E-mail or electronic mail has been a reliable form of communication since time immemorial. Before instant messaging and video calling was introduced, email was the sole way of communicating over the internet and even today it holds much importance. Irrespective of whether you’re the boss of a huge MNC or whether you’re a primary school teacher, email is a necessity in all walks of life.
Best Email Apps for Android
There are innumerable apps for email nowadays, some better than the rest. All your Android devices will generally come pre-installed with an email app, but it may not be as feature rich as you prefer. Thus, we have selected the top 10 email apps for Android which are sure to satisfy all your emailing needs.
1. Blue Mail
A powerful mail application, Blue Mail supports many clients like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Office 365 and even allows you to sync multiple emails from different providers in a single unified interface. It has a configurable look and an interesting dark theme. It offers Android support, different notification settings for each account including Quiet hours and even certain smart features.
Gmail is without a doubt the most reliable email app and comes pre-installed on almost all Android devices. The app offers 15GB of free storage and supports most email clients like Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook etc allowing you to have multiple accounts and multiple inbox settings. The app has a material design, unified inbox, customizable notifications, bookmarking of messages and even group discussions.
A simple, easy to use and functional app, myMail has all the required features like email signatures, ActiveSync, data compression for emails, convenient file attachments, smart search function etc. It is the mail client for my.com’s email service and supports any IMAP or POP3 services. It also has support for all the standard clients like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL, Exchange etc.
4. K-9 Mail
K-9 Mail is quite an old app which has existed since Android 1.5 Cupcake and is still one of the most popular ones around. It is open-sourced, allowing you to build or contribute your ideas and has a minimalist and functional interface. It supports almost all IMAP, POP3, and Exchange accounts and has multi-folder sync, flagging, signatures, BCC-self and everything else.
5. Nine Mail
A great choice for business users, Nine Mail is a slightly expensive but highly secure option. It directly connects you to email services and has no server or cloud features. It offers Android Wear support and you can even choose which folders you wish to sync. It supports Exchange ActiveSync and thus Outlook users will definitely find this a good choice.
6. TypeApp Email
TypeApp is one of the simpler and well-designed apps out there with a good material design and unified UI. It supports almost all email services, wireless printing support and even allows you to snooze emails and set reminders. It has an intuitive design and offers themes, a dark mode and Smart Clusters feature to combine relevant emails together. It even supports Exchange ActiveSync for any Outlook user.
7. Newton Mail
Newton Mail was initially known as Cloud Magic and is an app with a very clean and simple user interface. It supports all popular email services and integrates with things like Wunderlist, Todoist, OneNote, Trello, Evernote and others. It even has smart search capabilities, Android Wear support, cross-platform abilities and allows you to secure the inbox with a passcode.
8. Aqua Mail
Another excellent email app for Android devices, Aqua Mail offers an easy setup process for email services like Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail etc and virtually supports any IMAP, POP3 and SMTP clients. It offers push mail support, can sync with one’s calendar and contacts is quite customizable and has a variety of widgets which help you stay updated without having to open the app.
ProtonMail is an app useful for people who prefer high-end security as the emails are end-to-end encrypted. This means no one can read them except the sender and receiver, not even ProtonMail. Moreover, it has OpenPGP support and even self-destructing emails in certain cases. The emails are stored on a server which is also totally encrypted and hence does not compromise on security.
10. Microsoft Outlook
Outlook ranks among the top Android email apps nowadays and allows you to sync several email accounts from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo or iCloud and keep them active simultaneously. It has a clean and user-friendly interface and simple swipe gestures to manage emails. It also offers cloud storage services and calendar integration. The best part in the ‘Focused Inbox’ feature which keeps all important emails at the top.
In the end, we would like to say that each email app keeps getting regularly updated and new features are continuously added. One day this will be better and the next day, that will be better. But these 10 which we have explained here are the top ones and will continue to hold that position for a long time. So whether you need a simple email app for personal use or a feature-rich one to manage your whole company, you will find one here that suits your needs.