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Sparrow Mail Updated To Support Lion

Sparrow Mail Updated To Support Lion

Popular upstart OS X mail app, Sparrow, has been updated with support for OS X Lion. Sparrow took a leaf out of the book of Twitter and brought a micro design to email. Most noticeable to is a new sidebar, empty trash option, and send & archive options.

Sparrow 1.3.1 is available to purchase from the Mac App Store for $9.99.


New features:

  • Extended Sidebar: directly access all your label & folders in the sidebar
  • Send & Archive: one of the coolest Gmail feature now available for all IMAP accounts
  • Drag and Drop: select any message and simply drag and drop it to other apps and your desktop
  • Hide sidebar: keep it minimal and hide your sidebar for a streamlined experience. Shift-Cmd-M or a lateral three finger swipe in the sidebar will do the trick.
  • View mail source
  • \Empty trash’ button

For Lion OS X users:

  • Bounce everywhere: in the sidebar, in the message list and in the conversation view. Lion goodness all over!
  • Full screen mode
  • Launch animation


  • All animations have been rewritten from the ground up.
  • Sidebar animations: account and category switching is faster and smoother
  • Message list: we made the scroll more fl.uid and natural
  • Window animations: we killed all window animations to make Sparrow faster and simpler
  • Sidebar scrollbar: even if it has always been possible to scroll there, we made it obvious.
  • Priority inbox behavior: now shows all Priority mails of the inbox regardless of the fact that they’ve been read


  • Omnifocus: drag a mail in the app to create a new task
  • Things: drag a mail on the dock icon to create a new task


  • Yahoo compatibility
  • DAV Mail compatibility
  • MBox mail compatibility

and of course, hundreds of small bugs have been resolved:

  • Fix crash issue on 1.3
  • Fix formatting issue on 1.3
  • Cmd-L and Shift-Cmd-L bug in Unified Inbox for Google accounts
  • Lost text when replying too fast
  • Reply animation: the reply window now matches the location and size of the reading window
  • Default window size is now kept when quitting and relaunching the application
  • Various bugs on window resizing
  • Lotus Domino compatibility
  • Bug in sidebar Label menu



  1. Kyleg35 says:

    Be nice if it supported hotmail like it says it does

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