DejaLu
DejaLu
1.0

4.3

DejaLu free download for Mac

DejaLu1.0

11 December 2018

Minimalist, Open-Source e-mail (beta).

Overview

DejaLu, from the developer of Sparrow, is an e-mail client with a beautiful UI, a friendly interface, amazing high quality, and amazing new features. Built from the ground-up using Open-Source MailCore and libetpan that I maintain (and that other apps such as Airmail and Spark are using as well) I created DejaLu.

Features
  • Slick and Simple User Interface - The user interface has been designed to reduce the amount of "computer administrative debris" and maximize the content. Brand new redesigned format and font size for each one of your email thread. DejaLu is simply easy to use and beautiful.
  • Zen Notifications - Inbox Zero email is really hard to achieve for a human being. For most of us, emails accumulate and the amount of email counter is usually out of control. Zen Notifications is an amazing feature for email notifications and probably the best way to fight the stress of unread emails. A Dock badge without counter appears when there’s a new message and goes away when you bring DejaLu to front.
  • Energy Efficient - DejaLu downloads only the emails you need, which makes it much more efficient, saving you disk space and battery.
  • Gmail Friendly, Desktop Friendly - The following features have been implemented on client side: labels, archive, signature, and aliases. It supports drag-and-drop, and it can collapse like a widget so it doesn’t take lots of space on your screen.
  • CC/BCC - I believe that CC/BCC is an outdated feature. Some software such as Front are literally letting people share their entire inbox to avoid having to CC or BCC. The original version of DejaLu didn’t have that feature but I’ve realized that many of us were probably too used to it from the other mail clients. I believe that adding this feature back to DejaLu will add a great value to the users.

What's new in DejaLu

Version 1.0 (192):
  • Bug fixes

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121 Reviews of DejaLu

4
Alexrom1000
27 April 2011
Version: 1.1.2

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Nice program. I've heard rumors though that new mailer in Lion will be Sparrow-like. Lets wait and see...
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5
Planet-X
26 February 2020
Version: 1.0
As ex-lover of Sparrow I was searching for a mailclient like this one for years. After spending a lot of money for even paid e-mail clients like Airmail or Inbox clones I am happy that I have found this new one. I would like that when I not show the Sidebar the maillist would be as dark as when I enable the Sidebar. I use dark mode in macOS b.t.w. I hope there will be updates too. But for now I'm glad that I came this one across.
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5
SamiH1833
29 January 2020
Version: 1.0
The best. Some problems with iCloud.
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4
Paul Bruthiaux
11 August 2017
Version: 1.0
Excellent app overall. Very fast connecting to Gmail sending or receiving. Elegant design. Vast improvement on Mail but without the bells and whistles other apps offer but only useful to users flooded with emails every day (Spark, Canary, Astro, etc.). One urgent improvement would be to turn down down the absurdly high volume on the whoosh sound emails make as they go out. It's deafening! I was emailing in an airport today and people around me kept staring every time another email went out, wondering what on earth I was up to making all that noise.
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takkae
09 August 2017
Version: 1.0
Does not work with iCloud!
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5
Planet-X
21 November 2015
Version: 1.6.4
I bought it years ago and still love it. Tried Airmail but switched back to Sparrow. You cannot download it anymore. The links are dead.
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5
foobar2005
02 July 2015
Version: 1.6.4
I'm trying to reinstall Sparrow on a fresh OSX installation. I can't figure out how to install my license. Do I need an older version of Sparrow?
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5
jfbloom22
25 April 2015
Version: 1.6.4
Still the best email client for Mac and gmail. Working great for me in Yosemite. For not receiving a single update in 3 years, that is saying something.
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3.5
Benzi
04 June 2013
Version: 1.6.4
This app had potential to be the best and lightest Mac Mail Client. Sadly after google acquired the company, updates coming out very rarely.
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Cowicide
11 January 2013
Version: 1.6.4
MacUpdate, are you trying to be funny? It's listed at the top of the page as "Free ($9.99)".
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4.5
Caye
26 October 2012
Version: 1.6.4
If you're looking for another IMAP client after Sparrow, give MailMate a try! It is extremely fast, has some killer views (Conversation View is one), and has a really fast and flexible search function.
