Email is a part of life for us all with many of us using and managing multiple email accounts across a variety of services. If you do not take the necessary steps to manage your email properly it can very easily become overwhelming and even difficult to deal with on a daily basis. There are many ways you can use your Android tablet or smartphone to help you get your email organized, especially with the use of third-party apps such as Blue Mail, CloudMagic and K-9 Mail.
Determine Your Needs
Admittedly, this isn’t always the easiest of tasks for non-technical users. But, it is a necessary task. Before you can determine the best methods for managing your email, you must determine what your needs are and what protocols your email uses. For example, if you only need to manage Gmail accounts, it can be quite easy to manage your email since Android integrates Gmail so well. However, if you also need to connect your device to an Exchange server for emails from your office, you need ensure that you know all the connection protocols so you can determine what app to use and any rules and regulations your place of employment has in regards to email on your device. To learn more about connecting to a Microsoft Exchange Server in use by your business, click here.
Choosing the Best App
While your device manufacturer might prefer that you use their app of choice for your email, there are many great third party apps available that are great at handling your email and, in many cases, can do a much better job than the default mail app included with your device. Most of these apps are often available for free while some require you to pay for additional connectivity options such as ActiveSync for use with an Exchange server.
Before you choose a new mail app, you must examine what features they provide and what protocols they use for email in order to be sure you can set up all of your email accounts in the app.
Three Great App Choices
One of the first third party email apps, K-9 Mail is also one of the most stable. It offers the ability to sync multiple accounts with multiple protocols to give you one email app for all your requirements. However, the app design does look a bit dated when compared to other email apps available.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsck.k9&hl=en
One of the most beautifully designed apps available featuring a flat design that looks almost like it belongs on an iPhone, Blue Mail is one of the best free mail apps available offering a wide range of connection options. One of the best features is it will also act like a to do list and alarm clock allowing you to easily manage more than just your email easily.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trtf.blue&hl=en
Another great looking flat designed email app, CloudMagic offers a unified inbox for all your email boxes with a wide variety of protocols including Microsoft Exchange. It will also easily integrate with other apps such as EverNote and even MailChimp.
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmagic.mail&hl=en
After Setup is Complete
Now that you have selected the app that is best for you and setup each account in the app, it’s time to add a little further organization. Virtually all the apps available allow you to easily organize your email by adding filters to send emails into the proper folders and locations so you can easily find them. While this step isn’t necessary to use your mail, it is one of the best ways you can organize your mail so you can keep track of each and every email that comes in without having to scroll through hundreds upon hundreds of emails each time you need to find something specific.
Email is a necessity in these digital times in which we live and while it may seem impossible to manage the massive amounts of emails we all receive each and every day it is actually quite easy to do with your Android smartphone or tablet. Whether you choose the default mail application or one of the great third party apps discussed above, you can easily organize your email so you never miss anything important ever again.