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Sparrow Alternative Email Client Making Its Way to the iPad

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Sparrow, the popular alternative email client, is coming to the iPad. The company has posted a teaser page where interested users can sign up to be notified when the client is closer to public release, as noted by The Next Web.

The iPhone version of Sparrow was missing a huge feature -- push notifications -- some would think necessary to an email program. The developers behind Sparrow have announced that they're working on an alternative method to enable push because Apple has refused to allow Sparrow to use the APIs necessary to make push work natively.

The Next Web thinks Sparrow's push notification service might be announced at the same time as the iPad app, speculating that next week's WWDC conference would be an excellent time for both announcements.

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Posted: 30 months ago
Will I have to pay again?
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

... to me its an email client that looks like a Twitter app...


Hence the name "Sparrow"?
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Hopefully with iOS6 Apple will allow you to swap what app defaults. Like choosing another browser or default email client.

It's such a handy tweak on Jailbreak.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Sparrow is a nice app.

Unless they add Exchange/MAPI/ActiveSync support and not just IMAP + POP, this app won't gain too much traction.

Also, it doesn't seem to address any issue that Mail.app has... to me its an email client that looks like a Twitter app...
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

A spam filter would be nice... wouldn't believe it doesn't have one if I wouldn't have 2 iPads and an iPhone. Spam filters are something so basic its just mindbobbeling that it's not standard in all email clients.


The most effective spam filter is on your mail account. Any spam filter in the mail client should just be picking up strays that slip through. If you rely heavily on the client side spam filter then the spam filter on your mail account is either not turned on or really sucks.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago
Am I the only one that thinks this is an odd coincidence? I'm thinking Sparrow might have been working with Apple and implemented some new developer feature in iOS 6.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Hopefully with iOS6 Apple will allow you to swap what app defaults. Like choosing another browser or default email client.

It's such a handy tweak on Jailbreak.


We can wish, but chances are that will not see the light of day for a long time.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Hopefully with iOS6 Apple will allow you to swap what app defaults. Like choosing another browser or default email client.

It's such a handy tweak on Jailbreak.


I just wish they would add landscape reading....
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Sparrow for mac got imap support more than a year ago, and always had it on iOS.


Strange, when I asked them prior to a purchase they said "all these things are coming soon, we're working on it".

Glad to hear they have Gmail imap support already.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 30 months ago

Does it have imap yet, or is it still useless?


Sparrow for mac got imap support more than a year ago, and always had it on iOS.
Rating: 2 Votes

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