The latest Apple iOS 14 now offers wonderful features to explore. One new feature is that you can set email Apps as default including the option to change your default browser and default email apps to services like Chrome or Outlook to handle links by default instead of through Apple’s native Safari and Mail apps.
As for email, Third-party developers will need to update their apps before they can be selected as a default option on iOS 14. Due to the sensitive information in email communication, Apple has told developers that email apps, because they’re a critical avenue for communication, “must meet specific functional criteria aimed at ensuring private and accurate access for users.” While it’s unclear what that means, it suggests it may take some time for all third-party email app makers to configure their software to meet Apple’s requirements.
Three email apps iOS 14 that now lets you set as default are
Hey Email App
Hey email app replaces workarounds, messy hacks, and daily frustrations, with built-in workflows, effortless organization, and clever features that levels-up email in meaningful ways. With Hey you can screen your calls, and puts you in complete control of who’s allowed to email you.
Also new messages are always grouped together at the top, and previously seen emails are always at the bottom. No need to wade through the inbox jungle with a machete. Also you can open multiple emails at once and just scroll though them, just like you would a newsfeed. It’s a revolutionary way to read your emails.
Also you get an attachment library that gathers up every attachment you’ve ever received in one organized, siftable place. Sometimes you get emails you need to reference later – travel info, handy links, numbers you need, etc. With HEY, you can ‘Set Aside’ any email in a neat little pile for easy access whenever you need it. You can send those types of emails to The Paper Trail where they’ll be out of your way, but easy to find when you need them.
- Many companies track which emails you open, how often you open them, and even where you were when you opened them. HEY blocks these trackers and tells you who’s spying on you. Even you can rename a subject so it makes sense for you without changing things for the other person.
- You can add personal, private notes (and files) to any thread. This way you keep everything related to the conversation on one page, even if it didn’t all happen via email.
- HEY lets you selectively turn them on for specific contacts or threads so you don’t miss the things you really care about.
- Just click the “Reply Later” button to move an email to a dedicated ‘Reply Later’ pile at the bottom of the screen so you don’t lose or forget it.
- You can choose to bundle a sender into a single row. This means no matter how many emails they send you, they’ll only take up a single row in your Inbox. Clean, controlled, and calm.
Outlook lets you bring all your email accounts and calendars in one convenient spot. Whether it’s staying on top of your inbox or scheduling the next big thing, you make it easy to be your most productive, organized, and connected self.
You can focus on the right things with our smart inbox – we help you sort between messages you need to act on straight away and everything else. Swipe to quickly schedule, delete and archive messages. Share your meeting availability with just a tap and easily find times to meet with others. Find everything you’re looking for with our new search experience, including files, contacts, and your upcoming trips.
View and attach any file from your email, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more, without having to download them to your phone. Bring all the apps you love in Outlook, including Facebook, Evernote, Trello, and more. Open Word, Excel, or other Office document attachments to edit them directly in the corresponding app and attach them back to an email.
Outlook for iOS works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud.
Spark intelligently prioritizes your email. It bubbles important messages from real people to the top. Pin and reply to those, and batch archive the rest. Spark reduces the noise by only notifying you about emails from people that you know. Reclaim your space for creativity and get peace of mind.
Save time when you regularly send similar email messages to people. Use templates yourself and share with the team.
Assign email to an assistant or a team member, set deadlines, track progress and get notified when the tasks get done. park is free for individual users, yet it makes money by offering Premium plans for teams.
Spark is fully GDPR compliant, and to make everything as safe as possible, encrypt all your data and rely on the secure cloud infrastructure provided by Google Cloud.
If you want to change your default mail app to one of the following alternatives, head into the Settings app of your iPhone or iPad, and then find the specific email app you wish to set as your default. Tap on the setting inside that reads “Default Mail App,” and then tap on the app of choice. Regardless of which app’s settings you open up, other available email apps (at least ones that support iOS 14’s new default settings) will also appear as options.
Gmail is notably missing from the list, but Google has announced on Friday that you will be able to set Gmail as your default email app in “the coming days.” It’s unclear when other email apps like Edison Mail and Yahoo will update their iPhone apps to support iOS 14’s new default option. Apple gave developers a single day’s notice on when iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 would be available to consumers, so it may take some time.
In iOS 14 worth noting resets your default browser and mail app to Safari and Apple Mail if you reboot your iPhone. So be sure to go back into the settings and change your defaults again in the event you do reboot your device.