Now that Mailbox is available on Android, you’re probably wondering if it is the best alternative to the default e-mail client there is. Well, to find out you’d have to dig through hundreds of thousands app in the Google Play Store. It’s a daunting and time-consuming task, but don’t worry – we’ve got your back.
For your convenience, we’ve put together a handy list of 8 coolest and highest-rated e-mail apps you can download on your Android device. With a plethora of unique features and advanced functionality they offer, they should help you tame your inbox once and for all. Enjoy!
Note: Apps are in no particular order.
I believe this app needs no introduction, but if you don’t know it, download it from the Play Store as soon as possible. Developed and released by Google themselves, Gmail is a feature-packed application tailored specifically for users of Google’s e-mail service. It offers deep integration with the operating system, support for multiple accounts, and ability to manage labels for messages. Unfortunately, just like Gmail for web, the app puts ads in your inbox from time to time, but makes up for it with a pretty interface and overally fluid experience.
The latest contender to the name of the best e-mail app on Android, Mailbox brings all features that made it so popular among iPhone and iPad users. It comes with a gorgeous interface that relies on gestures and swipes for basic navigation. As you’d expect from an e-mail client, Mailbox allows you to send, receive, trash, and archive messages as well as browse inbox folders and create lists.
Moreover, before it downloads any data to your devices, it checks them in the cloud for possible viruses and malware. Mailbox’s advanced algorithms let it learn your preferences and automatically categorize incoming messages based on your previous actions. It is that smart! Supported accounts include only Gmail and iCloud at the moment, but more are scheduled to arrive in the future.
My personal favourite, CloudMagic, brings a bunch of visual improvements over the default e-mail app. It sports a good-looking UI designed for both smartphones and tablets and offers basic integration with popular third-party services such as Pocket, Zendesk, Mailchimp, and Evernote. Directly from within the app, you can save a link to Pocket or create a new note in your Evernote notebook. It is a very convenient feature that allows you to complete all your work without switching apps and accounts.
Speaking of accounts, CloudMagic comes with support for Gmail, Office 365, Microsoft Outlook, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and IMAP. Reminders, push notifications, and offline mode are not missing, too.
SolMail is a free application built to make your e-mail experience a little more cheerful, but not less productive at all. It comes with a bunch of useful features such as unified inbox, category view, and handy widget that displays unread messages directly on your phone’s home screen. SolMail’s pretty interface uses flicks and swipes to browse through e-mails and if words were not enough to express your feelings, the app allows you to insert a fun sticker. SolMail is compatible with all IMAP/SMTP/POP3 accounts.
myMail, with its elegant and friendly interface that displays avatars and icons for your friends and co-workers, is one of the best looking e-mails clients for the platform. It is not only beautiful, but also pretty capable as it comes with built-in image and file browsers, instant search with dynamic phrase suggestions, multiple accounts support, and various tweaks built to simplify and speed up your experience.
The app works with any IMAP or POP3 account, including Gmail, iCloud, Me.com, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, AOL, and Hotmail.
In addition to being able to send and receive messages using any supported IMAP, POP3, SMTP or EWS account, Aqua Mail can be used to manage e-mails saved in folders and handle attachments. Moreover, it comes with a home screen widget and integration with third-party apps – Tasker, Nova Launcher, LightFlow, and Dash Clock Widget are just to name a few.
Apart from well-designed, intuitive interface, Blue Mail packs a number of features designed to help you reach the legendary Inbox Zero. It uses smart filters, reminders, and to-do lists to improve your productivity. When you finish handling an e-mail, you can mark it as done to remove it from the inbox. Similarly, if you don’t have time to reply to a message, you can tap the Later button and have the app remind you about it when you’ll have a moment to spare.
To discover what else Blue Mail has to offer, download it now and link your Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook or iCloud account.
If you’re not into colorful interfaces and rounded buttons and would rather have better control over your e-mails, K-9 Mail is your best choice. It doesn’t look bad at all, but it is obvious that the app was built with productivity and functionality in mind. It allows you to manage and sync multiple folders, flag messages, set different signatures for every account, save e-mails to SD, and more. K-9 Mail is an open-source app, which means that the community is continuously fixing bugs and adding new features.
K-9 Mails comes with support for all IMAP, POP3, and Exchange 2003/2007 accounts.
If you recommend any other e-mail apps for Android, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we may add them to the post.