Sparrow Getting iPhone 5 Support “Coming Soon” Says Dev

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Coming soon to the iPhone 5, thank goodness.
Coming soon to the iPhone 5, thank goodness.

Ever since Google gobbled up the developers of Sparrow to put them to work on a Gmail app, the future of my favorite iOS email client has been in question, but the lack of iPhone 5 support was a particularly hard pill for me to swallow as I reviewed Apple’s latest handset.

Luckily, it appears that while Sparrow may not see many updates going forward, it will get iPhone 5 support, taking full advantage of the 1136 x 640 display.

Sparrow For iPhone Gets Google Chrome Support, Better IMAP Compatibility & More

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The Sparrow updates are still rolling in, despite its acquisition.
The Sparrow updates are still rolling in, despite its acquisition.

Petition To Keep Sparrow Email App Alive Pops Up On Change.org

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As you’ve likely heard, Google recently acquired Sparrow, the popular email app for both the Mac and iPhone. Along with the acquisition, Google made it clear that no further updates or changes would be pushed to the Mac and iPhone, and that the Sparrow team will be merging with the Gmail team.

People never like change, though, and the Google-Sparrow acquisition is no exception. Within just days of the announcement, a petition to keep Sparrow alive has popped up on the web.

How To Prepare Your Mac For Google’s Acquisition Of Sparrow [Humor]

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Tongue firmly in cheek, my buddy Rob Beschizza over at Boing Boing explains the best way for fans of Sparrow to prepare their Macs for all future enhancements and developments that may result from today’s announcement of a Google acquisition.

You might want to wait on actually following these instructions until Sparrow Google Plus integration comes down the pipeline.

Source: BoingBoing

Sparrow Email Mac And iOS App Acquired By Google, No Plans To Release New Features

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Sparrow has joined Apple's arch-rival.
Sparrow has joined Apple's arch-rival.

Popular third-party email client Sparrow has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The iPhone and Mac app will remain unchanged, but all development of new features has been discontinued.  Sparrow has promised to continue supporting its user base as it transitions into becoming part of the Google family.

Google will merge the talented team at Sparrow with the Gmail team.

Sparrow For Mac Gets Retina Graphics, Notification Center Support, Goes On Sale

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Sparrow looks better than ever in version 1.6.2.
Sparrow looks better than ever in version 1.6.2.

Sparrow, my favorite mail client on both Mac and iOS, just received a new update that will be particularly exciting to those of you with the new MacBook Pro. In addition to support for OS X Mountain Lion and Notification Center, Sparrow 1.6.2 brings high-resolution graphics for the new MacBook Pro’s Retina display. It’s also on sale for just $4.99 until Monday, July 16.

Sparrow Updated With Mountain Lion Support, Retina Graphics For New MacBook Pro

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Now with Retina.
Now with Retina.

The makers of popular Mail.app replacement Sparrow have updated the app with Retina graphics for the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Sparrow 1.6.2 can be downloaded as a free update for existing users.

Developers can also test Sparrow on OS X Mountain Lion, and the app will be ready for prime time when Mountain Lion becomes available to the public later this month.

Use Sparrow To Email Files As Attachments With A Right Click [OS X Tips]

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Did you know that you can send attached files from anywhere on your computer, using Mail? Simply right click on any file in the finder, move your cursor down to Services, and select New Email With Attachment. OS X will open Mail if it’s not already running, and set up a new message with that file as an attachment.

That’s all well and good if you use Mail. But what if you’ve opted for Sparrow, a popular third-party OS X email client? You might think you’re out of luck.

You’re not, and we’re going to show you how to make it happen.

Sparrow For iPhone Now Just $0.99 For 48 Hours

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There's never been a better time to buy Sparrow.
There's never been a better time to buy Sparrow.