After using the Sparrow for iPhone a few weeks now, I have many thoughts I’d like to share with my readers. Before I start, I just want to say that I love Sparrow for Mac. I was one of the ‘beta’ testers before it even had integration with anything but Gmail.
Sounds like I don’t like Sparrow for iPhone doesn’t it. I am afraid that is not the case. It is quite awesome. It blows Mail out of the water. Sparrow really brings all of the useful features of Gmail to the power of your hands. Quite amazing.
Sure, Sparrow for iPhone (version 1.0) does not have push notifications, but its not their fault. I am grateful that they are not like other companies and care about my secure information enough to admit they do not have the resources (at this time) to “secure your data on our servers (Push – Sparrow).”
I won’t go into the useful features here, you can read about the on the Sparrow for iPhone sales page.
The One Thing I Don’t Like
Although Sparrow offers some awesome features, there are a few things I do not like at all. For example, the face that I have to press a ‘button’ to press a ‘button’ does not make sense at all. What do I mean you ask? When you are reading an email there is a ‘button’ (see image to the left) that you must press before you can archive, star, reply, et cetera. To me this seem a little redundant, but that’s just my opinion.
The Thing I Like the Most
Aliases. Aliases are a feature of Google that allow you to send an email from an alternate account without having to manage many different accounts. For me this is useful because I filter all my emails into one account. These aliases allow me to reply from that alternate account without trying to manage six different account. Simply awesome!
Anyway, I would recommend you give Sparrow a try. Despite it’s one drawback (still an opinion of mine), it is the best mail app for iPhone and Mac.