If the built-in Mail app on your iPhone isn't quite your bag, there are several other excellent email options just a few taps away in the App Store. That's not to say that Apple's Mail app isn't fine — it lets you connect multiple accounts from different services in a unified inbox, connects to events in Calendar, works with your attachments, and more.

However, there are plenty of third-party email apps in the App Store that might suit your needs better. Whether you are trying to get to "inbox zero," hoping to quickly triage your messages on the go, or want to simplify your daily email activities, there's an email app out there to suite your needs



Spark has a smart inbox that automatically detects whether something is personal or a newsletter. Emails are grouped by their types, with personal ones on top so you can focus on important messages first. It is set up to get you to inbox zero quickly. Swipe to archive or delete. Pin an email as a reminder to get something done. Snooze to get a notification to take care of something later. Quick replies let you send pre-written short answers, like "thanks" with a single tap. Spark is ideal for people who just want to keep their inbox clear all day.


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CloudMagic is famous for its smart cards, which connect directly to productivity apps like Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, and more. It has a robust attachment management system so you can grab files from or add files to cloud storage apps like iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and more. It also has Apple Watch integration so you can read and respond to emails from your wrist. It is perfect for people that tend to send or receive a lot of email attachments and need solid productivity integration.

Microsoft Outlook


The Outlook app is not just for Microsoft's Outlook.com email. It also works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, IMAP, and even iCloud accounts. It deeply integrates with your calendar, and contacts, as well as cloud storage services like OneDrive, Dropbox, and more. Open Word or Excel attachments, edit them, and resend them in the original email. Create calendar events for Skype calls, which you can connect to directly from the event. Outlook is incredibly useful and versatile for highly productive emailers that are always on the go.



With Dispatch, you can respond to emails with a single tap by storing your frequently-used sentences and comments as "snippets." When you start typing a response, the snippets will pop up, then just tap one to autofill the rest of the response. It integrates with dozens of apps — like Fantastical, Google Maps, and Skype — so you can quickly address emails that require action. Apple Watch compatibility lets you triage emails right from your wrist. Dispatch works best as a workflow companion.



Timyo is designed for managing all of the important emails you receive by turning those messages into to-do actions and events. Set a reminder to address a specific email today, tomorrow, or a date of your choosing, and then view your email inbox as a calendar to see when items need to be taken care of. When sending out an email, Timyo lets you include when you hope to get a response to help the recipient prioritize their communication back to you, and will automatically forward to other Timyo users' calendars.

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eMail Widget 2 puts your unread emails right in Notification Center where you can perform basic sorting actions without having to unlock your iPhone. Archive, star, mark as read, send to spam, or delete an email right from the Lock screen with just a swipe and a tap. Add up to three accounts to keep track of all new incoming messages. This is the best for immediate inbox-clearing gratification without the hassle of having to open an app.

Of course, don't forget the major mail client's apps, like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or AOL.

Your favorite?

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