Do not think that we are going to review the typical options that have been competition for Gmail for many years. In addition, we are going to include several exponents that are based on the system open source, which have a wider margin for improvement and user evaluations are taken into account, as well as betting everything on everything for safety.
Google Authenticator is a one-time password authentication based software developed by Google. Why do we start by saying this? It is the software that most mail applications use, something that has been integrated since Android 4.4. It is the simplest to apply due to its integrity in the operating system and it is increasingly improved.
However, many of the open source apps have other security protocols, such as data encryption, the SMTP or POP3 protocol. Both protocols are used so that the content of the emails travels over the Internet in complete safety, although the POP3 downloads the messages to delete them from the server. Basic, applications open source they have a great advantage, and it is that they allow users with programming experience to be able to see at all times what the app does, in a transparent way.
What happens if you use a Gmail account in another mail app
Normally there is no problem in either way, there are problems, both in using Gmail accounts in other apps, and vice versa. To use a Yahoo, AOL, Outlook or Hotmail account, or select an account other than Gmail, there is no impediment thanks to Gmailify, a feature enabled not long ago that allows you to enjoy Gmail options on any account.
However, in the matter that concerns us, we also have no problem using a Gmail account in any other app or mail. Most of this list are clients that have their own functions, some more similar to Gmail and others are added. If we log in with one of these clients, the only thing that can happen is that we a notification will arrive from Google, notifying that you have logged in with the credentials of that Gmail account. It is a measure they take to determine if it was us or someone else, so we do not have to do anything.
More secure email apps for Gmail
We are already prepared to show all the apps that we have compiled, although we will go by parts. The first ones on the list have in common their great commitment to being more secure. All of them are, but these in particular handle the arrival of spam or that use the fraud system quite well. phishing, widely used today.
The Microsoft mail application is another of the great alternatives to Inbox that exist. Those from Redmond have managed to create a complete email app, with a great design and interesting features such as the included calendar, or the ability to show only priority emails. In addition, it works with other Microsoft tools, such as Outlook.com or Office 365.
It is true that this platform had its moment in the exchange of e-mails until the irruption of Google. Nonetheless, it still has notable features that are worth talking about. You can customize the swipe gestures to achieve specific responses, while deleting or archiving messages is a relatively quick process.
It is currently one of the most popular applications for managing e-mails on Android. The reason is thanks in part to its clean interface and mobile design. It supports Outlook, Live, Gmail, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, as well as POP3 and IMAP accounts. It also appeals to security, since it allows us protect access to our emails with a PIN so no one can see them.
Besides being a perfect open source alternative to Gmail, one of the keys to this application is that it gives us many customization and configuration options, in order to make a much more efficient use of it. All this with an interface that is very easy for everyone to use. Privacy is an issue of concern in this application, which has been improved with various functions, such as sending encrypted messages.
It is another open source email app designed for those users for whom privacy is their top concern. It provides us with features to protect privacy, such as support for encrypted messages (OpenPG or S / MIME), confirmation to avoid tracking, to be able to reformat messages to avoid phishing or confirmation to open links.
Aqua Mail – Email app
It is one of the most fashionable email apps for Android, which offers extensive customization options and a perfect and powerful interface. With Aqua Mail, you can send and receive emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, FastMail, Apple, GMX, AOL, and other email accounts. It allows you to connect with your favorite cloud hosting, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box or Google Drive, you get the ability to backup and restore your emails.
Email apps that add features to Gmail
It is not that we leave security and privacy aside, since we consider them fundamental pillars in an email application. However, the following alternatives save a series of extra functions that Gmail does not have in its Android application.
Newton Mail is not a traditional email client, but a subscription-based email service designed to make email organization easy. Works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail / Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365, and all IMAP accounts. Essentially, Newton Mail enhances your email experience with features like Read Receipts, Snooze, Send Later, among other features.
Very easy to navigate and manage, you can manage all the IMAP accounts you have and as an extra addition, it offers the possibility of track all your procrastination, but the best are undoubtedly its reminders where you can specify that a certain e-mail is shown to you every so often so that you do not forget it.
Spark Mail from Readdle
The app, multiplatform and totally free, offers functions as useful as templates, widgets, smart inbox, quick responses and much more. All this, in an app with a exquisite design which, not too long ago, also has new options such as the ability to customize notifications for each of our accounts independently.
According to Basecamp, the company behind this app, HEY fix all the problems that existed in the mail managers, by replacing patches and frustrations with utilities, simple organization features, and smart utilities. Although the app is free, it has a subscription of 100 euros for the service.