Sparrow Review

Publisher: Sparrow SARL–Price: $9.99–Sparrow is a mail client for your Mac. The main goal of this app is to have a simpler approach to mail, all while providing some extra features, like Facebook/Gravatar profile picture integration. As soon as you open the app, the simplicity really shows, to say the least. A Sparrow icon in the top toolbar also tells you how many unread e-mails you have. The user interface of the app itself is neat: it provides the perfect hybrid between minimalistic and useful features. Everything in Sparrow is well designed, from icons to profile pictures, which just makes the whole experience better. Setup is easy: just put your username and password for any of these e-mail providers. Don’t let all this minimalism and ease fool you, though, Sparrow boasts some hard core features, as well. I was impressed by the unified inbox, which lets you view e-mail from all your accounts in one place. Quick reply lets you reply to people in just a couple of words, in case you didn’t figure that one out yourself. Ten bucks is a good price for this app: especially if you’re tired of all the ads on web-based e-mail, and you don’t like the regular Mac mail, Sparrow is a good solution. You can always pick up the lite edtion, which only lets you have one (gmail) account, and see what you think from there. I definitely recommend the app, as it is one of the most robust and well-designed apps on the Mac App Store. I just wish there was more comprehensive help: it always redirects to a site that has just a few FAQ’s (this fix shouldn’t be far down the road). This is why it gets a 9 out of 10.


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