The mail app that ships with iOS is pretty good. It does what I need ie. let's me read, reply and write emails quickly while I'm "on the move" or simply not near a bigger device. Admittedly, like with so many other people, that's happening more and more. Yes, I still have desktop computers (yes, plural) both at home and in the office. But I'm less wed to them now than I was in the past. As mobile devices and software have improved over the last few years it's become easier to use a mobile device, be that my iPad or iPhone, as an alternative for my laptop or desktop.
Microsoft seems to have made a conscious move to embrace Mac users. The latest version of Office for the Mac, while not perfect (is any software?), is excellent.
But I hadn't really given their mobile software a proper chance. I installed it months ago when Outlook for iOS was first released, but I removed it a few days later.
Yesterday I thought I'd give it another go.
24 hours later I'm seriously considering switching to it completely.
The "Focused" inbox.
I love this feature.
It brings email threads you're actively engaged with and other "important" emails to the front of your inbox. All the other stuff gets shoved under "Other" until you reply to it ..
This one feature is a big one for me, as I get a LOT of email. Not all of it is important and it's very easy to overlook something..
It also does a very nice job of organising attachments as well as offering you the option to link to a number of online file-sharing / storage services like Dropbox, Box.com, Google Drive and OneDrive.
As email clients go it's pretty damn good and I really like it.
I'll keep testing it for another few days before I make a "definitive" decision, but so far it's winning me over