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-M-S-
17 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
Under 10.8.1 with 2 accounts configured in Sparrow (one with a few thousand emails, one with a couple hundred), processor usage spikes to 99.9% (for Sparrow) and while the app is responsive during this time, it cannot be quit without force quitting. This is under 1.6.3... 1.6.4 contains "bug fixes" that might resolve this, but it's not yet in the Mac App Store and it seems the MAS releases in general lag about 2-3 weeks behind the ordinary updates, which is pretty annoying for a bug like this one.
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Orion-Mk-V
12 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
Nothing new since Google acquired. That's da poop!
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Jazzyguy
12 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
I have come to the conclusion that Google products have a rotten odor. Including Google Drive,this miserable app,and Music Player which is totally unnecessary. Most or all of their products are dedicated to their own interests not OURS!
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Mar6473
11 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
What a shame. Why does Google do that? It just makes people hate Google. Now they'll put the amazing designers of Sparrow to work on some lame project that no one will ever use.
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Tomeg
11 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
Yes, *sigh*, it's a shame that cool mail apps like Sparrow don't have a feasible revenue model to continue in business. I'm very sorry cuz I really like Sparrow (though it does still have minor annoyances that haven't been fixed and probably won't be fixed now). Thank goodness there's still Mailplane to fall back on, and it remains the best g-mail app available. Many thanks to Reuben for keeping up the good fight for better software. Note: I don't keep any emails on my hard drive, downloading attachments only, so you see Mailplane really is perfect for me! I hope other developers will continue to innovate in the mail client apps field.
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2.5
THEE:LEE
11 September 2012
Version: 1.6.4
It was good while it lasted, but I as a rule of thumb try and avoid Google products. So thanks Google... Never the less Apple Mail is great and looks beautiful in Lion/Mountain Lion and has all the features I need so no major harm done. Same to see another promising small project get eaten by corporate giants (Google in particular)
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5
anonymous-coral-4086
11 September 2012
Version: 1.6.3
I never got used to the mail client from Apple or any other company for that better. They all seem to use a UI, that looks like it has never changed since 1998. Who still marks his mails "as read" these days? I need to organise my mails so I can find them later, if I have to. Sparrow has a great UI in my opinion, it's fast, looks good and everything is super smooth. BTW: Sparrow has been updates (bugfixes only): Version 1.6.4 (1176)
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Xplicit
08 August 2012
Version: 1.6.3
As a developer I have to say this is what happens if users are not willing to pay a fair price for software. See also: http://appcubby.com/blog/the-sparrow-problem/
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Rampancy
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
I got the email yesterday. Sigh. Figures. Just when Sparrow finally got good and useful for me. R.I.P. Sparrow - and F.U., Google.
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Hilbo60
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
Bought Sparrow a month ago, deleted it today. Here's hoping Apple boil Google alive in the courts with their newly-aquired patents and take the lot of them down!, they deserve each other!
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4
Mishko42
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
It could have been worse, Farcebook might have acquired it. Google bought it so that nobody else might have it. This made me furiously sad but if it is good for Sparrow team I wish them luck, they did great job and made me happy for a long time. They deserve some praise for the work done. No need to insult people who are making money like everybody else. Still a feel disappointed...
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Aargl
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
"We care a lot about how people communicate" said they... ;-) What"s the meaning of not making if Freeware, now? This guys made their success and fortune on their customers base and now just say "thank you all for having made us rich, now we don't care about you any more — but keep on giving us money, hey!" Will Google make a Sparrow-like client? In this case it will be free and better, but maybe dedicated to Gmail... Wait and see. Those who have to complain are certainly the people who bought Sparrow recently...
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Jazzyguy
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
Gmail Browser is a great alternative and it is free!
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Sherlockbones
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
So, does this mean the app will go freeware? Having bought it for my iPad I was looking forward to an update that would be Universal/iPad. But no, the company is bought out by Google before that happens. At least let us have an OS X version for free to make us feel less used and abused. (Of course I know that's as likely as snow in the Sahara in July)
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Gregr
21 July 2012
Version: 1.6.3
You know, I really want to spend money to support developers. And I did on this one, just one week ago. Maybe go back to bootlegging...
