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Sparrow 1.6.3

Minimalist email program for those who don’t need a fancy interface or loads of extra features 

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
macOS
License:
Trial Software
Developer:
Sparrow
Software Cost:
$9.99 (Mac)
Category
Internet Tools
Date Updated:
08 August 2012
Downloads To Date:
1235
Languages:
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Download Size:
12.00 MB

Email programs are continually evolving, adding new features and redesigning themselves to keep pace with the competition. Over time, they can find themselves bloated and over-complicated to use – after all, the main purpose of an email program is simply to read, compose and reply to email. You could, of course, collect your email through your browser using a web-based account like Gmail or Hotmail, but that’s almost too much effort too.

This is where Sparrow comes in. This program aims to give you a clean, clear and uncluttered interface for reading your mail: it displays all your mail in a single, narrow window, with all the controls you need provided as a row of buttons across the top of the window (for composing, replying, archiving and deleting) and a further row of buttons down the left-hand column for navigating and managing your inbox.

You have two options for viewing messages: you can enable the preview pane as shown in the screenshot, or double-click a message to open it in a new window if you wish to keep the interface clear and uncluttered.

A free Lite version is also available, which supports only one email account and be ad-supported.

The brand new Sparrow 1.6.3 ships with these new features/fixes:

- improved performance when loading huge conversations
- URL in subject can be clicked
- date and subject in headers can be selected
- improved avatar in message cells
- improved IMAP compatibility
- brazilian localization
- fixed progress indicator in message view
- fixed crash when loading some HTML messages
- fixed crash with POP accounts fixed

Verdict:

It may sport a minimalist interface, but Sparrow has all you need for streamlined email checking – only downside is that it’s currently Gmail-only. 

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