Desktop email client Polymail recently launched a new iOS version of its app, focusing on simple and intuitive ways to get users through massive email lists with the same connected and social-minded aspects of the desktop app. Polymail allows users to manage their Gmail, iCloud, and Outlook, through the iOS app, which now syncs automatically with the Mac app as well.

One of the standout features of Polymail is its social networking angle, which has each user create a "Contact Profile" detailing their employer, location, and a brief customizable bio section. These cards show every interaction you have had with any particular person, letting you browse among email correspondence and attachments shared between one another, and even detailing when they read an email, and how many times, similar in style to Apple's Read Receipts.

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“Email usage is moving more and more towards mobile but these productivity features have typically only been available on desktop,” says Brandon Foo, co-founder of Polymail. “We want to give users the best set of tools for mobile across any email provider.”

In addition to contact profiles and email tracking, the app also provides features like read later, send later, and follow-up reminders, which the company points out as being mostly browser add-ons in the past, placing Polymail as the first major mobile and desktop app to embrace them. The service even allows users to un-send emails "within several seconds" after they're sent, making it easy to fix grammar and spelling errors that are recognized in the time window.

Following its debut on the Mac App Store, a few users compared Polymail to Dropbox's now-defunct Mailbox client, which has generated some positive word-of-mouth leading up to its release on iOS. Still, its email tracking abilities and robust permissions list have raised a few flags for some users. Although not speaking on the topic of security and privacy specifically, Polymail reiterated that its ultimate goal is in making "enterprise workflow as effortless as possible," aiming to lessen the gap between email clients "and the rest of the business applications companies use."

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Those interested can try out Polymail for themselves by downloading the free app on the App Store today. [Direct Link] The company mentioned that a higher-tier "Polymail Pro" subscription model is gearing up to launch sometime soon, but gave no details on its price point or premium features.

Update: This article originally stated IMAP accounts are supported, as indicated on Polymail's website. IMAP support is, however, not yet available.

Top Rated Comments

Rigby Avatar
78 months ago
Another email app that inserts itself between you and your mail provider and stores the access credentials to your account on someone else's servers with unknown security and privacy protections. This one also takes the liberty of inserting tracking bugs into your emails to implement the tracking system. No thanks.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steeley Avatar
78 months ago
They need to remove the silent email tracking feature. It's unethical. If you want to know if someone has read your message ask for a read receipt. Be open and transparent; why be sneaky? I deleted the beta as soon as I saw it had this questionable feature.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
78 months ago
I have to say that every email app I've tried just brings me back to the stock mail app
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
originalmagneto Avatar
78 months ago
I have my own IMAP server (as many others do) = PASS!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stu69 Avatar
78 months ago
In all seriousness ,

what can this do that I can't with the default mail app on iOS excluding the GUI taste preference
how about...

- Per-Recipient Email Tracking
- Contact Profiles + Relationship History
- Read Later
- Send Later
- Undo Send
- One-click Unsubscribe
- Reminders on un-read sent mail

to name but a few, other than that, it's exactly the same as the default client...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrgraff Avatar
78 months ago
Another email app that inserts itself between you and your mail provider and stores the access credentials to your account on someone else's servers with unknown security and privacy protections. This one also takes the liberty of inserting tracking bugs into your emails to implement the tracking system. No thanks.
Aha! I was wondering how the app knew that I read the test message that I sent from one account to another. I dislike read-receipts and hate secret invisible ones even more.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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