1. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    All, don't know if this has been discussed before but wanted to know opinions on those who use the stock email app (pro's/con's) over the Gmail or other standalone email app. I have pretty much used the Gmail app on all my phones but wanted to know if I was missing out on any functionality or features from the stock app especially with the S-Pen. Really trying to utilize the S-Pen in as many ways as possible in my day to day. Do notifications come in as timely with the stock app as it does with the Gmail app? Any major gripes with stock email app? Is it easy to move between folders like the Gmail app? As always, your opinions and feedback are appreciated.
    09-08-2015 05:27 PM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    Personally always use the gmail or inbox app, way better than the crappy stock email apps the OEMs ship. I change a lots of phone as well so I use gmail or inbox app for consistency.

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    09-08-2015 05:47 PM
  3. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Hmmm, good point, I change phones often as well, so that's something to think about
    09-08-2015 06:07 PM
  4. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I generally use the Gmail app but tried the native samsung app for a week. Comparing the two, I found that in my case the samsung app was inconsistent with receiving emails promptly. It always got them but sometimes slower than my tablet that was using the Gmail app with the same accounts and same settings. When both are using the Gmail app they come in almost simultaneously. I have three emails accounts (Gmail account, Comcast imap account and an Exchange account). One other thing I noticed was that the samsung email app used more battery than the Gmail app under the same conditions.
    09-08-2015 06:19 PM
  5. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I generally use the Gmail app but tried the native samsung app for a week. Comparing the two, I found that in my case the samsung app was inconsistent with receiving emails promptly. It always got them but sometimes slower than my tablet that was using the Gmail app with the same accounts and same settings. When both are using the Gmail app they come in almost simultaneously. I have three emails accounts (Gmail account, Comcast imap account and an Exchange account). One other thing I noticed was that the samsung email app used more battery than the Gmail app under the same conditions.
    Thanks for the feedback, I have heard others say, notifications were not as prompt as with the Gmail app. I guess I just need to use it for a week to compare and really see what the differences are for myself.
    09-08-2015 06:40 PM
  6. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Does the stock email app offer the hover feature with the S-Pen? Where you can see a portion of the email without actually opening it?
    09-08-2015 06:41 PM
  7. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Does the stock email app offer the hover feature with the S-Pen? Where you can see a portion of the email without actually opening it?
    Yes it does

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    09-08-2015 08:39 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yes it does

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    Cool, thanks for that.

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    09-08-2015 08:40 PM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    TheDon, what color Note 5 did you get? I always use the app called Mailbox by the Dropbox company. After I started using it a couple of years ago I never even looked at other email apps. I broke down and ordered up the Note 5 this morning.
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    09-08-2015 08:44 PM
  10. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    TheDon, what color Note 5 did you get? I always use the app called Mailbox by the Dropbox company. After I started using it a couple of years ago I never even looked at other email apps. I broke down and ordered up the Note 5 this morning.
    Lol, your as bad as me........I got the White 64GB, love this thing man, battery life is superb.

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    09-08-2015 08:46 PM
  11. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Lol, your as bad as me........I got the White 64GB, love this thing man, battery life is superb.

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    Yea, Dumped my White Note 4 and got the 128GB S6 and it's so puny, can't wait for the Note 5 to arrive tomorrow.
    Got the Zagg Glass and Commuter case also on the way.
    09-08-2015 08:52 PM
  12. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yea, Dumped my White Note 4 and got the 128GB S6 and it's so puny, can't wait for the Note 5 to arrive tomorrow.
    I did the same except I went with the S6 Edge, wanted the bigger screen and S-Pen back, so here I am

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    09-08-2015 08:54 PM
  13. dasupaman23's Avatar
    TheDon, what color Note 5 did you get? I always use the app called Mailbox by the Dropbox company. After I started using it a couple of years ago I never even looked at other email apps. I broke down and ordered up the Note 5 this morning.
    +1 for Mailbox. Syncs great on all of my other devices and Mac. And you don't get those silly grouped tabs that gmail does now. I am sure I can turn them off but I hardly log into gmail app or website anymore.

    Sent from my Note 5
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    09-08-2015 09:09 PM

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