Questions about AirMail App

Armen

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Before I spend the $4.99 for this app I have a few questions that I can't seem to find an answer to in review videos and articles.

1. Does the app offer a calendar widget for the Apple watch?

I rely on the calendar complication on my Apple watch to quickly see what call/meeting I have coming up next at work (Exchange account). The native mail app and Outlook app are the only 2 apps I'm aware of that provide this complication.

2. Does the app offer an inbox widget on the iPhone?

iOS 10 offers a mail widget but it's only for VIPs. Would have been nice to be able to quickly view my inbox from the lock screen or home page.

3. Does the app offer any type of rules/filters?

Thanks,

Armen
 

pacorob

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I did buy Airmail but please note I'm not an Apple Watch owner though.

1. I don't think so because the Apple Watch features it offers is email only. The app doesn't have a calendar build in. Only email and tasks. You can connect it to some other third party calendar apps but that won't give you this option. Maybe Spark email app has it but you have to try.

2. Yes Airmail has two widgets in the Notification Center one of which is Inbox sender + message for a selection of emails.

3. If you mean search filters and rules then yes with Airmail you can set certain specific search filters. This email apps is the best at this. Much better then other third party apps such as Spark, Email by Easylido or Outlook and Apple Mail. Although Spark also has a smart search but not so good as Airmail.
 

mfm77

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How do you like Airmail on iOS? I have the Mac version but have read mixed reviews about the mobile version. I have an Apple Watch, so I'd love to make use of its features there, too. Is it worth the $5?
 

pacorob

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How do you like Airmail on iOS? I have the Mac version but have read mixed reviews about the mobile version. I have an Apple Watch, so I'd love to make use of its features there, too. Is it worth the $5?
I think it's worth it. Although I'm currently use a different e-mail app because it lacks showing attachments above a message and UI wise it's not my think. I prefer the Spark and Email by Easylido UI. I currently use Email by Easylido because of that although it lacks a lot of great features that Spark and Airmail have (e.g. search much better in older e-mails).
Feature wise Airmail iOS app has loads of features. UI wise it's not my thing but others love it.

See my comparison sheet between the bigger e-mail apps (e.g. Airmail, Spark, Email by Easylido and Apple Mail) on iOS here which is still pretty much up to date I think although Email by Easylido now has TouchID support as well.
 
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