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Create and manage a unified email inbox

Use CloudMagic to put all of your email communication in a single place

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If you’re anything like us then you’ve probably got several email addresses. One for work, one for your private conversations, and one from five years ago that you only ever check because it’s got a funny name. And that’s where CloudMagic comes in. It’s a ridiculously easy-to-use app that lets you amalgamate all of your email addresses into a single inbox. More than that it lets you connect other useful services, like Pocket, Evernote and Zendesk, so that everything you need to handle personal and business communication is just a tap away.

In this tutorial we’ll walk you through setting up CloudMagic, and show you how to get the most from it. It’s not the most difficult of propositions, and all you’ll need to do to get started is grab your device and download the app.

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  1. CloudMagic 1

    Add an account

    The first thing you’ll need to do when you set up CloudMagic is start adding email addresses. This is really simple. To start with, just choose the email provider you use from the list on the screen and then tap on it. This will take you to the login screen.

  2. CloudMagic 2

    Enter your password

    Sign in to your email address as you normally would. You’ll be asked whether you want to let CloudMagic have access to your account. Accept the various terms and conditions and your email address will be added to the app and you’ll be taken back to the main screen again.

  3. CloudMagic 3

    Your new inbox

    You can repeat the process in step 2 to add more email addresses. When you’ve put them all in you can head to your new inbox. It’s simply laid out, and if you’ve used other Android email apps then you should have a pretty solid idea of what everything does.

  4. CloudMagic 4

    Change the settings

    Tap on the three-dotted menu button and you’ll be taken to the Settings menu. This will let you customise each of the accounts you’ve signed in to so you can still keep a track of where everything is being sent to. Tap on the email address you want to customise.

  5. CloudMagic 5

    Set the tone

    If you’ve got multiple accounts with the same provider you might want to change their nicknames to keep things clear. As well as that you can alter the colour that’s assigned to each email address from here, so you know at a glance which of your accounts you’re reading from.

  6. CloudMagic 6

    Change the key

    You can also give each of your accounts its own chime, so you know just by listening whether you’ve got an important work email or something from one of your other accounts that can wait. Just tap Sound, and then select the ringtone you want the account to use.

  7. CloudMagic 7

    Set a code

    You can set up a PIN-system from the Settings menu as well, to add an extra layer of security to your emails in case your phone is misplaced. Simply head to the Passcode Lock section of the menu, type in a four-digit code and set how often it should ask you for it.

  8. CloudMagic 8

    Use a card

    When you’re in an email there’s an option called Cards. This lets you use the content of the email in other apps without leaving CloudMagic. Tap on the cards and you can select an app to share it with. Tap on the Settings cog to add more cards to the options.

  9. CloudMagic 9

    Change your account

    You can swap between accounts when you’re replying or composing by tapping on your address and selecting a new one. You can set which account is your default for composing new emails from Settings too. Replies automatically default to the address they were sent to.

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