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Lets face it, email just isn't sexy. The Gmail app has done a lot to pretty things up, adding in fancy swiping gestures and associating pictures with each contact, but the experience is still somewhat clunky. There are alternatives, such as the stock Android app (pretty basic), K-9 Mail (the kitchen-sink approach) and Dextr (innovative, but very limited) - but all have their drawbacks. Evomail is the latest kid on the block, and it hopes to make managing email a task you actually want to do.

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Evomail began as a Gmail client for iPad, and it grew to support both the iPhone and services other than Gmail. Now it's hopping over to Android, bringing with it nifty gestures like the ability to swipe to reply, archive, or delete. One particularly appealing feature is the ability to snooze emails when you don't want to receive alerts anymore, which is great for the weekend, vacations, or just going to bed. On the other hand, there's also push notification support for anyone who wants their email alerts not now, but right now.

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As a sign that this is indeed a modern email client, contacts have circular photos that look eerily similar to avatars in Google+ or, perhaps, those nifty Facebook Chat Heads. Circles are the new squares, or something like that.

Evomail is free to use and can sign in to Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL, and many others. It currently only plays nicely with IMAP, but Exchange and POP3 support is on the way.

Via: TechCrunch

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • randomchars

    > Evomail began as a Gmail client for iPad

    Well, it still looks like one.

    • Pengwn

      I wouldn't say it looks like an iPad app. The only resemblance I can still see from the iOS design language is the compose email icon and the slight gradients in the side panel. If they were to switch out the icon and make the gradients a flat color, it would look like a great holo email client. That card UI looks sexy!

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        • ithehappy

          And that's why I like it. iOS apps are better, both in terms of UI and functionality. Doesn't matter how much I hate iOS, that's that.

          • Thatguyfromvienna

            I disagree wholeheartedly. But as so many things, it's a matter of personal taste.

          • Chris

            Umm, take a look at Spotify, The Weather Channel, Mint.com, Flixster, Skype, Shazam, Evernote and Dropbox apps and tell me iOS apps look better.

            Those apps look fantastic on Android and their iOS counterparts are just, well, tragic really.

          • ithehappy

            Well yeah, few apps are there, I was talking about majority.

          • Joris Griffioen

            I SO disagree with that. IMO most iOS aps are buttugly, but ok.

          • xenolyse

            Maybe if you're still on gingerbread or earlier. Those apps look like shit.

        • Pengwn

          I stand corrected! I read too much into "began as a Gmail client for iPad" not thinking it was just a port. As soon as I saw cards and a side panel on the left "holo" triggered in my head.

  • ITGuy11

    No Exchange support = no deal for now.

    • HellG

      I'm sorry for the stupid question, but what is the exchange service for email? always heard it, never understood it

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        • Jeff718

          Am I the only one who can't stand LMGTFY? It would have been much easier for you to just tell him that it's email for businesses.

          • J. R.

            Maybe so, but could say the same thing about doing a quick google instead of waiting around for a reply.

          • don

            That would be a wrong answer. The fact that exchange is mainly used I the business world does not explain anything useful regarding his question.

          • Thatguyfromvienna

            No, it's not.
            I understand people are asking things after they couldn't find a valid explanation on Google.
            But looking up a simple term before asking questions can be expected from everyone who has internet access.

  • Phill_S

    This makes me sigh at how much better GMail could be.

    Google should look at Sliding Messaging and this and work out how to combine their looks with the functionality of GMail three or four versions ago when it was ugly but had completely natural features like checkboxes (NOT big coloured squares) that people intuitively understand.

    • Primalxconvoy

      If only the Gmail app would support attachments better. That's why I switched to "gmail plus" (k9 mail derivative) and aquamail.

  • Owen Finn

    Looks okay, but I need it to work with Exchange.

  • jackennils

    The best email app still is AquaMail.

    • ithehappy

      I agree, with the worst UI.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Absolutely. Ugly has hell but the functionality is bold! Especially that IMAP push works flawlessly.

    • Steph Chi

      For sure ! The best email app, but agree not the sexiest ...

  • hugo

    This seems to want to route my mail through Evomails servers, I can't directly access my IMAP server. I'll rather pass.

  • Hans Pedersen

    Gave this app a try, as I'm not a big fan of Samsung's email app. Though, this one is just annoying. Why hide features with gestures that you can't remember because they're different in all apps? I'd say that the average rating at the Play store is quite spot on. I think I'll stick with the mediocrity of Samsungs email another week.

  • Mohan

    K-9 Mail just works for me!

  • Mia Love

    I was looking for an email app that let's me snooze my emails so that I get back to them when the time comes. This was one of the reasons why I held on to my blackberry for so long. Hopefully this app works. Does anybody know an app like this for iOS that support multiple email clients