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This article was published on December 6, 2009

Superpowered Email Search for the iPhone

Superpowered Email Search for the iPhone
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Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications Brodie Beta is a technology enthusiast with a passion for gadgets, media and anything related to the Web. She has worked in communications and media for the past nine years. Follow her on twitter here .

The newly released version of reMail is now available at the app store and they’ve reduced the $4.99 price point to $0.remail

reMail downloads all your emails into your iPhone for offline viewing and unlike previous versions you’re now able to add multiple email accounts for free, however “free” only pertains to Gmail users.

If you’d like to use reMail with iMap enabled accounts such as Mobile Me, MSN, Rackspace or Microsoft Exchange servers, you’ll need to buy the iMap support feature in the settings for the original price of the app… $4.99

The speedy full-text advanced search feature is what makes reMail stand out.

The search types include: auto completion of contacts as well as prefixes and phrases. reMail will search the entire body of the email not just the header.

If you’re looking for an email and can’t remember the subject or sender name you can search any phrase you recall in the email by using quotations, for example “ sales results “.

This is something you just can’t do within the iPhone’s search function, yet. The iPhone merely scans emails only matching your keyword-search to contacts and subject headers.

Similar to viewing Google cache pages reMail will highlight or mark-up all content that matches your entry. You can also filter searches by restricting specific emails, content or people from being displayed in the search results.reservations

In addition to the powerful search feature which reMail claims is five times faster than the native mail app, reMail doesn’t restrict how many emails you download.

All your emails and folders are stored for offline viewing, minimizing data and roaming charges for the iPhone user on the go.

I’ve downloaded 1169 emails into reMail only costing me 4.7MB in storage. In earlier versions a small percentage of users experienced memory leaks which has now been rectified.

reMail can now be reminded to download your newest emails once a day. The time of day can be adjusted in settings.

Overall a very useful app for finding and managing emails.

Get it (iTunes) *free

reMail site

Unfortunately,  I did find a minor glitch in the settings of the new version. After selecting clear history and clear cache you’re asked to reconfirm the selection and for some reason whether I select yes or no the app crashes.

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