Sparrow for Mac is a minimalistic IMAP Client with multi touch gestures designed for Mac users. Its main function is to keep things straightforward and efficient. Sparrow does not give room for any fancy stuff. It only focuses on your mail and nothing else. It allows you to quickly flick through threaded conversations on your Mac like never before. The program organizes and lets you view your emails the way you want. You can quickly glance at the preview or read your messages in a new window or open the right pane on Sparrow. The program comes with Growl fully embedded for notifications addicts and allows you to switch between your mail accounts seamlessly.
Though the interface does not come loaded with many functions compared to other big-name e-mail clients, you still get plenty of the common actions and options that you ought to get from a basic e-mail app in Sparrow. You can save your draft e-mails as “Star” for specific conversations or add color-coded labels. It also allows quick opening and collapsing of individual e-mails from a thread. Additionally, Sparrow allows you to import pictures from Facebook for your contacts, reply instantly to messages, and get Menu bar notifications when you receive a message.
Sparrow for Mac is designed to help bypass difficult-to-use, feature-packed e-mail clients for a simpler e-mail experience that gives Mac users easy access to their Mac. The interface is fascinating while remaining very straightforward and easy to use. The interface’s left side tells you where e-mails are from and the right side displays the content of the message and any video, image, or other media commonly sent through e-mail. The program only requires that you add accounts during the setup process, after which you can start using it immediately.
Sparrow for Mac is fully compatible with all IMAP accounts, including Yahoo, MobileMe, Gmail, as well as custom IMAP accounts. Users are also allowed to set up multiple accounts and view their messages in a unified inbox.
The latest version of the program comes with enhanced app performance and bug fixes. It also includes other exciting features like Retina support, and there have been enhancements to the memory and CPU. Sparrow supports OS X 10.6 or later.
Summarily, if all you want is a lightweight desktop e-mail client that keeps some of the most important features, Sparrow might just be the one for you.