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FalstaffA
20 July 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Despite the acquisition news that we received by eMail earlier today, an update has been made available as follows: Sparrow 1.6.3 - build 1164 improved performance when loading huge conversations URL in subject can be clicked date / subject in headers can be selected improved avatar in message cells IMAP compatibility issues brazilian localization fixed progress indicator in message view fixed crash when loading some HTML messages crash when reimporting POP fixed This update is already available at Sparrow's website and via the app's Sparkle update checker. I hope this is not the last one, though it may very well be.
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Knowhowe
20 July 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Sparrow cynically killed off by Google. What a shocker- and what a disgrace. "as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps". Liars.
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4
mpiekielnik
20 July 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Well... If you were thinking about spending money on Sparrow, please hold your horses, as SPARROW WAS JUST SOLD TO GOOGLE... And they just announced that THERE WILL BE NO MORE NEW FEATURES, as they simply.... "DON'T HAVE TIME"!!!
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4
anonymous-trout-1840
03 July 2012
Version: 1.6.2
I've tested many email clients and I'm always coming back to Sparrow. Very Macish interface, stable and easy to use.
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4.5
Tbrizitsky
02 July 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Great mail client for those of us who use GMail. Simple and clutter-free. There're are some rough edges, but you won't find a better alternative at this price.
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4
Mikoi
16 June 2012
Version: 1.6.1
I really don't like the iOS-like apps on a Mac, but Sparrow is becoming the exception, for it's light, well tailored and responds to what I am looking for in a personal mail client. I miss only an Herald-like plugin.
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SickTeddyBear
10 June 2012
Version: 1.6.1
Note that the free, ad-supported version is available for direct download: http://sparrowmailapp.com/download.php
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Dedalus271
21 May 2012
Version: 1.6.1
Seeing that on App Store they have not 1.6.1 ... I don't know if it's a problem for 1.6 only or what else, but today I don't get emails from GMail. I mean, if I check on Web-GMail I see as usually my new emails,.. but Sparrow doesn't get them (???). Even forcing email check. Very strange, it's the first time I get this kind of problem ... and it's a big problem I hope will be fixed. For me at least.
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3
G-money
19 May 2012
Version: 1.6.1
I am really struggling to like this app. The two MAJOR things that are stopping me from using it full time is: 1) No IMAP push support for now (realtime) 2) While open it uses nearly 20% of my CPU cycle time. GUI is perfect and simple on a MAC. The way it should be. And it supports multiple languages with ease. The developer has been very responsive so I know the two concerns will be addressed soon. For now it like a little gem to be taken out and "shown off" here and there. . .
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Garyi
18 May 2012
Version: 1.6.1
Hi can anyone confirm if sending attachments from this apps make it successfully to Outlook for PC? I am forced to use Outlook for mac because sending files from mail.app is flakey at best. Wondered if this handled attachments OK so I can ditch outlook.
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mac-34
16 May 2012
Version: 1.6
Does it really take Apple over 24 hours to approve the damn update??? Apparently yes. Ugh, so annoyed.
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Bossa-Nova
16 May 2012
Version: 1.6
The only thing that annoys me is that font and font size (for ex. Georgia 12) don't stick, they keep going back to the default Helvetica 13 when I start to write a new message.
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0.5
Michael-Vilain
16 May 2012
Version: 1.6
This doesn't fit my email needs at all. Any client I use must be able to send TEXT only. I could not find any way to do that either in the on-line help or the limited on-line forums. Also, I want to specify a mail agent to read mail, a separate to send, and have the Reply-To: header added. Didn't see a way to configure that.
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larrymcj
15 May 2012
Version: 1.6
New version (1.6) is released but not yet on the Mac App Store. Come on, Sparrow...please get it up there.
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ChristopherPrice
15 May 2012
Version: 1.6
From: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/15/3021732/sparrow-for-mac-1-6-features POP support Unified inbox, starred, sent, drafts, trash Esc on Quick Reply saves a message as a draft Empty spam button Inbox Zero message when your inbox is clean Composer: "sender" field no accessible with Tab key Pull-to-refresh for starred, unread, priority messages Shift-Command-Option-M toggles extended sidebar App startup time improvement Bug fixes
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Monkeyjunkey
15 May 2012
Version: 1.6
No changelog on their homepage? Not cool.
