Tag Archives: Sparrow

Don’t know who Loren Brichter is? You should!

Image Credit: TheVerge   When it comes to software and app design, there aren’t many individual names that are very well know. Sure, we’ll know studio names like Rovio, Atbits, EA and so on, but it’s very rare that we have an individual person being praised for his work on app design and user interfaces. If there’s one name you should make it…

App Watch: Sparrow app updated with iPhone 5 and Passbook support

It was reported not long ago that Sparrow had its most recent app update submission rejected by the App Store. It had nothing to do with getting around Apple’s laws on push notification. Instead, it was to do with the way it handles Rich Text editing. Just another example of Apple making sure that Google knew its garden walls were still there…

Sparrow update rejected by Apple, and not because of push email

Sparrow is my favorite email client. I use it full-time on my Mac and my iPhone. Its simplistic UI and gesture controls make it one of the most pleasing ways to interact with email out there. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing better on the App Store. The only thing missing is push email, which will likely not exist, ever, but “pull to refresh” is…

Introducing Taskbox, Sparrow’s latest rival

If you’ve ever used Apple’s Mail application, you’ll know that it is quite a confusing piece of software. I use email on a regular basis, and still don’t really know my way round the app. Happily, help is on hand, from the likes of Sparrow and Gmail. The trouble is, while Gmail is fine if you have a Google mail account, it’s useless if you have multiple…

App Watch: Sparrow to launch iPhone 5-optimized version soon

The tweet above says it all. For those of you fed up with the native Mail app or even the Gmail client, you’ll be glad to know that Sparrow will be launching a version designed to take advantage of the new iPhone’s larger display. Sparrow’s email app is incredibly intuitive and simple, and has been lauded by many as being the best out there despite…

Google acquires Sparrow, no more new features

Big companies acquiring small developers and their apps is usually a good thing. The large company provides additional funding to the developer, allowing for a better app, and more sales. An excellent example of this is Tweetie, which was acquired by Twitter and became the official Twitter for iOS app. Thanks to Twitter’s excellent resources, they where…

Sparrow email client on sale for 99¢

    If you’ve ever gotten sick of the stock mail-client on the iPhone, you know it’s not that easy to find a replacement. Sparrow was unveiled a little over a year ago as a desktop replacement for Apple Mail. It had a striking resemblance to Twitter’s application, and worked almost exactly the same way. However, instead of dealing with…

Sparrow for iPad is confirmed to be underway

Sparrow for iPhone is a great application. If you don’t know what it is, it is an email client, and an amazing one at that. Despite what it can’t do because of Apple’s restrictions, it’s still my choice over the default Apple Mail app. It’s sleek, well designed, easy to use, intuitive, better at handling Gmail, and other things. One major problem…

Sparrow for iPhone will get push “with or without Apple”

   Sparrow, possibly one of the most popular email clients for Mac made its way to iPhone recently, and has received its first software update already. The minimal, twitter-esque app now has an inbuilt browser for opening web links and the option for sending and archiving simultaneously. One key features is still missing: push. Currently, to receive…