Top 10 Non-Apple E-mail Apps For Your iPhone & iPad

iPhone Apps

No one can deny the fact that the default Mail app on your iPhone and iPad isn’t perfect. It’s just an e-mail client that’s good only to check mails and thanks to its push notifications so that you’re notified in real-time about new e-mail messages.

10 Non-Apple E-mail Apps For iPhone + iPad

Now here are the top 10 non-Apple e-mail apps for your iPhone and iPad. My personal choice is the Mailbox app and the Boxer app but Mailbox supports only Gmail and the Boxer is an iPhone only app.

1. Mailbox


Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash. Scan an entire conversation at once with chat-like organization. Snooze emails until later with the tap of a button — they’ll return to your inbox automatically so you can focus on what’s important now.

Mailbox app revolutionized the way we use e-mail and it’s the best thing that happened to e-mail after Gmail. It checks your Gmail account and delivers the messages to your phone with push notifications.

Supports: Only Gmail

iTunes: Mailbox for iPhone & iPad (FREE)

2. Boxer


With support for Gmail, Outlook, Exchange (2007 and up), Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, AOL, & IMAP accounts, Boxer is bringing all of these features to all of your favorite email providers.

Boxer is one of the fastest growing e-mail app and it features swipe actions (archive, trash, spam), Dropbox support, push notifications, Gmail integration, Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) support, to-do list, social media connection, etc.

Supports: Exchange (2007 and up) and IMAP accounts

iTunes: Boxer for iPhone ($5.99) | Boxer Lite for iPhone (FREE)

3. Sparrow


Sparrow is designed with love to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience. With its pane navigation, its new threading system and many new features, you’ll never look back.

Sparrow offers full IMAP and POP support so you can add your Hotmail/ or any POP3/IMAP accounts to it. You can star, add a label, archive or delete messages by simply swiping them.

Supports: IMAP & POP3 accounts

iTunes: Sparrow for iPhone ($2.99)

4. Molto (formerly Incredimail)


Enjoy a new visual inbox that lets you see more of your emails at first glance. Experience new intuitive email features that let you flip through your emails with ease.

Molto is designed for iPhone and iPad and supports all major email providers including (or Hotmail), Gmail, AOL, Yahoo!, or any POP3 or IMAP account.

Supports: IMAP & POP3 accounts

iTunes: Molto for iPhone & iPad (FREE)

5. Mail Pilot

Mail Pilot

Mail Pilot is an email client that allows you to view your inbox as a to-do list in which messages can be marked as complete, assigned a due date, or organized intuitively to fit your workflow.

Mail Pilot is a Mailbox like e-mail app for iPhone and iPad. The primary difference between Mail Pilot and Mailbox app is the processing of e-mails. And yeah, Mailbox is a free e-mail app recently acquired by Dropbox and Mail Pilot is a project and the app costs $14.99.

Supports: IMAP accounts

iTunes: Mail Pilot for iPhone & iPad ($14.99)

6. Triage


When you sign in to your mail account, your new messages will appear as a stack of cards. Simply flick messages up to archive, or flick them down to keep in your inbox for later. You can also tap a message to view its full contents, and compose a short reply.

Triage helps you clean your inbox. Your e-mails are displayed as a stack of cards. You can’t read the full messages but it shows a preview so that you can archive or keep your message.

Supports: IMAP accounts

iTunes:  Triage for iPhone ($1.99)

7. Evomail


Evomail is modern mobile email. We believe email isn’t broken, it just hasn’t kept up with the pace of change on the internet.

Evomail supports Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud & IMAP email accounts. It features gestures, full Gmail search, push notifications, conversation view, Dropbox and support, etc.

Supports: IMAP accounts

iTunes: Evomail for both iPhone and iPad (FREE)

8. Cloze


Cloze learns who is important to you so you can step away and return to a friendlier place with the important stuff safely tucked away, separate from the noise and clutter of everything else.

Cloze is your inbox for E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Support: IMAP accounts

iTunes: Cloze for iPhone & iPad (FREE)

9. Hop


Hop is the first ever app to turn your existing email into fast, multimedia mobile messaging, focused on the people and groups that matter most to you.

Hop automatically turns your email messages to chat conversation and it supports real-time messaging, file sharing, voice recording, video calls, notifications, etc. and it syncs with your desktop.

Supports: IMAP accounts

iTunes: Hop for iPhone (FREE)

10. Dispatch


Dispatch makes it easy to act on emails even when you’re on the move. It lets you get rid of mails by swiping, respond faster with snippets, and process your mails with other apps.

Dispatch is an action based e-mail client so you can archive messages to Evernote, save links to Pocket, set reminders, etc. Supported apps include Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, Clear, Fantastical, Google Chrome, 1Password, Dolphin, Safari, Maps, Google Maps, Calendar, Skype, etc.

Supports: IMAP accounts

iTunes: Dispatch for iPhone ($4.99)

BONUS: Mail+ for Outlook

Mail+ for Outlook

Read and compose Outlook emails and manage your calendar directly from any iOS device.

iTunes: Mail+ for Outlook for iPhone & iPad ($5.99)

First Published: April 19, 2013; Last Updated: October 27, 2013

  • Aaron

    Where is Altamail in the list : A1? ; it supports more email clients incl Exchange EWS, more cloud servers and has fantastic email rules in addition to the flexible notifications and signatures and auto replies!

  • Mahesh Mohan

    Hi Aaron,

    It looks good with good ratings. I’ll definitely add it on the next update.

    Thank you.

  • James

    Mahesh- you should check out Offline Mail for iPad and iPhone. Super quick search functionality, and also useful when you’re abroad, or have no internet connection as its all available for offline viewing…

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Sure, thanks for that!

  • Gordon Mangione

    Mahesh, I’d encourage to checkout Tipbit. I’m biased because I’m the CEO of the company and used to run the Exchange business when we deploying Exchange throughout business world. Our app is free, supports IMAP and all versions of Exchange, integrates email, calendar and contacts, connects to our social networks to provide deeper insights about your contacts, provides instantaneous search of your entire server mailbox and allows you to quickly filter email on people, time or status of an email. As an added bonus we allow you publish emails to any application on your phone and automate tasks like setting up meetings. No ads, no spamming your contacts, no selling your data to 3rd parties. We’ll make our revenue in the future by selling first party products to businesses who want to connect their enterprise data to our application to improve the efficiency of their employees.

    • Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Gordon,

      I appreciate that… I checked your iTunes page and I must say that your app definitely looks rich. You don’t have the iPad version, right?

      Anyways, I’ll feature your app here on the next update and will personally try it when I get a chance.

      Thank you.

      • Gordon Mangione

        We run on an iPad but don’t currently have an iPad optimized version of the app. coming soon.

        • Mahesh Mohan

          Okay, no problem! I’ll feature the app on the next update. Thank you.