When comparing Dispatch vs Microsoft Outlook, the Slant community recommends Dispatch for most people. In the question“What are the best Gmail clients for iOS?” Dispatch is ranked 4th while Microsoft Outlook is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Dispatch is:
Dispatch has support for 22 third-party apps, including: 1Password, Asana, Calendar, Evernote, FaceTime, Instapaper, Maps, Readability, Reminder, Things, Twitter among many others. Dispatch will scan your e-mail for dates and times, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, real-world locations/addresses, web links, etc. and offer taking action with one of the aforementioned apps.
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Pro Integrates with a wide variety of other services
Dispatch has support for 22 third-party apps, including: 1Password, Asana, Calendar, Evernote, FaceTime, Instapaper, Maps, Readability, Reminder, Things, Twitter among many others.
Dispatch will scan your e-mail for dates and times, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, real-world locations/addresses, web links, etc. and offer taking action with one of the aforementioned apps.
Pro Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion
TextExpander is a text macro tool that can, among other things, autofill your adress, signature, etc. It does that with a feature called 'snippets' and Dispatch has that functionality built in so you can respond to your e-mails quicker.
Pro Quick actions on swipe
A short swipe off the message will bring up a menu with 5 options of interacting with the message: mark it read, star/flag it, archive it, move it to a folder of choice, or delete it.
A longer swipe will initiate a user-configured "quick action" such as archiving or marking the message as junk.
Pro Automatic salutation
When you're replying to a message, Dispatch will check the sender name and automatically start the message with Hi Name,. You can choose to turn it off completely or configure to take place only in certain situations.
Pro Background refresh
Dispatch will download mail in the background so you don't have to wait for it to update when you open your app.
Pro Clean design
The design of dispatch is minimalistic and intuitive if you've ever used gestures. An uncommon design choice includes focusing on the body of the text when choosing to compose a message and filling out the subject and who to send the message to later.
Pro Priority messages
Microsoft Outlook comes with feature called "Clutter" to filter out incoming email based on the priority of the message set by user. User will be alerted when the high-priority message is incoming, whereas the low-priority message will be put in a separate folder.
Pro Good built-in calendar
The calendar includes agenda, day, and three-day views.
Pro Integration with calendar and tasks
Quick conversion of a received email to a task with the deadline.
Pro Smart lookup
Smart lookup is a feature where the Bing search engine is bundled in the app to allow users to automatically search for relevant websites, information and images based on the word highlighted by users, without need to open external browsers. The results will be shown on the right pane of the window.
Pro Attach files from cloud
Microsoft Outlook allow users to directly attach an attachment directly from cloud services without need to download an entire file before attach to the intended e-mail.
Con iPhone only
Dispatch has no iPad version.
Con Rather buggy
Con No portable bundle available
Con Crashes frequently
The only issue with Outlook 2017 is that when the Mail folder increases in size, it sometimes crashes for no reason it, causing loss of data.
Con No aliases
Outlook does not support email aliases other then outlook aliases