We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.


Essential resumes Newton Mail app at full price, free trial

By Jules Wang February 5, 2019, 2:00 pm

When Essential acquired Indian startup CloudMagic late last year, people started wondering what Andy Rubin’s team had in mind for the firm. It had planned for independent projects, but one shuttered effort that was brought up was the moderately successful Newton Email client.

The service had 40,000 subscribers paying roughly $50 a year for enhanced messaging and filing features like read receipts, but it wasn’t gaining enough ground in a market of Google and Microsoft.

Today, in a shock announcement on its Medium blog, the company said that the app is back for Windows, Android, macOS and iOS platforms. All users get two weeks to try Newton at no cost, then pay $49.99 per year if they wish to sign on. You can try it out yourself by clicking the source link below this story.


With the downtime, Essential and CloudMagic have been able to improve the experience for Mac Compose users, integrate emails to task managers like OmniFocus, Things, 2doapp and Bear, delete single emails in a thread and designate which emails in a thread are unread.

CloudMagic founder and CEO Rohit Nadhani has been retained and will continue on with the new company.


Latest Articles


Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am