Gmail for iOS has been updated to version 3.0, adding background refresh to make viewing your email faster. While Gmail already utilizes push notifications, users have previously needed to wait for the app to refresh and load new messages when opening it.
Airmail has been updated to version 1.3, adding several new features, as well as making a host of improvements and fixes. New features include collapsable folders, a new search engine, and new flags and filters.
CloudMagic is an alternative email client for iPhone that may look like any other third party email app but don't be fooled. The main goal of Cloud Magic is to provide the best search tools an email client can offer. Not only can you search individual accounts, you can search all your accounts at once, an invaluable tool for those of us with lots of inboxes.
Hop is a new email service that aims to make email more manageable. Unlike other services that use smart mailboxes, Hop transforms your emails into conversations instead of messy threads and attachments. The difference makes you actually want to respond to emails more often.
In celebration of the 16th birthday of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo! has update every version of its mail app on the web, Android, and iOS. In addition to a new look, Yahoo Mail is gaining a conversation view, enabling users to view threaded email conversations. Conversations can be turned off and on in the app's settings. The new UI uses translucency to allow users to create their own look for the app through use of several colorful themes.
Airmail, an alternative email client for the Mac that's been gaining some popularity lately, has just received another nice update that includes many new features as well as several improvements upon existing ones. Most notably, the update to Airmail brings with it support for multiple signatures, a new way to manage labels, inline quick reply, and much more.
Mailbox, the popular third-party Gmail experience for iOS, has been updated with a couple of cool new features. Following the recent addition of portrait view for the iPad, there's now access to a landscape view on the iPhone so you can read your messages in the wider view. Also, with support for alias accounts now added, Gmail's "send as" feature opens up in Mailbox.