CloudMagic has long been one of the most popular third-party email applications on Android. Today, the developers are really testing the loyalty of their users by changing the name and payment model of the app. It's now called Newton Mail, and it will cost you $49.99 per year after an initial 14-day trial. Thus far, people do not seem pleased with the change.
CloudMagic did have a similarly priced pro tier previously. It was launched in early 2015 as an upsell with features like unlimited email accounts, preference syncing, remote account wipe, and so on. After the 14-day trial, you'll have to pay the yearly price for Newton or lose the premium features. What are the premium features? That's not explained very well. There are some new features intended to justify the price (these might be the "premium" features). Here's what's new in this version (other than the name).
- Read Receipts
- Send Later
- Sender Profile
- Connected Apps
- Undo Send
The user base isn't happy, but the developers had to expect that. There probably just weren't enough people subscribing to the pro version to support development. With so many great free email clients, there just might not be space for an app like Newton that costs $50 per year. The subscription is handled via Play Store billing, so it's easy to set up if that's what you want to do.
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