When comparing Unibox vs Canary Mail, the Slant community recommends Canary Mail for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Canary Mail is ranked 6th while Unibox is ranked 12th.
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Pro Simple, clean interface
Unibox's interface is very clean and easy to understand. It has a classic two-pane interface with all users that have sent emails on the left side and any email currently being read on the right.
Every UI element is only visible when needed. For example, every time you hover on a discussion the trash can, which is otherwise invisible appears.
Pro All emails are sorted by contact
Pro Makes it easy to keep track of different discussions
Unibox groups different emails by user instead of subject. This makes it easy to keep track of messages sent to a particular person and to keep track of different discussions.
Pro Pretty Good Privacy or PGP built-in
Pro Gorgeous and intuitive
Pro No personal data stored on servers
No access tokens, passwords, attachments or email itself is stored on Canary servers.
Pro Local email database is encrypted on disk
Canary stores your local email database encrypted.
Con Sends empty emails
Other than syncing issues and displaying wrong badge numbers, Unibox sometimes sends empty emails to people in the user's contact list, which is quite annoying.
Con A number of recurring issues
There are some recurring issues with Unibox: these include the sync dropping and e-mails not reaching their destination.
Con Always needing to update token for Gmail
Con Poor text editing capabilities
The cursor is laggy so you're better off using keyboard shortcuts.
Con Windows moves randomly
When you create a new email, the new windows is often misplaced so that you have to move it to reach the "Send" button.
Con Poor handling of new emails
You sometimes need to wait very long before your email actually gets delivered.
Con Show NO show
It'll show I have new email as a counter but I'm not able to view them.