Gmail’s Inbox Doesn’t Organize Email, It Reminds You To Answer It

A lot of you may have heard about Inbox, Gmail's new email app for iOS and Android. You might be wondering just why Gmail decided to launch a new email app for both these platforms when it already has a pretty great email app for both platforms already out in the field for several years now. I took a look at the new app and also at the need for it to exist, which I found to be genuine. Inbox supports multiple accounts and is built on Material design which works pretty nicely on iOS. One misconception we should probably clear up about Inbox is that it isn't just an email client, it's also a reminder app. The reminder feature is actually a pretty great feature which we'll go in to more detail. Also, access to the app is still invite only. Read More

Google reCAPTCHA Mailhide Hides Your Email Behind CAPTCHA To Stop Spam

Google has just released the reCAPTCHA Mailhide API for web app developers as a means of fighting spam. For end users this means good news and waiting for developers to get on-board with it. Granted, anything that uses CAPTCHA is predisposed to be frowned upon but there are two things worth mentioning here; CAPTCHA does indeed help stop bots, and Google, the company that has identified 10/10 times that the email from a Nigerian Prince's or that one telling you've won the lottery both belong in the spam folder, has developed this. The API is meant to hide email addresses in apps that list them by having a user enter a CAPTCHA code before they can view the email address. Where it's a great security feature for web app developers to use, it's also a great tool for anyone that needs to post their email address publicly on a personal and/or business website. Read More

Poppy Gives You Email Notifications That You Can Reply To From Anywhere [Android]

Android's notifications one-up iOS notifications because they can be made more interactive. Android is after all open and that means more features. Email Popup: Poppy is an Android app that gives you richer email alerts on any screen. Like the alerts in the notification area, you can interact with the alert but it takes the interaction further. You can reply to the email directly from the email without having to switch to the email app. The message can be marked as read, and deleted as well. Read More

Set Up A Shortcut To Enter Your Email Address [iOS]

An email ID is what unlocks almost every web service worth using. Facebook, Google, and Twitter sign ins are an option that is slowly growing but email is still dominant. Entering your email on your desktop is not problem since you're most likely to do it from your browser which remembers email IDs. That isn't true for an iPhone though. There are no built-in shortcuts for entering your email quickly and easily but here are two ways to do that. One is using the built in text expander which anyone can use and the other is by using a Cydia tweak called Tap TheAt which can only be used if your device is jailbroken, Read More

SndLatr Compose Gmail Messages Now And Send Them Later [Chrome]

Email has become fairly essential these days. Almost anyone who owns a computer or smartphone has an email account. And when it comes to email services, Gmail is our favorite one here at Addictivetips, but truth be told, there are a few things we wish we could add. For instance, if you’re anything like me, you’ll receive a huge number of emails each day. But sometimes I have to reply to certain emails only at a particular time. If you have ever wanted to write a message in Gmail now but send it a later date and time then SndLatr will come as immensely useful. This amazing Google Chrome extension has been designed to take control out of the hands of Gmail and place it back under your command by letting you schedule emails however you please. What’s more, it allows you to create custom text snippets and use them on the fly. Read More

Automatically Find Unanswered Emails And Add A Label To Them In Gmail

Email is, and probably will be for the foreseeable future, a major time hog in our lives, both personal and work. If sending emails or replying to old ones isn't time consuming enough, you also have to keep track of which emails you sent have gone unanswered so you can send reminders and follow up on them. A week ago Google shared a script on its developer blog to tackle this very problem. The script checks your Sent folder for emails that you sent up to 7 days ago. All emails that you sent out but have not received a reply to are labeled 'Awaiting Response' so that it is easier for you to find them. Read More

Virtru Lets You Send Secure Emails From Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail

Your email account is an essential component of your online identity and yet it’s often the one left completely unguarded by most people. An email message may only be virtual but if it falls in the wrong hands, the consequences and damages can be very fatal. If you’re anything like me, you may have come across situations when you needed to send something very confidential but wondered if email is a secure enough channel. If you want to make your email message much more secure Virtru can help you out. It’s a small browser add-on and mobile app that lets you send secure emails using your existing email account and supports Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Gmail and other major email providers. Any message you send through your email address can only be viewed by intended recipients. Details after the jump. Read More

