Depending on the version of Android that your phone is running, you might be more or less satisfied with the phone’s default email client, but even though it is quite handy and contains most of the options that an average user might need, there is still a lot room for improvement, whether in the interface itself, or some of the specific options that most people might never use, but other could find invaluable. If you do have such specific requirements, or simply want to see what other clients are doing differently, this article will give you an overview of some of the alternatives. I have Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and these are email apps that I use.
This is a great email client that allows you the use of several email accounts on one app. The convenience of having your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, or any alternative mail account managed by a single piece of software is more than obvious to people who have to use numerous accounts, whether for business or personal purposes. Naturally, services using POP3, IMAP or SMTP are also supported. Account creation is as simple as it gets, and the app is great at letting you seamlessly switch between accounts. Additionally, the app comes with a Smart Inbox, which means that it gathers all of your new emails, from all of the listed accounts, into one inbox where you can easily access them. The free version only allows you to have two email accounts, but the paid version will only cost you $4.95, which is well worth the convenience that the app provides.
Even though your device probably came with this app, it stills deserves a mention on this list, as an example of what a basic email client should look and perform like. While not offering a bunch of additional options and features, this app works flawlessly and will never leave you wondering why the developer made the choices that they made. This is not to say that the app is completely minimalistic, you can easily search through your emails, use push notifications or labels, and basically, do most of the things that you might want to do with an email client.
K-9 mail is also an app that lets you manage several accounts, and while it might offer fewer options than Aqua Mail, it does have its advantages. The app’s interface really makes the most of the small screens of handheld devices, which is to say that you are given all the options that you need, without the screen being too cluttered. This is not to say that the app is lacking in options though, you’ll find everything that you might need in this beautifully organized app. This includes numerous customization options that will help you build your ideal email client in no time.
This is a rather minimalistic multi-account app that might seem a tad over reduced to some people, but which still offers some options that the other apps are either lacking or have simply left underdeveloped. This includes your signature options, ability to make and manage templates with great ease and a great WYSIWYG editor. Apart from the fact that it is not especially visually attractive, the greatest downside of this app is found in the fact that the free version is ad supported and the paid one costs $17.99, but despite that, you should still give it a try and see if you like it.