Spark - Love your email again

Developer: Readdle Inc.

Current Version: 1.5.3

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 18.2 MB - Download


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**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!


Release Notes:

In this update:
- Compatibility fixes for AOL accounts;
- Improvements and fixes for Snoozes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by The Builder....

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!

Found helpful by 21 out of 22 people
Version 1.2.3
Review by PunyDeb

No Customer Support - I tried this software months ago and it worked on IOS but only for canned email programs—not business owned servers. Now it does, but only for the Mac. It works great now on my Mac, but not for IOS. I tried and tried to get it to work on my iPhone and IPad after I had it established—and spent HOURS AND HOURS moving folders from Mail to this app, since there is no import capability!!!!—but it will not recognize a private business server! Don’t waste your time. If you aren’t using something like Yahoo or Gmail, this won’t work across Mac to IOS for you. Just don’t bother. If you are a Gmail hound, so be it. If you have your own server for your business, don’t bother. Stick with Mac Mail. I sent them an email asking for support, and received a canned response that provided zero help. When I send Cloak or MacPaw a request for help, I get a personal response. Heck, even big old Apple provides better customer service than these guys do. Not worth the trouble. Don’t bother.

Found helpful by 16 out of 32 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5.3
Review by xxco

Spark - not yet ready for prime time (updated) - No sure where all the five star reviews are coming from. There is an awful lot of hype and less reality here. Spark mail, in it’s current form, provides rudimentary email management functions, packaged in an appealing user interface. For example, there is no way, at present, to store IMAP email offline and in folders and sub-folders. This is a great big problem for power users who must store rather than delete old messages. I have >100,000 messages that need to be stored from 2002 onwards, and occasionally searched and retrieved. The Smart Folder function is not smart. No way. It is simply a manual text filter. No smart rules as with Apple Mail and other mail apps. Also, there is no way to effectively categorize or manage email such as provided in Apple Mail by the MailTags and Act-On plug-ins (leveraging Apple Mail rules makes Act-On very powerful). The “short cuts” capability is not the same as what Act-On provides in Mail. And, at this stage, it’s not clear how accurate is the Spark junkmail filter. I use SpamSieve in Mail. Also, will Spark support a framework to allow for third-party add-ons? Hope so … Apple Mail *does not* provide developers with good plug-in develoment support. Shame really. Readdle is a favorite developer of mine. I use PDF Expert for example, though I also have Adobe Acrobat Pro and, of course, Preview. Even so, I too often have to revert back to using Preview or Acrobat because PDF Expert, despite the hype, is still pretty rudimentary by comparison. Presumably it will improve, as will Spark mail. Apple has, unfortunately, improved Mail little over the years. I have been waiting for a replacement. Spark v1 is not it. Hopefully v2 will prove much more functional. Meanwhile I have no choice but to wait. Finally, Spark collects “personal information” to improve the user experience according to Readdle’s privacy policy. I’d like to know specifically the data that are collected, how it’s used, and the specific measures Readdle takes to protect such data’s privacy and use and, especially, its security from untoward third party intrusions (ie, “hacks).

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.5.3
Review by Teddiecat

Used to Love It - I have been using this app for about a year, and at first, I loved it. Since the update that touted search capabilities, the desktop app for Mac has been a nightmare. It regularly freezes, especially when I try to search, and it has become a huge memory hog. The memory issues affect my Mac’s performance, and I find myself restarting the app five or six times a day. I’ve given up using it in my MacBook Pro altogether. I’ve emailed support a couple times, and as others have said, where they used to be great about responding, they no longer do. As in, they haven’t responded to my emails AT ALL. This has the potential to be great, but first it has to be usable. In its current iteration, it is not. UPDATE: I wrote to customer service shortly after I posted this review, seeking help for the crashing issues. NO RESPONSE. I gave up, and switched to Airmail3. Apple, don’t make something an “Editor’s Choice” if the app has zero customer support. That should be.a disqualifier.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.3
Review by Larry.McJ

Really good app…but support is slow and often only canned responses - I would really like to give this app a 5-star rating, but their support pulls it down. Readdle makes many really good apps, both for macOS and iOS, but their product support is slower than most users expect. They eventually do respond to support requests, but often it’s merely a canned reply, their favorite being “we’ll consider changing this in a future version”. I would rather see Readdle charge a nominal fee for Spark and add same-day email support that actually addresses a user’s question. Spark for Mac is one of the best email apps I’ve used, and I’ve tried them all. I would gladly pay a nominal fee for Spark if I could get good, and faster support for the few questions I may have. An alternative would be to improve the knowledge base for this app. What it contains now is very minimal information, mostly answers to common sense questions. The lack of detailed information in the knowledge base causes customers to ask more support questions, increasing their workload, and causing even more delays.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.3
Review by j00nie

Too many bugs - I used to love this app, but for whatever reason it's become unusuable. It's slow, sync doesn't work properly, and has many other bugs. What I don't understand is that with each update, it gets worse!

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.5.3
Review by Sam Waggoner

Used to love it, now getting tough to stick around :/ - This app was awesome at first, espeically when using in conjuction with the iOS app. Since the last few updates, Spark contiuously eats up 100-300% of my CPU and is extremely resourse hungry. I’ve been in contact with their support team and they’ve been looking into it for over a month now. Love so many of the features that Spark offers and the UI is very intuitive, but it’s hard to get myself to continue using a program that is continually eating up excessive CPU% and killing my battery.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people