performer for a 'free' app ... David


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    I'm really liking Molto after only about 24 hrs. I've always loved the stock email apps for my iPhone, but with the calendar debacle I've opened up to third party apps. This is one I'm glad I tried. For a free app it does a ton.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  20. lancer_325

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    Delighted you like molto. Since I found it I've been using only it.


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