1. iriusturar's Avatar
    Hi! It's my first post here. I want to know Your choice. I'm looking for new email app for GMail account. I used Google Mail but after new update It's terrible. I used Spark too, but it doesn't refresh in background and I don't see new mails. Any suggestions?
    11-17-2016 04:26 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.

    I use the Apple Mail app that comes with my phone. It works well for my iCloud, ISP and domain mail accounts. I really have no complaints about it. Woks well for all my needs.
    aximtreo, mumfoau and Ecm like this.
    11-17-2016 05:18 PM
  3. neto.farias.92's Avatar
    Did you tried the Inbox App for gmail?
    Or the native Mail App?
    11-17-2016 05:36 PM
  4. neur0tk's Avatar
    I am using Email app for my Gmail and I love it!! Notifications are spot on try it
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    11-17-2016 05:37 PM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I prefer and use the default mail app.

    But give Inbox by Gmail a try! It takes some times to get used to it but it works nicely!
    11-17-2016 08:25 PM
  6. neur0tk's Avatar
    I prefer and use the default mail app.

    But give Inbox by Gmail a try! It takes some times to get used to it but it works nicely!
    Do I have to do something special to get it to swipe to delete instead of archive??
    11-17-2016 08:37 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    Do I have to do something special to get it to swipe to delete instead of archive??
    Yes. Tap the hamburger menu top left, swipe to the bottom to get to "settings" and tap it, tap the name of your email account, the top option lets you swipe messages to trash rather than archive.
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    11-17-2016 09:12 PM
  8. RECON1's Avatar
    I've been using Spark for some time now. Probably my favorite out of all the ones I've tried... and I don't know why. Just really like it
    11-18-2016 02:20 AM
  9. Jbrown99's Avatar
    Do I have to do something special to get it to swipe to delete instead of archive??
    You can change this setting in settings within the new gmail app now, swipe to delete. Open up gmail app and at the bottom of the side flyout menu is settings. Change it there per email accounts setup.
    11-18-2016 05:36 AM
  10. Ecm's Avatar
    OP,
    You may also want to check out the Outlook app. It's another good alternative. Gmail works well with it. And Gmail email delivery seems a bit quicker than with the native mail app.
    Vyenkatesh likes this.
    11-18-2016 11:29 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    For the past few weeks, I've been using the Mail by EasilyDo app and am really enjoying it. I'm also Abbie fan of the Outlook app as well as the native Mail app. I typically revert to the native Mail app after a while when trying out 3rd-party solutions.
    aximtreo, mumfoau and Ecm like this.
    11-18-2016 11:39 AM
  12. torini's Avatar
    For the past few weeks, I've been using the Mail by EasilyDo app and am really enjoying it. I'm also Abbie fan of the Outlook app as well as the native Mail app. I typically revert to the native Mail app after a while when trying out 3rd-party solutions.
    I also use the mail app by EasilyDo. They are very good and responsive to feedback as well. Notifications are spot on.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-18-2016 01:11 PM
  13. Dukins's Avatar
    I use Spark. Its been the best for me switching back to iOS.
    RECON1 and Premium1 like this.
    11-18-2016 01:31 PM
  14. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    To the OP,

    For any 3rd party email app, I have found that you should leave it in the background for it to work best. Don't swipe up and completely close it when not in use or it won't download the emails in the background.

    Spark has worked great for me in the past but I am not a fan of threaded emails and with Spark, you don't have a choice. It's threaded all the time.

    I was using the iOS mail app and had my home emails forwarded to my Outlook.com account for push access on IOS, but the idiots at MS broke my connected home account when they updated the Outlook.com website and can't get it working again.

    So I started forwarding my emails to my Gmail account but since the iOS mail app DOESN'T do push for Gmail, I had to find an alternative.

    That is why I started using Airmail. It's $5 but has quite a bit of customization. Still a bit buggy but much better than it was.
    11-18-2016 02:37 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm trying the updated Gmail app right now, but otherwise I really like Email. Works with Gmail, Outlook, iCloud, Office365, etc.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emai...mUvbUpU2853647
    Ecm likes this.
    11-18-2016 07:22 PM
  16. ROSES5682's Avatar
    I've really been enjoying Spark.
    RECON1 and Premium1 like this.
    11-18-2016 07:39 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    Hi! It's my first post here. I want to know Your choice. I'm looking for new email app for GMail account. I used Google Mail but after new update It's terrible. I used Spark too, but it doesn't refresh in background and I don't see new mails. Any suggestions?
    I use outlook and connect my gmail account to the outlook app. Works great. May also look back at gmail since the latest update.
    11-18-2016 07:51 PM
  18. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I use Spark as well, and have no issues with refresh rates. I am notified as soon as I get an email. If I'm texting someone and they send me an email, I usually have the notification and email before they send me the text saying the sent the email.
    RECON1 and briguy4 like this.
    11-18-2016 08:02 PM
  19. Stan Jackson's Avatar
    I must say, the update for he app is really nice! new notification tone and new layout! no complaints here
    11-18-2016 08:31 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    I must say, the update for he app is really nice! new notification tone and new layout! no complaints here
    Which app?
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-18-2016 11:14 PM
  21. Carmen Ng's Avatar
    i used the mail app in my iphone and used gmail on my pc. i prefer gmail since google products are always the best.
    11-19-2016 02:13 AM
  22. DLieSaS's Avatar
    Mail.app is actually pretty good if you want a functional though slightly old-fashioned experience…
    11-19-2016 02:15 AM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    I use Spark as well, and have no issues with refresh rates. I am notified as soon as I get an email. If I'm texting someone and they send me an email, I usually have the notification and email before they send me the text saying the sent the email.
    Spark is working on a Mac app as well, if you want to sign up for the beta:

    https://sparkmailapp.com/beta
    Ecm and RECON1 like this.
    11-19-2016 07:31 AM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I must say, the update for he app is really nice! new notification tone and new layout! no complaints here
    What app?
    11-19-2016 08:12 AM
  25. muchospanish's Avatar
    OP,
    You may also want to check out the Outlook app. It's another good alternative. Gmail works well with it. And Gmail email delivery seems a bit quicker than with the native mail app.
    I'm using Outlook for my work Office 365, Spark for my iCloud email, and Inbox for my gmail account. I like Outlook best, followed by Spark.
    Ecm likes this.
    11-19-2016 08:27 AM
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