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3.5
Sherman-Wilcox
15 May 2012
Version: 1.6
It's good. It's minimalist, and that is either a good thing or not a good thing. In my case, it's not a good thing: too many capabilities that I need are not available (I won't say "missing" because the developers clearly have a design goal for this app, and the features I need don't fit their minimalist plan). One example: I must have the ability to set different archive folders across different accounts. That is, when receiving a message on account A, I need to be able to quickly and easily archive it to account B's Archive folder. Second example: I use IMAP, but not GMail. I really need a tagging feature. Apple Mail gives me both of these features (both 'bare' Mail and more efficiently with third-party plug-ins). I like Sparrow, especially on the iPhone, and I want to use it on the Mac. But until the minimalist design adds just a few more features, it simply doesn't work for me.
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orange0422
15 May 2012
Version: 1.5
Just update Sparrow to V1.6, and it became Japanese!What the hell?
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5
iBattaglia
14 April 2012
Version: 1.5
best mail client ever it blows the mail.app mac one out the water love this app
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5
Dancio
29 March 2012
Version: 1.5
The best way for IMAP mails!!!
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5
ktaro-Mac
28 March 2012
Version: 1.5
i love this!!!
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1.5
Bdcatbird
22 March 2012
Version: 1.5
Got this app thinking it would be an OK replacement for Apple's mail if I simply cannot move to Lion. I find the interface WAAAAY too stripped down to be useful. THe contextual menus are confusing because there's no indication that they are there. Where is the ability to change the font size of the folder pane? Where is ANY color?!?!? There's stripped down, and then there's optionless and grey. Oh well. Guess this would be OK for someone who doesn't mind not having any view options who can see the tiny folder list.
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5
mjcharlton71
21 March 2012
Version: 1.5
It's a lean, mean client that just does the basics and what it needs to to get things done. Ok, so it's "missing" a feature or two compared to Mail or Thunderbird for example, but that's not the point of Sparrow really.... if you have to rant about it not doing something, then you're not getting "it" really! Great product and deserves to go far.... it's now my weapon of choice for email on my Macs.
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Jweisbin
19 March 2012
Version: 1.5
I love this so far, but it still needs some work IMHO: Email message fonts look good on my laptop, but way too small o my 27" Cinema Display. User needs to be able to configure message and list fonts. User needs to be able to control if signature is above or below quoted text in replies and forwards. Right now it's above which I think is fairly non-standard (though I have no proof, I just seem to see it the other way most of the time). Some functions are confusing and really need tooltip/balloon help popups - like, what's the difference between the two identical looking "reply" buttons - the one at the top (next to "i") and the one at the bottom? I think the one at the top uses Facebook, but I'm not sure. The main four icons (compose, reply, archive, and trash) at the top look like they are from Mac OS 7 days. Why so flat? And we need "reply all" and forward buttons. Would be nice if it could import accounts from mail.app, and had support for local folders.
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Xlivelife
05 March 2012
Version: 1.5
Great mailing application, only missing Hotmail support. Besides that it's perfect for my use.
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curlygirl
05 March 2012
Version: 1.5
IMHO Sparrow is the best third-party mail agent for Mac so far.
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iMacintoshPower
10 January 2012
Version: 1.5
Hate to admitted but I use Sparrow more then my Mail. This program is very neat, easy to use, has a little more features then Apple's Mail.
