5 minutes on The Verge — 5 minutes on The Verge with Sparrow by Thomas Houston
Happy new year! Let’s celebrate 2012 with some iPhone love.
Sparrow Lite is now full-featured.
General IMAP support, multi-account, unified inbox, CloudApp, Dropbox, Send and Archive, extended sidebar… it’s all there.
The only difference with the paid version is that Sparrow Lite is ad-supported and will include a Sent with Sparrow signature in all your outgoing mails.
You can now get the full taste of Sparrow before deciding to get the real deal.
As seen on The Verge and Business Insider, here is a preview of Sparrow for iPhone.
It took a while but Apple finally let it out.
Sparrow 1.4.1 is here with much awaited bug fixes. This new version fixes the following issues:
Some of you might still experience issues with iCloud despite the update.
Apple is using a custom authentication system for some iCloud accounts and they haven’t shared the details of it with us yet. This explains why it could not work as expected and require you to follow this workaround.
Check for update in the Mac AppStore
Google pushing hard to get Gmail looking like Sparrow. — MG Siegler - A new look for Gmail
We’re currently working on Sparrow 1.4.1 focusing on the issues you reported:
The recently released version of Growl does not work with Sparrow 1.4 but it will in Sparrow 1.4.1.
iCloud will also be supported in Sparrow 1.4.1 but know that you can still connect your account by following those steps in the current version.
Some of you have been experiencing connection issue related to Gmail’s 2-step authentication, make sure you have generated the specific password required for third party apps like Sparrow.
Sparrow 1.4.1 will be posted to the Mac AppStore in a few days.
Steve Jobs - 1955-2011
The lonesome death of attachments
Sparrow 1.4 is a special release for us. We took the time to improve our little bird both in terms of UI and performance. You should notice right away that Sparrow is now faster than ever.
It’s also been a while we wanted to integrate CloudApp. We use it daily at Sparrow and we thought it would make a lot of sense to get it into Sparrow.
A video is worth a thousand words so have a look below to see how it can make you more efficient and introduce a little magic in your mail experience:
All you have to do is activate the option in Sparrow Preferences and attachments should never be a problem again.
Of course, that’s not all. We also added:
and we have made some improvement on the UI:
Important changes were also made under the hood, with a brand new draft management system which makes Sparrow:
Open the Mac App Store to update your Sparrow and make the most of this new features or simply check for update.
If you haven’t Sparrow already, you can get it here.