Yahoo Mail

New themes, easier navigation and unified controls across platforms

Yahoo Mail is 16 years old today, and to celebrate the service is receiving a large redesign to unify its look across the platform. You'll now notice a cleaner look in the Android app along with changes in the iOS and Windows Phone apps as well as on the web. Functionally, the app now shows email threads in a "conversation" view if you prefer and several basic functions like starring, deleting and searching are easier to perform with one tap.

Several features that were reserved for premium "Mail Plus" subscribers before are now free, including disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding. The amount of storage you receive as a free user has dramatically increased as well — everyone gets 1TB (yes, one terabyte) of storage for their email.

Yahoo has also introduced an interesting feature that continues the unified design principle, and that is a set of curated themes based on Flickr photos that sync across your devices. Choose a background image and associated theme for your account, and it will be applied to all of your connected devices inside Yahoo Mail. It's a big step in the right direction for Yahoo, and we like to see some competition with Gmail every once and a while.

More: Yahoo! Blog