Sparrow 1.1.2 is still in review at Apple.
We submitted the update on April the 4th. Since, Sparrow 1.1.2 has been rejected twice. On the 15th of April, we requested an appeal on iTunes Connect and are now waiting for Apple’s answer.
The application was rejected because Apple reviewers couldn’t add the test accounts we provided. After testing on our side, we were not able to reproduce the issue and came to the conclusion that Sparrow was being tested offline or behind a firewall (which could explain why Sparrow was unable to connect to any mail account).
We kindly asked several times for log protocol to pinpoint the exact reason and make a consistent answer to the review team but had no luck. We had no other choice than to ask for an Appeal.
Sparrow 1.1.2 fixes the following issues:
We’ve been working hard on Sparrow 1.2 for some weeks now. Most of what we’re doing has to be kept secret but the Universal Inbox will be there along with lots of improvements and cool new features.
Thanks for your patience and feedback.
Sparrow 1.1.1 is now waiting for review.
Here is the changelog:
- Folder mapping
- Custom SMTP alias support
- Spell-check bug
- Mobile Me blank messages
- Yahoo account refresh issue
- Allows SMTP connection withtout authentication
- Text expander support
- Japanese input
- Fixes issues in mail database
- Fixes remote server issues
- Fixes crash when database is corrupted
Here is a shortcut cheat sheet for Sparrow 1.1
We’re working on Sparrow 1.1.1 right now and fixing the problem you have been experiencing in Sparrow 1.1.
We wanted to keep you informed on our progress and provide you with some temporary remedy (when available):
Sparrow 1.1.1 will include the following features:
We’re doing as fast as we can to fix this issues and make sure you have the most wonderful mailing experience with Sparrow.
Don’t forget to consult our FAQ and our knowledge base if you have any questions.
Here is a collection of default avatars designed by @jeanmardenis to make it easy for you to recognize your IMAP accounts in Sparrow 1.1.
Click the image or here to download the pack.
Sparrow 1.1 is now available on the Mac App Store
Sparrow 1.1 is now waiting for review.
Here is a Sparrow wallpaper pack for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Courtesy of Sparrow’s designer.
Sparrow 1.1: this is just the beginning
Today, we are proud to announce the new features that have made their way into Sparrow 1.1.
We are in the last weeks of beta testing and we should submit Sparrow 1.1 to the Mac App Store in a few days .
So what’s new?
Sparrow 1.1 supports general IMAP. In other words, you will be able to add any Mobile Me, Yahoo or AOL account in Sparrow.
Custom IMAP providers such as Rackspace, Fastmail, Zimbra, Dreamhost, GMX… are also supported.
Priority Inbox & Unread
Sparrow is meant to help you keep a clean and tidy inbox.
Per alias signature
Sparrow 1.1 allows you to create a custom signature for every account and every alias linked to this account.
Numbered or bulleted list? Choose your font, font size, text color, quote level directly from the compose window. Sparrow 1.1 provides you with all the options you need directly within the compose window.
For busy users who have a lot of incoming mails and like to see it all in a glimpse, we added a minimal mode. You can now hide message preview in the message list and see more messages at once.
Pinch to open/close a message, three-finger swipe to open and close the panel, three-finger swipe to navigate the message list or switch accounts. Sparrow now integrates a full array of multitouch gestures making it easier to navigate your mail and mail accounts.
Contact groups are now supported in Sparrow 1.1.
Some of you were experiencing a bug related to archiving mails in Sparrow 1.0.1. This has been fixed.
Every single request that we have received has been taken into account and we have fixed numerous behaviors that you kindly reported to us. You can see the complete list of solved bugs here.
From Sparrow behavior at start up to the contrast of the selected cell color, we’ve improved Sparrow on every level.
Of course, upgrading to Sparrow 1.1 from a previous version will be free.
Sparrow 1.1 will be posted to the Mac App Store in a few days and should be available before the end of March depending on how long Apple’s validation is going to be. We will keep you updated here as soon as the application is submitted.
Sparrow 1.1 is only the beginning. We’re just getting started.
Sparrow for Leopard (licensed version) is now available on our website.
If you are still running Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), you can get Sparrow now.
Downloading it from our website will give you the Lite version, you can then buy your license to upgrade to the full-featured version of Sparrow.
This version will be updated at the same pace than the Mac AppStore version.