Best Email Clients 2018

20 days ago from , Freelance Filmmaker

Please tell us either you are on Windows or MacOS and what email client do you use. Thanks everyone :)

I'm using Newton by CloudMagic, I tried Spark and I know Polymail.

68 comments

  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 20 days ago

    Spark (Mac & iOS)

    21 points
    • Adam WAdam W, 19 days ago

      Yes and yes! Spark has been the only email client that was able to fill the void left by Mailbox whenever dropbox shut it down. I just recently started using the MacOS app and it has impressed me every time I use it.

      0 points
      • Thibault PeninThibault Penin, 18 days ago

        Yeah, I was on Spark but I discovered Newton, very minimalist, Spark is missing some things.

        0 points
        • Adam WAdam W, 18 days ago

          I was unaware of this one. I dig the minimal interface for sure.

          What do you like about newton over spark?

          0 points
          • Thibault PeninThibault Penin, 18 days ago

            It's minimalist, I have 5 email accounts and all five are on Newton with color management because when you switch to all inboxes mode you want to keep up on different accounts. You also have read receipt, snooze (like spark), send later (like spark) but you have reply reminder if your client isn't responding.

            0 points
            • Adam WAdam W, 18 days ago

              Interesting--thanks for the insight. I'll give it a spin.

              1 point
    • Patrick LoonstraPatrick Loonstra, 17 days ago

      I do like Spark and I do use it all the time. But I am also a bit concerend with the savety and privacy of it. It is possible to share a public link of any mail in you mailboxes. Although it can be handy, I use it to put mail in my todolist, but is feels not good to have this info public.

      0 points
  • Nick Dominguez, 19 days ago

    Mac/iOS: Airmail

    8 points
    • Thibault Penin, 19 days ago

      What are the best features for you? There isn't a free trial so I'm just curious.

      0 points
      • Nick Dominguez, 18 days ago

        Best features for me personally:

        • Integration with Todoist
        • Customizable swipe options to process inbox efficiently (iOS)
        • Gmail keyboard shortcuts (Desktop)
        0 points
    • Dominic SebastianDominic Sebastian, 17 days ago

      I know this is a tiny thing, but I had to stop using Airmail because their undo is soooo slow to action for snoozes etc. Apart from that I preferred it to Spark in every other way

      1 point
  • Sebastian StockmarrSebastian Stockmarr, 19 days ago

    Tempo of course!

    www.yourtempo.co

    ... full disclosure, I'm one of the creators :)

    5 points
  • Gadzhi KharkharovGadzhi Kharkharov, 19 days ago

    https://dejalu.me/

    3 points
  • Harper Lieblich, 19 days ago

    Mac/iOS: Polymail

    3 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 19 days ago

    I'm yet to come across a scenario where a 3rd-party email client outperforms the default Apple Mail in my daily workflow...

    2 points
  • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 19 days ago

    Do people primarily use email clients? I just use gmail in the browser.

    2 points
    • Thibault Penin, 19 days ago

      Gmail is great but I'm using an email client because it's more professional and I need it to have a better process with my clients

      0 points
    • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 19 days ago

      Yes, if you work in any corporate environment you'll pretty much have to use an email client. Gmail isn't professional

      0 points
      • David ThornDavid Thorn, 19 days ago

        Are you referring to the @gmail.com not being professional or the usage of the gmail client itself?

        1 point
        • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 19 days ago

          Hmm, both really, but more in the sense that managing several non-gmail addresses in the platform gets problematic.

          In my client, for instance, I have four different corporate email addresses I have to keep track of during the day. In gmail you can only really see the emails from one of the accounts at a time (you need to interact with the top-level menu to see what other accounts are doing), where I need to be able to monitor all four at once. Using Apple Mail (and sometimes Thunderbird on my PC) makes for a better workflow.

          Though personally I view a @gmail address as being personal and not professional. (i.e. If I'm contacting XYZbusiness, I want to see a @XYZbusiness.com email address to add a level of reassurance that I'm dealing with a legitimate entity). However I currently use a gmail address for my freelance stuff. One day I need to re-register my old personal domain again though, lol.

