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The best Gmail clients for Android

Not many people know, that there are several different alternative to the default Gmail client from Google. Although, Gmail is an excellent email client, these alternative clients have a lot to offer and are worth taking a look at.


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Of course, Gmail has to be the first client we take a look at. It is installed by default on almost all Android phones and the vast majority of users end up using.

Gmail has hands down the best support for Gmail features since the app itself is made by Google. Every feature is fully supported and new features are implemented very early. It also offers fast, advanced search that becomes increasingly more important as your inbox get larger and larger.

Integrating multiple Gmail accounts is very simple. The same can be also said about Google Drive integration that allows you to insert files from Google Drive directly to your mails.

CloudMagic Email

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CloudMagic Email excels in terms of its ability to integrate with other services like Evernote, MailChimp, Salesforce, and Trello, just to name a few.

If you are using multiple email address from different providers including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, AOL, and others, CloudMagic Email enables you to integrate all these different accounts into a single apps for a much more convinient access to your emails and simplified notifications.

It has a simple design and very intuitive user interface. We recommend CloudMagic Email to those who use email for  work and need to be as fast and efficient as possible.


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Mailbox centers around simple to use ways of dealing with incoming emails so that you can better organize when you actually have time to deal with them and they do not get buried in your inbox.

A simple short swipe to the right puts a message into an archive, a long swipe tot the right deletes a message, and you can even snooze your email and manually enter the date when they return to your inbox.

Its design is very pleasant on the eyes and we encountered no major problem during our testing.


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Inbox is an innovative take on email from Google. The main goal of Inbox is to help you get organized and focus on what matters the most. Its target audience are primarily people who use email for personal stuff rather than work.

You can easily set reminders or snooze emails, search your inbox and more. Similar messages are automatically bundled together so that you do not miss any related information concerning the email you are just reading. What is more, Inbox help you identify the most important emails by highlighting what matters the most.

While not for everyone, Inbox is a great take on the way we traditionally use email.


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K-9 is a very popular open-source email client for Android operating system. It supports PGP encryption for maximum security, has multi-folder sync, IMAP push support and has been around for long enough to reach a mature state of development.

This app is lightweight and works flawlessly on older devices with limited amount of RAM. The only downside is its outdated user interface that may seem a bit cluttered and hard to navigate.

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