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Bee review: A honey of a way to compose mobile email

J.R. Bookwalter | July 20, 2015
Third-party developers continue tripping over themselves trying to come up with The Next Great Mobile Email Client, but all most iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users (including yours truly) really want is a faster way to send emails using the the built-in app Apple has already provided.

A compatibility issue with iCloud Photo Library is an equally significant limitation. The app's built-in media browser only displays photos and videos that have actually been downloaded to the device, making it useless for selecting content from much larger cloud-based libraries like mine.

Last but not least, there's currently no way to organize or sort contact icons once entered. Tapping and holding an icon only brings up the option to delete it or add more contacts to a group, so Bee users will want to plan accordingly and enter favorites first to get around this limitation.

Bottom line

Bee makes composing new email faster and smarter using the built-in client you're already used to, but free users are limited to a single contact, which handicaps an otherwise exceptionally useful app.


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