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April 12, 2017updated 19 Jul 2022 12:46pm

Best email apps

Cant find the right email app? Take a look at CBRs list of the best email apps currently available to see which one is best for you.

By Joe Clark

Email has become one of the main methods of communication in the modern world, and since 1997 it has been more voluminous even than physical mail. In order to stay abreast of the comings and goings of today’s world it’s important that you’re connected, and that you stay on top of your emails.

According to Litmus, in 2016 mobile represented 54% of all email opens, compared to just 16% on desktop and 30% through webmail. This was almost a 10% increase on the previous year which saw mobile account for 45%. Studies have also shown that younger people are also much more likely to use mobile for emails.

Judging by this it’s quite apparent that more and more of the emailing public are moving towards mobile devices as their primary tool. However, with as many different email apps as there are it can be difficult to find the right one for you, so take a look at CBR’s list of the best email apps currently available.

1. Spark

Spark is hands down one of the best email solutions available today, its smart and sleek design, combined with its speed and customisation options make it an absolute joy to use. The smart inbox automatically groups emails of certain types so you don’t have to waste any time getting to the emails you need, and the app is perfectly compatible with the likes of Dropbox, iCloud, and OneDrive.

Pretty much the only downside to Spark is that because there is so much to customise you could find yourself playing with it for days and still only scratch the surface. Don’t mistake this level of complexity for difficulty however, the intuitive design ensures that you’ll never feel overwhelmed or confused by the platform.

For anyone who’s had enough of tradition emails, or just wants to breathe new life into what can be a relatively tedious task, you could do a lot worse than picking Spark as your new email app of choice.

Spark is available for free download on iOS and Android.

2. Gmail


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Gmail is one of the big standards in email today and the Google based email service has quickly become a popular choice due to its professional reputation and consumer friendliness. Currently there are over 1 billion Gmail users across the world, up from 490 million in 2012.

Gmail’s simplicity is one of its biggest selling points, the browser based email system allows users to easily see which emails are important, which have been automatically filed under certain tabs, and then even create new inboxes and groups themselves.

One of the problems with Gmail however, is that group messages tend to get a bit over complicated relatively quickly. Long email chains between three or more people often display in strange orders and it can take a few moments to find the information you’re looking for.

However, Gmail accounts also work across multiple platforms, so if you find yourself using a lot of YouTube, Google docs, or sharing calendar invites, then Gmail is a delight to use.

The Gmail app is available for free download on iOS and Android.

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