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  1. 23
    Inbox by Google

    Next generation inbox

    Ilya Azovtsev 💌+🤖=🚀5Help sales team close more in less time · Written
    I was looking for nice email app for IOS and found it :) Totally recommend to try!
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    Inbox by Google is an updated version of Gmail
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    Cooper MillerHigh School Pastor / Techie · Written
    I use inbox for everything, I recommend Boxy for the OSX client as well.
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    • I pretty much like all things Google, but Inbox just isn't for me. I much prefer good old fashioned Gmail on my iPhone. The way Inbox sorts my emails doesn't always make sense to me, and I suppose I'd rather sort it myself. There are definitely better email apps out there. I know because I've tried a bunch of them.

    • I like & hate inbox for the same features.

      It´s the first time my Mailbox feels sorted and clean. That said Inbox dicards eamils as unimportant, doesn't show notifications for all emails and shows how much it knows about my friends, travel agrangements and so on.

      I do think a manual hosted version would be really great but I doubt we will see something soon.

      In the end its a Google Product which means no updates and in 2 years we get the next version of it. It lacks a lot of things you can't do with it. For instance multiple Accounts, S/MIME encryption and ways to highlight a lot more.

  2. 16
    Sortd for Gmail

    Trello for Gmail - Transform your email into organized lists

    Susie Concannon 🦄Social Media @ eyeo/Adblock Plus · Written
    Sortd is like Gmail and Trello had a baby. It puts emails and to do lists all in one place.
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    • Semira AmiralaiTechnical Recruiter

      I'm trying to discover the main difference(s) between Sortd and Drag. While Sortd is more mature, both are attractive products with great functionality. Keeping it simple is key for me (a minimalist). It's not clear what the differences are; anyone have inputs on this?

    • Sean PowerHead of Sales, Refractiv

      Nice app to keep track of tasks within Gmail, email messages are turned into tasks giving you the option to select which category they fall into.

  3. 12
    Polymail

    A simple, beautiful, and powerful email client for Mac

    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    An easy to use, extremely well designed, intuitive email client for Mac and iOS.
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    Josh ZandmanMusician | Magician | Coder · Written
    Hands down, the best email platform! Track emails per recipient and tons of other features.
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    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Polymail is easily the best email app ever. Re-discovered it late, and haven't been able to let go of it. Email tracking, beautiful interface, keyboard shorcuts. The last one's a highly wanted feature for me.
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    • Chad WhitakerProduct Designer at Product Hunt 👋

      Polymail picked up where Mailbox left us hanging. Implementing all the best features like "Read Later" scheduling and swipe actions — all housed in a clean design.

      Lately, I've noticed that Polymail is focusing more on biz dev and sales productivity with Polymail Pro. Understandable, with Sparrow and Mailbox being sold off and shut down. It's clear that email clients need to become profitable to survive. Unfortunately, I'm often pressured into features that I would never use via prompts and popups.

      I have used Polymail for a couple of years now. I still notice a few small bugs around rendering emails, and the Read Later queue can break down if you have several threads saved. Still hoping these issues will be fixed soon. 🙏

      Overall the app still functions great and is my daily email client.

    • Kevin LouFounder, Anytable 🍜

      I recently gave Polymail another try and it's indispensable now. Fast mailbox switching and read receipts are the killer features for me.

      Love Polymail for the Mac, but the iOS app doesn't do it for me. When I'm on my phone, Inbox is my go-to.

  4. 9
    Spark for Mac

    Beautiful and intelligent email app

    Niklaus GerberCrafting outstanding digital services · Written
    Rock solid, hyper fast and feature loaded mail app for iOS and OSX. Best there is.
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    • Alex HaffEntertainment // Media // Technology

      I've been using Spark since the very beginning. I was an original waitlist-starting user of Mailbox, and was excited to find spark almost immediately after Mailbox went extinct. This is the best email experience on every platform, and has a variety of productivity features that make it my go-to.

