iPhone Favorite email app

Which email app is your favorite?

  • Spark

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Mailbox

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Outlook

    Votes: 6 20.7%
  • Cloudmagic

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • Dispatch

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Inbox

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Stock

    Votes: 7 24.1%
  • other

    Votes: 6 20.7%

  • Total voters


macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 1, 2012
I'm probably going to get killed for this since I'm guessing it's a frequent topic but which email app is your current favorite and why?

Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Oct 31, 2009
Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Spark. I like the cards that separate new mail, newsletters, and the inbox. The customizable shortcuts are great too.

I just wish it handled the rendering of HTML better. Dispatch is very good about that.


macrumors G5
Jul 18, 2011
I initially went with Mailbox and stuck with it even though updates have slowed to a trickle because I was hooked to the triage features. I then went to Spark because it is essentially a better Mailbox.

I can't use inbox because it doesn't have permission to access my work gmail account, and cloudmagic feels too slow and laggy for me.

I am trying Outlook now because it somehow seems to sport a more polished interface, and it has an iPad app (something which Spark still lacks). I have been wanting to move away from Mailbox for a while, but simply haven't found a better desktop mail app that supports push gmail, and as far as possible, I would like the same email client on all my Apple devices.

So no favourites yet.


macrumors member
Aug 29, 2015
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
I am using Outlook right now and it seems to work fine for me. Of course I don't do anything overly demanding with email so the stock email program probably would have worked good also.


macrumors regular
Sep 16, 2015
Does outlook receive emails quickly? I use the built in app and it takes forever. It was fine on iOS 8.x


macrumors 601
May 6, 2008
I was looking to replace the native mail app on my phone about a month ago, but decided to just stick with it for the time being. I did really like Outlook a lot when I tried it out. Spark is also very good as well. But I generally just receive newsletter emails from places I shop and/or travel promotions from airlines/hotels, etc. So I can't say that I coorespond with people through my personal email all that often.


macrumors newbie
Mar 29, 2013
IMO, none of the new back of email apps "have it all".
  • I am currently settling with Inbox by Gmail. However, I am missing the "share sheet" and Google Drive support.
  • The Gmail app has the functionality I need but it looks outdated, and is a bit of a pain to use on a 6s plus (e.g. no support for Apple's "swipe to go backward" gesture.
  • Boxer is very close but (IMO) performance is poor when you zoom emails.
  • Outlook is also very close but (IMO) its landscape view on the 6s/6 Plus is poor when compared to stock Mail. It lacks zoom in landscape mode and wastes space (e.g. the composition and view panes are a microscopic fraction of the screen).
I am looking forward to see what the forthcoming Airmail IOS brings.
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