What you need to know
- Edison Mail has been updated to take advantage of iOS 14.
- Users can now set Edison Mail as their default email app.
- Unfortunately, there are no widgets as yet.
Edison Mail has been updated with support for iOS 14, meaning users can now set the app as the default mail handler on their iPhone and iPad. No more tapping an email address and having the Mail app when you don't want it to.
The update arrived yesterday and the release notes suggest that the addition of the default app setting is the only change. Unfortunately, that means there are no widgets to play with here. At least, not yet.
One of the standout features of iOS 14 is the ability – #finally – to set an app other than Mail as the default email app. You can do the same with web browsers as well, although calendar apps haven't been given the same love, unfortunately.
Existing users of Edison Mail can now download the update as normal. Everyone else can download the latest version direct from the App Store for free. There are multiple in-app purchases available for the Edison Mail+ option, however.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.