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Dana-Sutton
08 January 2012
Version: 1.5
(Sparrow’s interface, which has attracted a lot of favorable comment here, seems deliberately modeled on Apple’s e-mail webpage on its iCloud site.) Why use it rather than Apple Mail? As an e-mail client, its two strengths are its ability to handle g-Mail, and the fact that it allows Mac users who can’t or won’t upgrade beyond Snow Leopard to access iCloud e-mail, as long as they have already set up an iCloud account (such users will probably want to have a look at BusyCal, which does the same thing for calendars, albeit it’s a little on the expensive side -- apparently there’s no similar solution available for contacts, although you can use Address Book as a front end for contacts in a g-Mail account). When MobileMe shuts down, this will be a real boon for owners of older Macs and people who still rely on Rosetta-accessed software. Sparrow has a “Mark as Spam“ option and imports the Apple “Junk” mailbox l, but as nearly as I can tell it doesn’t have any spam filtration system and isn’t “teachable”like Apple Mail. Personally, I don’tsee much value in sending attachments via Dropbox or iCloud, but this is probably some failure of my imagination. There is only one seriously objectionable feature: like Apple Mail, it interacts with the Address Book database and has an auto-fill feature. But it interacts a little too well -- where I work we exchange fairly sensitive confidential documents by e-mail and sometimes some bozo (once or twice I myself have been the bozo in question) sends something to the wrong addressee because he isn’t paying sufficient attention to what the autofill is doing, so John Jones gets it rather than John Smith. When I caught on to this danger, I turned off that feature in Apple Mail. I don’t see any way to switch it off in Sparrow, and this is a bit scary. If you are in a position where you run a similar risk you would probably do well to look elsewhere for your e-mail client.
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Kris-nx
19 December 2011
Version: 1.5
I love the minimalist approach the developer took with sparrow -clean and unobtrusive and the price can't be beat. I haven't had any CPU issues with my aging 1st gen Macbook. I give it 4 stars because I would like to see google calendar integrated, sure I can get email reminders from calendar but having it part of sparrow would make this a 5 star app for me. Keep up the great work!
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5
Dejmac
10 December 2011
Version: 1.5
Sparrow is spreading its wings! It is fantastic app even free (with advertisements). Minimal CPU. I love it!
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Rampancy
01 December 2011
Version: 1.5
While I love Sparrow's UI and workflow, I've consistently found it to be constantly CPU-intensive; hopefully this latest rev. improves things.
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2.5
Ericg
30 November 2011
Version: 1.5
It looks good and it's easy to use. It does use quite a bit of CPU (which is why I don't use it). My CPU % was between 1 and 3 percent prior to opening Sparrow and went up to 20-25% once opened. This caused my fan to go on, which I don't like. And I just can't figure out how or why it's better than using gmail's web interface.
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4.5
Regular-Warren
29 November 2011
Version: 1.4.2
Sparrow's interface is clean, simple and intuitive. I'm a big fan.
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Texspleen
18 October 2011
Version: 1.4.1
Sparrow was great until Lion Mail came along. Now can't justify spending $10 when Lion Mail has all the same features + more. Still a great email client if you're inclined.
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Filipp
13 October 2011
Version: 1.4
"Accounts other than Gmail are not supported in this version." Should probably be mentioned somewhere...
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Theothertim
06 October 2011
Version: 1.4
Sparrow is beautiful and innovative, but it has its flaws. It lacks a lot of options available in most mail programs. You can't sort ascending. If you read emails from oldest to newest, when you delete an email Sparrow sends you to the next oldest message, not the next newest. You can't use the spacebar to scroll the message, moving to the next message when you hit the end. And if you open a message into it's own window, you can't scroll with the keyboard. So while I love the conversation view and the "slickness" of Sparrow, it is truly built for the user who likes gestures and the mouse. There are several keyboard shortcuts that are welcome, but when the most basic of them are missing, it makes for a frustrating experience for me.
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4.5
jnpayne
05 October 2011
Version: 1.4
Big fan of Sparrow...1.4 brings in some great new features. For < $10...this is a great value. And who uses POP3 anymore?? Hotmail should provide IMAP for free...that's MSFT's fault. By the way, Sparrow is at StackSocial.com for 40% off this week.
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Mbhayes
30 September 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Gmail support only!? No POP support!? Deal killer.
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2.5
Andy-Hewitt
27 September 2011
Version: 1.3.2
A tiny bit disappointed. I tried the 'Lite' version, and liked it, but it wasn't until I'd paid for the full version I found a glaring omission, the inability to move messages across different accounts. This is a real deal breaker for me, and I'm upset I've paid for this now. I'd also like to see an 'Empty' button for Spam, as there is for the trash. Questions sent to the developer got no response.
