If any of the following apply to you, then Better Webmail may well become your favorite new app.
Do you find that...
* Multiple people use your iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone?
* You access multiple Hotmail / Gmail / Yahoo / AOL accounts?
* You wish you could secure your webmail, while allowing people to continue using Safari?
* You wish webmail was fullscreen, with no toolbar or address bar.
Better Webmail provides support for using multiple, fullscreen, webmail accounts on your device. Every account is sandboxed and encrypted, meaning that users in Safari or other accounts cannot access your email. For shared devices, a PIN number can be added to individual accounts to prevent prying eyes.
Compatible with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Hotmail, and most third-party webmail sites.
Here's what our testers had to say:
"Fantastic! No longer do I pick up MY iPad and find that my wife has logged me out so she could read her GMail!" - Keith O.
"Being able to use a fullscreen view for Yahoo's webmail is simply great" - Kurt P.
"The whole family use the iPad, but we never set up mail because none of us wanted the others reading our email! This app has made every body very happy!" - Terry.
* An optimized and secure webmail experience
* Create an unlimited number of secure accounts, each with an optional PIN.
* Choose from one of the default providers, or add your own.
* Fullscreen browsing - no address bar, no buttons
* Universal app - buy once and run on any iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
* Support for BoxCar / Push Mail apps.
* If you ever need it, guaranteed support replies within 24 hours.
* Full support for Google App accounts.
Note: We do not currently support Push Notifications natively, but we have included support for BoxCar, Push Mail, and other notification systems that provide excellent support for email notification.
Better Webmail is developed by a third party and is not endorsed by, tested by, supported by, or in any other way associated with Google, AOL, Yahoo, or any other webmail.provider.
Ratings and Reviews
One nagging problem
Everything seems great until the one big issue. When I navigate to a web page from a link in a mail item it displays fine but there are no controls to navigate back to the @ interface. So I exit back to the iPhone home and renter @ and its still on the web page. I can never get back to my mail interface. I did a reinstall to correct the first time. I forgot the problem and clicked on a link. Dummy me. And again was lost in surfer land. I think turning the iPhone off the on solved it the second time so rendering @ had its home interface. But it is maddening that if you look at a web page from a mail link you are screwed.
Need it -like it
No more updates or new versions? too bad. i really like this app on ipad retina. even with its quirks such as...
I can attach files in the Gmail interface, but not in Hotmail. Whassup up wit dat? Works well on my ipad.
Search is there, but it is squished down at the bottom of the GUI.
It's interesting to click on a link to a commercial website and see what happens... If the site you are connecting to wants to put cookies on your computer (if you were on one and clicked) then webmail on the iPhone will kick you to safari.
Then "adware one" "google clicks" or whatever will appear as a degraded website in safari. Then you have to reopen webmail.
It is not the fault of this app that this happens. It is a problem with businesses or whomever that places ad links on their sites. Very frustrating, but at least my ipad is not collecting cookies or taking me to the creepy pop up ads.
Good for shared environments and work iPads
I got this so that I could have a separate mail center to the apple. In my case the apple is exclusively used for my company secure email so wanted something better for my personal than just web log in. This does that really well !
No issues with quality etc. works well and has a nice log in pin feature + better backwards button than the web. It the uses the web structure so is familiar
So for 1.99 I am happy with it
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.