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Outlook is part of the old guard when it comes to email, the service has existed in a multitude of different forms over the years, dating as far back as MS DOS. Thankfully the system has changed more than just its name since then and is still more than capable of holding its own against modern email solutions. Outlook has long been the dominant force in enterprise email because of its professional appearance, easy to master calendar system, and strong privacy and security.
However, some of the problems that have persisted throughout the products life cycle are just as prevalent in the app iteration of the software. For instance, the strange interface inconsistencies and inflexibility of the platform has long been a problem, customising the appearance and options as well as the bizarre decision to move the trash folder to the top of the screen can make it feel rather unfriendly at times.
Outlook is first and foremost an enterprise solution, and the ability to sync your business accounts to your phone quickly and easily is tremendously useful. Though if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a personal touch then keep on looking.
Outlook, is available for free download on iOS and Android.
4. Aqua Mail
Aqua Mail is an Android exclusive mail service that, despite being a relative newcomer, has already proven itself to be one of the best. As well as an offering of all of the usual email caveats and speedy load times, the app also boasts excellent connectivity options and is easily integrated with Dropbox and iCloud. The system is also best used in tandem with Tasker, the automation app, to make emails that little bit less of a chore.
Unfortunately, the basic free version only supports up to two accounts, so if you’re a frequent user of multiple email accounts then you’ll have to spend a little bit extra to get that functionality. The app also lacks the ability to use images or html as a signature which takes away the professional edge found in most of Aqua’s competitors.
However, the pro version is only $4.99 on the Google Play store so if you can part with some pocket money, then those multiple accounts can be yours. Similarly, if you can live without the email signature then there’s no reason that you won’t find Aqua Mail a suitable email solution.
Aqua Mail is available is available for free download Android.
myMail is a free email client that gives boring old emails a much needed makeover. The platforms UI is colourful in a way that makes checking your emails that little bit more pleasant, though the aesthetic isn’t the only thing that’s visually pleasing. The simplicity of the UI means that even newcomers will be navigating with ease in minutes and the ability to mark emails in a specific folder for later action is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
However, there is one big downside for all of these upsides. Currently myMail carries out most of its functions on the server side as opposed to the client side, in some cases this means that the app is capable of opening emails without the users permission, or even knowing. Passwords are also cached in this manner, even after uninstalling the app, if security and privacy are your primary concerns then consider looking elsewhere.
Functionally, myMail is one of the more convenient email apps available but the security concerns, which should be a concern, could certainly be enough to warrant looking elsewhere. For a casual email account myMail is perfect, less so for anything containing sensitive information.
myMail is available for free download on iOS and Android.