Many may have left Yahoo for good. Especially since they shut down their messenger service and not to mention the recent security breach that they announced. But is there anything left to the loyal users of Yahoo Mail? The web interface may not be as lean as Google's, but it still holds up to the requirements. However, their mobile app is as slick as it can be.
From the Inbox view, you can swipe any email to the right in order to mark it as read or unread. Swiping it to the left will delete it. Don't worry, even if you delete an email by mistake, you'll still have a few seconds to correct the error.
When creating a new message, besides local files, you can attach files from cloud sources such as DropBox. You can also attach GIF's from Tumblr. You can waste minutes browsing through them, so be advised.
Tapping on the upper left menu button, will bring up the standard yahoo mail bar, where you can check your folders and filter emails using the smart categories: People, Social, Shopping, Travel and Finance.
What's interesting about the Yahoo Mail app is that you can also use it to connect to other email accounts, namely Google, Outlook and AoL. You can also connect to multiple yahoo accounts, of course.
Tapping on the upper right button will take you to Yahoo News, where you can browse stories by categories, just as you would on the website.
The Yahoo Mail app is fairly light on data consumption. Images are not loaded with the email contents, but can be displayed with a simple tap. When reaching the end of an email message, you will be presented with the classic buttons for reply, forwarding, starring etc.
In the Settings menu you will be able to change the functions of the swipe commands and change the overall theme among other more pertinent things.
![Yahoo Mail app](wpub/images-draft/03/45/yahoo-mail-stay-organized/yahoo-mail-02.jpg" Yahoo Mail app")
- Customizable swipe functions
- Swipe left and right to browse through emails
- Compatible with other established email providers
- Can attach files from cloud storage and GIF's from Tumblr
I thoroughly enjoy using this mail app. Admittedly, I've been a yahoo user for more than a decade, so It's only natural that I feel right at home with it. However, you can also enjoy the Yahoo Mail app while connected to a different mail account. It's just full of Win!