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By Sparrow by Google

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Discover a new way to mail on your Mac.

Sparrow is a minimal e-mail application designed to keep things simple and efficient.
No gimmicks here... just your mail and nothing else.

Sparrow supports IMAP and POP:
You can use the following mail providers with Sparrow:
- Gmail (classic and Google apps)
- MobileMe
- Yahoo!
- Any custom IMAP server
- Hotmail, MSN, Live ...


Quickly flick through threaded conversations on your Mac like never before.

Quick Reply:
Responding to your mail as never been so simple. Click, write, and send in the same window.

Facebook Integration:
See the profile picture of your friends and even 'Add friends' directly from Sparrow.

Unified Inbox:
All your mail in one place.

Labels and Folders:
Create and edit labels and folders right from Sparrow. Easily keep a clean and tidy inbox.

Formatting Bar:
Change fonts, add bulleted or numbered list. Sparrow makes it easy to customize your mail.

Quick Look:
Simply press space to preview all your attachments.

Inline Attachments:
Drag & drop images and documents straight into your mail.

Cloud Attachment:
With Dropbox & CloudApp, sending a mail with attachment has never been simpler. Drag, Drop and sync.

Stay up to date with your mail stream on selected accounts.

Sending mails from different addresses has never been this easy.

Priority Inbox:
If you use Gmail, Sparrow supports Priority Inbox.

Minimal Mode:
Hide message previews and the sidebar. See more mail at a glance.

Extended Sidebar:
View all your folders, labels, and mail accounts straight in the main view.

‘We recommend giving Sparrow a try’ - Ars Technica
‘Sparrow is an awesome first step to a true native Gmail client for Mac’ - TechCrunch
‘I am insanely pleased with Sparrow’ - Stephen Fry
‘Sparrow aims for simplicity in a way that is rather inspired’ - TUAW

Learn more about Sparrow on

What's New in Version 1.6.4

- Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

horrible CPU usage

wasted $10, the app consumes 30-40% of CPU, tried on two Mac's, that's way too high CPU usage for a mail client...

Love this app BUT

I wish google didn't buy them. Sad to see a great mail app die.


thank the lord, they finally fixed the crash after closing this program. only took a few months.
other than that it's clean and very compatible with the features I use in gmail, fast and good looking.
the search function however, is 100x worse than the one in gmail webmail.
please update this..!

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2012
  • Version: 1.6.4
  • Size: 12.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Seller: Sparrow by Google

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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