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Death of Sparrow

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The last time the $2.99 email app appeared in the iOS App Store was February 12th, while the $9.99 Mac app was last available on February 13th. The Mac app, however, is still available from Sparrow’s website directly. The last time the iOS update received an update was October 2013 to add iOS 7 compatibility. The Mac app never saw an update. At one point, Sparrow was the most popular app on the iOS App Store. It is to be seen if Google will launch a dedicated, native Inbox application for the Mac to replace Sparrow.


Like many Mac & iPhone users, Sparrow was easily my favorite email client for quite some time. As I said a couple weeks ago, Gmail for iOS is horrible and best, and Sparrow was the closest thing we had to a good Gmail client for iPhone. Today, I use Mailbox exclusively on Mac and iOS. It works for what I need. Sad to see the last note of Sparrow’s song die out after years of near silence.