Sparrow Gets Update To 1.1, Now Has Universal IMAP Support

Sparrow Gets Update To 1.1, Now Has Universal IMAP Support

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.

If you haven’t already bought Sparrow, it costs $9.99 in the Mac App Store. There is also a Lite version which can only be used with a single account at a time, but it has yet to be updated to 1.1.

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  • Aaron Park

    I bought version 1.0 and didn’t like that it only worked for Gmail. This update has me back in sparrow and giving a second test run.

  • Un_FollowMe

    How do i update sparrow, i dont see that option in the preferences pane

  • grammycarolkaye

    how can I get the “emotions” for my e-mail?

  • ApplePr0n

    Hmm may Have to try this oit, i’ve hear amazing things about it, but without push, it was a no-go for me

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