Yahoo releases brand new Mail app for the iPhone

Surely you must remember Yahoo! Mail? The more than 310 million people who still use it swear it’s the best webmail service out there, bar none. If you’re a fan of Yahoo’s email offering, you’ll be delighted to learn that the search firm today released a brand new iOS email client. It’s got the basic you’d want from an email app nailed: the clean inbox view with infinite scrolling, auto-complete for email addresses you type, notifications for incoming email messages, multiple message selection, swiping left and right for quick access to options, in-line images, search across folders and more…

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer  noted in a blog post that her company is also releasing today the Mail app for Android and Windows 8 while updating the web interface with speed in mind:

We’ve redesigned the new version of Yahoo! Mail with speed in mind – getting through your emails is faster than ever before. We’ve also made your inbox more intuitive and easier to navigate, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your messages.

And, because mobile is everything these days, Yahoo! Mail now has a consistent look and feel across devices.

I’m all for consistency and have a feeling that Yahoo’s new mantra could have a lot to do with Google streamlining the look and feel of their mobile apps across platform (Google+, Chrome and Gmail apps come to mind).

iTunes release notes:

Stay connected
• Access your inbox in just one tap
• Receive automatic notifications for new messages
• Quickly scan messages in your inbox with continuous scroll

Message with ease
• Auto complete email addresses as you type
• Simply swipe left on any message to delete, flag, move, mark as read and more
• Multi-select messages to organize your inbox faster

Get more done, faster
• Easily attach photos or take new ones while composing a message
• Preview photos right at the top of a message
• Search through all messages across all folders

You gotta love how the sliding panels are becoming a norm with iOS apps.

Yahoo! Mail is a free download for the iPhone and iPod touch. Android fans can download a version for their device over at Google’s Play Store while Windows 8 fans are advised to check the Windows Store.

I wish they made a universal binary supporting the iPad natively so here’s to the hoping that’s already on Yahoo’s features list for one of future updates.