Which landscape email is best?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bigm978, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. bigm978 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Just curious as to what others thought. Right now i am looking at big keyboard email, but i want to hear some suggestions.
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I've only used Wide email and it works as advertised.
  3. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    I've been looking at these apps as well. The one thing I didn't like was the fact that you have to switch back and forth between the app and mail to send or reply but it seems as if all of them require this. If anyone has tried multiple apps I'd also like to hear more reviews.
  4. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    I've only actually used Wide Email, which I've been very happy with by and large. However there is an issue with it (which the developer is aware of and working on fixing) where some 'special' characters like the pound sign and the ampersand (&) will cause a truncation of the message when it transfers over into the mail app. Apparently Sideways doesn't have this problem, according to the developer.

    But yeah- due to the way the API works they all have to compose things within the program and then transfer the text over to the Mail application, it's just a limitation of how Apple set things up.
  5. vandy1997 macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007
    There is a newer landscape keyboard app called Big Keyboard Email that also costs $0.99, but you can change the font size. If that's important to you, then try it out, as I believe that it's the only one that does it. I bought it, but I haven't tried it yet! :D

    Read about it here: http://appshopper.com/utilities/big-keyboard-email .
  6. jediistar macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2007
    Wide email, due in no part because the designer pops in here and is willing to help out with problems.
  7. bigm978 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    do any of them have the option to save as a draft incase you're not in a wifi hotspot so you can send it later?
  8. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    I know Wide Email can do it, as that's the only one I can speak to.
  9. xerxes2008 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    Hey everybody, this is Pat, the developer of Wide Email.

    I've bought all the other apps as well just to know what my competition is, and as far as I can tell, none of them have the ability to save drafts. If you quit the apps and reopen them later, your text will still be there, but you have to finish that email before you can start another one. Wide Email lets you save an email as a draft, start a fresh email and send it, then go back later to finish the first email. You can save an unlimited number of drafts.

    A draft is saved automatically if you're interrupted while in the middle of typing an email ... for example, if you press the home button.

    Wide Email also auto-saves every email you send from it. A "Sent Drafts" folder will appear in the drafts list, and you can see, resend, edit, and re-save any of these sent drafts. Mostly this is meant to protect you in case something goes wrong with sending the text from Mail .. your writing is never lost. But it can also serve as templates for quickly writing future emails.

    Hope that helps. Here's the app store link for Wide Email, just fyi:


  10. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    A couple of these have caused Apple Mail to crash on me for the first time. Never crashed before until I installed and started to use these type of apps. So I decided to stop using any of these for now.
  11. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Hi Pat! I just bought your Wide Email app a few days ago and have used it once or twice so far and it seems great! I selected yours because of the draft issue, because of the reviews here of those who had used it and to be honest, I liked your icon the best :p
    Thanks for hanging around here! :apple:
  12. bigm978 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    i ended up bying wide email and really enjoy it thank you
  13. rendez2k macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2008
  14. vandy1997 macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007

    Firemail has a cool feature that lets the user cut and paste using snippets and bookmarks. Big Keyboard Email lets you use different size fonts. That is useful for older people. I'm not sure if it lets you change the font size in the e-mail as well. Also, is there a way to use italics, underline, bold, and different font colrs and send it through the e-mail. All of these would be excellent implementations to enhance your app. Please implement these so that one app will perform the different tasks. Thank you!

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