Manage your email with these mobile apps
Whether you’re an iPhone user or an Android fan, there’s no getting around the fact that you probably check your email on your phone countless times each day. Maybe you use Gmail or your phone’s various in-house email apps, but have you ever wondered if there was something else out there? That a different way to check your email might just be better than you ever imagined?
In my social circles, I’m continually hearing about Mailbox, an app that redefines the way you use Gmail. You can scan your emails into chat-style organization, snooze emails to be viewed at a later time and swipe to archive or trash instantly. Best of all, the app is free, so you don’t have to worry about spending extra money just to check your email.
If money is no object, iPhone users should check out Mail Pilot. The app costs $14.99, which is definitely steep, but its feature set is quite unique. It converts your inbox into a to-do list, so emails are marked as complete, given a due date or organized within your workflow. Messages can be reviewed by date, or added to lists of similar messages for handling later. Mail Pilot has compatibility with all IMAP email service providers, but is not compatible with Exchange or POP mail servers.
And Android users, we haven’t forgotten you. Check out the Aqua Mail app, which has a free version with limited features alongside a Pro version that costs $4.95. The Pro version lets you use more than two email accounts and removes an email signature that Aqua Mail adds to the free version of the app. Feature wise, Aqua Mail offers up widgets for message counts, integration with Tasker and Light Flow, enhanced SSM & Caller ID, Cloud Print Apex Launcher Pro and Nova Launcher. It works with most common email services such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail and more. Even corporate email servers like Lotus Notes and Exchange are supported. Android gift cards can be purchased from Target, where you can also get 2 percent Cash Back on your purchase.
Whether you’re an iPhone or an Android user, rest assured, there are plenty of ways to check your email, you just have to know where to look.