Edison Mail (formerly known as EasilyDo Mail) is making the jump from mobile app to desktop email client with the release of a new Mac app.
I’ve been using a beta version of Edison Mail for a few days, and it’s a similar experience to the mobile versions, with a clean UI and the same built-in filters for things like travel, packages, bills & receipts, and entertainment categories. Edison’s easy unsubscribe, sender blocking, and read receipt tracker blocking features are also all included on the Mac version.
Of particular note is the fact that Edison has finally fixed one of my biggest gripes with the mobile apps with its desktop version: threaded emails now offer the option to show up as a continually scrolling thread, instead of discrete emails that had to be tapped into one at a time. Hopefully, Edison will similarly update the mobile versions of its app to offer a similar option in the future.
There’s also Edison’s customizable interface, which has been adapted from the mobile versions. The desktop app offers customizable actions on mouseover, in addition to the swipe gestures on mobile. Native macOS notifications are also supported, as is macOS’s dark mode. The app has several options for keyboard shortcuts, too: Edison’s defaults, Gmail’s set of shortcuts, or a fully custom option.
There are a few features missing, like support for Exchange email (said to be “coming soon”) as well as a Windows version of the app (out in 2020).
On a privacy related note, Edison was among the apps found to have been reading the content of emails to develop its Smart Replies feature, although the company says it has since stopped the practice and deleted any data related to it. For those that still have security concerns, both the mobile and desktop apps also allow users to opt-out of data sharing with Edison, and offer a further option to fully delete any data from both the Edison app and the company’s servers.
Edison Mail will be rolling out the desktop app on an invitation-based system to current iOS and Android users of Edison Mail starting today. Anyone not already an Edison user can sign up for an invitation on Edison’s website, too.