Evomail is an interesting new email app (Gmail only for now) for the iPad.
Here’s a little bit of its App Store intro:
Evomail is modern mobile email for your iPad. Designed with three guiding philosophies of being beautiful, frictionless and simple, we’re bringing a refreshed mail experience to your iPad and evolving the way you use email on the go!
I saw this described somewhere this morning as being a bit like the Sparrow email app that Gmail bought up. Like many others, I was a big fan of Sparrow before Google gobbled it up and made clear they had no plans to continue its development – so I was immediately keen to take a look at Evomail when I saw that comparison.
I’ve only had the app installed for a few hours, and though it doesn’t remind me that much of Sparrow it does have a fairly light and clean UI. And it’s comfortable to use. For me, it’s already one huge step ahead of the much-hyped Mailbox app – because it supports GMail labels.
Here are a few of the app’s noteworthy features:
— Gmail only at the moment, though its App Store page notes ‘with additional support coming later’. The app is getting slammed with one-star ratings in the App Store, purely because it’s Gmail only and it appears a number of people didn’t bother to read the App Store description properly.
— Support for and easy access to Gmail labels, as well as archives and trash.
— Built-in push notifications
— Support for multiple accounts
— Sharing to Twitter, Facebook and the web.
The app’s page load and refresh times are not stellar at the moment, and search is slow a little broken looking as well – so the app is feeling like the 1.0 version that it is. It has promise though as another alternative to the built-in Mail app on the iPad.
Here’s an App Store link for Evomail; it’s priced at $2.99.
Have any of you tried out Evomail yet?