Blogtrottr Turns RSS Feeds Into Email News Letters & Lets Your Filter Stories

We’re all pretty much familiar with RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and there a ton of services and apps that provide RSS syndication to let you keep up with your favorite sites. Though there are situations when using a traditional RSS reader just isn’t ideal and an email subscription sounds like a better option. Blogtrottr is one such handy online service that allows you to subscribe via RSS and have those feeds delivered to you by email either in real-time or on a set schedule, for example 2 hours, 6 hours or 12 hours. It quickly churns out an email digest from your subscribed blogs, sites etc., and delivers them as one unified newsletter. Read More

MailTrack Tells You When Your Email Has Been Delivered And Read [Chrome]

Services like Outlook with Exchange Server allow you to request read receipts and get notified when your email is opened by your recipients. But since such feature is not offered in Gmail, you can now use the new MailTrack Chrome extension for the purpose. This ultra small tool for the Chrome web browser automatically tracks all your out going emails you send from your Gmail account and lets you know if recipients have read email messages or not. The extension uses a WhatsApp-esque feature which shows double checks besides read messages indicating that the message has been successfully delivered. Read More

Disable Your Facebook Email And Keep Out Spam

Roughly two years ago, Facebook introduced Facebook email (boo) but kept it opt-in only. It later decided that the Facebook email address you never claimed would be the default email for all users and it would show up on everyone's timeline. The email address was easy to guess too, your profile@facebook.com (boo again) and we had to find a way to hide it. Of course that didn't mean the email didn't exist or that no one could guess it. Facebook eventually realized that no one wanted a Facebook email and while it didn't exactly kill it off, it lets you disable it and very easily so. Here's how. Read More

Dropbox’s Mailbox For Android Arrives With Swipe Gestures & Smart Search

After months of speculation and teasing, Dropbox has finally launched its popular Mailbox email client for the Android operating system. Originally designed for iOS, Mailbox was added to Dropbox’s ever-lucrative portfolio back in 2013 when the cloud company acquired it for no less than $100 million. Since then Dropbox had bee working on its Android version which has now finally released on Google Play as a free download. It seems the wait was worth it though, because instead of a straightforward iOS port, the Android variant rather includes some really handy features, the most noteworthy of which we found is ‘Auto-swipe’ that not only enables you to archive unwanted emails with a simple swipe gesture, but also automatically archive similar messages you receive in future. Read on for our full hands on review. Read More

Reme.IO Is A Simple Reminder Service That Works With Your Email

For a lot of people, email is work. Many of use spend hours answering emails, reading emails, and writing emails. Our email app is one of the most frequently used ones on our phone, I can safely bet you have your email open in your browser at the moment, and that your email client, understandably, runs on your desktop all day long. Most email services and desktop clients have some sort of task scheduling feature but if you want things to be super simple, and completely independent of both email service and client, you can give RemeIO a try. It’s a reminder service that lets you create a reminder which is delivered to your inbox. Regardless of what email service you use, or which client you use, you can set up a reminder using RemeIO. Reminders can be rescheduled as easily as they are created. Read More

MailDeck Is An iPad Email Client With A Colorful, Flat Interface & Unified Inbox Support

Tablets are becoming increasingly popular these days, and not just for playing games. They're becoming an integral part of the daily routine of working professionals, as it allows them to showcase their projects, manage documents, and perhaps most importantly, send and receive emails on the go, eliminating the need to carry their laptops along while travelling. So, a good email client is always a necessity for anyone who relies on a tablet for their work emails on the go. While many of you may prefer to use the stock email app on your iPad, give MailDeck a try and you might never look back. Read More

myMail Is A Beautiful Replacement For Stock Android & iOS Email App

Although we have super fast smartphones in our pockets that enable us to play 3D games, watch movies, check on the news, and update social media accounts, what do the professionals among us really use them for the most? You got it right - checking emails on the go! Sending and receiving emails right from your mobile device can be a lot more convenient than having to power up your computer. Both iOS and Android devices have the excellent Gmail app available, besides generic stock email clients, but besides these, there’s a wide spectrum of third-party options available as well. Pretty much the same holds true for iOS devices. myMail is one of the newer email apps for iOS and Android that’s nothing short of spectacular.  It lets you manage messages from multiple accounts including Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Outlook, Hotmail, and other IMAP/POP3 services in its refreshingly impressive UI. Read More