    • Ever since Mailbox became a graveyard app, I have been looking for a worthy replacement – and Spark is as close as it gets! The UI is clean, combining dark and light colors which helps with using the app; the side menu being dark while the rest of the UI has a white background makes you focus on the important stuff (the mail list and the mail in focus)!

  5. 8
    Gmail 5.0

    A facelift for Gmail on iOS

    Nora ConradOwner of NoraConrad.com · Written
    Plain ol' Gmail for me. I've been using it to hit Inbox zero every single day. I keep messing around with other apps just for fun but I always go back to the classic web version. It's the best native email app out there.
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    gokulNot a fanboy. Tech enthusiast. · Written
    +1. I always return to the official Gmail app(s) after playing around with other apps/services.
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  6. 5
    Astro

    AI meets email for Mac, iOS and Android

    Ricardo PoloCo-founder of Tulpep · Written
    I have tested polymail, spark, airmail and others but all of thm sync emails slow. Sometimes you see different things in your iPad and in your Mac. Astro is as relaiable as then but also it is so fast. Like real time. You really should test it! It's my favorite email client.
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    • Howard KeziahCEO, Impact Technologies Group, Inc.

      My mail client has to handle my personal as well as business mail. My life isn't neatly divided into work and non-work. All my personal mail is through my mac address. Not supporting that makes it worthless to me.

    • Anders S. MortensenDesigner, copenhagen

      Just switched to this email client both on my Mac and my iPhone. I'm very impressed with how easy this is to use without too many bells and whistles.

      I don't use the calendar though as I only use iCloud Calendar and not the calendar attached to my gmail.

  7. 6
    Newton by CloudMagic

    Supercharged emailing with space-age features

    PierrickFront-end Developer at Meilleurs Agents · Written
    I've tried a lot of mail clients before falling in love with Newton. The interface is clear and simple with some powerful features like the read receipts one but also the informations about the sender profile and the ability to connect to third parties apps like Evernote or Dropbox.
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    Tom KehnerCo-founder, theDifference · Written
    Agree regarding Newton. I used the free version (previous name) for a few months and found its interface extremely clean and simple to use. When it converted to a paid subscription, there was no debate to sign-up and pay.
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  8. 4
    Airmail 3

    A simple, beautiful email client for Mac and iOS

    Simple and minimalistic interface. Integrations with services like Todoist and Evernote.
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    • I've been actively searching for an email client that gave me a universal inbox for all my accounts. As a consultant, I regularly have 3+ client email addresses in addition to my main 3-- work, personal, business campaign funnel. I love the sleek design and ability to reach inbox zero. I already have a good email system, so those who dont actively use folders may not be as wowed as I was -- and still am. Looking forward to continued updates, bug fixes and app integrations.

  9. 4
    Mixmax

    Instant scheduling, tracking, templates, polls in Gmail

    Take everything you love from other mail apps (send later, tracking, etc..) and build in a helpful scheduling system, email sequences, etc... all built on Gmail so you don't have to use a separate app. This is a MUST HAVE and they are constantly making it better.
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  10. 3
    Mailshake

    A simple and easy to use solution for cold emails

    Cold emailing awesomeness!
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    • Jói SigurdssonFounder/CEO, CrankWheel

      MailShake just works, and is a pleasure to use. The price is very reasonable and there are some really good guides on their site for how to do email outreach and more. If I had one feature request it would be to integrate with Google Sheets so I don't have to download a CSV and then upload it to MailShake, but that's a minor niggle.

    • Luiz CentenaroeCommerce Consultant

      I used Mailshake for years before joining the team to help it grow. Coming from a sales background I used many tools to cold email. Mailshake is the most simple tool and extremely effective from a Gsuite email.

      In addition to closing dozens of eCommerce consulting deals, I was able to get free accommodation in Bali by emailing resorts and offering to exchange drone footage. Very versatile tool because you can simply add in more mail accounts.

