Have you ever wanted to know if someone read your email? As creepy as it sounds, these email tracking tools actually exist. Whether you are emailing for business or your job, email tracking is an excellent tool that can give you great insight into an important part of your business.

Some of the best email tracking software offer much more than just read receipts; the most advanced systems will allow you to track everything from CRM and full-stack integrations, which will become useful for your business and help increase sales.

To help you narrow down your search, we tallied up eight of the best email tracking software worth using:

  1. Yesware: This email tracking device is worth downloading, as the software alerts you with all the information you need to know when sending an email such as when the email was read, the amount of times it was read, links clicked, attachments downloaded, the device used, their IP address and much more.
    In addition, this app offers other great features such as email templates to speed up your outbound efforts, automatic follow up and scheduling tools. Sounds like the perfect tracking device worth using, huh?
  2. ToutApp: ToutApp integrates CRM, phone, and email client into one platform. This app easily tracks engagement on all your emails, giving you information in real-time. A cool feature that ToutApp offers is that it’ll show you which emails haven’t been delivered, and why. ToutApp is available on Gmail on Chrome and on Microsoft Outlook.
  3. ContactMonkey: This email tracking software is a wonderful tool to use when you’re looking to track and monitor sales leads. Like most apps, ContactMonkey allows you to get the results in real-time, it alerts you not only when your email has been read, but also the location, the time and the type of device.
  4. SalesHandy: This awesome tracking tool is free of charge with no limitations. If you are using Gmail or Outlook, this is a tracking tool worth downloading. This tool allows you to track normally, as well as features like email scheduling with time zones, attachment tracking, template sharing, file link sharing and BCC to CRM.
  5. Bananatag: This tracking tool is a Chrome extension which can be used with Chrome and Firefox. Bananatag gives you the ability to receive alerts when your email is read, links clicked, the device used, location and much more. With the basic, free plan, you can only track up to give emails a day and increase this by using premium plans.
  6. Mailtrack: This tool is very simple and straightforward. If you are looking for something more for just email tracking, this is the tool for you. Mailtrack simply allows you to see who opened your email; when your email has been read, you will see two green checkmarks on the left side of the email, and if you hover over them, you’ll see the time they were opened. If you download the basic, version and choose not to upgrade, this tool attaches a “Mailtrack” signature to your emails, which is the only downside.
  7. Newton Mail: This tracking tool has many more features available than just the ordinary read receipts; Newton Mail will mark emails as read by a blue tick mark next to the email you sent on both computer and smartphone devices. It also allows you to send emails later, un-send an email, and integration with multiple third party tools like Evernote and Pocket.
  8. Streak for Gmail: Streak is a great email tracking plugin specifically for your Gmail account. This plugin extension works wonders and like Yesware, Streak gives you all the email tracking information you could need right in your Gmail inbox. And the features don’t stop there–Streak also lets you schedule emails to send later, and gives you a visual history of the viewed message, including the total number of views and the number of unique message views. Did I mention this app is free?

Author: Usman Raza is a freelance writer, marketing specialist at BestHearingAidReviews.com and co-founder of Christian Marketing Experts. When not working, he’s probably spending time with his family. Follow him on Facebook @usmanraza40 and Twitter @usmanintrotech.