Apple rolls out a redesign for the iCloud Mail web app

After launching iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 and other related software updates, Apple has now brought design tweaks to its iCloud Mail app on the web.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The refreshed iCloud Mail app now resembles iOS 15’s native Mail app
  • The composer window is now smaller and opens in the same window
  • Other iCloud web apps still have old designs, but that could change soon, too

A Mac screenshot showing the iCloud Mail web app running in Safari
The web-based iCloud Mail app no longer opens the mail composer in a new window

The new iCloud Mail app refreshed to resemble iOS 15’s Mail

The web-based iCloud Mail app has now been updated to take advantage of updated fonts and colors. And even though the core features haven’t changed, the mail composer now takes up less space because it opens in the same window as the main app.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, quite the contrary. Consistency matters and having the same interface across Apple Mail on desktop, mobile and the web is a win from a usability standpoint. In that regard, the redesign of the web-based iCloud Mail app is much appreciated.

What about other iCloud.com web apps?

Apple provides web-based versions of Calendar, Reminders, Photos and other apps but those still have old designs. That said, however, it’s safe to assume that it’s only a matter of time before all of the web apps that are accessible through the iCloud.com website get updated with design tweaks to make them look and function like their counterparts in iOS 15.

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A new look for the iCloud Mail web app is now available to all users with an Apple ID. The web app can be accessed in a browser by logging in with your Apple credentials at the iCloud.com.

The redesign was first spotted by MacRumors.