And, of course, email as the killer app because it kills time and careers. Fortunately, there are enough of us using email that Mac, iPhone, and iPad users have plenty of email apps to choose from, and here’s one you might like if you don’t mind someone snooping through your messages.
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Through the years I’ve tried about every email app a Mac user could tolerate but keep coming back to the Mac’s built-in Mail.app. Why? It’s feature laden, still somewhat buggy after all these years, but it’s my email on my Mac. Oh, and it handles about any email type, too.
What makes Polymail on the Mac so special? First, Polymail is popular among iPhone and iPad users because it has features not found in Apple’s Mail or Microsoft’s Outlook.
There’s enough in Polymail to make it friendly, familiar, and quickly usable. Email accounts and folders in the left sidebar, various inboxes in the middle, but email messages also in the middle, and more message details on the far right sidebar.
Where Polymail excels is in tracking. There’s an option to see when the email you sent was delivered and read by the recipient. Polymail also has a Read Later function, and a very useful Send Later feature. Email links can be shared using the Mac’s built-in Share sheet button, and URLs can be previewed.
Then there’s the toolbar. There’s not much of a toolbar so far less clutter than Outlook or Apple’s own Mail.app. The iPhone and iPad versions work similarly and both have Read Later, Send Later, and Email Tracking built in.
There’s even a very handy Unsend Email features which lets you fix a mistake in a message before the message is sent (if you hurry).
What’s the very best feature in Polymail? The price. For now it’s free for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The worse feature? There are a few issues that come to mind. First, Polymail only handles Gmail, Outlook, iCloud, and Office 365.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that email remains the killer app even in the 21st century and it’s the future of email because everybody seems to want to read your messages (even before you get a chance), and scour your messages for every more piles of data.