So you’ve got an iPhone, well done you, and now you are wondering what’s the best email app for you? Well, look no further as we’ve done the research that’s required for you.
Okay, you have an iPhone, there’s no need to shout it from the rooftops as it’s not 2006 and a great portion of us also have one, but we can see why you’d be excited. As phones go, the iPhone is, in our view, some way ahead of the rest.
Now, when it comes to a good email app, for any interface, some aspects are universal and usually relate to ease of use, security and organization. Below you’ll see the apps that we feel are most fit for purpose when it comes to using on an iPhone.
Now, we know what you are thinking, and we get it. Outlook for many of us is a stale unwieldy service that is the stuff of nightmares. It is worth noting that they’ve come a long way and their iOs product is miles better than you’d first imagine.
It’s very user-friendly, well laid out and looks nice also. It’s far more colourful than their desktop offering and everything is intuitive and works well with third-party apps and useful built-in facilities like calendar and other functions that help to keep all your communication in one handy place.
A relatively new player on the market, Spark is beginning to get a great deal of traction and with their iPhone offering, we can well see why.
They have a refreshing new look when it comes to email order, where you can place pieces in buckets to help compartmentalize your inbox. Spark is free but that doesn’t mean it loses anything when it comes to functionality.
Spark supports all the usual email providers, iCloud, Google, Outlook etc.. and is an interesting, and understated, new kid on the block. Well worth trying out.
Clearly, the big ‘win’ with using Gmail on your iPhone is for those who already use their suite of services. For instance, you may use Google Docs or calendar services, in which case it kind of makes sense to keep things in the family.
There is more to it than that though. Gmail is great for those with multiple accounts, where you can easily have them all collated in one location. When it comes to protecting your privacy, Gmail is also hard to beat.
The user interface for Gmail, especially their more recent iterations, is as smooth as can be and is only getting better.
What’s most interesting, and effective, about Spike is that they’ve reimagined the whole email experience. Given that emails, much like our overall communication, have become shorter and more immediate, these guys have boiled down the entire experience. And it works.
Less of a need in this app for headers and signatures, if you wish, and more of an emphasis on sorting and arranging. Thus making the entire process more streamlined and we can attest to the effectiveness of their approach.
The service is free and business accounts are well priced and we can’t fault it with regards to privacy and third-party support. In many ways when it comes to finding the best email app for iPhone, this could well be it.
It’s a brave attempt and reshaping the email landscape and one that appears to be working.
5. Apple Mail
Considering this service comes with your phone, you may as well give it a go. Surprisingly it’s not an app that users instantly try out, opting instead to stick with what they know.
Now, rightly or wrongly, Apple mail has had some detractors over the years but it does do the job. That is if the main job you want from a mail app is just the sending and receiving of emails in a timely and secure manner.
It’s very much a ‘what you see is what you get the type of email providing app but in many ways, it’s both flawless and flawed. Not much has changed with the service over the years but for some, that’s more than enough.
Its additional benefit is that it works with just about all email services, from iCloud to Outlook and most stops in between.