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Andrewm8
26 September 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Another major problem with Sparrow - it doesn't follow rules set in Gmail email settings. One of my Gmail accounts is set to receive email forwarded from another email service and to send/reply emails using the other service's email account as Send From. No problem with Mailplane - it follows the settings and sends or replies to email from the other email service's account, just like Gmail itself does. But not Sparrow - it allows you to use only Gmail accounts set in accounts preferences in Sparrow as Send From address. A big booboo....
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Neolancer07
01 September 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Great minimalistic email app. Slick, fast and responsive. My only problem is the nonexistent customer support. I purchased the licensed version of Sparrow. I had to reinstall OS X recently, and I attempted to redownload the license to activate Sparrow. However, I am taken to a page where it says that my license is unavailable. I sent an email four days ago regarding the issue. I have yet to receive and response or acknowledgement of my problem. The automated response from them says that they are currently responding to emails within an average of 12 hours. Well, that is just a lie. Obviously, it has been well beyond a mere 12 hours. But it doesn't seem that they have noticed that.
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Andrewm8
18 August 2011
Version: 1.3.2
What a waste of $$$… Paid, installed on Lion and set up just one Gmail account with Sparrow. It created the database in my System volume in ~/Library/Application Support/Sparrow/ and it is growing fast as I have over 4 GB of messages in this particular Gmail account. I tried to move database to my Data volume and use aliases as well as sybmolic links to point to new location. Not a chance - Sparrow insists that it can't find the mailboxes database and creates new one again in default location. In this era of multiple volumes, external drives, etc. it is irresponsible not to allow changing the default location of mailboxes. I have no problem with keeping Apple Mail mailboxes and DropBox folders on my Data volume and I don't want to waste space on my System volume - it is clean and without any data folders as all are on my Data volume and easy found by any other application through aliases. I want my money back.
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4.5
Dmnelson
08 August 2011
Version: 1.3.2
I absolutely love Sparrow. Primarily I like that it gives me the threaded "conversation" view similar to Gmail, but for all my accounts and without having to use a web client. Initially I thought Lion's new version of Mail might become my default email client again thanks to its new conversation view. However I realized that Lion Mail's conversation view only shows messages from the current mailbox, while Sparrow includes all messages from the thread no matter where they are stored. To me this makes a huge difference in its usefulness.
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0.5
LizBo
08 August 2011
Version: 1.3.2
This software only gets worse each update. The previous demo download offered a Universal Binary application and now it is Intel only. The features are inconsistent between the demo and the Mac App Store version. Some features have vanished or are no longer usable. I demanded a refund and dumped this dead horse of a product. I waited 7 updates for problems I reported by email and the same problems are still there or have gotten worse. Disabling features is not a bug fix!
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Svenster
19 July 2011
Version: 1.3.1
We will NOT buy this product with out demoing it first, Please provide a link to a demo.
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Scottdb
18 July 2011
Version: 1.3.1
The new extended sidebar is great. That's a HUGE improvement in terms of usability. However, I purchased a license last month, and now Sparrow prompts me to buy a license. If I click "buy license" I'm sent to the App Store and I'm told that "the operation cannot be completed" (or something similar. Also, Sparrow is no longer available in the App Store. Why's that?
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5
Cowgurt
18 July 2011
Version: 1.2.2
Absolute best desktop e-mail app for Mac. I don't think I could ever go back to Mail.
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Mischivo
14 July 2011
Version: 1.2.2
Will Mac OS 10.7 compatibility be ready by the time the OS is released? There are currently some moderate problems.
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5
Badli
07 July 2011
Version: 1.2.2
Just what i needed for my Gmail account works with Yahoo as well so no complains from me.
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5
anonymous-trout-1840
29 June 2011
Version: 1.2.2
This email client is not intended for business use. That's a good thing :) It works perfect at home, is stylisch and is not overloaded with features you don't use. True Mac software!
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5
Njronbo
07 June 2011
Version: 1.2
Been using Sparrow on Snow Leopard for the past month and I absolutely love it. A HUGE step up from Apple Mail in every respect. However.... Apple has just put Sparrow Mail out of business. Their upcoming MAIL on Lion not only matches, but succeeds this piece of software in every way. I don't know how Sparrow even plans to offer something as beautiful as what is in store for Lion users. It was nice knowing you, Sparrow!
