MailWise Email for Exchange & Hotmail + Review

MailWise Email for Exchange & Hotmail + Review

Dec 4, 2014

Email is serious business. I should know. In any case, serious business requires serious tools, and as such, taking a look at the Android email option MailWise Email for Exchange & Hotmail + felt very much like a worthy endeavor.

The application is quite clean, with some similarities with the Gmail app. In the Inbox, for instance, the visual lines are slight but deliberate, with sender  avatars to the left. It makes use of the familiar three lined menu activator to the top left. There is a large compose button, and beside it is a selection button and after that a search button. When an email is selected, one will find the same design principles, withmailwise1 easy access to action buttons at the top. Altogether, it feels minimalist without being too lean.

Setting it up with email addresses is simple and intuitive; the system prompts the user through, and after any and all emails are populated, it’s easy to see how the application works in real life. It does not run too different than Gmail, and though we did not try the Enterprise portion of the app, the webmail aspect is a good testimonial.

One of the biggest draws for me is that the app handles mail locally. There isn’t any server issues to contend with, as the developer doesn’t have servers for mail handling. Also, the minimalist threaded look appeals to me as well; the app looks ready for business.

On the flip side, while I dearly appreciate the looks, the app could probably use some more options on the visual side so as to appeal to even more users.  Also, the option of a unified inbox would probably be welcome, especially since the app handles mail equitably from so many different sources. Editor’s note: MailWise was kind enough to correct us, and show us how to work the unified mailbox; we have adjusted our rating accordingly. We humbly apologize for our error.

All in all, for free option, it’s very hard to not appreciate MailWise. It’s a bold app in a busy space, and has the fortitude to hold its own.

Mobile Email Service Peek Returns as Android App

Mobile Email Service Peek Returns as Android App

Aug 8, 2012

Peek lives, continuing on its goal of pushing emails to anyone anywhere, now as an Android mail client.

Peek was formerly a set of devices that did one thing: email. They were sold contract-free, with $14.99/month service based on the T-Mobile network. The user community found email services that would allow them to expand the use of their devices to tweet, get directions, and search the web through the traditional Peek software.

However, the devices went out of sale as users demanded more capable devices. Now Peek is back as a lightweight email client that is designed to push email to users’ devices. This works with any email account, and can send out push notifications for any email account, and has support for a unified inbox.

Even Gmail users might want to consider it, as Peek claims that their app uses 67% less data consumption than the native Gmail app does. There’s Exchange and ActiveSync support in an experimental capacity. Peek for Android is currently available as a free beta from Google Play.

EmailTray Tries to Give Users the Important Emails They Want to See

EmailTray Tries to Give Users the Important Emails They Want to See

Jun 15, 2012

Sometimes, when we want to check our email, the one thing that we want is to just see what’s important. The unread emails, and the ones from important people. All men may be created equal, but all emailers were not. That’s what EmailTray hopes to achieve with their app. This is the mobile version of the Windows email client, which sorts email by 3 priority levels, and allows one-tap access to unread email. Users can either log in with their existing EmailTray accounts, create a new account, or just log in with the email accounts they wish to use directly. Afterward, they can use the dropdown menu on top to view unread email, top priority email, low priority email, and no priority email. Priority is based on learning factors, such as replies to emails, or frequently-emailed contacts. Psuh notifications can be enabled for specific priority levels as well. *EmailTray* is free to download and try out from Google Play.