Tired of the default Mail app on your iPhone? I know. It's sometimes excruciatingly slow and very bland to the point of being boring. That's why; I love those alternative Mail apps for iPhone and iPad.

Comparatively, some third-party email apps are more elegant. They allow you to manage your inbox more comfortably and offer better user-experience. So, if you want to have some break from the Mail app, give these worthy rivals a try.

iPhone Mail App Alternatives

Best Mail App Alternatives for iPhone and iPad

#1. Gmail

Gmail iPhone App IconMost of us use Gmail as work and personal email. Interestingly, the Gmail app built for iDevices works pretty well. Recently, Google acquired Sparrow (which produced the runaway hit mail client for Mac and iOS). Sparrow is much better than Gmail, but if you're looking for a familiar interface, the Gmail app is the way to go.

Price: Free

#2. Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo Mail iPhone App IconYahoo! Updated its mail app for the iPad recently and believe it or not, it's a complete overhaul that can blow your mind away. That is if you love flat UI. It has won rave reviews, and frankly, the overhaul is fantastic. Full-screen reading, amazing gesture-based controls for managing your inbox and a smooth workflow are all now part of the new Yahoo! Mail for iPad.

Price: Free

#3. Email

Email iPhone App Icon“Email” is a worthy alternative to the Mail app for iOS. Featuring a built-in assistant, it allows you to let you organize your shopping, expenses, travel, etc. with more convenience. You can instantly access and manage all the inboxes a lot easily.

With the use of handy features like unsubscribing from junk, snooze messages, it lets take the desired control of your mailbox. There is also an option to undo the sent message. It supports Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Hotmail, Exchange and AOL, IMAP, Outlook 365 mail accounts.

Price: Free

#4. Spark

Spark iPhone App IconSpark is one of the most admirable email apps. It's extremely fast and allows you to manage your emails with utmost ease. As the unified inbox knows the difference between newsletter, notification and personal emails, you can quickly check out all of your important emails.

It lets you reply to any email quickly by sending Like, Thanks or another custom reply. The email app quickly finds out your most used signature to let you add it easily. There is also an option to save an email as PDF.

Price: Free

#5. Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook iPhone App IconMicrosoft Outlook is at par with the best email apps for iPhone. It allows you to easily access all of your emails, calendars, and files. It features “Focused inbox” that shows an important message at the top.

You can easily switch between emails and calendar to create and manage your events effortlessly. With the use of swipe gestures, you are able to carry out the task comfortably. You get the option to view and attach any file from your email, Dropbox, OneDrive.

Price: Free

#6. myMail

myMail iPhone App IconmyMail may not be as competent as some of its more popular rivals, but it has got enough quality to let you manage your emails with the needed flair. It lets you easily take full of the messages from Gmail, iCloud, Outlook, Yahoo and more.

Through instant notifications, it keeps informed about the new messages. As per your need, you can turn on/off notifications. You also have the option to customize your messages to suit your particular taste.

Price: Free

#7. Blue Mail

Blue Mail iPhone App Icon“Blue Mail” is simple yet highly user-friendly. What makes it super handy is the ability to let you manage an unlimited number of mail accounts. The easy-to-use features offer unified account experience.

Once you have viewed any email, mark it as done so that it won't appear at the top. You can use custom signature per account. Use Touch ID or passcode to provide more security to your emails.

Price: Free

#8. Newton Mail

Newton Mail iPhone App IconRegarding functionality, Newton Mail is very handy. Once your email is sent, it shows read-status. It notifies you when your email is read by the receiver.

You can schedule emails to be sent later. Just in case you sent any email by mistake, you have the option to pull it back. Using 2-facotor authentication, you can provide more safeguard to your account.

Price: Free

#9. iMailG

iMailG iPhone App IconFor those of you who aren't quite happy with the Gmail app built for iPhone, the iMailG might be an alternative you'll like. iMailG is described as one of the fastest Gmail clients for the iPhone and iPad (iMailG HD). The app is fast not just regarding how quickly it pushes email but also in terms of multiple account switching, search functions, etc.

Price: Free
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#10. Mail+

Mail+ iPhone App IconFor those of you who need to send bulk emails at all times – say, a team working on a project – Mail+ provides one of the easiest ways to manage that. It's a bit pricey, but it's one of the best group email apps we've ever seen. The price is justified by the range of features that the app gives you. These include mail attachments, cloud sync, and an elegant interface that's been overhauled for the iPad.

Price: $9.99

The Bottom Line

Assuming, these email apps have been able to pass your acid test. Which one has been able to win your vote from all aspects? Do let us know that in the comments and stay connected with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus for more such cool lists of apps.

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  • Hi, do you accept suggestions to the list? There are some key players that are missing there.

  • richard

    have you looked at mailbox

  • 200 Fathoms

    “…works pretty good.”

  • These mailing options are looking great. I have used alta mail. It is also good.

  • Marina Diamondez

    can you add altamail to the list? its brilliant, just been updated to include push notifications which you can customize