Readdle Expands Popular 'Spark' Email App to the Mac [Update: Now Available]

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Readdle today announced that its popular Spark email client for iOS devices is expanding to Apple's Mac lineup with the launch of Spark for Mac.

Like Spark for iOS, Spark for Mac includes a Smart Inbox feature, which intelligently organizes email into different categories (Personal, Notification, and Newsletters), to make sure important messages are always highlighted first.


Learning capabilities allow Spark to be told when an email is important, and the next time a similar message is received, it'll send a notification. Spark's Smart Notifications are designed to make sure you only get a notification when you get a message worth being alerted about.

Spark for Mac includes natural language search, so it responds to commands like "Find all my emails with PDFs," or "Find the email from Eric last Tuesday," and there are deep customization tools for personalizing Spark to meet your needs.

Other Spark features include Quick Replies, Touch Bar support, snooze capabilities, and cross-device syncing.

Spark for Mac is available from the Mac App Store starting today. Like Spark for iOS, Spark for Mac is a free app. [Direct Link]

Update: Readdle says the launch has been delayed, as Apple's approval of Spark for Mac is still pending.

Update 2: Spark for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store.

Tags: Readdle, Spark

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48 months ago
Maybe some will laugh at this, but I’ve not yet found a mail app for macOS that I like better than the built-in Mail.app.

Inline image annotation, calendar and contact addition integration, etc. Especially in Sierra, it works relatively bug-free.
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48 months ago
I'm always curious how these free apps that have access to your email manage to make money.
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48 months ago
I just tried it. Currently I use Airmail and find it okay. Airmail's inability to Command+F inside an email is very annoying. Spark looks promising.

It has some peculiar behaviors that I do not like. It tries to reach out to a bunch of places, such as smartmailcloud.com, amplitude.com, and cloudapp.net. During first run I let it do this, but then it sent me email as part of the first run experience. Which means that it grabs my email address when I add an account, sends it to its own servers, and then sends me email. Which I find to be a bit of a breach of trust. An email application should only communicate with the email hosts you add, and only over pre-defined ports (993, 465).

Additionally it seems like it used my email address to subscribe me to their email newsletter. Which I am very annoyed about. I emailed them and asked for clarification on that because I am not 100% sure.

I blocked its communication with any servers other than the my email hosts and it seems to run fine still... so we'll see.
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48 months ago

This is a new email client called Spark. It's not MacOS Mail.

I know, but other folks were chiming in about Mail :)
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48 months ago

Maybe some will laugh at this, but I’ve not yet found a mail app for macOS that I like better than the built-in Mail.app.

Inline image annotation, calendar and contact addition integration, etc. Especially in Sierra, it works relatively bug-free.

Honestly, I'm the same. I use Mail.app on Mac, iPad and iPhone. For my use they work so well.

However, I know there does seem to be the ever ongoing search for the perfect mail app, especially with new triaging features that newer clients seem to have. But just looking at 30ish people who I'm closest with (family, friends, colleagues at work), there's maybe one person who plays with different mail apps (tech savvy kind of guy), otherwise everyone really just uses what's built in.
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48 months ago

I'm always curious how these free apps that have access to your email manage to make money.

Hey! We are working on Spark for Teams as a monetization model :)
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So far, anything Readdle has launched has been great.
I have no complaints. They are one of the few companies listening to their users.
I'll make some time to try Spark.

Thank you!
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