Yesterday I was having a chat with a buddy of mine on the subject of emails. Let me give a background to how it all started because it is an interesting subject. So there was someone that came whilst we were talking and asked him to send him WhatsApp. That is what the majority of people in Zimbabwe do when their WhatsApp expires. I have seen it countless times and even those scenarios where someone pays a US$1 to get WhatsApp sent to them. I then remarked how funny it is that many people do that instead of just downloading on their phones via Google Play Store.
My buddy then mentioned something that I had not thought of before. That is, many people do not use Google Play Store because they never sign up. Why? The reason is that they do not have email addresses – a disturbing realization. Emails are so important nowadays especially if you want to smoothly navigate and get the best online. If you do not yet have one make it a point to open one ASAP. Anyways, let us explore some of the best email apps for businesses that you can use.
The most commonly used email platform in the world. On most Android mobile devices, the Gmail app usually comes pre-installed. The choice for Gmail usually stems from its wide reach. Chances are most of you are using Google platforms in your day today. Thus it only makes sense to use Gmail since it is a Google platform as well. This makes for easy integration and interoperability across your platforms and devices that you use daily.
Good examples are Google Hangouts, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. By using Gmail it makes it easy for you to integrate your emails with those platforms or apps. For example, if you receive a Gmail email invitation to a Google Hangouts meeting, there is seamless integration. Plus, given the widespread use of Gmail, it is trusted as being professional to be using Gmail.
I use Microsoft Outlook on my smartphone and it delivers well. It is not only confined to Android but is also available for iOS devices. It is also available as a desktop version. The interface is sleek and well-structured in such a way that smartly organizes your emails. It offers you the convenience of easily moving across your different email accounts in-app. All you just need to do is to add them to your Microsoft Outlook account. It supports Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, iCloud, and Yahoo.
You can even choose to view your inbox as a compilation of emails from all your different email accounts. Microsoft Outlook also allows for easy integration with Google Calendar. This is a great feature for reminders and other important scheduling of tasks. There is a Calendar tab in-app that can show you weather forecasts, upcoming scheduled events, holidays, and so on. This is the email app I use the most and it has been nothing but the best so far. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most recommended email apps you can use for your business or startup.
Many of you might not be familiar with Proton Email. I got to know about Proton Email a few months ago and I was impressed when I signed up. Proton Mail is regarded as one of the most secure email platforms in the world. Emails are secured using end to end encryption. If the security of the stuff you send by email is a big deal to you then Proton Mail is the best pick. Signing up is much easier than other email platforms where lots of personal details are required. The other great thing about it is that there are no annoying in-app ads.
So these are 3 email apps I recommend you to use for your business or startup. Gmail is widely used which makes it broadly integrated and interoperable. Microsoft Outlook is also broadly integrated and interoperable and has lots more features. Proton Mail is the best when it comes to secure email communications, something that can be central to the success of an enterprise.