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Popular email app Newton just got dark mode, bug fixes, and more

Newton On Iphone Dark Mode
Newton On Iphone Dark Mode (Image credit: CloudMagic)

What you need to know

  • Popular email app Newton continues its phoenix-like rise from the ashes.
  • It just gained a new dark mode for improved battery life and it's aesthetic AF.
  • Bug fixes and a plan for the future are also noteworthy.

Earlier this year we heard that popular email app Newton was coming back from the dead. And it did, but not without its problems. Years of neglect left it in need of some TLC and that's now happening. The latest example of that is a new round of updates that bring dark mode but, more importantly, a future. Newton is going to be on the App Store for a good long while now.

After picking up Newton following its slow and messy demise, the people behind the app needed to get a team together and then get to work. That's now happened, with dark mode being the first big new feature. And it's just the start.

After building up the team from scratch, including our wonderful support team, we have slowly progressed towards gaining an understanding of millions of lines of Newton code and the complexities involved.We approached our first release by focusing on fixing major issues all the apps had across platforms. We also took on feature requests that were most requested by community members like the dark mode. This approach helped developers time to get familiar with the codebase.

With eight developers now working on Newton, it's going to continue to get updates, too. There's a better privacy policy on the way and a hefty list of features to go with it.

  • Mail Templates
  • Link Receipts
  • Share emails via URL
  • Quote Email Text
  • Pinned emails, and
  • Tracking feed

You can download the updated Newton directly from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now. It's free, too.

Oliver Haslam
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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.