Spark - Love your email again
By Readdle Inc.
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Readdle, the company behind Spark, turns 10! Learn more about our 10-year story at readdle.com/10years
**Beautiful and Intelligent Email App**
Email has taken too much time from people. Spark gives time back to all those who live by their inbox. Quickly see what’s important and clean up the rest.
"Best of 2016" - Apple
"The best email app on iOS just got a desktop version" - TheNextWeb
"It's a combination of polish, simplicity, and depth" - FastCompany
"You can create an email experience that works for you" - TechCrunch
**Farewell to Busy Inbox**
Smart Inbox intelligently bubbles what matters to the top
Smart Inbox lets you quickly see what's important in your inbox and clean up the rest. All new emails are smartly categorized into Personal, Notifications and Newsletters.
**Find Any Email In An Instant**
Powerful, natural language search makes it easy to find that email you're looking for. Just search the way you think and let Spark do the rest.
**Get Notified About Important Emails Only**
Smart Notifications filter out the noise, letting you know when an email is important, saving you from notification overload.
Tip: Teach Spark about that newsletter you just can't miss, and you'll get a notification every time it arrives. Spark learns as you email.
**Calendar Invites Can Be Beautiful**
Your calendar invites have their own, beautiful card with one-tap accept. See if you want to accept it right from your email.
**Sign Off With A Swipe**
Before you send an email, quickly swipe to choose the right signature for the occasion.
**Email with Emotion**
Quick Replies get the point across with just a tap. Love, like or acknowledge an email in an instant.
**Email Never Looked This Good**
That terrible "forward" and quote mess in your inbox is now replaced it with a beautiful, threaded message design.
**A Truly Personal Experience**
Customize Spark to work as you do. You decide which swipes do what, what cards are shown, and how many emails you want to see.
**Snooze That One For Later**
Snooze an email and get back to it when the time is right. Snoozing works across all your Apple devices.
**Connected To All Your Tools**
Integrate Spark into your workflow and take productivity to the next level. Supports Dropbox, Box, iCloud Drive, and more.
Spark works with any email address. Love your email again!
What's New in Version 1.5.6
Happy New Year everyone!
Let’s start 2018 with the first-in-this-year update which brings a course correction to all Dutch users of Spark.
A small change in the Gmail system folder for the Dutch version caused Spark to behave incorrectly, and for that we apologize.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to write to email@example.com with tips and hints to help us track down this bug; without you, this fix would not have been possible!
Definitely a super solid email client. I switched from Airmail 3 because it was incredibly buggy and twice led to me deleting big swaths of emails I couldn’t get back (due to some filter that wasn’t working correctly).
Big fan of Spark, but now its limitations are becoming clear after using it for a little while. My only gripe really is lack of complex rules for smart folders. I seem to be able to add only one ‘rule’ to a smart folder (FROM <email>, etc) which is pretty annoying. I want to be able to automatically move my email to certain folders but that capability isn’t quite there yet except in a very basic form which greatly limits the usefulness.
However its still by far the most enjoyable email client I’ve used so far. This isn’t a feature packed piece of software with calendars, todos, and everything else including the kitchen sink. It’s a tight, FAST, rock solid little piece of software that does what it sets out to do VERY VERY well. As a software developer, that’s pretty high praise that I rarely give. If I could have arbitrarily complex expressions to define a smart folder (without becoming slow and buggy) this would easily be a 5/5 for me.
Things I love
Cloud sync of accounts
Fully customizable keyboard shortcuts
Gesture control is so nice, one of the things I never knew I couldn’t live without
Things I don’t love
Smart Folders are so basic as to be barely useful, and there isn’t any alternative
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Update (12 Jan 2018): Search results are still poor (see below). You can still only print the most recent message in a conversation and not the entire conversation thread. Support quality has decreased.
Update (23 May 2017): Search results are still poor (see below). You can only print the most recent message in a conversation and not the entire conversation thread.
Update (13 Dec 2016): I have an Exchange account with more than 11,000 archived messages and there seems to be an issue with caching/downloading all of these messages. As a result, search results are poor. Spark showed two results for my search term and the stock Mail app showed 47 when looking in my archive folder. Sad to say, I cannot use Spark at this point and hope they work this out.
Like the iOS version, Spark for Mac is the perfect blend of features and minimalism…not too bloated, not too busy. There’s a few bugs here and there, but overall it’s a very polished first release. I was happy to see Exchange support from the start, unlike other mail clients whose developers say “it’s coming soon." Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s free and I contacted the co-founder to ask about donating to the group. The Readdle developers produce high-quality software, provide timely support, and update their apps frequently. Hats off to the Readdle team.
Great app, except...
I love Spark on my iPhone and iPad, I wouldn’t use anything else, and I have tried them all. It is feature and exceptional on those devices because of the Calendar and Kerio Connect setup that is on the iOS version. I am not giving the desktop version, 5 stars because it lacks the Kerio Connect setup, and also because it is lacking the calendar that I enjoy on the iOS version. Except for those two missing abilities, I love Spark. I have used many other email apps and have not been satisfied, but when I read about Spark on the Kerio website, I jumped on it and haven’t looked back. It is stable and feature rich even without the calendar.