Spark for Mac helps cut down on the amount of time users spend managing email with a Smart Inbox, four configurable gestures in the message list, and Quick Replies for one-click responses in a flash.
After establishing a solid reputation as a slick third-party email iOS client, Spark (sparkmailapp.com; free; available on the App Store go.macworld.com/sprkapp) recently leapt from mobile to the Mac desktop. This marks Ukrainian developer Readdle’s second full-fledged macOS application after PDF Expert (go.macworld.com/pdfex), an excellent document viewer/editor that finally got me to kick the Pre view habit for good.
Although Spark for iOS (go.macworld.com/sparkios) is quite good, the idea of using different email clients on mobile and desktop never appealed to me. I do the bulk of my daily work on an iMac, so having the same application available on my iPhone and iPad is a must.Now that Spark for Mac has arrived, is it finally curtains for Apple Mail? The short answer is: Almost.
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