Modern email apps compromise on security or features. Canary does not.

Some of your most important info is shared via email, which is why we built end-to-end encryption into our app. This ensures only you and the person you're communicating with can read what is sent, and nobody in between, not even your provider.

All of this happens automatically: no need to turn on settings or set up special secret keys to secure your emails.

Welcome to secure, effortless, email.


With Canary's one-click encryption, you can effortlessly enhance your email security. The email is encrypted on your device and decrypted on your recipient's device. It will be unreadable on your provider's web interface, or by anyone else on any other app!

• Automatic: Automate the key exchange to focus on crunching emails, without worrying about security.

• Manual: Advanced PGP users can manage their own keys and exchange encrypted emails with anyone.


With natural language search, smart filters, algorithmic bulk cleaner, and intelligent typography enhancements, Canary helps you easily find and act on what's important, and get rid of what's not!

• Focused Inbox:Canary learns which emails are important to you and highlights them for easy access. Intelligent typography enchancements ensure optimum readability.

• Natural Language Search: Search for photos from dad, receipts this month, or unread newsletters. Canary understands what you're looking for and finds it first time, everytime.

• Smart Filters: Quickly isolate unread emails, or emails with attachments. Check if you've missed replying via the unanswered filter. Gmail users can also access their Inbox tabs / categories.

• Bulk Cleaner: Canary's adaptive algorithms learn which emails are likely to be unimportant. Tap on the magic wand and scroll to automatically find, select, and then delete unwanted emails.


Don't pay a monthly fee for features you want and need. With Canary, you always have full access!

• Read Notifications: Get notified when your emails are read.

• Snooze: Deal with emails at your convenience.

• Email Templates: Avoid repetition. Save and re-use frequently sent emails.

• One-Click Unsubscribe: No need to look for pesky unsubscribe links.


Email plays a central role when it comes to files, events, and tasks.
So we made sure Canary plays nice with your favorite apps!

• Google Drive

• Dropbox

• Todoist

• Things

• iCal

• Google Calendar

• Giphy

• Keybase & MIT


Get all of Canary's powerful features and cutting-edge encryption technology with your existing email account(s). Just add your account(s) and go!

• Gmail

• iCloud

• Office 365

• Yahoo

• Custom IMAP

• Exchange (if IMAP is enabled on server)

What's New

Version 2.14

- Fix: Accounts with 1000+ labels/folders may not work correctly
- Fix: PGP signed messages may not be recognized properly
- Fix: Editing drafts may not display correctly in compose
- Various stability and performance fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
352 Ratings
352 Ratings

Searching for Newton alternative

I’m very picky about email apps and Newton has spoiled me for the past three years. When they told us they’re closing shop, I went through more than a dozen third party email apps to find one that suits my preferences. I am a firm believer that premium features are worth paying for if done it’s done right.

Canary, though relatively new, has a lot of key features all email apps should have: color coded email by account, email tracking, and EXCELLENT tech support just to name a few.

Though not quite up to Newton standards, this app seems promising and I look forward to future features and releases. There are small nuisances like the inability to sort accounts after you create them, and the ability to pick notification sounds but these are trivial next to the functionality and the security provided by Canary. It’s also a bit slower to load emails than Newton. But for now, it seems I will stick by Canary and see what it becomes!


Good, but has annoying quirks

I downloaded the desktop and iPad versions of this app almost a year ago. I wasn’t happy about paying $10 for each, but I needed a solution that allowed me to save & use templates across devices, and I really liked the open tracking.

I’ve since deleted this app from my desktop & iPad roughly 5-6 times...only to reinstall it. Why? It has quirks. It’s like that slightly racist grandmother that’s given you fond memories of cookies and milk...and racial slurs. For starters, the iPad & iPhone doesn’t save your signature. You can create it, and save it; however, they forget that you saved it as soon as you close the app. It’s Uber annoying to open Canary mail on my iPad or phone, start an email, then have to save the draft or delete it so I can go into the settings and re-save my signature. ...then go back to writing your email.

Another quirk it still has is the templates don’t sync between devices. You have to re-write them on each device. I don’t understand the purpose of having an iCloud sync across devices if it can’t carry over templates. There are also other little bugs here and there; however, I’ll digress.

The app has gotten better over time. There used to be far more bugs. I simply wish they could just get it right once and for all...especially since I paid for both versions.

Developer Response

Hi, please contact us via the in-app Help button and we'll investigate the issues you've mentioned. With best regards to your grandmother :) -Canary Mail Team


Interesting model but needs to improve

I like that you are able to try the tool for 5 days. Unfortunately 5 days is not enough to stick to a new email client from a previous experience, specially when there are limitations and bugs. I contacted the chat business support which I have to say is quite neat and works fine, with replies next day. They answered my questions and were interested in things that were not supposed to be wrong but indeed where in an iPad Pro with Apple Keyboard. Some of these bugs apparently got resolved in an update but since the trial period was over I updated the app and couldn’t verify this. I suggest that the trial period is zeroed with each new version. This would eventually attract new customers that are seeking for bugs to be fixed or new functionality implemented (to me, being able to load external images on a message by message basis). Otherwise the app will be deleted and forgotten.

Developer Response

Hi, as you have noted, we fix bugs regularly as they are brought to our attention. We will consider offering an additional trial period for users in your situation.


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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