Just checking in with the MPU community… has anything new and noteworthy in email apps happened recently?
(In case you didn’t know, I am constantly in search of the mythical app that will solve my email woes on all platforms. The mythical app is basically Mail, but with, like, a Share Sheet. In lieu of that I am constantly trying other options. I have been using Airmail for the past year or more, but it is not super polished.
I don’t know why I torture myself looking for a better email app. I don’t even get that much mail… but I hate interacting with what I do get.)
Mailtemi is an interesting but seemingly boring new entrant. Outside of being the first app I’ve seen that supports JMAP (e.g., Fastmail), it doesn’t seem to do anything particularly special.
Big Mail was a much-hyped thing that did not seem to stick the landing. Last update on the app store was four months ago.
Shortwave is a new Google Inbox-inspired app… that only works with Gmail. Discussed earlier on this forum: Shortwave: Ex Google Employees make a new Gmail Client
Less recently, Hey happened. Hey’s app is neat and offers some fun features, but requires using Hey’s email service.
Mailpilot (previously discussed e.g., here and here) announced MailPilot 5 sometime in the past year (edit: year or so) but I don’t think there’s been any updates since. The developer, Alexander Obenauer, is still doing stuff, so maybe someone here has tried it! It looks slick, and it promises to be cross-platform.
Otherwise, it seems all the same contenders continue to be not-bad. Airmail continues to be the only option that can do anything with Shortcuts. A new version of Spark is supposedly in the works. Superhuman still costs extraordinary amounts of money and only works with Gmail accounts. Fastmail has a mobile app—it works like the Fastmail browser experience, and only works with Fastmail. Newton, Edison, and Polymail all seem to be staying the course—as in, I haven’t heard of them doing anything particularly novel or special in many months.
Is that it? Have I missed anything interesting?
Oh, right. Mail still exists.
Edit: the first few replies reminded me that normal, healthy people do email on the Mac. The above overview focuses only on apps that are cross-platform, or at least can be used on iOS while having some option (web or native app) on macOS. There are, however, some celebrated mail clients that work only on the Mac.