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Thread: Sparrow for iPhone On Sale!
06-19-2012, 11:43 AM #1
Sparrow for iPhone On Sale!
Sparrow, the popular iOS e-mail client alternative to Apple’s stock Mail application, is currently on sale in the App Store. For Tuesday and Wednesday, the $2.99 e-mail client can be bought for only 99˘. On Thursday, Sparrow can be purchased for an increased $1.99. By Friday, the application will be jacked back up to its original $2.99 price tag.
Just yesterday, the Sparrow team announced POP support for Sparrow for iOS, allowing Hotmail and other popular POP e-mail services to finally join in on the previously IMAP-only fun. Unfortunately, push notifications were still not a part of the announcement due to complications between Sparrow and Apple in trying to implement them. According to the Sparrow team, they will probably be added as a paid subscription service in the future.
Even without push notifications, 99˘ for the e-mail client is a good price. The interface is great looking and zippy. Additionally, you are buying a product with a ton of support by the developers and a lot of future updates on the way. It would be a good idea to lock in your copy for just 99˘ if you have ever wanted to give it a try to see what all the buzz is about, or so that you will at least have it in your application arsenal when Sparrow releases a feature that you might like.
Unfortunately, even though the price has been reduced, if you paid $2.99 for the e-mail client in the past, there is no way to get your extra two dollars back. Let us know if you will be taking advantage of this deal today.
Sources: Sparrow – App Store
06-19-2012, 11:59 AM #2
Might get it now...I see a lot of people talk about how great sparrow is and some good reviews but I've never tried it.If my post was good, click the button in my post
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06-19-2012, 12:01 PM #3
Wish it had push I would use it again
06-19-2012, 12:01 PM #4
06-19-2012, 12:02 PM #5
It works but not all the time.
06-19-2012, 12:10 PM #6
06-19-2012, 01:24 PM #7
06-19-2012, 03:08 PM #8
i personally don't see what sucks about the native mail app? maybe thats just cause I'm a simpleton
06-19-2012, 03:17 PM #9
06-19-2012, 04:20 PM #10
I paid $2.99 & NOW...they decide to REDUCE...the price....WTF!!! Bogus!
06-19-2012, 09:41 PM #11
I used it for about 2 months both on my iPhone and on my MBA. I am now back to the stock apps on both.
On Lion you can't have the conversation thread automatically expanded, if you are searching for a particular email amongst 30 replies you have to click open each individual reply to find it, damn stupid and there is no way to enable this function or auto expand the entire message. I emailed the developer and they said it is not available.....
The iOS app is ok but little things piss you off, like swipe to delete is backwards from the stock app and when you swipe down to see the rest of a email it will roll thru to the next email below, push even when jailbroken is random, no POP3 either
Whilst it was nice to have a new UI, the functionality lets it down. Will wait for 6 months and see if it gets any better
06-19-2012, 10:29 PM #12
Good to know! I'll pass then...
06-19-2012, 11:27 PM #13
Ya agree still needs alot of work. It's nice and different. But like before theres more on the app store like this with more working features.
06-19-2012, 11:52 PM #14
Dammit, I literally just bought this app about 24 hours ago at full price.
06-20-2012, 01:25 AM #15
Sparrow is a great replacement mail app and using Sparrow+, push works perfectly and you get notifications as well if you want
06-20-2012, 04:52 AM #16
06-20-2012, 08:01 AM #17
Its beginning to get some poor reviews in app store...
For a long time, basically since it was released I wondered whats so superior about it over stock mail app (that actually works, simple but works)?
I don't like how its reflected as popular "alternative" to iOS mail client in this thread and every other one created by modmyi staff. Its not no where near a replacement. When it can support all feature that native app can and push than maybe but as it stands its actually useless. This is of course unless you just like apps for UI aesthetics alone.Hit the thanks button if I helped in any way
06-23-2012, 10:05 PM #18
I have a problem setting up my iCloud account with sparrow