Sparrow – New Mail App for the Mac

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As much as other options seem to be attempting to replace it, email is still the bread and butter of most of our Internet usage.  Thousands of applications and software suites have been created to make email more useful and manageable since its inception.

For the Mac user, however, the choices have usually been sparse and with the emergence of easy-access Web-based email, it’s even harder to really organize your inbox.  That’s where Sparrow comes in.  It’s a simple, minimalist email app for the Mac that goes a long way towards simplifying your email experience.

Sparrow has a Twitter-like look to it that condenses a lot of information into a small space.  Any email account can be integrated into your Sparrow inbox, including Gmail, AOL and more, using IMAP.

Much of Sparrow’s great usability comes from Gmail.  Threaded conversations within a subject, color-coded labels for quick reference, and more are included in Sparrow, but incorporate something that most Gmail users don’t have: the Mac’s multitouch capability.  You can do a lot of your email marking and prioritizing through gestures rather than multiple clicks thanks to that.

When minimized, Sparrow resides on the Menu Bar with an indicator so you always know if new messages arrive.  Aliases, notifications, and great handling of attachments all round out Sparrow’s services.

This application will change the way Mac users interact with their email.  It’s a great addition to the toolbox of any busy person.


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