Spark email app ensures you’ll never forget an important task

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Spark productivity integrations
Spark now plays nicely with third-party productivity apps.
Photo: Readdle

Spark, one of the finest third-party email clients for Mac and iOS, just got a big update that will ensure you never forget another important task.

The app, developed by the terrific team at Readdle, now boasts seamless integrations for popular reminders apps like Todoist, Wunderlist, Things, and even Apple’s own Reminders app.

Readdle builds some of the best productivity apps for iOS, so it’s no surprise that its first email client, launched last May, is downright awesome. It has everything you could want in an email app, and plenty of other useful features you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.

The latest is integrations for other popular productivity apps — including Reminders, Things, 2Do, OmniFocus, Wunderlist, Todoist, Trello, Asana, Evernote, OneNote, and Bear — that make keeping track of important tasks a breeze.

“With dozens of emails we receive daily, we keep losing important ones in between newsletters and mile long discussion threads,” Readdle says. “Details for specific tasks get lost. All of it slows us and our teams down. There is a complete disconnect between our inboxes and the task management tools we use. Not anymore.”

Here’s how the new integrations work: When you receive an email that you need to follow up, an attachment that you need for a project, or a request you must carry out later, you can export it to the productivity app of your choice.

Each app has a customized export window that matches the style of the service, so buttons for Evernote are green, and those for Asana are red. If applicable, you can assign tasks to a member of your team, specify when they are due, add tags, and more.

Spark integrations
Each integration has a custom export window.
Photo: Readdle

For now, these integrations are only available on Mac, but Readdle promises they’re coming to Spark for iOS, too. In the meantime, the latest update for iOS adds Touch ID protection, and PDF integration, allowing you to edit and send PDF documents without leaving the app.

  • Lesley Howard

    I have tried Spark e-mail a few times over the last year due to all the great reviews and it is certainly a great app in theory — but all my mail is marked as read as soon as it arrives into the inbox so have deleted the program. I tried contacting the support e-mail address provided and have never had a response. I am sure there is something I am doing wrong but without being able to access any assistance the program remains deleted.

  • Jon Levinson

    Spark is not bad, but I often share Word, PPT, Excel, etc. files via email. Spark does not play nicely with those apps and I have gone back to Apple Mail.

    • Stephen Raymond Snell

      (*DOESN’T WORK, I’VE TRIED IT OUT THIS MORNING.*)