The perfect mail app for mac

Published on 21 Jan 2014 · 1 min read


Ever since Google acquired and ceased development of Sparrow, I’ve been looking for that mail app that would take it’s place on my dock.

Sparrow was perfect. It was simple, could connect to dropbox and CloudApp for file attachments, Facebook for sender image etc.

It didn’t do everything a mail app could possibly do, but it did had the right features and worked really well.

Recently, I bought Airmail. Touted by reviewers to be the Sparrow replacement. At first glance, It looked like it but after installing and using it for a while, I don’t think I agree.

What made Sparrow a hit was the simplicity. Airmail looks simple, but really isn’t. It has too many features. It wants to do everything, and that’s a big problem. It feels buggy & unfinished. For instance, the “preferences” window is a mess. Too much going on.

Anyway, I’m back to Sparrow for now. No future updates, but it’s a fair trade-off.