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The Five Best Email Apps for iOS That’ll Help You Manage Your Inbox Efficiently

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Not all email apps are created equal, and the one you’re currently using may not meet your needs as fully as possible. Switching to an alternative iOS email app could help you manage your inbox, stay on top of your daily tasks, and keep all the balls you’re juggling up in the air.

Whether you need an email that’ll allow you to filter your messages in multiple ways or an option that gamifies inbox maintenance, we’ve got the details you need below.

Mail by Apple

This email app may be a no-frills option, but it offers some effective, easy-to-use tools to help you manage your inbox and get more done in your day. There’s a handy button to click that’ll instantly call up all the unread messages in your inbox, and recent updates to the app have seen the introduction of scheduled send and unsend message tools, both of which are handy extras to have in your email arsenal.

Another really useful feature designed to help users stay on top of their messages or workload is Mail by Apple’s VIP inbox. Add a contact to your VIP list and any messages received from these addresses will be diverted straight to the VIP inbox, and you’ll receive a special push notification to alert you that a missive has arrived. Best of all, it’s compatible with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, GMX, AOL, GMX, IMAP, and Exchange accounts.


The new free webmail app on the block is Spike, and it is a great way for remote and hybrid teams to stay in touch, collaborate, and work smarter. It boasts a huge array of tools and features designed to enable smoother workflow and efficient message management. Users can switch seamlessly between emailing, voice calling, and video conferencing in-app, and the priority inbox filters out the most important messages, so you can stay focused on the task at hand.

Everyone knows that email threads can get out of hand – the repeating headers, footers, signatures, and other screen clutter makes it tricky to stay on top of these threads and engage with them. For those looking for a hardworking email app that’ll boost productivity and help your day run smoother, Spike could be a great option.


Need the ability to undertake comprehensive inbox management and maintenance? Chuck could be the solution. Fans of this iOS app appreciate the variety of ways that emails can be viewed: by subject, timespan, sender, or in a traditional list view. This is an effective way to locate the messages you’re looking for fast.

There are some neat extra features, too, such as the ability to easily add links when you’re composing message text, one-click tasks, and the facility to unsubscribe from multiple email lists smoothly and quickly.


Microsoft Outlook is both feature-rich and highly user-friendly. It incorporates several file management tools and an integrated calendar, allowing you to manage a number of tasks in one place. For example, delivery and package events can be automatically added to your schedule, along with associated details, such as tracking or reference numbers, which are taken from incoming emails. To keep things running even more efficiently, Outlook automatically filters incoming messages into either the Focused inbox or the Other Inbox, meaning you can easily see the emails that most need your attention without getting distracted by the rest.


This innovative email app for iOS offers users a unique way to efficiently manage their inboxes. Rather than being viewed as a list, unread emails are presented as cards stacked one on top of the other. You swipe right to keep the message, swipe left to archive it, and tap on the card to open it fully and reply to it. Fans of this app point to the way it helps them stay on top of their inbox, especially if they have a tendency to accumulate lots of messages. Triage offers a free plan, or you can pay to unlock additional features.

The gamification element of Triage makes sorting out your inbox fun – you may even find that you look forward to going through the piles of emails that have gathered throughout the day!

The Benefits of Switching to an Alternative iOS Email App

It’s easy to simply carry on using the iOS email app we always have – switching can seem a hassle and a task that’s way too easy to put off. However, an alternative app could bring many benefits, from easier inbox maintenance to access to collaborative tools, all designed to support a smoother home life or work day. Consider one of the options above, and start reaping the benefits.

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