Cloudmagic vs Airmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vbctv, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to decide which is better. I have used both but I need advice which to use. I'm wondering which one uses less system resources and so forth.
    Cloudmagic has all 3 (Mac, iPhone & iPad apps). So it syncs across all my devices using the same app.

    Airmail has only a Mac App (with iPhone is beta & iPad beta coming soon), so on iPad I would need to use different app for now.

    I am currently running Cloudmagic on all 3 devices & it feels like it uses no resources on the Mac staying open all the time. On 4 GB Ram I'm still able to have Cloudmagic, Fantasical & over 10 Chrome tabs open with no lag at all. I've even tried opening Photoshop at same time without problem. Is Airmail also low resource like this? I like Airmail for it's features which is why it's a hard decision I need advice on...
     
  2. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

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    I'm currently using the paid version of Airmail with my iMac and Cloudmagic with my Android phone and my iPad. It's a tough decision for sure as while I do think Airmail is a big improvement over Mac Mail, it could be more simple-looking and intuitive. I mean I like that it has all these features but I probably use only 5% of them. Now Cloudmagic is simple-looking and intuitive but, from what I hear about the OS X app, it's a little too barebone right now.

    Then there's the price issue. Cloudmagic is $20 which to me is outrageous for such a simplified and feature-lacking app. I mean they could've at least had an introductory sale or something. I can think of only Fantastical 2 that was a bigger shock to me pricewise and even that app was preceded by a much cheaper version that was on sale plenty of times. Now there is one thing going for Cloudmagic. As the mobile app has stayed the same with no Cloudmagic I, Cloudmagic II... one could assume that the 20 bucks gets you lifetime updates. This isn't the case with Airmail as owner's of the first version had to pay the full price for the second version which doubled the price. So, when Airmail III arrives, people with the 10-buck Airmail 2 might have to pay 20 dollars to get the newest version.

    Cloudmagic is getting some good reviews and while many are upset the price, it's nowhere the sh#tstorm Fantastical got when they came out with the current version and its price. I'll probably hold on to Airmail but when Cloudmagic goes on sale, I'll probably get it (and make my mother get it as she desperately needs a simplified and intuitive e-mail client).
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Cloudmagic for Mac has no features whatsoever.
     
  4. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    CloudMagic lacks a major feature which is snooze. Yesterday the iPhone (still no iPad version which is in beta) version launched of Airmail. Is it perfect? No it comes close. See also my comparison here.
     
  5. vbctv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've actually been testing both Cloudmagic & Airmail on my Mac. I found that Cloudmagic uses only around 28MB of RAM when left on all the time. Airmail uses over 350MB Of Ram when left on. Also the Cloudmagic developers have said that all the features are coming to Mac in later updates.
    On iOS I find that Cloudmagic does a better job syncing my email but I've heard rumors that Cloudmagic uses the new Google API instead of Imap for emails.
     
  6. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    I'm also looking foward seeing Polymail and Spark to become available on MacOS. Unibox is also pretty good but works more like a chat app. I know that you can already test Polymail on MacOS. See also my e-mail comparison.
     

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