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Over 25 Email Apps (Free & Premium) For Your iPhone And iPad


No one can deny the fact that the default Mail app on your iPhone and iPad isn’t perfect. It’s just an email client that’s good only to check emails and thanks to its push notifications, which notify you in real-time about new email messages.

The 25 Best Email Apps For iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Tired of the not-so-perfect email app on your iOS? Well, here’s a list of some of the best email apps (Free & Premium) for your iPhone and iPad (some of them are also perfect for Android). And, I have included 5 bonus apps for your desktop as well.

Read: My Favorite iOS (iPhone & iPad) Apps

My personal favorite is the Mailbox app, but it supports only Google Mail/Apps and iCloud account. But the good thing is… it’s available for Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone & iPad), and Android.

1. Mailbox


Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with a tap — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important for the moment.

Mailbox app revolutionized the way we use e-mail and it’s the best thing that happened to e-mail after Gmail. It checks your Gmail account and delivers the messages to your phone with push notifications.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Mac OS X, Android
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps, iCloud Mail
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Mailbox

2. Boxer


With support for Gmail, Outlook, Exchange (2007 and up), Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, & IMAP accounts, Boxer is bringing all of these features to all of your favorite email providers.

Boxer is one of the fastest growing e-mail apps and it features swipe actions (archive, trash, spam), Dropbox support, push notifications, Gmail integration, Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) support, to-do list, social media connection, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Android
  • Accounts: Gmail,, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo, iCloud, IMAP
  • Price: Free / Premium ($4.99)
  • iTunes: Boxer (Free) | Boxer (Premium)

3. Acompli


Acompli simply aims at making things much easier for you, such as — delete or postpone your emails and attach files effortlessly while you are on the go. Plus, with its fully incorporated calendar, you can schedule a meeting from wherever you are. It can also make your most important emails float up so you can focus on priorities.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Android
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps,, Yahoo, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Acompli

4. CloudMagic


CloudMagic is an award-winning app that features instant push notifications, Exchange support, passcode lock, custom syncing, etc. and is also connected with your frequently-used tools like Asana,, OneNote, Trello, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Android
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo,, iCloud, Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: CloudMagic

5. Molto (formerly Incredimail)

Enjoy a new visual inbox that lets you see more of your emails at first glance. Experience new intuitive email features that let you flip through your emails with ease.

Molto is designed for iPhone and iPad and supports all major email providers including (or Hotmail), Gmail, AOL, Yahoo!, or any POP3 or IMAP account.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Android
  • Accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, IMAP, POP3
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Molto

6. Mail Pilot

Mail Pilot

Mail Pilot is an email client that allows you to view your inbox as a to-do list in which messages can be marked as complete, assigned a due date, or organized intuitively to fit your workflow.

Mail Pilot is a Mailbox like e-mail app for iPhone and iPad. The primary difference between Mail Pilot and Mailbox app is the processing of e-mails. And yeah, Mailbox is a free e-mail app recently acquired by Dropbox, whereas Mail Pilot is a project. The app costs $9.99.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Mac OS X
  • Accounts: Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, IMAP
  • Price: $9.99
  • iTunes: Mail Pilot

7. Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail is a new email app by Google that requires an invite. It organizes your messages automatically and highlights them without even opening the email. The best part? It also lets you add reminders and snooze emails — with a better searching tool — all in an intuitive design.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch), Android, Web
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Inbox by Gmail

8. Triage

When you sign in to your mail account, your new messages will appear as a stack of cards. Simply flick messages up to archive, or flick them down to keep in your inbox for later. You can also tap a message to view its full contents, and compose a short reply.

Triage helps you clean your inbox. Your e-mails are displayed as a stack of cards. You can’t read the full message, but it shows a preview so that you can archive or leave it untouched.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPod touch)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, IMAP
  • Price: $2.99
  • iTunes: Triage

9. AltaMail

AltaMail lets you create rules and filters to control your inbox. It lets you set up auto-reply, auto-delete, auto-filing, auto-archive, etc. Other features include creating mailshots and templates, syncing email accounts and settings across different devices, push notifications, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPod touch)
  • Accounts: Gmail,, AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange, IMAP, POP3
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: AltaMail

10. Cloze


Cloze learns who is important to you so you can step away and return to a friendlier place with the important stuff safely tucked away, separate from the noise and clutter of everything else.

Cloze is your inbox for Email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Cloze

11. Hop

Hop brings your email to life! It automagically turns your email messages into a natural chat conversation with the people you know.

