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Although the best way of dealing with email is still seated in front of a desktop, there’s no doubt that mobile apps have made getting in touch so much easier. While we may loathe getting mail on certain occasions, it’s just something we can’t do away with. So if we have to deal with mail in our daily lives, at least you should have the best one, right? So which among Gmail, Outlook or Inbox is best for you?

The case for Outlook

On iOS devices, particularly the iPhone, Outlook is the best email app. Why is that? It supports a range of accounts including Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud, Yahoo Mail as well as IMAP accounts. In short, it covers a lot of the most used email services.



With the Outlook app, you can customize swipe options for archiving and scheduling mail. Outlook also has a feature similar to Gmail’s Priority Inbox where it categorizes your mail but is so much better than its competitors.

The best feature of Outlook is its ability to integrate calendars and files from different services such as Google Calendar, Dropbox, Onedrive, Google Drive and so much more.

The case for Gmail

The native Gmail client on Android devices is quick and simple – everything you want in a mail app. It can also support multiple accounts which always come in handy. Other than that, it features thread muting; has a homescreen widget; and has actionable notifications.

The best feature of the Gmail app on Android is its design. Users can move easily between sections. But it has a major flaw in not being able to integrate smoothly with other services.

The case for Inbox

Inbox is another Google product. You may ask, “Don’t they have Gmail?” Yes, they do but this one is different. Rather than provide you with a traditional list of emails, Inbox offers more information so you don’t have to open each one. It also tries to group mail accordingly for easy filtering. Basically, the app is being hailed as the “future of email.”

Each of these apps offers something interesting for users. In the end, the choice is yours. But whichever app you choose, always make sure to get the latest version – it’s safer that way.

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