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Mail Pilot Adds Support For New Message Notifications, But Still No Push?

Mail Pilot Adds Support For New Message Notifications, But Still No Push?

September 14, 2013
Mail Pilot set sail on iOS five months ago promising to help users navigate through their congested inbox. But while the app did launch with a number of impressive email organization features, Mail Pilot had been harboring a particular shortcoming. Nope, I'm not referring to its comparatively hefty price. Rather, I'm talking about its lack of notifications, which led to its earning only an App of the Week honorable mention from us here on AppAdvice:
While Mail Pilot is nice, it’s only Honorable Mention for a reason. The app, while having its strong points, has quite a few bad ones as well, including the lack of push notifications. We think that this app is definitely worth keeping an eye on for improvements, but the price point is a little high for what is currently being offered.
Well, the latest update addresses the app's lack of push notifications, but only to a certain extent. You see, the update does add support for notifications, except not for push notifications. Instead, the newly updated Mail Pilot merely shows notifications for new messages fetched in the background. Well, it's a start. According to Mail Pilot developer Mindsense, the absence of push notification support is "a tradeoff of not running your email through a third-party server." That's good to know, but given the app's price, it's only reasonable to expect nothing less from Mail Pilot. The latest update to Mail Pilot also brings the following improvements, most of which are available only on iOS 7:
  • Completely redesigned user interface
  • Rewritten message view
  • Rewritten threading -- no more tapping to view more
  • New Reply/Forward
  • Compose design refresh
  • Badge count for new messages
  • Changes to Notification Bar
The new version of Mail Pilot is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $14.99 download. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.1 or later. For more information on Mail Pilot, see Mail Pilot For iOS Launches, Promises To Turn Your Email Inbox Into An Intuitive To-Do List, Set Sail And Navigate Your Email Efficiently With Mail Pilot, and Mail Pilot Coming To Mac, Sign Up For An Invitation Now. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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