Woot! Sparrow for Mac — the Tweetie-like email client that has become my go-to Mac email app — just got its long promised 1.1 update, and it’s a beefy one: it brings universal IMAP support to the mix.
What does that mean? Sparrow is no longer a Gmail only client: it should work with almost any webmail service now. If you haven’t given Sparrow a try simply for lack of support of your choice of webmail, you now no longer have an excuse.
That’s not to say Sparrow isn’t still mostly a Gmail-centric app, though. In fact, Sparrow 1.1 improves upon its predecessor’s support for Gmail functionality and now allows you to switch between your regular inbox, priority inbox and unread items.
Along with stability improvements and bug fixes, Sparrow also features a redesigned preferences panel that allows multiple signature support. Other changes include a format bar in the compose window, a new minimalist mode that hides message previews, improved scrolling performance and multitouch gesture support.