Mac email client Airmail hits iPhone with snooze, 3D Touch, interactive notifications and more

By , Feb 1, 2016

Airmail, the popular desktop email client for the Mac, is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Lightweight and fast, Airmail by Italy-based developer Bloop packs in a number of advanced features such as support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, interactive notifications, snooze features, customizable actions and appearance, iCloud sync and much more.

The app is available in the App Store for $4.99.

The iPhone edition of Airmail is an advanced email application which syncs settings across all your devices via iCloud Sync, creating an ubiquitous email experience.

The app supports multiple email services via encrypted communication and does not store any messages on Bloop’s servers. It does push notifications for new emails and integrates with Apple’s stock Calendars and Reminders app.

Airmail supports a number of online services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Droplr, Box, Wanderlust, Trello, Asana, Google Tasks, Github, Pocket, Omnifocus, Fantastical, Todoist, Clear, Evernote, Deliveries, Drafts4, Editorial, 1Writer, Appigo ToDo, The Hitlist, Things, Gtasks, iAwriter, Codehub and Swipes.

It also has an iOS extension which lets you send content to Airmail from your favorite apps and includes a companion Apple Watch app with a glance and quick inbox access. “A very specific version for iPad is under private beta,” developers told me via email.

In addition to the new iPhone app, Airmail for Mac was recently updated with several fixes and a lot of new features, including:

  • Snooze
  • Attachments Image Resize
  • New Smart Unread Selection – Use “Mark Always” for the old behavior
  • New shortcut W – Full Menu Access
  • New shortcut D – Snooze
  • New shortcut Z – Send to Services
  • Redesigned Menu

The Mac app is fully optimized for OS X Yosemite, has iCloud sync,

Airmail for Mac supports Gmail, Exchange, Google Apps, Yahoo, iCloud, generic IMAP and POP3 accounts, with support for offline accounts and aliases, per-account alerts in the Notification Center with interactive replies from the notification banner.

The app integrates with a lot of services including Evernote, Calendar, 2Do, Things, Reminders, Omnifocus and more, and supports folders, labels, drag and drop, transfer between accounts and other productivity features.

Availability

Airmail requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 9.0 or later and is localized in English, Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak and Spanish.

Airmail for Apple Watch requires an Apple Watch with watchOS 2.0 or later.

Airmail is $4.99 in the App Store.

Airmail for Mac is $9.99 in the Mac App Store.

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  • iBanks

    If only it had iPad support.

    • “A very specific version for iPad is under private beta,” is what developers told me.

      • Damian

        man don’t tell me they will ask for another 7 bucks

      • iByron

        Boo!

  • Five bucks is a bit too much for an email app. I’d consider getting it if it was half the price.

    • Damian

      mac app is truly great and worth the money

    • iByron

      It wouldn’t be a problem if the app were universal. I don’t see $5 as too much for a universal app that truly does what I need it to do.

      But, it’s not universal… :-/

  • There is someone who still pays for email apps? First of all, the Mail app (with the recent new features) got much better than it was a few years ago. Not only that, but I never found a killer-stock-app for Mail. Mailbox almost got there.

  • Martynet

    Can anyone tell if it’s better than Spark?

    • James Allen

      Never tried Airmail on iPhone. But Spark is awesome. Works just fine. Not sure if u have this issue. But I don’t revice Notifications for all my emails thru Spark. Do u?

      • James Wheeler

        You can set what type of emails to get notifications for. Go to settings. Click accounts. Click on your account. Change to receive all notifications. It asks you this when you set up the account.

      • James Allen

        Thanks it was set to Smart Notifications no wonder .

      • Robin

        I still would like to have to option to also get Spark badge icon notification without background refresh turned on for this app. Airmail and Outlook both can do this although then your e-mail is being pushed via a third party.

  • ericesque

    I need an email app that lets you search, select all, and delete.

