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.

Top Rated Comments

nuckinfutz Avatar
113 months ago
Will I have to pay again?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
113 months ago

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


Hence the name "Sparrow"?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ImTheTechGuy Avatar
113 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...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dr McKay Avatar
113 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SpyderBite Avatar
113 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pensoftware Avatar
113 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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