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Please note: Google acquired Sparrow in July 2012. As the team works on new projects, there will be no new features released for the Sparrow apps, other than minor maintenance and bug fixes.

Sparrow Lite is a minimalist mail application designed to keep things simple and efficient.

No fancy stuff here... just your mail and nothing else.

Sparrow Lite 1.0 is compatible with Google mail only (both classic accounts and Google apps account).


  • Threads:Quickly flick through threaded conversations on your mac like never before.
  • Labels:Create and edit more...

What's New

Version 1.6.3:


  • Retina support
Bug fix:
  • Improve memory usage
  • Improved performance when loading huge conversations
  • Fixed progress indicator in message view
  • IMAP compatibility issues
  • Brazilian localization
  • Search issue
  • URL in subject can be clicked
  • Date / subject in headers can be selected
  • Improved avatar in more...


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Sherman Wilcox Member IconComment+171
Sherman Wilcox

Fool me once ... Sparrow went in the trash the day Google bought it.

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Version 1.6.3
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

This app has been deleted from the MAS.

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Version 1.2.1

And now it has reappeared after two months:


"Sparrow Lite is now full-featured.

General IMAP support, multi-account, unified inbox, CloudApp, Dropbox, Send and Archive, extended sidebar… it’s all there.

The only difference with the paid version is that Sparrow Lite is ad-supported and will include a Sent with Sparrow signature in all your outgoing mails."

Alessandro Member IconReview+27

Great app!

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Downloads 4,726
Version Downloads 1,084
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 07 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free