Once again, I found myself searching for a new email app. I previously used Newton Mail, but when they asked me to fork over $50 per year for push notifications, it was time to break up (more on this in an upcoming, detailed review of Newton). I searched for a bit on a new app, and I settled on BlueMail.
BlueMail offers a fresh and unique design when compared to the typical email app. It takes common styles such as Material Design, and modifies them ever-so-slightly to give it an exclusive twist. The Android version of the app gives you two different design options: flat and material. You can see these two options below. BlueMail’s UI is highly customizable: there’s practically an option for everything. You can change the main color scheme, and even the little things, such as whether the top bar is “sticky” or not, and whether the new mail button is always present or not. To summarize, you won’t be disappointed with the vast amount of options with the BlueMail UI.
The functionality of BlueMail is solid. It’s definitely not without it’s bugs. It’s crashed once or twice, and I had this strange bug where the loading animation would not go away no matter what I did. Finally, it resolved itself. I haven’t run into that many issues, other than a few nit picks that were already mentioned. I really like that it offers syncing your mail accounts, but doesn’t store your passwords in the cloud. It will ship account detail. It’s interesting that it allows you yo sync accounts to all of your other devices, and let you type in the password for each account locally on that device. This can be seen as a nice “security” feature(since the password isn’t stored in their database to be open to hacking), but is also a downside as far as convenience goes. I also don’t like that you can’t swipe to archive/delete and snooze. This is a common gesture we’ve come to expect in a mail app, and BlueMail just gives you more options instead of performing a task on-swipe. BlueMail also allows you to view emails by “people,” and emails by “tasks.” If you mark something as “later,” it will show up under “tasks.” The functionality of BlueMail is solid, and it’s one of the best out of any free app you can get!
I wouldn’t expect premium support on a free app, but to my surprise, the BlueMail team has some wicked support. When I had the issue on the loader animation not going away, the support team worked enormously hard to make sure that I was taken care of. I’ve never seen such a determined and helpful support team. If you ever encounter a problem, rest assured that BlueMail is there to help!
If you’re looking for a free and awesome email app for iOS and Android, check out BlueMail!