TouchMail is an email app developed for Windows 8 tablets and computers. The application was launched on April 17th, 2013 at the DEMO Mobile Conference in San Francisco. [1] TouchMail was developed by a Seattle based startup founded in 2012 by former Microsoft employees Matthew Carlson and Alex Frank.

It is a third-party Windows 8 program, an e-mail client designed for touch input. The emails in the client can be color-coded with zoom out features to view more messages.[2] The application integrates work and social messaging using visual and touch capabilities of computing devices.


  • It highlights visual signals about messages with in and out zoom.[3]
  • Push a message up to delete in one touch
  • Categorize part of message
  • Color-coded messages for contacts
  • Searches with a couple of taps
  • Filters options for people, dates and attributes[4]
  • Label messages by project, people or types of tasks
  • Profile pictures and logos, flags and attachment icons for contacts

System requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 8
  • Supported processors: x86, x64, ARM
  • Supported Webmail services and protocols: Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL Mail, POP3 and IMAP.
  • Languages: English (United States)


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  3. Application overview on Microsoft Apps
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