Spark - Love your email again
Developer: Readdle Inc.
Current Version: 1.2.2
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 12.5 MB - Download
**Beautiful and Intelligent Email App**
Email has taken too much time from people. Spark gives time back to all those who live by their inbox. Quickly see what’s important and clean up the rest.
"Best of 2016" - Apple
"The best email app on iOS just got a desktop version" - TheNextWeb
"It's a combination of polish, simplicity, and depth" - FastCompany
"You can create an email experience that works for you" - TechCrunch
**Farewell to Busy Inbox**
Smart Inbox intelligently bubbles what matters to the top
Smart Inbox lets you quickly see what's important in your inbox and clean up the rest. All new emails are smartly categorized into Personal, Notifications and Newsletters.
**Find Any Email In An Instant**
Powerful, natural language search makes it easy to find that email you're looking for. Just search the way you think and let Spark do the rest.
**Get Notified About Important Emails Only**
Smart Notifications filter out the noise, letting you know when an email is important, saving you from notification overload.
Tip: Teach Spark about that newsletter you just can't miss, and you'll get a notification every time it arrives. Spark learns as you email.
**Calendar Invites Can Be Beautiful**
Your calendar invites have their own, beautiful card with one-tap accept. See if you want to accept it right from your email.
**Sign Off With A Swipe**
Before you send an email, quickly swipe to choose the right signature for the occasion.
**Email with Emotion**
Quick Replies get the point across with just a tap. Love, like or acknowledge an email in an instant.
**Email Never Looked This Good**
That terrible "forward" and quote mess in your inbox is now replaced it with a beautiful, threaded message design.
**A Truly Personal Experience**
Customize Spark to work as you do. You decide which swipes do what, what cards are shown, and how many emails you want to see.
**Snooze That One For Later**
Snooze an email and get back to it when the time is right. Snoozing works across all your Apple devices.
**Connected To All Your Tools**
Integrate Spark into your workflow and take productivity to the next level. Supports Dropbox, Box, iCloud Drive, and more.
Spark works with any email address. Love your email again!
- Fixes Yahoo! authorization and connectivity issue.
Thank you for using Spark! If you have a moment to leave a review in the App Store we would really appreciate it.
Most Helpful Reviews
I Think They’ve Got It…. - I tried Spark on iOS a while ago, and at that time, I didn’t really appreciate what they were trying to do. But then, Spark for Mac came along, and with the fact that it was FREE (yes, free) to download, they became a version of the Godfather (i.e. giving me an offer I couldn’t refuse, LOL)…. So, I tried it out, and thus far, with this first version of Spark for Mac, it has proven to be very stable and useful. I used Newton for a while on both Mac and iPhone, and it was very useful on the Mac because of its keyboard shortcuts (i.e. one key to reply, one key to archive, etc.). However, in Spark for Mac, you have the flexibility of changing your keyboard shortcuts to one key in many instances, which has proven to be very, very useful. Secondly (and this one puts Spark above all the rest): The biggest reason why I’m using Spark is because I’m not receiving notifications of every single email that comes my way!!! The makers of Spark have found some kind of way to only notify you of emails that come from REAL PEOPLE, which has proven to be a serious help during the day! So, when a REAL PERSON sends me an email, I get notified about it, while all the other emails just come forth into the app in the form of notifications or newsletters. That alone is making me seriously consider actually “staying” with Spark for the long haul. Kudos to the app makers of Spark for creating a very good, stable, and functional app!
Promising until the latest update, now broken - I enjoy many of Readdle apps on my iOS devices as well as PDF Expert on my Mac, but this offering has left me cold. I use Gmail and have an exchange account at work. Everything worked well in their initial release, then with the latest release the app has stalled. Won’t open and endlessly attempts to sync. I’m deleting the app and going back to forwarding my work account to my Gmail account on the web. Email needs to work. I reported the problem but haven’t heard from them for several days; maybe after the holiday we can work on it since I’m sure they are on holiday like many of us. Perhaps I will return to the app after it has matured, until then becareful using it in mission critical work environments.
More Reviews for Current Version
Baby Bear’s porridge - Update (23 May 2017): Search results are still poor (see below). You can only print the most recent message in a conversation and not the entire conversation thread. Update (13 Dec 2016): I have an Exchange account with more than 11,000 archived messages and there seems to be an issue with caching/downloading all of these messages. As a result, search results are poor. Spark showed two results for my search term and the stock Mail app showed 47 when looking in my archive folder. Sad to say, I cannot use Spark at this point and hope they work this out. Like the iOS version, Spark for Mac is the perfect blend of features and minimalism…not too bloated, not too busy. There’s a few bugs here and there, but overall it’s a very polished first release. I was happy to see Exchange support from the start, unlike other mail clients whose developers say “it’s coming soon." Frankly, I’m surprised that it’s free and I contacted the co-founder to ask about donating to the group. The Readdle developers produce high-quality software, provide timely support, and update their apps frequently. Hats off to the Readdle team.
Way, Way, Way too Buggy to be Useful - A great example of form over function. Readdle really needs to give their QA team the boot (if they even have one) and hire some more thorough folks. Randomly, when you click on a mail item, it will mark itself “Read” and hide itself from view. You have to completely exit and restart the application to fix this - only to occur again 5 emails later. On top of this, random emails from years past that have been archived are randomly promoted back into the inbox. I have never had this issue with Outlook, Apple Mail, or any other system… it’s horrid. Combine this with a very basic set of features (not even calendar support), and the app just comes across as clutter. Yes, it looks nice, and probably even has potential; however, with this version, ten minutes into using it you’ll want to throw your computer across the room.
Almost perfect - Was a devoted Mailbox (by Dropbox) user; then tried Polymail, but they switched to a proprietary model. Even when back to Apple Mail for a while but really missed the wide variety of swipe quick actions and especially missed the “postpone” feature. All of that is present in Spark (using on Mac/iPhone/iPad mini). Works well with both Gmail and my Exchange (university) email and presents it in an unified interface. The Smart inbox organizes things perfectly. Missed out on getting 5 stars because the search function is slower and buggier than I like. Also, every once in a while, when checking email on the iOS version, the app hangs for an inordinate amount of time to retreive the email. Finally, I wish there was an option to turn off the automatic signature suggestions.
Loving email again - Spark manages to get almost everyting right when it comes to email. By automatically sorting my incoming messages into categories and automatically figuring out what I want to see, I can spend less time organizing my email and more time reading it. I've tried several email packages, even paid for some, but Spark has become my go-to email reading app. If you get lots of email every day, especially if most of it is spam or low-priority information, then you would do yourself a solid by getting Spark.
I try a lot of email apps... - ... but this one might stick. It's very similar to Sparrow (the app Dropbox bought then killed a couple years ago). After Sparrow I started using Airmail - Spark's much simpler and more intuitive, if missing a few of Airmail's esoteric features like GPG support. I've also tried Nylas and Polymail - Spark is more performant, more cleanly designed and gets me access to my multiple inboxes together the best.