Managing emails is an important part of living in the digital era, and what better way to send and receive those emails than through that tiny computer that fits inside your pocket (aka your smartphone). Thankfully, there are plenty of apps for Android that you can use to manage your personal and work-related emails. Some of them come courtesy of big-name developers and allow you to manage your inbox with greater precision, while others, instead, focus on offering detailed push notifications support for aging platforms such as Exchange 2003 and 2007. Below are some of our favorites, so you need not fret when you step away from your desktop.
Alto is a modern take on email built by an email pioneer — AOL. The app is available for both iOS and Android, and the great thing about it is that it supports a range of different services, including Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL, and iCloud. In other words, you should be able to manage all your email addresses within the one app. Another great thing about the app is that it’s not here to reinvent how we manage email; it’s here to make emails as easy as possible. That doesn’t mean that the app doesn’t comes with its own cool features, however. It can scan your emails for things like shipping details, and then present that information in a Dashboard similar to that of Inbox by Google.
This one is obviously a classic, and it’s used around the world for good reason. Gmail is one of the simplest email apps around, yet its real advantage is how integrated it is with Android and Google Assistant. Want to view your flight information from a confirmation email? Simply swipe over to Google Now! Interestingly enough, you’re also no longer limited to using only Gmail email addresses in the Gmail app. You can now add addresses from the likes of Yahoo and Outlook, meaning that you can manage all your emails from a single hub.
3.Inbox by Gmail
Inbox is Google’s attempt at changing how we use our emails. The app turns them into more of a to-do list than simply a big box of mail. Not only that, but the service can smartly group your emails into bundles, meaning you can dismiss all those annoying promo emails at once, or set up a reminder for a later time. These bundles fall into seven categories — Purchases, Finance, Social, Updates, Forums, Promos, and Low Priority — and Inbox tweaks the controls to allow for a host of different actions. While you can still delete emails, the app generally has you archive emails by marking them as “done.” You can also “pin” emails to top of your inbox as a reminder for later.
4. TypeApp Mail
TypeApp Mail, also known as TypeMail, is a well-rounded app that offers most features you would expect from an email app. It supports nearly every major mail type, for instance, along with push notifications, email “clusters,” and support for Android Wear. The best thing about the app, however, is how the app presents these features. The app features a beautiful designed despite how many quick-access features there are, and gives the user a quick and easy way to access and manage their emails from their phone.
Microsoft Outlook has long been the go-to email client for many people. Becuase so many people use it on their computers, many also want to use it on their phones as a way to more easily sync their emails and email folders between multiple systems. Outlook for Android isn’t just about syncing, however. The app allows you to create customizable swipe gestures and use an integrated calendar view — it also supports a number of the more popular email types. Outlook is clearly built around functionality, and while it’s not the most beautiful app around, it’s still one of the most productivity-focused.
K-9 is a lot older than many apps on our list, and while it does look somewhat aged, it’s still a great way to manage your emails. The interface is pretty basic, which, for people who don’t want or need more advanced features, is a good thing. Not only that, but the app offers support for Exchange 2003 and 2007, something many apps have ditched in recent years. K-9 might also be the better app for tinkerers. It’s open-source, so if you want an app you can contribute to or read the source code for, then this is likely the app for you.
Boxer is different from other apps on our list in that it’s built around gestures and aims to help you get your inbox down to zero. There are a few ways the app helps you streamline your emails — including quick replies, swipe to delete, integration with Evernote, and few other features. One of the best things about Boxer is its construction. The app is well-designed and looks great. It’s not the best option for those that want to manage multiple email addresses, but it remains a solid choice if you only need to keep track of one.
WeMail is also a little different than the other apps, namely because it turns emails into a kind of instant messaging experience. Emails are shown in your inbox like a messaging thread and outfitted with a “Quick Reply” feature, which lets you send short voice snippets in a similar fashion to WhatsApp. WeMail also offers ways to easily keep track of all the emails you’ve ever sent and received with an easy-to-use search feature. That means you won’t have to scroll for days on end to find the message you want. The app currently supports Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook, and several other clients.
9. CloudMagic Newton Mail
Newton is a subscription-based service that, as the Google Play page says, “supercharges your email.” How does it do that? Well, it offers a number of features that most people probably don’t need, along with a few that most people will really appreciate. These include features like Snooze, Read Receipts, Send Later, Connected Apps, and so on. The app is also compatible with Android Wear, so if you have an Android Wear device, you’ll be able to get emails on that device too. It works with a range of email clients — i.e. Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Office 365 — and even supports IMAP. Sadly, Newton is a little pricey given it costs $50 a year.
10. Aqua Mail
Aqua Mail has been around for quite some time, and it supports a range of different email clients, including Gmail, Yahoo!, and Outlook. On top of that, it supports IMAP, POP3, and SMTP, meaning that you can use your own server with the software. Unfortunately, app’s design could definitely use a refresh. You’ll also have to upgrade to the Pro version ($5) if you want to add more than two accounts, but, thankfully, the free version will suffice for most users.