Spark - Love your email again
By Readdle Inc.
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**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 1.2.2
- Fixes Yahoo! authorization and connectivity issue.
Thank you for using Spark! If you have a moment to leave a review in the App Store we would really appreciate it.
A solid application with room to grow
I still have yet to find an email client I truly like for the Mac, but the reason I keep coming back to Spark is its reliability—Spark consistently notifies me of new email well before any other mail app I’ve tried. It also boasts a number of “smart” features (e.g., its search, Smart Folders, and Smart Inbox) that make email management quick and easy. I particularly love the Smart Inbox, which lets you “pin” emails to the top and shows unread messages above all others—this non-chronological organization of emails feels incredibly natural and makes the things you care about most easily accessible.
However, for the power user, Spark is a bit lacking. Its composer is one of the most bare-bones I’ve ever used, and doesn’t even have support for changing text font, let alone Markdown or HTML. Spark has no support for read receipts, link tracking, or really any other kind of analytics tools. Another huge ommission is the lack of customizable Mail Rules. Moreover, the app is quite lacking in terms of customization in general—this is likely to be an app you either love or hate. That said, it is a reliable, intelligent mail app that’s free and worth trying out.
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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.
Was a devoted Mailbox (by Dropbox) user; then tried Polymail, but they switched to a proprietary model. Even when back to Apple Mail for a while but really missed the wide variety of swipe quick actions and especially missed the “postpone” feature. All of that is present in Spark (using on Mac/iPhone/iPad mini). Works well with both Gmail and my Exchange (university) email and presents it in an unified interface. The Smart inbox organizes things perfectly. Missed out on getting 5 stars because the search function is slower and buggier than I like. Also, every once in a while, when checking email on the iOS version, the app hangs for an inordinate amount of time to retreive the email. Finally, I wish there was an option to turn off the automatic signature suggestions.