Hop For iOS Aims To Make Email More Accessible By Giving It An Instant Messaging Feel [Review]

I didn't quite understand all the hoo-hah around achieving 'inbox zero' until I started working at multiple blogs, enrolled in an educational institute with a proper mailing system, and took up several other side-activities that relied on email for communication. I thought 'inbox zero' was just another concept made up by the overly & unnecessarily hyper-productive to sound productive. Now, however, I don't just want to achieve Inbox Zero; I need to. If there is any unread, unreplied or unarchived email in any one of my three Gmail inboxes - separate for work, school, and personal - I feel as if I am lagging behind. In other words, modern email is a chore. It's a laborious task to manage. It's something you have to deal with in the modern world. Apps like Mailbox, and Triage do make the process shorter but it still feels like work. Hop (previously known as Ping) wants to make email a more playful experience - much like WhatsApp, Viber, Kik or the dozens of other instant messaging apps available across all mobile platforms today. Does it succeed? That's what we shall find out in this review. Read on. Read More

CloudMagic Is An Android Email App With Faster Search, Multiple Accounts & A Unified Inbox

I still remember the day I became the owner of my first Android smartphone, and the experience was nothing short of exhilarating. I could have started off with playing games on it, streaming YouTube videos, or listening to Spotify, but the very first thing I did was checking my email – a task I had been performing as one of the first things every morning even before my smartphone life began. Mobile and emails have become an indispensable part of our lives. Therefore, having a good email app on your smartphone or tablet is always a good idea. For most people, the default Gmail app works well but for those who use other email services or just want a different option, try locking your sights at CloudMagic. Why use a third-party email client when Android comes with one out of the box, you might ask? Well, it’s because CloudMagic is so much better than the stock Email app on so many levels. So, let's take a look at them right after the jump. Read More

Download & Install Android 4.4 KitKat Apps On Any Jelly Bean Device

So, you haven’t been able to sleep properly since yesterday after hearing about the launch of the Nexus 5, along with Android 4.4 KitKat, and can’t wait to get your hands on Google’s latest OS and device? Well, how about getting the goodies of KitKat and Nexus 5 on your existing device, while you wait for yours to get shipped (or spend your time envying those who have managed to order one)? Thanks to several community sources out there who managed to get their hands on the Nexus 5 system dump, we now have the APK files for all KitKat apps that shipped with the Neuxs 5, and what’s great is that many of them run just fine on any Android 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean device. In what follows, we’ll be taking a look at many of these apps, complete with the download links for their APK files, and installation instructions. Read More

Use Your Android Device To Listen To Emails And News On The Go

Mobile apps are starting to take mobility much more seriously these days, and the latest to exemplify this is Listen to Emails and News for Android. The app is a narrator for your favorite news websites and RSS feeds, and what's more, you can also add multiple email accounts to its list of channels, allowing you to have the app read your mails out loud while you're on the move. The app supports automatic grouping of channels by genres or categories such as health, sports, technology etc, like a personalized radio. The app supports intuitive gesture controls for navigation and even offers hands-free control via bluetooth, the proximity sensor and speech recognition. We take a closer look at the app and all that it has to offer, right after the jump! Read More

Tipbit Combines Mail, Calendar & Contact Management In One iPhone App

Apps like Mailbox and Boxer have certainly raised the bar when it comes to email apps on iOS. The stock Mail app isn’t too bad either, but anyone looking for that something extra is sure to gravitate towards  third-party mail clients. Tipbit isn’t as shiny as some of the bigger names in the App Store, but this new app certainly has its own unique way of handling email. Rather than focusing on just your inbox, this app gives you a refreshingly unique view of your contacts. If you choose to associate your social media accounts with Tipbit, it makes sure you have all the important information on a contact any time you need it. In addition to that, Tipbit makes it really easy for users to associate events with contacts, and there is even a Google Search section to make the experience complete. Read More

Overview Packs Mail, Reminders, Calendar Events Into One iOS NC Widget

iOS doesn’t have any widget APIs for developers to use to build their own widgets, but that isn’t much of a problem if your device is jailbroken, as there are dozens of capable widgets to choose from under alternative app store Cydia. Today, we came across a nifty new widget for iOS Notification Center called Overview that will make you slightly more productive. Check it out after the jump! Read More