Spark - Love your email again
Developer: Readdle Inc.
Current Version: 1.2.0
Last Updated: 8 days ago
Download Size: 12.6 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!
Spark for Mac 1.2 is a massive upgrade that brings order to your inbox. Labels, folders, smart search and dozens of other improvements will make you love email again.
- Introducing Labels. We know how powerful labels can be while managing a busy/shared inbox. We believe that we’ve finally found the best solution; so, if you're using labels in your workflow, please go to Preferences > enable 'Show Labels in list.'
- Reinvented Folder Management to put your inbox in order. You can choose which folders are displayed on the sidebar and reorder folders with drag and drop.
- Extensive Folder management options: Color Tags, Recents, Favorites and Smart Folders with natural language filters (i.e. “Emails from Alex with PDF files”).
- Added Message count for Folders. This feature will be especially useful if you’re using mail rules to sort your emails. Now you can see how many unread emails you have in each folder. To enable this feature, go to Preferences > Message count for other folders > New Emails/All Emails.
- Improved Smart Search. You can use “OR” to get results from several emails or several folders at the same time (e.g. just type “from [email protected] or [email protected]’).
- Draft emails can be saved manually now
- Contacts suggestions in the “To” field work much better now
- Redesigned BCC options in Settings.
The Team has also FIXED a lot of stuff to make your email experience even better:
- Fixed an issue with old emails not loading
- Fixed an issue with Japanese characters
- Fixed the crash while customizing a Touch Bar
- Fixed the issue with Return button when moving an email
- Fixed the issue with color coding when ‘None’ is selected
- Fixed Reply All shortcut issue
- Fixed UI issue with labels in mail list
- Fixed rare crashes in Smart Inbox settings
- Fixed signature appearance issue
- Fixed email drag and drop behavior
- Fixed search suggestions issue
- Fixed crash on message deletion
- Fixed issues with some HTML emails
- Fixed Drafts saving
- The launch speed is now faster than ever!
- Fixed memory consumption and CPU usage issues
Readdle/Spark team is thrilled to introduce you to the new, improved version of Spark for Mac and hopes that you will like it as much as we do!
We’ve also got big news to be announced soon. Stay tuned!
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
Best of breed - By far the best email program I’ve used. I don’t know if I “love my email again,” but since I have to work with email then I love using the Spark apps. Everything is well synchronized across macOS and iOS, including settings. It works well with my email providers and it doesn’t seem daunted by the hundreds of thousands of emails I have filed away. My favorite two features: 1) Notifications are smart. They are sent for messages that matter. 2) I can set it to not open the next message when I archive or delete the current message. I can’t stand other programs that mark some unrelated message as “read” just because I took action on the current message and the selection had to change to something. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot!
It’s a-ok - Sadly Spark 1.2 stil did not fixed my problem, one of my outlook account still showing “can’t reach email server”. A weird bug that only exist on Spark for Mac, it works perfectly well and in-sync for my iPhone. Previous review: For some reason the Mac app doesn’t work as smoothly as the iPhone version. I’d love a MacOS app that works exactly like iPhone without any weird tweaking here and there. For example, in MacOS the sent folder included all my emails instead of letting me sort it all with just a single email. Also for whatever reason one of my email (outlook) doesn’t work on mac but it works perfectly fine on iPhone.
Initially excited, now just disappointed - At first I was very excited for a legitamate replacement for Apple’s flawed email app. Company seemed very responsive (verification emails when suggestions given). Unfortunately, my suggestions have fallen on deaf ears. One basic function of any email app should be the ability to adjust font size. Essential for older eyes and the visually impaired. Also a major fail trying to send a larger Power Point file for work. Had to scramble to update information on the Apple mail app to send (as I was trying to use Spark exclusively on my new laptop). Overall, potential but at this point…. just disappointment.
Why do you make it so hard to love you? - I want to love Spark, I really do. But, there are three main deal breakers for me: 1. The way signatures are handled. The program constantly suggests new ones that are NOT signatures. If you errantly click “accept” it overrides your existing signatures. Something is wonky in the syncing between desktop and mobile as well. I have had to recreate my signatures at least half a dozen times. Not acceptable. 2. On my brand new MacBook Pro, Spark crushes my battery. We’re talking using 90+% of a full charge in an hour or less. Apple Mail sips juice, while Spark chugs it. For this reason, I cannot use Spark on my MBP when on battery power. 3. Editing text formatting is a real pain. There’s no link to change text colors and simple shortcuts like command+k to create a hyperlink do not work. Creating a formatted email takes considerably longer with Spark than Apple Mail. Other than those three key items, the platform is great. I love the abilty to snooze, gestures, and the ability to customize the interface. I’ve tried to stick with Spark, but these three issues have pushed me back to Apple Mail time and time again. If these issues are fixed, I see myself using Spark exclusively.
Good Start - UPDATED Review: Thank you for the new folder fixes/features! A few suggestions: -TNEF support please! winmail.dat files are the worst. -Unread dot should be clearer/more visible, especially when marking as unread (not sure why this should look different than an email that was never seen). An option to highlight unread emails blue would be nice. -An option for most recent emails in threads to be on top would be nice. I dislike the reverse order. Also, all emails in threads should be collapsed by default, but for the most recent email (even if it is a reply). This would mitigate the ordering issue, but both options would be nice. -"Pull" to refresh would be nice. -Scrolling is occassionally choppy. Otherwise, I am very impressed. The auto-signature finder is awesome. I also like the default formatting - I ran into issues with Airmail and fonts/formatting. Swipe gestures are wonderful as well. Keep up the good work!