          1 point
          • Thibault Penin, 18 days ago

            I'm using G Suite for professional and gmail for personal. Always with Google. And I agree with you.

            1 point
      • Patrick LoonstraPatrick Loonstra, 16 days ago

        Using Gmail, like GSuit, is superprofessional. It gives you less hassle of maintaining mailserver stuff, so you can use that time for you business.

        0 points
        • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 16 days ago

          To be honest, it's not when you need to keep track of where your data is actually located. Having IP sitting in offshore servers isn't good enough for a lot of companies.

          0 points
    • Tom CTom C, 19 days ago

      Same, just I am used to Google Inbox.

      1 point
  • Juan Gomez AlzagaJuan Gomez Alzaga, 17 days ago

    Is it bad or wrong that I am still using Mac Mail? Both on mobile as on desktop? I feel like I'm alone here.

    2 points
  • Zach Buechler, 5 days ago

    I use Astro on macOS, iOS, and Android. Insights to one-click to unsubscribe and auto-archive old emails. Mail scheduling. Follow-up reminders. Question detection. The best priority inbox I've used ever. Snooze to Desktop(!!) And it's FREE!

    2 points
    • Thibault Penin, 5 days ago

      Oh god. Thanks! It's just what I was looking for. A great email client ! More : https://www.astro.ai

      0 points
    • Patrick Haney, 4 days ago

      As an HTML email designer/developer, I've tried all the email clients. Astro has been my daily client on macOS & iOS for a year now, and I doubt that will change.

      I've tried Polymail, Airmail, Apple Mail, Gmail, Outlook, Spark and Newton, among others. They're all pretty decent, and I did like Airmail for a while before moving to Polymail and then Astro. Newton didn't impress me for an app that requires a monthly/yearly fee.

      What I really miss is Mailbox, the email client from Dropbox that eventually went extinct. The way it turned your inbox into a to-do list was really helpful, and some of what Astro does reminds me of that. I don't use the AI too much in Astro, but the email account setup process is incredibly simple because of it.

      0 points
      • Thibault PeninThibault Penin, 4 days ago

        I agree with you but there is one feature missing for Astro, color management for all inboxes mode. I submitted a feature request but I doubt they'll add it

        0 points
    • Jordan LittleJordan Little, 16 minutes ago

      Astro is missing a few features that Spark and Airmail have, but Astro is the most reliable and their Undo actually works. The Priority inbox works great after a bit of training.

      0 points
  • Mariusz OstrowskiMariusz Ostrowski, 19 days ago

    Mailplane if you're using Gmail - https://mailplaneapp.com

    1 point
  • M. W., 20 days ago

    Mailbird - not perfect but good. I also have some previous edition of Postbox but I don't use it. Additionally, Thunderbird, for a different account I don't want to mix with those I use with Mailbird. A pro lifetime license.

    1 point
    • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, 17 days ago

      I guess Mailbird isn't "an ugly and poor UX crap" - maybe it's just a poor UX crap?

      "FB has designers? I doubt. It's an ugly and poor UX crap, always has been."

      M. W. - Apr 07, 2018

      Never forget.

      1 point
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 6 days ago

    Here is the link to the Airmail beta (can be found on google) https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/84be85c3331ee1d222fd7f0b59e41b04

    But I strongly suggest people to buy it if they like since it is not that expensive for what you get!

    1 point
  • Thomas Wilhelm, 14 days ago

    I currently use Inbox on iOS (I redirect all my private and freelance related mails to my gmail address) and Outlook (iOS and MacOS) for my part-time work related stuff to keep them separated. On Windows I use eM Client, but I'm not to fond of it anymore - every time I work with it it feels dated and I really miss the Inbox features even more.

