Gmail is everywhere on Android smartphones. However, there are very interesting alternative mail clients that could make you leave the Google application. Here is our selection.
If you have an Android smartphone, you know Gmail. This email client is preinstalled on the vast majority of devices equipped with this OS – it is an app imposed by the Mountain View giant to access Google Play services. However, some do not necessarily appreciate the experience offered by this application and would like to look elsewhere.
Fortunately, there are a whole bunch of alternatives worth a frank look at to get rid of Gmail while enjoying these emails comfortably. Here is our selection.
Microsoft Outlook, the other giant
Microsoft’s mail client is certainly one of the most complete. Compatible with a Gmail, Yahoo, Office 365 and Outlook address (this one made sense), it offers an interface highlighting priority emails and where the rest of the emails can be displayed with a switch located at the top of the screen. We can also highlight the automatic grouping of letters that contain a specific file such as a concert ticket or a plane ticket and offers a unified search function. Microsoft obliges, its compatibility with Word or Excel files is to be underlined.
Blue Mail, le challenger
Blue Mail is a client that presents itself as an alternative to the clients of the giants Google or Microsoft and is greatly appreciated by its users. Its greatest strengths are clearly its design and its interface allowing you to navigate between the different mailboxes thanks to a system of tabs. Compatible with the main types of e-mail addresses, the application appeals in particular thanks to its message sorting functions according to several criteria. For productivity, Blue Mail is a good choice.
Spike is clearly the weirdest in the way he handles emails. Exit the classic display and hello instant messaging mode! Largely inspired by applications like Messenger or WhatsApp, Spike takes up this concept to adapt it to emails. An interface where conversations turn into message bubbles. A particular concept that can attract some and put off others. Also note the integration of audio or video calls with contacts who also have the Spike application.
Spark, the Inbox
Present for some time on iOS, Spark then came to Android on the same day as Inbox was killed. Chance does it well, as it is perhaps the best replacement for Google’s defunct app. A very well managed sorting between notifications, newsletters, personal emails and previously read emails is done as soon as the application is started in what Spark calls the ” Smart Inbox“. Different features make it very pleasant to use, such as postponing notification of emails that are not immediately urgent. There is also the planned sending of messages and management of emails by lateral gestures.
Twobird, elegant sobriety
Twobird is an email client that also puts a lot of emphasis on its note-taking functions. It is therefore your inbox and your notebook at the same time. You can also find both your messages, your notes and your to-do lists in the same flow. Twobird relies on the sobriety of its interface which is indeed very refined. The application even goes so far as to hide signatures and layouts deemed complex, leaving only the message in order to ” focus on what is essential “. Finally, your messages are divided into two categories, priority and non-priority, always with the aim of promoting concentration.
Even if stepping on Gmail’s toes is an almost impossible mission on Android, all the applications listed here show great strengths and have the means to pull out of the game to win new users. And you, what do you use as an email client?
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