Unless you have a Google Nexus or Pixel, odds are the email app that came loaded on your Android phone isn't the best. Business users need reliable email access on the go, and different types of businesses demand different features.
These apps represent the best current email apps for Android in a variety of categories. There are hundreds of other email apps available for download, but these four are likely to suit the needs of most small business users.
Outlook for Android
If you're a classic business user, you rely on Outlook for everything from sending and receiving emails to scheduling meetings. If this describes you, there's no need to shop around for various email apps to improve your Android experience, because Outlook for Android is free, dependable and loaded with all the features you've come to expect.
Entrepreneurs who have multiple email addresses with different providers will appreciate Alto's ability to aggregate everything in one place while maintaining organizational separation for ease of use. Alto also features a handy calendar tool, and the company is consistently adding in more functionality (such as photo and file organization) as their user base increases. The fact that Alto is free (and has a user-friendly interface) makes it a great choice for Android entrepreneurs.
The Gmail app can be downloaded for free on any Android device, and it's a no brainer for those who rely on Gmail as their primary email service. The Gmail app also allows you to manage non-Gmail accounts, so you can add your Outlook or other personal email to your Gmail app for consolidated management.
Email by EasilyDo
Email by EasilyDo differentiates itself from other email management apps by offering unique personal-assistant style tools. Using Email by EasilyDo, you can not only manage multiple email addresses (from multiple services) but also easily unsubscribe from newsletters, track packages, manage flight information, create categories and even store bills and receipts.
This email client connects to your current email accounts (on Gmail, Outlook, Exchange from 2007 and up, Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud and IMAP) without storing any of your information on its servers. Boxer makes it easy for users to archive emails, send automatic responses, send your calendar availability and even use the built-in "email likes" system to show email senders that you've received their message.
For $49.99 per year, subscribers to the Newton Mail app get an all-in-one tool that streamlines the email organization process across multiple providers, including Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Exchange and Yahoo Mail. This service is ideal for those who rely heavily on networking, because it has built-in read receipts and automatically provides sender profiles that include info like job title, organization location and pertinent social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter). You can also connect productivity apps, like OneNote, Trello and Salesforce, to Newton Mail, which isn't possible in most email apps.
Additional reporting by Brett Nuckles.