Email on Android Absolutely Sucks, Here’s Why
I am obssesed with email, and love the way iOS handles emails. Having recently switched to Android, the whole process is simply so complicated, and there isn’t any universal App that can handle emails from different accounts.
There are many pros and cons or Android as a platform, but email on Android is definitely horrible. Firstly, Google ships a Gmail App with Android, and an Email App for managing email accounts. Now the Gmail App is impressive, and auto sync works perfectly. It also has got labels, priority inbox, and more, but the native email App is just so buggy.
The email App has got a dark layout with white text, and it just looks yuck. There is no way of customizing it. Auto sync never works with the App even after customizing a lot of settings and tweaking a lot of things. The Email App is usually used for personal hosted accounts. Next, for Yahoo, you’ve got to use the Yahoo Mail App which can be downloaded from the Android Market. The Yahoo App is pretty neat, and functions as advertised. Nothing wrong with that.
Frustrated with the email experience, I checked out alternatives from the App Store. With the help of the ratings, MailDroid Pro and K9 seemed to be the only good ones. Let’s talk about K9. Although I love the idea that K9 is a community based project, it just isn’t there yet. The interface is not well done, and the App in general just doesn’t feel right. K9 is fast, the icon sucks, and can be a good alternative, but not yet.
About MailDroid Pro, the feelings about the App was generally the same as K9, and the App somehow failed to notify at times as new mails arrived. Comparing all of this to the iOS mail App experience which includes unified inbox, custom text styling, amazing notifications, instant download, better viewing, and an amazing navigation system, I have to say that email on Android absolutely sucks. For every App developer out there, you’ve got a huge market!
Is it just me or even you hate the Android email experience? Share your thought using the comments section below.