    1 point
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 19 days ago

    macOS / Boxy

    Android / Inbox

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    0 points
  • Richard SisonRichard Sison, 19 days ago

    Newton mail is apparently meant to be amazing. But I just can't justify a subscription. Not yet at least. I use Postbox (Mac) for work and Spark for personal. I really like having separate mail clients for work and personal (the notifications badge gets out of control when everything is aggregated…)

    I've been a long time user of Postbox for Mac. It just suits how I like to use my work email. Its "Quick Move" feature is great for organising emails into folder quickly (though creating sub-folders is a bit of a task).

    I also like how Postbox renders my emails. For some reason, whenever I try to use bullets in Spark, sometimes it gets it right, sometimes it doesn't.

    0 points
    • Daniel Alcorn, 18 days ago

      I use Newton and the actual reading of the emails is kind of annoying as it tries to keep minimal. Switching accounts just takes a fraction too long for it to be annoying.

      However the superchargers (which is what I pay for and why I use it) are invaluable for me. Read receipts are a godsend.

      1 point
  • Lucian .esLucian .es, 19 days ago

    I've only used Airmail in the past 2 years or so.. Never looked back Mac / iOS

    Best feature: Archive with Backspace :)) Helps me keep that inbox 0

    0 points
  • Some Designer, 15 days ago

    Polymail. I tried them all and finally discovered this little gem.

    0 points
  • Marek LMarek L, 20 days ago

    Win/Postbox

    0 points
    • Tiago FrancoTiago Franco, 20 days ago

      I'm still on Mac Mail, after trying almost every email client out there.

      Nevertheless, this is were Outlook and the MS Office suite excel on the Windows Ecosystem. Nothing beats the seamless integration that Outlook has in there, and the benefits of using it everywhere.

      The Mac version is a bit shy on the integration part with the ecosystem.

      0 points
    • Thibault Penin, 20 days ago

      There isn't an IOS version so this is frustrating

      0 points
  • Dominik SigristDominik Sigrist, 19 days ago

    Mac: Gmail in Chrome

    The inbox somehow became one of my to-do-lists.

    0 points
  • Tamas Kertesz, 17 days ago

    Thunderbird because I juggle mac and windows and I want to have a consistent mail experience. Plus, once you set it up, it just works.

    0 points
  • Ozgur OzerOzgur Ozer, 20 days ago

    I'm using Airmail on MacOS with 18 email accounts. I don't why I just love it. Does the job well.

    0 points
    • Thibault Penin, 20 days ago

      18 accounts!! And what are the best features for you? There isn't a free trial so I'm just curious.

      0 points
      • Ozgur OzerOzgur Ozer, 19 days ago

        I love the "account icons" and the "account colors" features. I give every account a color like business accounts red, personal accounts blue etc. And when I open Airmail, I go to "all mail" folder, and I can easily see and manage all accounts.

        0 points
  • frank smith, 1 day ago

    It was Spark. Was? Coz lots of my clients complained that they stopped reading e-mails long ago because of spam. So as my company doesn’t have a horde of fast-fingered teenagers who are sending the same text message to thousands of clients all day long, I felt it`s a high time for bulk SMS provider to make the process more cost-effective and less time-consuming.Now I use https://bsg.world/ BSG is a well-established provider of SMS services that assists businesses of any size in managing their mobile marketing campaigns.

    0 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 6 days ago

    I agree with Nick, Airmail rule em all!

    And if you want to try it before you buy, you can get the beta for free. But please, buy it if you like it because this app is awesome and easily the best on the market!!!

    0 points
    • Thibault Penin, 6 days ago

      What are the best features for you? I was not knowing there is a free trial. So nice !!

      0 points
      • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 6 days ago

        Airmail is fast, built with native code, have so many advanced feature it would be long to name them all. There are a plenty of great reviews on the internet that might convince you!

        0 points
        • Thibault Penin, 6 days ago

          Thank you for your answer. I'm gonna have a look

          0 points
        • Tiago FrancoTiago Franco, 5 days ago

          The only problem is they sometimes they just bump the version number for a major release and force you to pay a bit more every now and then...

          0 points
          • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 5 days ago

            I don't mind knowing how much effort is being put in this application.

            0 points
  • Mads HenselMads Hensel, 2 hours ago

    https://www.yourtempo.co/

    0 points