By Sparrow by Google
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Sparrow is an iPhone mail client designed with love to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience.
With its pane navigation, its new threading system and many
new features, you'll never look back.
Warning: Sparrow does not do Push notification
- Full IMAP and POP support:
Use your Gmail, Hotmail, Google Apps, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, Mobile Me and custom IMAP/POP accounts.
- Unified Inbox
All your mails in a unique mailbox.
Directly attach photos & images when composing a mail. No more cumbersome back and forth with your photo library.
- Up & down your conversations
Swipe up or down on a message to navigate a conversation.
- Everything is a swipe away
Swipe once to uncover your mailboxes, labels and folders.
Swipe again to get to your account list.
Mail is much nicer with your friends' profile pictures.
- Message swipe
Star, add a label, archive or delete a conversation right away simply by swiping a message.
- Smart contacts
Your most frequent contacts on top of the list.
- Send & Archive
The best way to reach inbox zero easily.
- Built-in web browser
Navigate the web within Sparrow.
- Quick mailbox switch
Navigate between your inbox, unread and favorites by tapping/swiping the top bar.
- Mark all as read
One click to rule them all. You can also press a message for a few seconds to mark it as read/unread.
- Thread view
Tap the top bar in the conversation to quickly navigate all messages in a thread.
- Pull to refresh
Finally, the simplest way to refresh comes to email.
- Priority Inbox support
Automatically identify your important email and separates it out from everything else.
Have a pro and a private mail address? Use alias to keep things separated.
- Powerful search
Local and remote search allow you to find the mail you're looking for.
And many more features crafted with love to discover:
- Quick sender switch in compose window
- Mark all as read
- Read/unread with a long press on a message cell
- Reply all quick switch...
Learn more about Sparrow for iPhone and Sparrow for Mac on:
Follow us on Twitter @Sparrow
What's New in Version 1.3.5
- Fixed compatibility with iOS 7
I never write reviews but...
I <3 Sparrow. It solves some major pain points which I haven't had a solution to since my first iPhone and it delivers top notch UX with pretty UI. Here's why it's awesome:
-After deleting an email, it takes you back to inbox list view. It does NOT automatically advance to the next message afterwards. How many times have you deleted a message only for to then mark a message as read that you were saving for later? Sparrow solves this.
-Built-in web browsing. It's very annoying using the standard mail app when viewing links. It jumps around, requires more steps to return to a message and opens more Safari tabs. Especially if you are viewing many links in one email - this can be very cumbersome.
-Message threading is great and faster to navigate throughout.
-One step to mark a read message as unread - just tap the blue dot! (As opposed to tapping "Mark," "Unread.")
-I also really like the feature to view only unread messages at one time. Very useful.
What I'd like to see:
-Native iPad support!
-Landscape viewing capability in all modes.
No Push Notifications
Sparrow is the best email client available. It offers more than just Gmail (unlike Mailbox) and unlike Mailbox it doesn't go throw the issues of needing to be deleted then re-installed to get emails.
That said its a shame Google refuses to add push notifications to Sparrow. Their official Gmail app is terrible. It doesn't look as good as Sparrow and it's not as quick to delete emails as sparrow. Not sure why Google refuses to abandon the outdated and slower check then delete feature and replace it with the newer and quicker swipe to delete.
They would be wise to either add push to Sparrow or make Sparrow their official Email by remaining it and killing off all other services except Gmail (we know Google would never have an official app that allows for other services besides its own)
Anyways 3 stars until Google decides to either add swipe to delete to their official app or add push to Sparrow. Only reason I don't give it less stars is it's still more reliable than Mailbox and looks/works better than the official gmail app.
Different but not necessarily better.
It does POP and IMAP and gMail, etc. Many Mail app alternatives aren't so egalitarian. The swiping interface is marginally more convenient.
I have been looking for an iPhone email client that will let me select all messages and then delete them with one click. I bought Sparrow because I read that it has that feature. If it exists, I can't find it. If any one knows how one can select all messages and delete them with Sparrow, please let me know. If you know of another iPhone email client that does it, by all means sing out!
Another downside of Sparrow is that it was acquired by Google. This cannot be a good thing, privacy wise.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 15, 2013
- Version: 1.3.5
- Size: 11.7 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Sparrow by Google
- © Sparrow SAS
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.