I’d be even more interested in email client discussion. I feel stuck with Google partly because I really don’t like any other email client that I’ve tried.
as the creator of this thread, I’m fine with (and thankful for) the inclusion of alt online services since it all speaks to a similar search! that said, ok with me if the mods want to split it.
On the phone tip, I got a used Pixel 2 XL shortly after the Pixel 3 came out, and it’s a phenomenal phone. (I’m gonna likely skip the Notch Era.) It’s super speedy and really solid. I think my ebook reading has jumped 20%, because the screen size is great. The battery is excellent, too, so I’ve finally stopped also carrying around an old iPod and just listen using the phone. I do hate having to use Bluetooth headphones, but I think that ship may have sailed. This is my favorite phone since the G1. It’s the first phone I’ve had since the G1 when I didn’t feel like I was kinda just waiting for the next phone to come out.
just wanted to thank the mentioning of very cheap battery replacement for iphone 6/6s before the end of year. i went ahead with that today and hopefully that breathes a bit of new life into aging phone.
I use Mailspring on my desktop and an ever-rotating cast of not-that-great-but-fine options on phones.
I do recommend Mailspring if you’re one of those freaks that doesn’t solely use webmail on a not-phone computer.
Edit: Mailspring manages multiple accounts really well - you can easily switch between a unified or split out view of inbox, drafts, sent - and it’s got a strangely satisfying data-driven signature tool (you fill in the details you want to see in your signature and can then browse and edit layouts for those details).
I said up-topic I’m using Fastmail as my mail account provider, but I still have two Google accounts I look at and one Yahoo one.
I started with thunderbird initially but ended up just using the fastmail web client which I like very much. I’d been using the gmail web client most often (I still use it) before that and I think the fastmail client is nicer. Haven’t tried any mobile options!
I keep forgetting to send new email from fastmail, my brain is still hard-wired to go to mail.google.com to write an email…