Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!


macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Popular cross-platform email client Airmail received an update to its iOS component today, bringing a couple of notable extra features to the app.


New with version 1.5 is support for third-party automation tool Workflow, enabling users to incorporate email and inbox actions into their custom Workflow creations.

The update also brings integration with cross-platform note-taking app Bear, allowing users to create a note in the writing app that contains a shortcut to a mail in Airmail, for example.

In addition to fixing some minor bugs, a handful of new Custom Actions have been included too, along with an OpenURL action, a new Default Inbox, and support for Gmail authentication.

Airmail 1.5 costs $4.99 and is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Airmail for iOS Gains Workflow and Bear App Integrations With 1.5 Update


macrumors regular
Feb 3, 2015
Interesting. I just dusted this program off the other day. Would someone mind explaining that Gmail Authentication bit? I used gmail with it before, and it worked. What exactly does this new feature bring?

Thank you.


macrumors regular
Jul 31, 2013
Gmail have ended their support for authentication via in app browser (I.e just opening a web page)

This just updates to use the 'new coolness' ... seems exactly the same to me but it works none the less :)

I'm trying to figure out what default inbox really does for me... and I use IFTTT over workflow (need to look into it more to see whether it's worth doing more).

Happy playing! I always seem to come back to Airmail, still missing Mailbox's Auto-Swipe though... big time.


macrumors 604
Sep 20, 2006
There & Back Again
I will only use the default Mail app because it offers the best security for Exchange email since it is the only app allowed to use ActiveSync. Everyone else stores and processes it in the cloud which is inherently insecure.

Same. I can't take the risk, so I stick with mail even though Airmail seems cool.


macrumors member
Feb 2, 2007
Atlanta, GA
This update has integration with the Bear notes app, which I use. I have no clue what this means, or how to use it.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.