The Best Rated Email Apps For Android in 2022

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By Sivan Kaspi, January 18, 2022
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2022 has arrived and so has our roll up of the Top 5 email apps for Android. If you’re still on the hunt for the best email client for Android then look no further–we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the top overall email apps for Android.

Our Top 3 Picks

 

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1. Spike

 

Spike completely streamlines workflow by having both an extremely user-friendly interface and simplifying features for Android. Spike isn’t a regular email client, it’s a powerful productivity tool that turns your email into chat and provides features for communicating and collaborating both internally and externally.

 

Basically Spike makes your inbox easy-to-use by taking out the repeating threads and clutter and making email a more organized place to communicate. Spike also has automatic sorting for low-priority and high-priority emails so that you can better manage your time and focus on what’s important. Plus it adds unique features to your inbox–like shared note/docs, video/audio meetings & messages, synced calendars, and more. This email app makes it more simple for Android users to communicate and collaborate over email with anyone. Spike is a better and more efficient way to manage email for any Android user.

 

Top Qualities

  • Chat-like Inbox
  • Collaborative Email
  • Unique Features

 

Cons

  • Missing Integrations

 

Price 

  • Personal/ Student: $0
  • Solo: $12 per account/ per month
  • Business: $8 per account/ per month

 

2. Gmail

 

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Gmail is one of the more popular email apps for Android since it comes pre-installed on most devices and is one of the most well-known and reputable email clients around. One of the main reasons Gmail is so well liked is because it offers 15GB of free email storage (shared across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos). Plus Gmail’s attachment size limit is 25 MB, which is much larger when compared to other email clients. Gmail also provides features like labels, archiving by default, and a robust search.

 

When it comes down to it Gmail is a great email client for Android users and offers the best spam filtering and protection options available. The only main complaint is that their user interface feels cluttered and difficult to navigate, along with it changing constantly.

 

Top Qualities

  • Large Attachment Limit
  • Spam Filtering
  • Cloud Storage

 

Cons

  • No Customer Support
  • All Your Data is Exposed if Your Phone / Laptop is Lost

 

Price

  • Personal: $0
  • Business Starter: $6per user/per month
  • Business Standard: $12 per user/ per month
  • Business Plus: $18 per user/per month
  • Enterprise: TBD

 

3. Outlook

 

 

Outlook, formerly known as “Hotmail” is another great email app for Android users. Windows designed Outlook to be extremely user friendly, and organized with features like calendar integration and simple search that helps you locate specific keywords within your inbox. Outlook for Android also works with Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Gmail.

 

Another reason why users love using Outlook is the Focused Inbox feature that uses machine learning (ML) to analyze incoming email messages and rank them according to importance. Important items are sorted into the “focused” tab, and everything else is sorted into the “other” tab. Outlook is a good option as a simple email client for Android users, but not a good option if you are looking for a modern email client with unique features.

 

Top Qualities

  • Integrated Calendar
  • Automatic Sorting
  • Simple-to-use

 

Cons

  • No Linux Support
  • Lacking integrations

 

Price

  • Personal: $0
  • Microsoft 365 (Personal): $100 annually
  • Microsoft 365 (Family): $150 annually

 

4. Newton

 

 

Newton Mail for Android has modern built-in features directly in your inbox. Newton Mail also allows you to connect apps like Trello, OneNote, Evernote into the app to avoid app-switching and distractions as much as possible. Newton Mail works with Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account.

 

One of the main attractions to Newton Mail is that it helps you stay focused by having everything integrated directly into the app so that work can be streamlined as much as possible. The app offers great features for Android users, and is easy-to-use but many users have recently complained that the app is buggy and doesn’t perform as well as they’d hoped.

 

Top Qualities

  • Integrated apps
  • Great Features
  • Modern interface

 

Cons

  • Privacy concerns

 

Price

  • $49.99 per year

 

5. Edison

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Edison Mail allows unlimited email accounts synced into one app on your Android. It’s algorithm is also unique because it alerts you on things like the weather, package delivery, flight information or even price alerts on things you’ve recently purchased. In addition it is extremely customizable and makes email an experience unique to each user. Edison Mail filters out scams, and was rated the Google Play Store 2017 Android Excellence Program Winner.

 

The major downside to Edison Mail is that in order to provide and access the unique features the app needs to store messages and information on its servers, which is not ideal for security and those who want to ensure their data is protected.

 

Top Qualities

  • Unique Algorithm
  • Added Smart Features

 

Cons

  • Your Data is Available to Everyone to Buy at https://trends.edison.tech/

 

Price

  • Edison Mail: Free
  • Edision Mail+: $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year

 

 

6. Blue Mail

 

Blue Mail aims to be the only Android email app you’ll ever need with some innovative features packed together. It includes multiple designs (flat and Android’s material design) to give ultimate flexibility with however you want to manage the look and feel of your inbox.  

 

One of Blue Mail’s most popular features is its People Inbox mode (similar to Spike’s conversational email approach) which combines separate threads together. It works with all your normal email providers like Google, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. to create a universal inbox that also includes a calendar.

 

Top Qualities

  • People Mode
  • Universal Inbox
  • Groups functionality

 

Cons

  • Many online reviews claim a lack of support when issues come up

 

Price

  • Free for personal use with paid options for corporate accounts

 

 

7. K9 – Open Source Email App

 

Open source projects have been popular for email and web browsers over the years (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc). The product, if maintained, can be a pretty attractive option for software. When a project is open-source, anyone can inspect the code for security purposes. All that is well and good, but how good is K-9 for Android? K-9 for Android has multiple ways to tinker and fiddle with your Android email setup. 

 

K-9 Email for Android is known for being one of the fastest email apps for Android when it comes to syncing new emails and folder updates. This fast sync comes at a cost as many reviews have claimed their smartphone battery drains much faster when using K-9.

 

Overall, it’s a solid app with plenty of bells and whistles, though.

 

Top Qualities:

  • Fast sync
  • Customizable inbox
  • Open-source

 

Cons: 

  • Drains battery

 

Price:

  • Free (open-source) 

 

 

Summary

Overall, all these email clients are great and all offer different benefits for Android users. Choosing an email client that’s best for you all comes down to understanding what your needs are and what will be most useful for you. These are the top 5 Android email apps, but it’s on you to decide which one is right for you.

 

Updated 4/08/2022

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Sivan Kaspi Sivan is the Director of Marketing at Spike. A firm believer that the right kind of tech actually helps us use it less, she is passionate about tools that improve our lives. She starts off each morning reviewing her Spike feed over a good cup of coffee.

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