Thankfully, managing your email has gotten a whole lot easier thanks to these innovative apps:
Microsoft rolled out its Outlook app for iOS and Android about two months after acquiring Accompli. The decision gave users a more desirable alternative to the Outlook Web App, and a more powerful alternative to the default iOS Mail app offered.
Some of Outlook’s key features include:
Microsoft has also been working on improved document collaboration features in Outlook. They have added in workflow between Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and of course Outlook to make editing files on a mobile device much easier.
There’s no denying that most of us tend to get our answers from Google. Well, Google’s answer to email clutter is the simply named Inbox. Google’s Inbox app offers Gmail users tons of innovative time-saving features, some of which include:
Inbox has got your back, and will suggest that you add a Reminder if someone sends you a ‘to-do’ email.
Spark has rolled out its version of the smart inbox as well. The app is loaded with a lot of cool features, and it is definitely smart with natural speech search and the ability to easily toggle between views.
Some other helpful features Spark has to offer are:
The name says it all! Zero is all about keeping your inbox clear.
Instead of prioritizing or grouping emails, Zero’s Mailfeed takes a different approach and offers a summary of each email in full screen “cards”. Here is how they work:
Although you are aiming for ‘Inbox Zero’, they have developed a clever way to focus on what you want to keep, not what you need to delete. Along with this, when scrolling through Zero, the interface is similar to that of a social media app, which works well.
The Boxer app is offered in a free and paid-for version on iOS, and also as a freemium app through Android.
Boxer supports Gmail, Outlook, Exchange, Yahoo, and IMAP. It offers Box, Dropbox, Evernote, and Facebook Calendar integration. It also has unique swipe features, such as:
On iOS, the free version of the app is limited to one webmail account, and you don’t get access to Boxer’s custom quick templates. Though, it does still provide a short list of stock replies.
Mailbox by Dropbox allows and encourages users to transfer as much as possible out of the inbox, while still providing easy access to the archive.
The Mailbox app has its users choose one of three ‘rules’:
Mailbox offers a lot of unique swipe actions as well:
Mailbox obviously uses Dropbox when it comes to syncing and storage for file attachments, but by default, the app will send attachments as Dropbox links (as opposed to attaching a file to the message).
CloudMagic is a search-focused email app that provides a simple and clean design. In April 2014, CloudMagic won the Webby Awards People’s Voice for their visual design, and again in September, winning the “Best Design” award at the Evernote Platform Awards.
Aside from the design and search capabilities, here are some key features of CloudMagic:
CloudMagic recently displayed a new contact-focused add-on. The add-on is called Team Contacts, and it is being aimed at business users that want to help their colleagues introduce new contacts from outside of the organization. For now, however, it only works with Google Apps.
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