With Airmail, the Bloop company focused solely on Apple systems. But this mail manager at least does it well, as it is available on macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS at the same time. By leaving aside the rest of the operating systems, the company was able to focus on Apple and thus implement most of the available functionalities using all the programming interfaces made available by the Californian firm.
Let’s first look at the issue of pricing. Most of Airmail’s functionalities are available for free, but some on a limited basis (a single account, in particular). To have all its features, you will need to pay a subscription at $ 2.99 per month or $ 9.99 per year. A plan called Airmail for Business costs $ 49.99 and the lifetime license is also available.
This alternative to Apple’s email client (Airmail is one of the first email apps that can be configured by default in iOS 14) offers classic settings for Gmail, Yahoo !, iCloud, or Outlook.com, and is also compatible with Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. IMAP POP3 protocols are not forgotten either.
When multiple accounts have been configured, the application allows you to unify them or more finely manage the accounts to be separated. Also note the presence of Snooze functions, to remind us to manage an email later or the ability to postpone sending a message.
Airmail is also one of the first applications to feature one of the next generation widgets introduced with the latest version of iOS. There is also talk of using rich notifications to take action on a message without having to open the app. Also, the message filtering rules will be synced through iCloud on different machines.
However, AirMail does not forget developers other than Apple, and therefore works with various third-party applications such as Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive or Fantastical, Omnifocus and Todoist.