No matter what line of work you’re in, chances are that a good deal of your business communication takes place via email. Throw into the mix a couple of different accounts for your personal correspondences, shipping confirmations, and reminders about that online sale happening this weekend, and your inbox can start to get cluttered pretty quickly.
That’s why you need an email platform that helps you stay organized while maximizing your productivity—and you don’t need a desktop computer to clean up your inbox. There are some fantastic mobile email apps out there for your smart phone or tablet, so you can sort, filter, and respond from anywhere at any time.
9 Best Mobile Email Apps
These 9 email apps will help you stay organized, productive, and on-task.
1. Microsoft Outlook
Outlook is a classic, which you may equate with “outdated.” But if you haven’t checked it out in a while, you may want to take a look at this staple. After Microsoft acquired the mobile email app Accompli in 2014, they made a lot of changes to the mobile version of Outlook, making it a powerhouse for productivity.
- Built-in analytic engine that automatically surfaces important emails across multiple accounts
- Coordinate attachments, contacts, and calendars
- Swiftly sort and prioritize your emails with quick swipe controls
- Compatible with Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and iCloud email accounts
- Connects with Microsoft’s business suite of products for cloud integration
Most Android devices come with the Gmail app already preloaded, and this option also makes sense if you use other products in Google’s suite, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Hangouts, as you can take your work with you anywhere.
- Supports multiple accounts and notifications
- Automatic filters sort out social notifications and spam
- Tag and sort incoming mail by sender
- Customizable priority notifications
- “Undo Send” feature allows you to take back an email within 10 seconds of clicking “Send”
If security and data privacy are at the top of your concerns, ProtonMail might be the right choice for you. Founded in 2013, the company’s servers are all located in Switzerland, which means user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.
The company claims that none of your encrypted emails can be shared with third parties, and even ProtonMail can’t decrypt or read your messages.
- End-to-end encryption
- Doesn’t require any personal info to create an account
- Uses open source implementations of AES, RSA, and OpenPGP to help maximize security and privacy
4. Edison Mail
Edison Mail will help you become an efficiency pro by helping you easily unsubscribe from unwanted lists and sort your mail by sender and category.
Plus, the app comes with a built-in AI assistant that can help you automatically track packages, get real-time travel notifications, and even organize receipts.
- Configurable swipe controls
- Built-in AI personal assistant
- Mute specific senders with smart notifications
- Auto-sort by category
- Bulk unsubscribe feature
- Supports Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Exchange, Outlook, Office 365, Hotmail, AOL, and IMAP accounts
Boxer combines your email, calendar, and contacts into a single platform to help you maximize productivity and efficiency.
Create and manage events, view calendar attachments, and send invites for meetings all in one place.
- Swipe to sort mail into archives, trash, or spam
- Use quick-reply templates to save time
- Get more done with bulk actions
- Corporate users can manage access, security features, and mobile workflows
6. Aqua Mail
Available for: Android
Aqua Mail is available for Android and can be downloaded for free. For $19.99, you can unlock premium features such as calendar and contact syncing, smart folders, and signature support. If you have an Android Wear smartwatch, you can also view notifications and reply by voice from there.
- Easy setup for Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo accounts
- Supports accounts hosted by Google Apps, Office 365, Exchange Online
- Rich text editor
- Theme customizations
- Integrates with a variety of Android apps such as Light Flow, Apex Launcher, and Tasker
Similar to ProtonMail in its dedication to privacy, TutaNota protects your data with end-to-end encryption under German privacy laws. Free users get 1 GB of encrypted storage, but you can also subscribe to premium tiers that offer custom domains, expanded search, inbox rules, and the option for unlimited storage.
- Instant push notifications
- Built-in encryption
- Encrypted calendar feature
- Full-text search feature
Available for: iOS
Airmail features gesture controls, single and threaded message views, customizable labels, and filtered searches to help you stay organized on your Mac and iPhone.
- Interactive push notifications
- Snooze messages
- Bulk editing
- Customizable swipes
- Gesture controls
- Support for Gmail, Exchange EWS, Outlook 365, IMAP and POP3
Available for: iOS
Some of the other email apps on this list are packed with lots of great features, but Triage’s focus is on simplicity and helping you get your unread emails down to zero. Messages appear like a stack of cards, and all you need to do is flick them up or down to quickly sort and organize.
Its strict minimalism means you’ll probably want to keep your main email workstation, but visit Triage when it’s time to do some cleaning and build efficiency.
- Simple, clean interface
- Flick up to archive, down to keep for later
- Supports multiple accounts
- Supports Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and most IMAP services
Keeping Your Inbox Organized
Keeping your inbox organized and free of clutter will help ensure that you don’t miss any notices and that you respond to important messages in a timely matter.
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As a blog writer for TCK Publishing, Kaelyn loves crafting fun and helpful content for writers, readers, and creative minds alike. She has a degree in International Affairs with a minor in Italian Studies, but her true passion has always been writing. Working from home allows her to do even more of the things she loves, like traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.