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.