Sparrow For iPhone Email App Now Available In The App Store

Sparrow For iPhone Email App Now Available In The App Store

Will Sparrow be enough to tear you away from the clutches of Apple's Mail app?

The highly-anticipated iPhone email client called Sparrow is now available in the App Store. The app costs $2.99 and promises an enhanced emailing experience. Flagship features include a unique and gorgeous interface, a threading system for messages, enhanced contact integration, better search, and more. If you’re ready to try something besides the default Mail app, Sparrow is definitely worth checking out.

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.

Features:

- Full IMAP support:
Use your Gmail, Google Apps, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, Mobile Me and custom IMAP accounts.

- Unified Inbox
All your mails in a unique mailbox.

- Attachments
Directly attach photos & images when composing a mail. No more cumbersome back and forth with your photo library.

- Up & down your conversations
Swipe up of 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.

- Faces
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.

- 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.

- Alias
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…

The Sparrow developers warn that POP accounts are not supported yet, but expect the addition in a future update. Potential buyers should also consider that Sparrow for iPhone does not integrate with iCloud. It also doesn’t support push notifications in its current state. Notifications will be added in an upcoming update along with localization, landscape mode, a built-in browser, send and archive enhancements, and the option to only show a specific label or folder in your inbox.

You can get Sparrow for iPhone in the App Store now. We’ll have a full review up soon.

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  • Blake Beavers

    Ya with NO push notifications! What were they thinking? If anything delay the release until Apple lets them use them…

  • forbetaorworse

    How about exchange support. Nobody uses POP email. If they do they’re not in sparrow’s demographic.

  • Brent Fortenberry

    my icloud account came up without issue.

  • Dante Fiero

    Is “Alias” the same as being able to send from a non-Gmail address that is linked to your account? If so, please include this in your review! I have yet to find an app that supports this, and the workaround rarely works. It is very frustrating to get an urgent work-related email on my phone and then not be able to respond with my work address.

  • Dinnie Lim

    I would wait till they have push notifications before I buy this. And also, who uses POP accounts nowadays?

  • Jan Hilmar

    I LOVE Sparrow on the Mac – it’s become my mail client a while ago.

    Absolute killer feature of the iPhone version? Multiple Signatures! What Apple hasn’t managed to do in years, Sparrow can do in their first release.

    I’m sold.

  • danieltsd

    I just tried alias with an e-mail adress that is linkes to my account and it worked perfectly in sparrow!

  • Jeff Holthus

    Purchased the app a few minutes ago.  Can’t validate a single mail address.  Get error that connection can’t be established.  Have strong wifi signal and everything else is working.  Emailed developer and need to hear back very soon or this will be the first refund I’ve requested.  Rarely do I spend $3 on an app.

  • MacHead

    Yet they cant notify you when you get new mail! Wow stellar release!

  • Peter Johnson

    Just a note for the MailShot users out there- Sparrow is one of the few apps that doesn’t let MailShot Pro integrate group email seamlessly within it, as (unsurprisingly) it has its own routines to handle contacts.There is a slightly klutzy workaround available of saving the email to Drafts, and then opening it up again. This turns the MailShot group into individual contacts in Sparrow.See http://www.solubleapps.com/mai… for more info as it becomes available. PeterSoluble Apps

  • Gheedsgreed

    I really love the iPhone app, mostly because it’s way faster than the
    Gmail app. However, it lacks some of the functionality of the Gmail app.

    -all labels are colored differently from what I set up in Gmail.
    -you can only see the label color on messages, not the label name

    -the two issues above together means that the labels are essentially useless
    -you can only label messages from the inbox(es), not from within a message
    -the
    unread ticker on Inbox and All Mail updates live, but not those on
    individual labels, which means I can’t see messages that don’t go to the
    inbox unless i check All Mail.

    -no in-app browser means I have to jump in and out of the app for links

  • Louis Hechter

    i don’t get my push email ! it needs to go refresh each time !

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