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From unexpected behaviors to crashes, we’ve slain a large number of bugs that should result in a more stable, more predictable Spark for everyone.
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Ratings and Reviews
Spark is the best email client on macOS
I’ve been a Mac user since about 2003. I started out with Mail and grew to really hate the interface. I jumped to various clients after. I even used Thunderbird for a time. Then I paid to use Airmail through version 3. While it was OK, every version had bugs they never got around to fixing, and it seemed to always have issues with accounts and syncing. I just can’t accept issues with technology (email) that basically predates the world wide web. When I discovered Spark, I jumped over. Spark has few bugs—and certainly not the ones that have actually lost me email in Airmail. Setting up multiple machines takes 2 seconds because sync actually works flawlessly. The search is way better than Airmail, which was always a gripe of mine. The only thing that Airmail has over Spark is being able to single out messages from the same sender, but Spark's smart view kind of makes that irrelevant. Spark’s smart view also helps me to clean out my email quicker. It’s really well done. I also prefer how it handles attachments—it puts them at the bottom of the message rather than inline. I do wish it’d remind me if I use a word like “attach” or “attached” to double check that I attached something. But the last email client that did that for me was Thunderbird so I’m not knocking it. I can’t see myself switching from Spark as long as it stays as good as it currently is. Nothing else on macOS comes close.
Near painless email
There is so much right with this program that I would gladly pay, and pay a lot, for it--the fact that's free is hard to believe. I use it on all platforms--phone, tablet, desktop, laptop-and it finally cured me of POP. I used to create a lot of categories and tags with my old programs (Postbox--prior to that Thunderbird--prior to that Mail) so as to keep track of things, but the search function in Spark is so robust that I don't have to now--I use gmail, which keeps an archive, and Spark searches it seemingly instantly.
Somehow everything is quicker with Spark, and simpler. I can follow the threads now--that always confused me in Postbox. I use the "send later" function, which I find essential, and which is an add on in Thunderbird and Postbox--but it's built right in to Spark--thank goodness, because I couldn't do without it.
I could go on and on. One thing I miss--in Postbox I could resize any graphic by clicking and dragging. In Spark you can reduce graphics, but you have to pick a size--small, medium, or large. That's the only thing I miss--but the tradeoff is well worth it. I spend a lot less time on email now. One more thing--I was constantly looking up how to do things in the manual of my old program--I don't even know if there is a Spark manual--but I seem fine without it--truly amazing.
New to Spark, but…..
I use several email clients due to work, my own business, personal, etc. To say I despise the Gmail format is an understatement, so I was looking for something relatively user friendly, streamlined, and fast to manage, as I have planned to incorporate all these emails into one client by “forwarding.” I am trying Spark after using Outlook for yeasrs. I like a lot of the customization of Spark, but where it shines for me is the ability to customize the “swipe” feature. I can move emails around immediately without going to the ribbon IF I customize it to suit my own needs.
Yes, you have to take some time to learn the mechanics of it, and yes you have to customize it, and YES it’s a learning curve (albeit not a steep one). I’ve had it for less than two weeks and the only bit I don’t use yet is where I might connect it to a “note” app. For me, I would have liked to see a “Notes” feature inside Sperk to activate shoudl I choose instead of using one of these other programs, but I get that this would work for many folks…..I’m not one of them, though, as my notes are really quick and short (think stickies more than notebook notes).
That said, it’s not a heavy user program, IMO. It’s for those of us with short message needs and to keep our heads above water with all our clients. In that, I think it’ll be a keeper. (and let’s face it….ANYTHING is better than the Mac’s mail app—or at least I think so).
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