Sparrow has been widely regarded as one of the best e-mail clients both for iOS and Mac OS X alike. The application has replaced the stock applications on both devices – mobile and desktop – for tons of e-mail users that use Apple’s devices. The application is popular because of its slick looks, great interface, and zippy speeds. Just last month, the iOS application received support for POP e-mail accounts and it was promised that we would see push notifications as a yearly subscription service.
Unfortunately, Sparrow has now been acquired by Google – a move that means Sparow will no longer be adding features to their applications for iOS and Mac since they are moving on to bigger and better goals with Google and Gmail. The announcement was made by Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, via Sparrow's blog:
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It’s unknown exactly what the, “bigger vision” that Sparrow refers to in the blog is supposed to be, but it will be interesting to find out as they begin working with Google and time goes by. It is likely that some big surprises are going to be brought to the Android operating system and iOS will be left out of the fun.
As a buyer of Sparrow myself, I am pretty disappointed that I won't get to look forward to new features in the iOS application. Be sure to let us know how you feel about it.
Sources: Sparrow Blog