Essential Releases Newton Mail, the defunct e-mail app purchased last December after Newton shut down in September because of its inability to Android Police [ to compete with better-funded and popular competitors such as Google and Microsoft].
As was the case before shutdown, Newton Mail is again available for Newton Mail iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices, making it one of the only truly cross-platform dedicated email apps. Essentials keeps the price the same: $ 49.99 a year (with a 14-day free trial to see if you really want to pay for it.) And although Essential now owns the company, this does not seem to be the case of discounts for customers who own Essential Phones.
The fact that Essential Newton would bring back is somewhat surprising, as Newton's developer CloudMagic had originally shut down the app before it was acquired due to founder Rohit Nadhani's inability to "think long-term about profitability and growth."
With Newton facing the same challenges today, Gmail and Outlook are still free alternatives. All the means that Google and Microsoft can afford are curious This Essential (which itself has recently been struggling with layoffs and a missing new phone since the original 201
Still, Newton was (and is) a great email app option, and things may seem like it. It's good to see because of the imminent shutdown of Google Inbox and the relative drought of good third-party email apps that there is competition again. Hopefully, with Essentials support, Newton can be successful where it once failed.