Cult of Mac Deals Giveaway – Sparrow

Cult of Mac Deals Giveaway – Sparrow

Let’s be honest, typical email clients (like your old corporate buddy Mr. Outlook) are about as fun as a bag full of dead butterflies.  When was the last time you got excited to use Entourage or Lotus Notes? Probably never.

Luckily, Sparrow glided into the app-scene with a singular goal to make emailing fun. It’s lightweight so its zippy, yet packed with features no other email app has.  The love and energy the Sparrow team put into their app has changed emailing from a dreaded chore into something that is pleasurable and fun.

Yesterday, with great excitement, Cult of Mac launched a new software hub called deals.cultofmac.com. Teaming up with the guys at StackSocial, this new feature will bring Apple fans the best deals on cutting-edge Mac Apps at a price you won’t be able to find on the Mac App Store. We’re starting things off by offering Sparrow, the best mail-app for OS X, for only $6.

To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away 5 copies of Sparrow for free to our readers via a giveaway contest on Facebook. Entering the giveaway is simple, but you gotta play to win.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Like Cult of Mac on Facebook (click here for our page)

2. Like StackSocial on Facebook (click here for our page)

3. Share this article on Facebook with your friends. It’s pretty easy, you just click the “Share” button at the top of the article, or you can even copy and paste the article’s url into a Facebook status with your own witty message (the more creative the better).

That’s all you got to do. Only one entry allowed person. Contest ends Monday, October 3rd at 5PM. We’ll announce the five winners on the Cult of Mac Facebook Fan Page. Have fun and good luck to all who participate.

  • FriarNurgle

    Boo Facebook.

  • MacGoo

    Let’s keep this thing local – why are we involving facebook? I already like CoM, but why should I like these Stack Social guys who are likely to bomb my wall and newsfeed with a spam bunker buster? Non starter for me guys.

  • RichardHenderson

    I tried to *buy* Sparrow last night through CoM/SS, and SS’s payment system was borked. Your live help wasn’t live nor helpful.

    Discuss.

  • Matthew Snider

    SO what happens to those of us who dispise Facebook and don’t have an account?

    It should be one or the other folks.

  • Josh

    Hey Richard,

    Apologies for any issues you were having yesterday…it was a bit hectic with the launch and all.  :)

    Feel free to hit us up today via email, IM, or phone and we’ll help you out.  
    Cheers,Josh

  • Josh

    @MacGoo:disqus 
    Don’t worry…we hate spam too.  I can’t promise you’ll like all our fb posts, but hey, we’ll do what we can to keep ‘em relevant and fun.  Generally, you can expect updates on mac app deals and apple related news.

    Josh

  • David Pazmino

    Seems like a slick program. Unfortunately unless you have Hotmail Plus you can’t get your mail from there. It only supports IAMP and not POP3. Oh well, at least it wasn’t too much. 

  • Josh

    Yep, doesn’t work for POP3 accts, but it does work for all IMAP email accts (which the majority offer) and of course Gmail.  Kind of crazy that standard Hotmail doesn’t offer IMAP.  That’s pretty weak on Hotmail’s part…but not surprising given its from Microsoft!  ;)

  • MacRat

    Yup.

    Friends don’t let friends do Facebook.

  • MacRat

    Thunderbird is free and does a lot more than this app.

    Sparrow is only an IMAP front end and shouldn’t be a pay app yet.

  • Ivonne Spinoza

    Why*&^% Facebook? If you had said to tweet about it I would have been more willing to play along.

  • VotersRights

    Lion’s Mail is better than Sparrow.

  • VotersRights

    Facebook has no regard for privacy and can’t even secure their own website from malicious attacks. Any company that forces users to like them on Facebook is making a huge mistake.

  • scottbodenheimer

    I bought Sparrow via your deal, but probably wouldn’t have if I’d known it didn’t handle POP accounts.  It looks pretty.  But Junk mail filtering is non existent, I can’t even find the Rules, and I can’t customize the icon bar.  What’s up with this program? It’s like the designers never even used Mac Mail to know what’s good enough to steal and what to do away with.

  • matthewmspaceyoutube

    Could we just like you and them on Twitter?

  • MacGoo

    Still going to pass – nothing personal, but I for one already have enough “relevant” spam on my wall. I get my Apple news from the source (that being CoM and other tech blogs).

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