Archive for October 2010
I really try to steer clear of blogging about individual pieces of non-developer-oriented software, but I’m making an exception for Sparrow, a new Mac-based frontend application for Gmail. Screenshot with privacy-enhancing blurs below.
I guess the first question is, why don’t I just use the browser of my choice to read email? Well, it’s because I don’t like using the browser to read email, thanks. And since I have a number of Gmail accounts, Sparrow makes it much easier to switch, with its Tweetie-like interface.
It’s very early days for this client, so there are some glitches and sometimes the UI feels a little slow during sync. I can forgive that for a work in progress. It’s now up to the developers not to screw it by adding in piles of unnecessary features. Watch the Sparrow blog for details.