The Newton email app is back! Without warning, the previously-removed application is suddenly back on the Google Play Store, along with the message “We are thrilled to be back.” The popular email app was removed in September 2018.
While no announcements have been made, the comeback likely has to do with Essential acquiring CloudMagic — creators of the Newton email app — back in December. Although we can’t be certain, it’s likely that CloudMagic threw in the towel and then Essential stepped in to buy the company for relatively cheap. Now, the app is back online with almost no changes — in fact, your previous Newton login credentials will work with this new version.
Of course, along with the previous Newton functionality comes that Newton price — $50 per year to use the app after you finish out your free 14-day trial.
Since Newton has a diehard following, it’s likely there are plenty of people all-too-willing to pay that price. Perhaps that’s why Essential saw an opportunity in buying the company.
We assume a statement from Essential and/or CloudMagic is coming soon regarding the re-launch of Newton. Perhaps that will shed some light on what we can expect in the future from the email app.
In the meantime, what do you think? Are you glad to see Newton come back, or are you still feeling burned by the rocky history of CloudMagic? Let us know in the comments.