Boxer email app becomes a one-stop shop with built-in calendars and contacts

Third-party email app Boxer, one of the best mail apps for iPhone, has hit version 6.0, adding several major new features. Most notably, Boxer now offers integrated contacts and calendars, offering an integrated solution in a single app, much like Microsoft's Outlook or Readdle's Spark.

Boxer's Calendar and Contact features integrate well with email. For instance, not only can you simply add an appointment or invitation from an email, but you can also send your availability without needing to move back and forth between apps. Boxer will also keep track of your favorite contacts, with favorites and most recent contacts just one tap away.

As for email, Boxer's signature feature, it has received some substantial updates as well, which you can find in the list below:

  • Full screen iPad view
  • Set account colors
  • Tap an email address to add contacts
  • Set 'unread inbox' as default view
  • Perform actions from the lock screen
  • Unread messages are now highlighted
  • Apple Watch support for notifications
  • Create calendar invites from email
  • New calendar invite card. More than accepting/declining events, your invite now tells you whether or not you're busy.

You can grab Boxer 6.0 from the App Store right now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Good info. Would be interested in seeing an iMore comparison between Boxer, Outlook and Spark. Especially since two of the three are paid apps, while the other is free. Any thoughts on doing this type of comparison?
  • I gotta give it a try again. I didn't like how it rendered HTML emails because font was small regardless phone font size setting and pinch to zoom wasn't as fluid & smooth feeling as stock email.
  • Features sound nice. I have yet to find the perfect email client. All have great features, but none seem to have them all.