Newton Mail and Calendar apps make unexpected return to iOS

Newton Mail and Calendar apps make unexpected return to iOS

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Popular email client Newton Mail has made a surprise return to the App Store — alongside Newton Calendar.

Users can log in using the same Newton account they used before. If you haven’t already tried Newton Mail, you can enjoy a 14-day free trial before subscribing.

CloudMagic, the company behind the Newton apps, announced that they would be closing down last August. Company CEO Rohit Naghani explained that CloudMagic “couldn’t successfully figure out profitability and growth over the long term.”

“We put up a hard and honest fight,” Naghani continued, “but it was not enough to overcome the bundling and platform default advantages enjoyed by the large tech companies.”

As it turns out, CloudMagic has found a way to overcome those issues, and Newton apps have unexpectedly returned to the App Store.

Newton Mail and Calendar available today on iOS

“We are thrilled to be back,” read the release notes for the latest Newton updates, which are available now. CloudMagic is yet to confirm the reason for the return, or how it has managed to navigate the problems it previously faced.

Just like before, Newton Mail is available with a subscription, priced at $49 a year, and you can go ahead and sign in with your existing account if you’re a former Newton user. New users can enjoy a 14-day free trial before deciding on the subscription.

Some might feel like paying for an email client is unnecessary when perfectly good solutions are available for free. But Newton Mail offers a number of unique features — such as universal read receipts, the ability to undo sent mail, and a useful recap function — that make it well worth its price tag for many.