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My Top 5 Email Apps for the iPhone and iPad

Email is an essential form of communication. Over the years, it has become the digital hub of everything we do online. Your Facebook account is tied to an email address, as are many of our other accounts. So the app we choose matters.

Most people use Apple’s Mail app because it’s convenient, but many others dislike it. Maybe you’re in that 2nd group. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose a different app. If you or someone you know is looking to switch it up, here are what I consider the best mail apps for your iPhone and iPad.

Outlook Email


Even though it comes from Microsoft, Outlook is a powerful and useful app that works with many email services, not just Outlook accounts. You can add your Gmail, Yahoo, IMAP, and iCloud accounts.

It works well for those who need to have their schedule with their Email and contacts. You can create calendar events directly from emails, which is very convenient. There is full integration with cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. 

Outlook uses AI to anticipate your needs, help you stay organized, and plan ahead. Easily search and find files, contacts, and emails. Intelligent calendar reminds you when to leave for meetings.

If you’re looking for a professional email solution for your iPhone and iPad, this is a great option.

It’s Free in the App Store.



Gmail is probably the most well-known and used email service in the world. The biggest reason…. It’s tied to Google Services. Don’t bother using Safari to access your Gmail account. Download Google’s dedicated app for iPhones and iPads. 

With the Gmail app, you can edit attached documents in Google Docs, share files in Google Drive, and manage your calendar invites. Google Meet is integrated as well, so you can video conference without using another app.

The convenient Undo Send feature is available to prevent embarrassing mistakes. You can even clear out your inbox quickly with swipe gestures.

There’s a lot to love about the Gmail app, and if Gmail is your primary email account, it’s one you should consider using.

It’s Free in the App Store.

Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail has been around since 56k modems. If you’re still hanging on to that account, Yahoo Mail is the option to consider. 

The app connects to Dropbox and Google Drive, which makes managing your attachments simple. Yahoo Mail will also collect your email coupons from stores to make shopping more manageable.

There are a variety of cool swiping features to customize your mailbox. If you want to go Pro, it will cost $1 a month or $10 a year. Which allows for the removal of ads, and you get priority customer support.


It’s Free in the App Store.

Newton Mail

If you’re looking to get more out of your email app and don’t mind paying for a subscription, Newton Mail may interest you.

You can add multiple accounts and view them all from a unified inbox. Some of the cool features are “Read Receipts”, so you can see when a message has been read, send drafted emails later, and undo Send. You can unsubscribe to emails with a single click. Plus, there’s a ton of third-party integration like Dropbox, Evernote, Trello, and more.

There’s a 14-day free trial to check out all the features, and then it’s $49.99 a year.

Spark Email

Spark is my favorite. It’s the only email app I use. It helps me stay on top of my inbox, so I’m not drowning in it.

One of the best features is the ability to group and sort emails. It groups all your newsletters together. Making it easy to delete with a simple swipe while keeping your essential and personal emails separate.

There’s support for multiple email accounts and the ability to set up intelligent notifications for each, which allows you to mute strangers and automated emails, and lets you know about messages with a higher priority. 

You can pin emails you don’t want to lose. My favorite is snoozing an email that you don’t want to see until later. You can even send “quick replies,” such as “thanks,” with a single tap.

Spark also supports teams. So there’s no need for Slack. It has many services you can connect to like Trello, Things, Box, Reminders, Bear, Zoom, and quite a few more.

If you want one of the best ways to maintain and organize your inbox, I prefer Spark.

It’s Free in the App Store

Bonus Video:

Here’s how to create an email without ever opening the Mail app on your iOS device!


There are so many options when it comes to Email. These are some of the best out there. What are you using as your email app on your iPhone and iPad? Let me know your favorites in the comments section.

Keep an eye out for the next post where I’ll take a deep dive into Spark Mail.

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