Email is one of the most important things we all do on our smartphones, computers and tablets. Every day millions of people are checking their email on their tablets, responding when necessary. While most tablets come with an app to handle email, these apps are often proprietary and don’t always come with the look or functionality we need from an email app. In many ways, they are basic apps designed to get the job done, but what if you need more?
Well, thanks to the open nature of Android, it is easy to download a new email app and make it the default app for sending and receiving email on your tablet. But which one do you download and use? Today, let’s check out a list of the six best email apps for Android tablets so you can find an email app that is right for you. In most cases, these apps are free, although some do have a paid option available. One thing is for sure, each one of these apps have been optimized to run on Android tablets, so you won’t get that ugly phone interface that you sometimes get when you install Android apps on your tablet.
Shall we get started? Great. Which one of the best email apps for Android tablets will be right for you? Let’s find out.
1. Blue Mail
I must admit, today this is my go to email app both on my smartphone and my tablet. In fact, today this is one of the most popular mail apps on the Google Play Store. It offers support for Outlook, Office 365, Yahoo, Exchange, Gmail, and virtually every other popular email server out there. It comes with a host of cool features and ways to customize the look of your email. Personally, one of my favorite features is the switch to turn off email that isn’t from an actual person, making it simple for you to find the emails you need without sorting through all those mailing list emails you get day in and day out.
2. Microsoft Outlook
There was a time when Microsoft had no email presence on Android or iOS. Today, things are different. The Microsoft Outlook app is one of the best apps out there for email. It supports every type of email system you can find, and it is particularly easy to use with Microsoft’s email services such as Outlook and Office 365. Business users who must connect to a company Exchange server will benefit, too, as it’s easy to setup and gives you a very familiar way of using your email when you’re not in the office.
3. Aqua Mail
Aqua Mail has been around for quite a bit of time now, and if you ever use it, you will know why. It supports every email platform you can think of and it wraps it into a clean and clear interface that’s a real pleasure to use. One of the coolest features has to be the widgets that allow you to customize the look and feel of your emails. This is the perfect app for tinkerers and customizers. There is both a free and a paid version, with the paid version opening up more bells and whistles for you to customize and improve your experience.
This app may come on most Android phones by default, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it as your main mail app. With its clear interface and support for multiple mailboxes and other services such as Yahoo, Exchange, and others on top of Gmail, it’s a great email app that will be a true pleasure to use. As free email apps go, it doesn’t get much better, and it can truly be the only app you ever need to use for all your email needs.
5. Inbox by Gmail
This is a relatively newer app compared to the others on this list, and in many ways you could consider it email for power users. Designed primarily for Gmail users, it brings with it many new features and new organization methods to sort your emails. It easily integrates Google Assistant into the mix, so you can use it to help you get reminders and much more. Of course, just because it is designed for Gmail doesn’t mean it won’t work with other services. Like the Gmail app, it comes with all the support you need for this to be your go to email app on your tablet.
6. K-9 Mail
This is one of the oldest email apps created for Android, and in some ways it shows. It’s interface is much more basic and old school, if you will. Still, just because it looks a bit dated, doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful. In the early days of Android, K-9 Mail was the app for you to use if you needed to sync to an Exchange server, and it still offers that very useful feature along with support for just about every type of email service out there. This app is technically open source, so you can even download and customize it if you wish. At the end of the day, it is functional and very lightweight, making it a great app for older tablets or low end models that don’t have the power of the premium tablets.
Email is more important today than it has ever been. While the desktop email applications pretty much have everything right, more work continues in the mobile world. The apps in this list represent some of the best email apps available for Android tablets today. They are gorgeous, easy to use, and provide users with access to all the features they will need to get their emails fast on their Android tablets.
Which email app do you use on your Android tablet? Do you stick with the default apps or do you download and run something different? Have you ever tried one of these on this list? Sound off in the comments with how you use email.