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Ericg
28 May 2011
Version: 1.2
I've purchased Sparrow and I find it considerably less useful than the free gmail page furnished by google. I am especially bothered by the fact that the labels I use most frequently do not appear on the label list within Sparrow. The whole concept of gmail is based on the label. Nested labels also do not appear to work within Sparrow. This is such a serious flaw that it makes Sparrow unusable for me.
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5
Gl0tzk0wski
27 May 2011
Version: 1.2
I like Sparrow a lot, but please remove the dirty shadow of marked mails in list if the window is active. It looks dirty especially if preview is disabled. It looks much better if it has no shadow like in none active window.
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5
DBrandy
27 May 2011
Version: 1.2
it is just best
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5
chrono
27 May 2011
Version: 1.2
I've become a huge Sparrow fan. Just tried the new 1.2 update and am loving it. I have a feature request if the developers are even reading this. It would be cool if you guys could implement a way to add avatars to any contact (without using facebook). You've already added a few such as paypal and facebook and it's awesome. I would like to add amazon, newegg, ebay, and others if possible! :)
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2.5
mpiekielnik
12 May 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Tried. Takes MORE memory and CPU cycles than full featured Apple Mail. Uninstalled.
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orhon
10 May 2011
Version: 1.1.2
I believe it is worth the money for this app. Works seamlessly with my Gmail account along with lots of labels I use. Minimalistic and really Mac-like. Didn't experience any slowdown issues in mid-2010 mbp.
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Mischivo
28 April 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Feature request: Currently, to label any message in the inbox, you have to right click, scroll down, select label, pick the label, and then you're done. This works well if you intend on using ONE label per message. This system breaks all the way down in terms of efficiency if you need to apply multiple labels to a message, as you have to repeat the action for every single message. Gmail resolves the problem by allowing you to checkmark every applicable label before applying them. Sparrow needs to implement a similar feature. As it stands, it's very inefficient. This inefficiency applies both to inbox labelling and in-message labelling.
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Alexrom1000
27 April 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Nice program. I've heard rumors though that new mailer in Lion will be Sparrow-like. Lets wait and see...
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SickTeddyBear
23 April 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Download link for 10.5 and/or PPC: http://download.sparrowmailapp.com/appcast/Sparrow-latest.dmg
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5
Badli
22 April 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Simple and easy to use just what i needed.
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3
Jan-rybar
11 April 2011
Version: 1.1.1
Well designed, promising, but: very slooowwww.
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Robotank
24 March 2011
Version: 1.1
Well, I took the plunge without waiting for IMAP in Sparrow Lite. I'll answer my own question from below (reply to Drdul's post), and this will hopefully be helpful for people wondering similar things. As I suspected, IMAP folders appear in the labels interface. Clicking on the little tag icon on the bottom left of the window brings up a display of all the folders you've elected to show for that IMAP account. You can also access this list with the keyboard shortcuts for tags. It's also easy to move messages to a particular folder--a Move To button appears in message previews, and you can also use the contextual menu or menu bar. For keyboard-oriented users, the news is good. If you turn on Gmail keyboard shortcuts in Sparrow's preferences, you can move messages purely by keyboard (i.e., hit "v," type enough letters to select the correct mailbox, and hit return). On the whole, I think the IMAP implementation is quite good. There's some confusion possible, though, because of Sparrow's roots as a Gmail client. For example, that's why labels and folders are treated as the same thing for non-Gmail accounts. As far as I can see there's no way to display custom IMAP folders in the sidebar, which I don't really mind, as it keeps the interface nice and clean, and the folders are easy enough to access when you need to.
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Drdul
23 March 2011
Version: 1.1
Now that it supports all IMAP accounts and not just email, this has become a very nice email app. I like the clean and simple interface. My only significant complaint is that there does not appear to be any way to display additional mailboxes/folders. I have one account for which I have created a few folders in which I save messages, and although there's an "Organize" section in prefs where I can choose which folders to display, these extra folders don't appear in the sidebar. I am assuming from comments the dev made in an interview (on Ars, I believe) that version 1.1 is kind of an intermediate step to full IMAP support in version 1.2. I hope that we don't have to wait long for the next version, because I can't really use Sparrow until I can access all mailboxes/folders.
