Comparing e-mail apps for smartphones

Mailbox mail app for iPhone

Price: Free at Apple App Store

Pros: Simple, clean “swipe” interface makes it easy to sort and manage e-mail. “Later” feature instantly saves mail for viewing at specific times.


Cons: Works only with Google’s GMail, for now and no Android version yet. Address book doesn’t display photos.

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Sparrow mail app for iPhone

Price: $2.99 at Apple App Store

Pros: Swipe interface simlar to Mailbox but supports multiple e-mail services. Optional Facebook link allows addition of photos to address book.


Cons: Lacks feature for later viewing. Less-attractive user interface. Doesn’t support Microsoft Exchange e-mail. No Android version.


Emoze Secure Push Mail for Android

Price: Free at Google Play store

Pros: Attractive user interface provides quick access. Supports many e-mail services,. Includes security features that allow remote deletion of data when phone is lost.


Cons: Lacks a swipe interface and later viewing of e-mails.