Hop automatically turns your email messages to chat conversation and supports real-time messaging, file sharing, voice recording, video calls, notifications, etc. It syncs with your desktop.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)
  • Accounts: Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail, iCloud
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Hop

12. Dispatch


Dispatch makes it easy to act on emails even when you’re on the move. It lets you get rid of mails by swiping, respond faster with snippets, and process your mails with other apps.

Dispatch is an action based e-mail client so you can archive messages to Evernote, save links to Pocket, set reminders, etc. Supported apps include Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, Clear, Fantastical, Google Chrome, 1Password, Dolphin, Safari, Maps, Google Maps, Calendar, Skype, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps, iCloud, AOL, Yahoo, IMAP
  • Price: $4.99
  • iTunes: Dispatch

13. Inky

Inky is for those who are looking for a solution to their highly confusing, unorganized inbox. Now, they can find out more important messages from the list effortlessly. The app intuitively sorts messages into specific categories like Personal, Deals, Subscription and Notes, and lets you make an instant search based on keywords, contacts, and hashtags.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Mac OS X, Windows
  • Accounts: Gmail, iCloud, AOL,, Yahoo, IMAP, POP3
  • Price: $9.99
  • iTunes: Inky

14. Tipbit


Tipbit combines email, calendaring, contacts, file sharing, and relevant social information on the people important to you, making life on the go a whole lot easier.

Tipbit automatically filters significant messages, appointments, contacts and attachments as you go through your email list or calendar and pulls relevant information from several social networks. You can organize your calendar and plan out appointments/meetings from the app itself. Also, you can directly find and share attachments and messages through Dropbox, Salesforce, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)
  • Accounts: Gmail,, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, iCloud, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Tipbit

15. MailDeck

MailDeck lets you spend less time organizing your emails and picking up the important ones from the list. It also allows you to choose how you want to view emails from different email accounts and access attachments from any account.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL,, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: MailDeck

16. Inboxcube

Inboxcube organizes all your emails, attachments, articles, and links into a photo stream. It features custom themes, swipe email conversations, quick-reply bar, real-time notifications, social media integration, offline access to email, etc.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Office365, Microsoft Exchange, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Inboxcube

17. LightMail

LightMail comes with features like multiple email accounts support, automatic account configuration, push notifications, quick-viewable conversation thread, etc. It also lets you easily manage attachments and view emails in portrait/landscape format.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch)
  • Accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, iCloud, IMAP
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: LightMail

18. Gmail


It’s the official Gmail app for your iOS device and works like magic. It supports multiple accounts, real-time notifications, full inbox search, auto-completion of names in contact list, attachments, profile pictures, etc. The reason for why I included Gmail in this list is that you will soon be able to add your other IMAP accounts as well to Gmail app.

  • Platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad), Android
  • Accounts: Gmail, Google Apps
  • Price: Free
  • iTunes: Gmail

Read: Over 101 Productivity Tools (Free & Premium) To Get Things Done

Other Mentions

  1. Mail+ for Outlook (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad — $5.99) — lets you securely access your Outlook Email and Calendar from your iOS devices.
  2. Mail+ (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad — $9.99) — Mail+ is a mail client to read and manage your emails and send emails with attachments to single contacts, to groups, to handpicked set of contacts or to distribution lists.
  3. Offline Mail (iPhone, iPod touch, & iPad — $3.99) — lets you download your entire email archive and then makes it searchable even when you’re offline.
  4. myMail (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad — Free) — brings all your email accounts into one simple interface.
  5. Sparrow (iPhone & iPod touch — $2.99) — was a nice email app but now it appears like Google discontinued further development of this app.
  6. Gusto (iPhone, iPod touch, & iPad — Free) — is yet another email app for iOS to create a unified inbox.
  7. Heed (iPhone & iPod touch — Free) — helps you prioritize emails.
  8. Mail 2 Group (iPhone, iPod touch, & iPad — Free) — lets you send group email. Also try, Mail+ (Premium), MailShot (Free).
  9. Kuriel (iPhone & iPod touch — Beta) —  is available only for email accounts hosted on Microsoft Exchange or Office 365.

BONUS: For Your Desktop

If you are looking for an alternative to Microsoft Outlook…

For Mac OS X and Windows

For Mac OS X Only

For Windows Only

  • Mailbird (Freemium — one-time $45/$6 per year)

I have handpicked the above-mentioned email apps based on its popularity and my personal experience (though I haven’t tried all of them!).

There are definitely several other email apps for iOS that could’ve made this list much longer, but, my goal was to compile 25 of the best ones.

So, get these cool apps for your device; explore, try them out, and don’t forget to tell me which one you loved the most. And, if I missed out your favorite email app, then feel free to comment below and I will be happy to add it to the list.

Happy Emailing! 🙂

Image Credit: Flickr :: First Published: April 19, 2013; Last Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015