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4.5
Mischivo
22 March 2011
Version: 1.0.1
This is a very fine program and the best Gmail client that I could find. It is the only one, aside from Mailplane, that plays well with Gmail without forcing me to figure out the correct setup procedure so as to avoid duplication, or incorrect creation, of labels. The problem with Mailplane is that it's too expensive for being a dedicated Gmail browser with hotkey-wired buttons. I was worried when features for other IMAP compatible services was announced, and I don't plan on using them, but as long as they maintain dedication to Gmail compatibility, I'll remain pleased. The added services only serve to make this a much better value. I only wish the developers would their non-App Store version more obvious, and possibly accessible through this. That's the version I purchased, even though I could've had it through Apple's store. There are some features I wish the developer works towards implementing, such as some of the more popular Lab items [super stars!]. Lastly, I wish it were obviously requested that you turn off the Lab's Advanced IMAP controls. For a while, I thought the program was bug ridden and couldn't send messages.
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xati-ba
06 March 2011
Version: 1.0.1
Beautiful app with a sleek interface that makes checking your mail an enjoyable, artistic experience. Not suitable for "high tech" users who need thousands of options. Worth $10 otherwise.
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4.5
Alex-r-tan
25 February 2011
Version: 1.0.1
I've been looking for an app just like this for years. Beautiful interface, conversation view, gmail keyboard shortcuts (which are awesome since I can seamlessly switch between each without having to think about keyboard shortcuts). What more can you ask for? It's the perfect email app for casual email users.
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Mdognrdog
24 February 2011
Version: 1.0.1
Sparrow does basically the same thing Mailplane does: make the Gmail service behave as a native Mac application. Sparrow is a much, much better implementation of this idea, however. Where Mailplane just wraps a few Mac controls around the HTML-based Gmail, Sparrow rebuilds the Gmail interface from the ground up. Sparrow puts all your Gmail labels into pop-up menus, so that you can right-click a message, and instantly apply the desired labels. It presents messages in a three-pane horizontal interface, so that you can view your inbox and a message/thread at the same time. It allows you to maintain multiple Gmail instances at the same time, and you can switch between them by clicking on the buddy icon representing that account at the far left of the Sparrow window. (Nice, nice touch.) And it gives you a global shortcut for "new message." Contrary to some reviewers, I don't think Sparrow uses an egregious amount of RAM. If you're really using your Gmail capacity, the client will have to cache a lot of stuff, and it's nice to keep some of that in memory, where you can get at it. In any event, Sparrow uses less memory according to "top" than Mailplane does for me. I wish that I could tweak the colors of certain UI elements. For example, I don't think there's enough contrast in the stripe that shows which email in your inbox is selected. Color selection is the only "missing" feature I've identified so far, though I'll probably think of others in a few days.
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Wedderhoff
18 February 2011
Version: 1.0.1
Why Gmail-only? MobileMe will be free soon.
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0.5
Galileo14
13 February 2011
Version: 1.0
Sparrow uses a LOT of RAM, even after the initial setup (where it downloads email from the gmail servers). After leaving Sparrow running for a day, it's using 600M+ of RAM (more than Safari). The developers should pull this app from the APP store and fix this immediately!
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Js80
11 February 2011
Version: 1.0
Only issue I have is SECURITY. The developer should look at encrypting the cached messages. Go to /User/Library/Application Support/Sparrow/ and navigate through your folders... the text files are plain text copies of all your emails that you can open in any text editor and fully read through. Very nice email client otherwise.
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SickTeddyBear
10 February 2011
Version: 1.0
FYI, there will be a free, ad-supported version available eventually.
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4.5
Dcannis
10 February 2011
Version: 1.0
Nice app, but lacks the support to the Contact groups|
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5
Buligwyf
10 February 2011
Version: 1.0
Beautiful... and so is the new icon ( big improvement ).
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Dangerous-dave
05 February 2011
Version: 1.0beta7.3
It seems like a decent program. I already have my gmail going to the mail program on the iMac so I wanted to see if it would do more for me. It really doesn't do anything extra at least not for me.
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