Sparrow 1.3.2 is now available on the Mac App Store
This new release includes:
- Drag and drop directly in your label & folders in the extended sidebar
- Shortmail support: character counter in compose window. We really like the idea of Shortmail and felt we had to integrate it in Sparrow.
- Focus on Compose window in full screen mode
- New conversation view design: buttons are gone and the whole view is more minimalist. The quick reply has been slightly redesigned too.
- Top bar gradient re-design
- New default avatars for incoming mails
- Transparent text issue in message composer
- Window and sidebar size memory issue
- Alt-L Polish character issue
- Fixed Esc key behavior in fullscreen
- Deminimized animation fixed
- Shift-Cmd-2 in Extended sidebar Unified Inbox
- Copy and paste issue in compose window
- Inline attachments resize issue
- Improved memory usage
- Fixed various crashes
Sparrow 1.3.1 has been approved by Apple at the speed of light and should be available to all of you now on the Mac App Store.
We would like to thank Apple for their support and reactivity in yesterday’s special circumstances.
If you had the licensed version of Sparrow, you are either already playing around with Sparrow 1.3.1 or should be able to update.
If you had the Mac App Store version, checking the update section should allow you to get Sparrow 1.3.1. This new version of Sparrow comes with some improvements and fixes the following issues:
And it adds 2 new Lion feature:
Sparrow 1.3 was released this morning but displayed unexpected bugs.
The issue was quickly identified and fixed but due to the Mac App Store process, we were not able to push the new update to you as fast as we wanted to.
We decided to pull Sparrow 1.3 from the Mac App Store until Sparrow 1.3.1 is reviewed and accepted by Cupertino.
If you have the licensed version (vs.Mac App Store version), you should already be able to get the latest release (1.3.1).
We apologize for the delay. Sparrow 1.3.1 is waiting for review right now and should be out in a few days.
If you’re experiencing issues with Sparrow 1.3 Mac App Store version, following this instructions should solve your problem.
Sparrow 1.3 has been submited to the Mac App Store. Our little bird is now fully compatible with Lion OS X and takes advantage of the cool new things Apple brought to the Mac. Here is a quick tour of the new features and improvements you should be able to play with in a few days:
Quickly access your labels and folders:
The extended sidebar has been a major feature request since Sparrow was first introduced 5 months ago. Simply dragging the sidebar to the left now gives you access to the new layout. Everything is just a click away.
Send & Archive:
One of the coolest Gmail feature is now available for all your IMAP accounts. Just turn it on in Advanced Preferences and you’re all set for a Send & Archive madness.
Drag and Drop:
Simply drag and drop mails to your desktop and other applications. If you work with Things, Omnifocus or any other task management app, Sparrow will also give you an URL for each mail to make it easily findable.
We still have some work to do to allow you to drag and drop messages directly in labels and folders. It is already planned and will be in 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 coming shortly.
We added a lot of features and options since Sparrow 1.0 but we want you to be able to keep it simple. Hiding the sidebar offers a streamlined experience. Pressing Shift-Cmd-M will do the trick.
And the cherry on the cake: a ‘View source’ option is now available in the drop down menu of the conversation view .
But that’s not over yet.
We’ve also dedicated a lot of our time on usablility and performance improvements:
We re-worked the sidebar animations from the ground up. Account and category switching is faster and smoother.
We made the message list scrolling more responsive and fluid.
We hope that you’ll feel animations are more natural than in previous versions.
We also killed (yes, we killed them) all window animations. There hasn’t been too many complaints from you about it but once we’ve shut them off for testing purposes and noticed Sparrow felt quicker, we never turned them back on.
We added a visible scrollbar to the sidebar. Even if it has always been possible to scroll the sidebar, your feedback suggested that was not sufficiently clear.
An ‘Empty trash’ button has been added too.
The Priority Inbox filter settings have been changed in Sparrow 1.3 to display all Inbox Priority mails regardless of their read/unread status.
We also improved compatibility with Yahoo, DAV mail, and Mbox and of course, we did everything we could to resolve as many of the bugs you reported.
We hope you’ll enjoy this new release. Check for update if you have the licensed version or go to the update section on the Mac App Store to get your Sparrow 1.3.1.
We are thrilled to announce that Dave Morin and Loren Brichter are joining the Sparrow board of advisors.
Dave is a former Apple employee, an early Facebooker who co-invented Facebook Connect and Facebook Platform. He is now CEO/co-founder of the wonderful personal network Path.
Loren is the founder of Tweetie, acquired by Twitter two years ago. He keeps spreading his UI/UX/coding magic on iPhone, iPad and on Mac.
We are honored that both Loren and Dave accepted to advise us and excited to have people with such amazing track records joining us. We are sure their experience and knowledge will benefit to all Sparrow users.
On June the 1st 2011, Google made some deep changes in your default Gmail account settings. While using your Gmail account, if you’re encountering this error message:
That’s because the change have been applied to your account.
What you need to do to get Sparrow to work again with your Gmail account is the following:
Sparrow Lite has has been updated too and integrates Facebook profile pictures and Gravatars. Grab your free copy or update now.
What’s new in Sparrow 1.2 ?
Sparrow is now linked to Facebook and displays your friends’ avatars in the message list. Address Book contact images and Gravatar are also supported.
We’ve done some major work on the user interface. We hope you’ll like it.
It’s here! Unified inbox is now supported by Sparrow and you’ll be able to view all your incoming mails from all your accounts in a unique message list.
Rich Text Signature
You can now add any images and links you want to your signature.
Sparrow is now fluent in 9 languages simplified Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, German, French, and of course, English.
Requested by many of you since Sparrow 1.0 and even the Beta version, you can now toggle the keys to archive/delete mails in Sparrow Advanced Preferences.
You now have the option to show/hide the selection bar in the Inbox.
You can now specify where you want to save your files in the Preferences and right-click any attachments to choose where you want it to be saved.
Bounce is back!
We finally found a workaround for this one. Sparrow’s dock icon now behaves as any other icon in your dock and will bounce when it is supposed to.
Coming up in 1.3:
Sparrow 1.3 will be focused on label management. It will aslo include a secret feature that will dramatically improve your workflow.
Even better, we’ll be pushing update faster from now on to be sure you benefit from all the improvements we make to Sparrow straight away.
Get your Sparrow 1.2 now on the Mac App Store or check for update.
Sparrow 1.1.2 is now available on the Mac AppStore — Get it here or check for update if you have the licensed version.