Inbox is now dead. You have had plenty of time to prepare for this moment. Google first announced Inbox's forthcoming death last September and explained that it wanted to "take a more focused approach" to email. Still, if you ignored the warning (or have been denied since then), it's time to shop for a new home.
There is no perfect one-to-one replacement for Inbox. But there are lots of e-mail apps out there that allow you more or less if your playoffs are simplicity ̵
One warning: If the last few years have taught us something, it should not be too attached to any of these. You never know what might be next on the squad.
Newton (iOS, Android)
Let's start with a popular email client that died shortly and came back. Newton's creators stopped updating the app in the fall after failing to find a sustainable e-mail business model. In December, Andy Rubins Essential bought a Newton parent company CloudMagic, refurbished the app and cut the $ 100 annual price in half.
Fifty dollars is still a lot to spend on email – especially given the prevalence of fixed free services out there – but at least it gets you a laundry list with features. You can snooze emails, create tabs for not only Gmail, but all your other email accounts, schedule sent sent messages, and integrate apps like Evernote and Pocket. It also works across Apple Watch and WearOS, for those who write answers from your wrists. If you juggle multiple accounts and providers and don't mind using cash, Newton can be what you're looking for.
Spark (iOS, Android)
Spark has over a million Apple users and launched on Android Tuesday, in time to pass the inbox on the way out of the door. At this time, the feature sets will probably start to sound a little redundant. Spark has the same email planning, prioritization, snoozing and customization you will find from other premium offers. But it has the two advantages of being free and offers a unique focus on terms of cooperation.
With Spark, teams can write emails together in real time or create a secure link to a specific email. And even if you go alone, you can take advantage of Spark's advanced customization options, including limiting messages to incoming messages from real people that you actually know and setting your own swipe movements. If you like to think, you would like to kick.
Outlook (iOS, Android)
Stop! Wait! Come back! Years ago, Outlook and its predecessor were Hotmail internet punchlines. But Outlook is very good and has been longer than you might think. Its standout feature is a so-called Focused Inbox, which prioritises emails it identifies as the most urgent, but it also provides small details such as quick calendar access, a persistent response line, and touch-to-ship scheduling, deletion and filing moves.
All these add up to save you precious taps; The best email app is the one you can spend the least amount of time in. Yes, it works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail and more. And unlike some other names in this list, you can be pretty sure that Outlook will hold on as long as you need it.
Some point from here to only be iOS and cost five bucks. But a huge heap of points on having among the most integrations of any app on this list, as well as a complementary, top notch desktop version. Airmail works with attachments Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box and Droplr; You can send emails to over two dozen calendar, text editing and task solutions. If email is at the center of your workflow, Airmail does just as well a hub as anyone.
It also looks great – an undervalued feature, especially if you spend hours a day fracking your emails in pursuit of inbox zero. As an added bonus, it is also one of the few apps anywhere on iOS to make good use of the 3-D Touch. (Remember 3-D Touch?)
Edison Mail (iOS, Android)
Formerly known as EasilyDo, Edison distinguishes himself with speed as well as an "intelligent assistant" that gives it a Google Nu-type flair. The former saves you time; The latter gives you real-time travel and delivery messages, quick access to attachments and more. As another fun twist, you let you block emails from senders you are tired of hearing from.
It doesn't store your emails on its servers but keeps them end-to-end encrypted. That said, keep in mind that Edison was involved in a full car last year, recognizing that employees had read e-mails from hundreds of users to help create new features. Do what you want!
Sorry. Had to do it. You do not need to link to the Android version here, as it comes preloaded. Gmail has its faults and it's certainly not flashy, but lots of what you've had about the inbox is over there. Not only that, but it already has many of the marquee features – snoozing, reminders, smart answers – that third-party apps have used to distinguish each other. And it continues to improve and adds the ability to schedule emails just yesterday.
Most of all, Gmail seems very unlikely to shut down before Google does it, which means it's the last home your window will find. With so much folderol hitting your inbox every day, it's nice at least not to think about where it lands.
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