Sparrow, hands down the best mail client for the iPhone, has just been updated to version 1.1. New are its Send & Archive feature, a built in browser, dock badge for accounts and ability to show/hide folders and labels. But what’s even more encouraging is that the Sparrow team have announced that “Push is coming. With or without Apple.”:
Thanks to your amazing support, we feel confident that Apple might revise its position on the Push API. We’ll submit a first version of Sparrow 1.2 including it. This might delay Sparrow 1.2 validation but we’re already working with some partners to include Push in future versions of Sparrow without needing Apple clearance.
Even without Push, Sparrow has completely replaced the Mail.app on my iPhone. Its swipe gestures and well thought out interface makes checking emails actually fun for once. As for Sparrow 1.2, it’s already in the works and will include support for 9 languages, landscape mode (when composing emails) and ability to swipe up/down between messages (currently, this gesture only allows you to navigate between a “conversation”).
Sparrow 1.1 is now available on the App Store and the update is free for existing users.
Sparrow, Sparrow, – $2.99
What’s New in Version 1.1
- Built-in web browser
- Send & archive
- Empty trash
- Empty spam
- Dock badge preferences by account
- Show/hide labels and folders
- Choice to include attachments when forwarding messages
- Compatibility with mail servers
- Improved mail servers detection (gApps login error, self-signed certificates)
- Composer wrapping behavior
- Custom SMTP for alias
- Issue with SMTP without password
- Message view behavior with email that do not scroll
- Swipe gesture to add custom account
- Refresh starred / unread using pull to refresh
- Fixed account list scrolling with more than 10 accounts
- Video attachments are shown fullscreen