    Apple keeps teasing me with this functionality in the stock Mail app during betas only to strip the feature from the release build. I can’t believe this feature isn’t widely supported by 3rd party apps either…

  • Jon K

    9to5mac did a full long story with lots of screenshots. Interested to say the least, everything is customizable to a granular level

  • Linton Findlay

    Fairly happy with using Inbox by Google, the bundles are so useful. Wish it built in third party app sharing like this/ dispatch then it would be perfect. I presume by labels it means the likes of googles bundles, NOT its own crappy ones

  • Slifur

    Cloudmail tho.

    • Robin

      CloudMagic you mean?

      I’ve tested almost all of the iOS mail app including CloudMagic. The UI is clean and it works great on iPhone and iPad but it’s missing quite a few essentials features in my opinion such as:

      – no landscape view on iPhone
      – no snooze feature (coming soon according to developer), would love to see snooze to desktop
      – save e-mail as PDF
      – attach multiple cloud attachments in one go (e.g. PDF from Dropbox)
      – save to cloud storage (only possible with iOS Share Sheet)
      – customizable swipe gestures
      – short/long swipe
      – no advanced search like Spark has (e.g. “Jim attachment PDF November”)
      – can’t find e-mails older then 3 months
      – lack of task/action for e-mails
      – no calendar within the app
      – not much options to personalise
      – one tap reply
      – no option to show icon/avatar in inbox (only in conversation)
      – no Slide Over/Split View on iPad

      I’m hoping that there will be an app one day that has all the features i want 🙂

      For now Outlook, Spark, Airmail come pretty close. I love it that Outlook shows the attachments above the e-mail message. I hope that Spark and Airmail will also add that soon + iPad support (both have alpha/beta version now) including Slide Over/Split View support.

  • ready1take1

    This is very much worth the money. It’s that great. There are so many options to configure. I highly recommend it.

  • Zohar

    As with Spark, Airmail doesn’t remove notifications from the lockscreen when they’re read from elsewhere. The only app to do this is Outlook. It’s a feature I can’t live without, so it’s a no-no here again with Airmail, and I’m requesting a refund. Such a shame though, cause the app is great otherwise!

  • momerathe

    hmm.. need to see it in action to really know if it’s going to work for me..

    • Danuel Carr

      You win the award for best profile pic

  • Casey H.

    Can anyone tell me if the app supports html signatures? It’s a deal breaker for me and I don’t want to waste $5.

    • Casey H.

      Yes it does in case anyone was wondering. I just went for it and hoped for the best.

  • iByron

    I bought it. Not liking it one bit. CloudMagic is still the best of the bunch right now, and it’s on the desktop as well as iOS (universal). AirMail is slow as heck when it comes to refreshing.

    • Robin

      I’ve tested almost all of the iOS mail app including CloudMagic. The UI is clean and it works great on iPhone and iPad but it’s missing quite a few essentials features in my opinion such as:

      – no landscape view on iPhone
      – no snooze feature (coming soon according to developer), would love to see snooze to desktop
      – save e-mail as PDF
      – attach multiple cloud attachments in one go (e.g. PDF from Dropbox)
      – save to cloud storage (only possible with iOS Share Sheet)
      – customizable swipe gestures
      – short/long swipe
      – no advanced search like Spark has (e.g. “Jim attachment PDF November”)
      – can’t find e-mails older then 3 months
      – lack of task/action for e-mails
      – no calendar within the app
      – not much options to personalise
      – one tap reply
      – no option to show icon/avatar in inbox (only in conversation)
      – no Slide Over/Split View on iPad

      I’m hoping that there will be an app one day that has all the features i want 🙂

      For now Outlook, Spark, Airmail come pretty close. I love it that Outlook shows the attachments above the e-mail message. I hope that Spark and Airmail will also add that soon + iPad support (both have alpha/beta version now) including Slide Over/Split View support.

  • DtownBlogger

    Am I the only one having issues syncing iCloud email with airmail?