Smart email app Spark coming to iPad and Mac

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Your Apple Watch is never going to be the device from which you reply to most of your messages, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have its part to play in helping you stay on top of your Inbox.Unlike the functionality of Apple’s own Mail app on the Apple Watch — which lets you only flag messages, mark them as unread, or delete them — Spark allows you reply to messages using quick responses or dictation. The accompanying iOS app is a great email tool in its own right.Download: Spark by Readdle (free)
Hopefully email will start to suck less on more devices.
Photo: Readdle

Readdle’s beloved Spark email app for iPhone and Apple Watch is also coming to the iPad and Mac. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that development is underway for the apps in an email to Cult of Mac. The iPad version will likely make its debut next month in December, while a Mac version is a little further down in the pipeline since it’s only currently in the planning stages.

The moment I downloaded Spark I fell in love with it because it’s the first email client I used that significantly weakened my hatred of going through my mail. Spark makes it brilliantly easy to organize and prioritize all the messages I get every day, so I was insanely excited to find out it’s on its way to iPad and Mac, even if the developers do need some more time.

Plenty of other savvy email clients exist, too. The Dropbox-acquired Mailbox has similar features to Spark, but it seems like development has stalled since July and reviews in the App Store have started tanking as a result. I wanted to love Mailbox, but bugs and a lack of Microsoft Exchange support steered me away. Microsoft’s Outlook app and Inbox by Gmail both attempt to combine day-to-day productivity features with your inbox too.

Though Spark created a fairly loyal fanbase, the Readdle team is better known for some of its other free apps: the portable scanner, Scanner Pro, and PDF Expert 5 in the iOS App Store.