Popular iOS Email App 'Spark' Expands to the iPad

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Readdle's iPhone email app Spark has proven to be quite popular since it launched in May of 2015, and as of today, it's expanding to the iPad. Spark is now available on all of Apple's tablets, from the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4 to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Spark is unique because it includes a "Smart Inbox" that's able to filter emails to show you the most unread important messages first. It's able to tell if an email is personal, a notification, or a newsletter, processing it accordingly. It's designed to let users check to see if an email is important at a glance.

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Like many iOS mail apps, Spark uses swipes to quickly delete and archive incoming emails. It includes a pinning feature (stars in Gmail) to denote tasks that need to be completed immediately, and there's a snooze feature for putting off emails until another day. Built-in quick replies let users reply to messages with pre-selected messages, a feature that's useful on the Apple Watch, and there's a smart search for finding messages based on name and time frame.

Spark's update optimizes the app for all screen sizes, from iPhone to iPad, and it includes a revamped design. Other new features include additional languages (English, German, Chinese Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese are available) and support for watchOS 2.

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Readdle is also working on a Spark app for the Mac, but the company says "it will take some time" to create "the best email client for Mac out there."

Spark can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Tags: Readdle, Spark

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58 months ago

No. The built-in Mail app is just perfect.

Said no one ever.
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58 months ago

No. The built-in Mail app is just perfect.

You're both wrong. I have a vision for what the perfect mail app is, but I've never found the time to actually build it, yet.
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58 months ago

No. The built-in Mail app is just perfect.

Disagree. The iOS Mail.app does not include 'snoozes' for email. This is a hugely popular and useful feature in a lot of peoples' opinion.
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58 months ago

Spark is really the only email app you need.

No. The built-in Mail app is just perfect.
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58 months ago

Said no one ever.

it works well enough for my needs that I've never felt the need to look into a third party replacement. Actually that statement sounds like it's just satisfactory enough that I haven't felt compelled to look; I've never had any complaints, this is one of the things that actually does "just work".
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58 months ago

it works well enough for my needs that I've never felt the need to look into a third party replacement. Actually that statement sounds like it's just satisfactory enough that I haven't felt compelled to look; I've never had any complaints, this is one of the things that actually does "just work".

Negatory there ghost rider. I have had the mail app crash repeatedly, fail to open attachments until I reboot my phone, long standing issues with adding gmail accounts in the mail app and continuous phantom unread email indicator that won't go away. These issues occur with my iPhone and my wife's iPhones 5, 6 & 6sPlus over the years. I welcome a 3rd party mail app and will look to see if it works better than the built-in mail app.
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