ATP on iOS Mail Apps

Interesting segment on Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP ) regarding iOS mail clients. I’ve long forgone the default Mail app in favour for more powerful apps. I was a user of Mailbox for a while, then switched to Airmail for a few years, and most recently switched to Spark around 2 years ago and haven’t looked back.

All the apps have their trade-offs; none of the third-party apps feels like a first class citizen however the minor cons are far outweighed by the multitude of benefits. In the linked ATP episode Marco bemoans “simpler folder management” as a metaphor for either removal or reducing the effectiveness of a feature. I share his hesitation as it wouldn’t be the first time in Apple’s recent history that “simpler” has been less. Simpler should not be a synonym for less.