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TouchMail for Windows 8 updated, bug fixes and few new features in tow

Today one of the most beautiful email applications for Windows 8.1 received an update. TouchMail delivers your inbox to you in one of the more attractively designed apps we have laid our hands upon.

The client currently supports Outlook, Gmail, Office 365, and any IMAP provider you can throw at it. A super friendly touch user interface, color coded messages, and beautiful animations are just the surface of this app. To check out the recent changes, read after the break.

The update takes TouchMail to version 1.2.9.79 and includes a collection of both bug updates and new features. If you live in the United Kingdom and use Yahoo mail, you may have noticed an issue using your address with TouchMail – the latest update aimed to fix this issue and now any users with “yahoo.co.uk” accounts should have no problem logging in and accessing their content.

The software update has also brought more customizability for IMAP configurations, so there should not be any issues no matter what service you are using. New additions allows IMAP server settings to be configured more manually, so you have complete control no matter you server’s port usage, security settings, etc.

Lastly, the update also brings a new visual tutorial to the table. The tutorial itself launches when you open the application for the first time and showcases the touch based gestures the client supports. These gestures include pinching in and out to zoom, deleted mail by holding down on an item, swiping to navigate the various parts of your inbox, and more.

If you have never tried out TouchMail for Windows 8.1, we highly recommend checking it out. It may not be the best solution for those who have tons of emails flooding in and the app has yet to receive push notifications, but for the average email users – it is a blast.

To check out our full review of TouchMail, you can click here. If you want to grab the app directly from the Windows Store, you can click here (opens in new tab).

Enjoy and let us know what you think of TouchMail!

20 Comments
  • Keep it coming friend. I see gold with Touch Mail.
  • Touch Mail is visually stunning.
  • Don't get excited Rodneyej, it's Touch Mail not Touch Male. Smh.
  • Visually this is really a great app. Installed it and liked it a lot. Only problem is that I cannot open any attachments. I see the paper clip, but when openeing the email, the attachemnt is nowhere to be seen. That renders the whole thing pretty much useless.... Am I missing something?
  • Your attachment apparently.
  • LOL
  • yeah,that I figured..... uninstalled...
  • Hi Leo, the latest versions of TouchMail now support opening and saving attachments, along with more features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Check it out on the Windows Store.
  • Does this work on PCs as well or just tablets? Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Yes it does work on PC :-D Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • They REALLY need to work on bringing attachment functionality.. Its not bad other than that.
  • Hello, FYI the latest versions of TouchMail now support opening and saving attachments, along with more features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Check it out on the Windows Store.
  • I was really excited to use this app. I'm not an email power user, so I was excited to give this a spin. But it does NOT support an 2-step Authentication. So both my hotmail and gmail are unable to connect. So I can't use this at all. I contacted the Dev and he said they are considering it for the future. I really hope they do. 
  • With 2-step Authentication with gmail, you can create an application-specific password that bypasses 2-step. On Google's website, go to Account from your portrait, security tab, the edit 2-step verification. From there select the app-specific passwords tab then the manage application-specific passwords button. Enter a name for your password, e.g. Touch Mail, and click Generate Password. Now use the password displayed for your gmail account in Touch Mail. Don't bother memorizing or writing this password down. It's safer if you don't. This password will bypass 2-step, but it will be practically impossible for anybody to guess, and not even you will know it. Only Touch Mail will have it stored. If you ever suspect the password is compromised, you can revoke it from the Manage Application-Specific Passwords page.
  • Looks aren't everything. Until the app supports attachments what's the point?
  • the latest versions of TouchMail now support opening and saving attachments, along with more features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Check it out on the Windows Store.
  • I'll update at lunch to see if it fixed the app so it opens all the time. Launching the app it's been thinking and takes me back to my metro screen and doesn't open. Other than that, when it has worked its great.
  • The limit of 3 accounts and no attachments makes it just a pretty app and not very useful to me.
  • Hi there, the latest versions of TouchMail now support opening and saving attachments, along with more features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Check it out on the Windows Store.
  • I wish it supported active sync