Tag - Email
One of the lesser-appreciated features of email today is how you can swap the application you use to read and write it, without swapping email addresses. You can practically swap in the middle of writing a message, it's that easy, and Airmail 3.0 for OS X wants to persuade you to make the jump. Mind you, so did Airmail 2.1 which we reviewed a year ago, but each new version does push it a little further along from good to compelling.
The US House of Representatives has unanimously voted in favor of approving a bill that could help prevent US citizen's emails from being easily accessed by law enforcement. The Email Privacy Act, which would require security forces to gain a warrant before being able to access email accounts, was approved with a vote of 419 for the bill and no votes against, with the bill now set to move towards the Senate on its way to becoming a law.
It's not as if there aren't several alternatives to Apple's Mail app and it's not as if a jump from a 1.0 to a 1.1 version is ever significant. Except today. For Airmail 1.1 for iOS doesn't really add more than one tiny feature that's important, but it's important. As of this version, Airmail is now designed for iPad as well as iPhone –– and it is designed very well.
Another day, another email app -- but then another day, another ton of emails, too. As much as we like email, it gets on top of you, and your job isn't Executive in Charge of Replying to Everything, so any tool that can help manage messages is worth serious attention. Preside 1.0 for iOS is a new app that aims to speed up how you deal with incoming email.
There might be another new version of the Spark email app before you've read to the end of this sentence: the company has done at least one a month since last July. Not all have been hugely significant but most have and if anything tops this month's previous release for good new features, it's this month's second one. For where Spark 1.5.0 was an iPhone app that you could run on an iPad if you didn't mind it being stretched up to the bigger screen, now the new Spark 1.6.0 is a proper universal app –– including an excellent Apple Watch edition.
We may be the only people who like email as a concept, and are fine with Apple Mail as an app. That's nice for us, but even we agree there are things we wish Apple would add, and there are now several alternative apps that provide the features we'd like, and many are struggling without. Spark 1.5.0 for iPhone is one, and like the recently-released and recently-reviewed Airmail, it chiefly focuses on making dealing with new emails very, very fast.
Airmail has been a popular email app on OS X that arguably suffered from not also being on iOS. That absence won't have bothered everybody, but now it doesn't have to trouble anyone, as Airmail 1.0 is out for iPhone.
A popular alternative to Apple's Mail app has finally made the move from OS X to iOS, with the launch of Airmail for the iPhone. The iOS app from Bloop carries over the features and visual styling of the desktop email client to mobile, with the app including support for Gmail, Exchange, IMAP, and POP3-based services, though it also adds in the ability to perform actions using 3D Touch shortcuts, and iCloud sync to retain the settings used on the desktop version.
Two things: first, MailChimp is one of many services that you can use to send out mass emails, and we're covering it here partly because the way it works is illustrative of them all. We're just also covering it mostly because we like it: MailChimp is a powerful tool with decent iOS apps, and it's free to use up to a certain generous limit.
You have never in your life emailed someone an attachment and forgotten to attach it. Never -- not once... right? Equally, you have never spent ages thinking what the right subject heading is before giving up and just replying to whatever the last message from your recipient is. Or really giving up and leaving the subject blank. Plus you've never sent an email off to someone before it was ready.