Alternative e-mail client for iOS

iOS and iPadOS

Hello there!
I am looking for alternative e-mail client for my iPhone SE. Although the native app is very good and accessible, but it lacks certain features that I would like to see.
First of all, I like when e-mail messages are groupped (threaded). However, the native app does not allow us to customize how threads are displayed. I would like to see (hear) the subject first and then the senders names. I would also like the ability to tap thread I am interested so that it would expand and allow me to see all the messages in it.
Another feature that most (if not all) mobile e-mail clients lack is capability to automatically sort incomming messages to certain folders.
Sure, there are some more features I would like to see, but those mentioned above are enough to start a conversation. If someone knows the app that provides at least one of the capabilities I tolked above, I would be more than gratiful for pointing me out! I even don't mind if it would be a paid app.



Submitted by Afrim on Friday, June 14, 2019

The alternatives could be Outlook and Gmail, but I'm not sure how much they will suit you. From my experience, Outlook is the best e-mail client I have ever used.
My problem with third-party e-mail clients is that most of them have a body text field which is a multiline one, and multiline text fields are not well supported by braille screen input, which makes these e-mail clients practically unusable as I can't type e-mails very quickly with the virtual keyboard.
The next problem is that the native app on iOS doesn't download the data automatically, so I have to check for new e-mails now and then. I use gmail by the way.
My strategy at this moment is: use the native e-mail client, but also keep a third-party e-mail application which pushes data automatically so that I can reply to e-mails quickly. I just don't like opening the iOS mail app and checking for e-mails time and again.

Submitted by Namnoom on Friday, June 14, 2019

Afrim, since you're using Gmail, email can't be immediately pushed to your device when you receive it, but you can still set the native mail app to fetch mail every 30 minutes so you don't have to keep checking. There are a few different time intervals you can choose from.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Friday, June 14, 2019

Hi. I seen an option in the mail settings to turn off threading. And to put the most recent message on top. Not sure if this will help you or not. Good luck!