App Review: Edison Mail

Over the last few weeks, I have been trying out Edison Mail as a replacement for the Outlook app on my iPhone and iPad.

My reasoning for this has been because when I use the Outlook app and don’t use for it a week or two, it just kicks me out of my account, where I have to go and re-sign-in to my account.

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Of course, since I am managing my iCloud email on this app, that makes this job even more difficult because of the two-factor authentication and security tactics that Apple has. Although I am grateful for the security and Apple’s clever ways of making it easier to sign-in to your iCloud email from an Apple device, the whole issue could be avoided if my email app didn’t sign me out.

This is where Edison Mail has come in handy.

I do not use my iCloud email all that often, but when I do use it, I like that everything is there, it’s simple to understand, has Dark Mode, and most importantly, does not sign me out of my account.

Sending emails in this app is a simple breeze. It’s similar to the Spark email app, which is great, as that is one that I use for my primary email account on my iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Where the app goes wrong is in two different ways.

The first one is there is no Apple Watch app. I would expect this if we were still between 2015-2017. However, it’s 2021 now and there is still no Apple Watch Edison Mail app.

Another issue with the app is if you have a huge load of emails in your inbox and you want to just have it show your emails as “read” instead of having that big, red, 150+ email notification icon on the app on my devices.

Granted, you can select up to 50 emails to delete, but when you have 300-500 emails in there, that’s going to take a while to get through. The Spark email app does have the feature where it can delete those hundreds of emails all at once, so Edison may want to take some notes from Spark’s playbook.

Still, I’m giving this app 3/4 stars. It works the way an email app should for the most part and it is a good app to have on my iPhone and iPad to manage a single email account that I do not check that often.

Rating: 3/4 stars

Edison Mail is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac.

Do you use Edison Mail as your email app? If not, which one do you use? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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