  11. 3
    Hop

    The new face of email is fast, elegant, powerful, expressive

    Peter-Ross CuthbertSolutions Dev, Greenlight · Written
    Hop has become my go to email client for Android. Makes it super simple to keep your mailbox tidy and supports pretty much any source of email, outlook, gmail, IMAP etc. It makes email feel like normal IM chat. Also encryption is supported if both contacts are using Hop!
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    • Roy GluecksternProductivity is key

      I loved how this works right on top of my existing email. It was so easy to

      set up, gave my email more capabilities, and really improved productivity.

  12. 4
    Mailtrack.io

    The best email tracking solution I've found. Free

    Yousef SheikhUD | Founder of Chalkboard Charities · Written
    It's awesome when you want to see if someone read your email, how long ago, on what device, etc. Now I know if someone is trying to ignore me or just sucks at checking their email regularly.
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    • Michael J. KovisI built a Death Star with my mind.

      I'm shocked this product doesn't have more reviews. Have to offset the one negative review with a positive.

      I've been using Mailtrack for a year now. Prior to that I tested many different online tools to track email from Gmail and none worked well enough for. HubSpot's SideKick worked wonderfully, but then became more complex as they integrated it into their CRM.

      For me, I want simplicity. I want to know when my emails were read. That way it saves me the guess work of the email being delivered and read.

      I highly recommend using Mailtrack and purchasing the Pro version! It's worth the minimal cost.

    • Suganthan MohanadasanFounder - basicgravity.no

      Too expensive in my opinion.

  13. 2
    Yesware

    See who's opening your emails

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Was using this for awhile, to help organize my emails and better track and record emails.
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    Streak

    CRM in your inbox - for Gmail

    Nare DovlaMoon by 1-Ring · Written
    Amazing and easy to use for Gmail users. Simply perfect.
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    • Jonathan KnegtelBuilding blockdata.tech

      I've used Streak for + 3 years and has always been my go to. I've set it up for clients for sales, project management and my personal inbox.

      Support is always willing to help and once you think you have mastered it, there is another hidden feature. (formulas in a CRM anyone?)

      Make sure to hold an onboarding session for your team and commit, it will pay off.

    • Robert StojnicCTO, Factmata

      Indispensable for managing hires and pipelines, been using it every day for months. However, it frequently takes a couple of seconds to load, and can take longer to retrieve old emails assigned to a box.

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    Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)

    Run well-targeted email campaigns with Gmail & Google Sheets

    LathaAnnurSubramanimGrowth marketing consultant · Written
    A simple mail merge add-on for Gmail. Free for upto 50 emails/day. A much needed tool for every Internet Marketer!
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    • Joe MinockAthleteProgress.com / Rails & JS Dev

      I've been using YAMM for over a year now. I've used it for investor / stakeholder updates, team updates, etc. In terms of efficiency, I save a boatload of time and can keep track of who is getting my messages.

      It's the best of it's class.

    • Tejaswi R@AnaekHQ; Previously lead-gen @VWO

      I set it up within minutes. The google sheets integration is smooth. Sent out campaign to 300+ in one day with personalization and scheduling. The feature set is pretty expansive. Looking forward to use the Saleforce integration. If it works well, that would be epic! Very straightforward to use and measure success

      Meanwhile I think an onboarding guide will really help after setting up the account. Somehow I missed it and had to spend a bit of time to understand how to setup my first campaign.

  16. 2
    Missive 2.0

    The one app for email and chat

    Dmitry KornyukhovTranslator, Founder of theopenmic.co · Written
    Awesome tool for team inboxes, integrates will with your gmail account and has a ton of useful features. Love using it for collaboration with my team and replying to customers. Has Windows, iOS apps too!
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    Unroll.me

    Clean up your inbox

    Rahul KapoorDeveloper by heart but gentle by mind. · Written
    I know this company now has little bit bad reputation, but it's still a great tool when comes to unsubscribing from emails.
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    Vocus.io

    Take your Gmail game to the next level

    Allan CaegFounder, NorthStories.io · Written
    Can't live without such an automation tool. It's critical for me to understand if prospects are opening emails and clicking links... Before that, it's critical for me to design mail merge campaigns and follow-ups!
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