Until Spark plays nice and releases an update to remove ‘sent by Spark’, I highly doubt I will upgrade to Spark 3 at the moment. It’s been years since I used Apple Mail that I have forgotten the experience.
- Does anyone currently use either Spark or Apple Mail?
- If Spark, are you still Spark? If Apple, are you still Apple?
- What made you switch? How long ago was the switch?
- What is your experience in using said app over all devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac)
- What advice do you have before switching in either direction?
The update has already been released that removes the “Sent by Spark”
I just use Apple Mail because it has the features I need. All I use email for is reading and writing emails. I don’t use it as a filing system or task manager. I require rules for incoming email to be sorted into various mailboxes for my reading convenience.
I use Apple Mail because it’s the only app that doesn’t give me severe anxiety whenever I open it. I have it set so only people I’ve identified as VIP’s trigger notifications, and I find it’s simple layout easy to wrap my head around.
When I tried Outlook with my 3 accounts, I found I was constantly flipping between screens. Inbox, focused inbox, calendar, focused inbox for my other account, inbox, calendar, focused inbox. I could never get a high-level, here’s-what’s-going-on-view of everything.
But yeah, I find the stock app is simple, it’s easy to read, and works well to stay out of my way.
I know Outlook can be tinkered with and focus inboxes can be adjusted/removed, but it’s so fiddly and so busy. Not a fan. I also find it buggy. I had do not disturb (within Outlook) turned on if I was in a meeting or it was off work hours, but it would often show me as busy in the middle of a day where I had no appointments. I don’t know – buggy and busy is how I’d describe Outlook on mobile.