SMTP and XMPP clients are perhaps the most important applications that the digital communication world has to offer. Be it connecting with your friends instantly or consultation from the tech support team (this can become tedious some times, most of the times). Being able to do it on-the-go is essential and here are some of the best one’s debriefed.
One of the most default modes of online communications, there are some good options android operating system has to offer.
- Yandex Mail: Probably the best email client I have ever used, you will need a yandex mail account which is totally worth it. The application is mostly clean. Yandex Mail client is compatible with most of the existing mail services. Added to which you get 20 GB of online storage (Yandex Disk) and other services. If you are searching for an alternative to the Google environment Yandex should be able to handle it for you.
- Gmail for Android: If you have factory version of the firmware in your android device, Chances are you are already using this application in your phone. After the Android Lollipop announcement this application has seen many enhancements like Material Design and support for non google mail services.
- AOSP Email for Android: Another application from Google that has nearly the same functionality as of the Gmail application.
- Inbox for Android: Google has not paid for this post, but Inbox by Google is a special email client specially designed for people who have organised inbox (into categories and labels). However it’s limited to google mail service only, and pointless for people who have inbox that look like trash.
- CloudMagic: Another application that has a colourful, material design inspired theme. Supports up to 5 different mail accounts in the free version. It syncs flawlessly if you login from multiple devices.
- WhatsApp Messenger: The most “Over-hyped” messenger, Most of you are already using, or using it because all your friends are on WhatsApp messenger. It provides end-to-end encryption, group messaging, WhatsApp Web, and other common messenger goodness. However, this messenger depends on phone numbers, which I personally, don’t find it intriguing.
- Telegram Messenger: From the most Over-hyped to the most underrated multi-platform messenger. The refreshed user interface (Material theme inspired design) and the ability to upload files of any format and size limit of up to 1GB. The best feature above all is “MULTI LOGIN”. Seriously Messenger-developers, At least a desktop clients like telegram ?
- Messenger by Google: One line review? Best SMS replacement application. (Wish Google could use something like iMessage protocol in messenger making it more unique and exclusive for Android)
- BBM: Blackberry Messenger is the best cross-platform Messenger available. With very cleverly placed advertisements and in-app purchases, this is the best group messaging application. The always on notification may be a bit annoying, But surely something that you can get used to.
- Hike Messenger: This application gets an Indian reservation. Partly because it has some common Indian phrases captured as stickers. And of course why everyone ends up using it. FREE SMSes across India. The limits have dropped but still is quite a useful features.(Note that messages cannot be sent to Indian numbers on DND.
Other messengers namely Hangouts for Google accounts, Messenger by Facebook, are not really, must-have but are the most reliable. Voxox, however can be used for some evil purposes that cannot be demonstrated (It’s forbidden nin-jutsu).
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