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Sparrow – a new Mac Mail Application

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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.

Sparrow Screenshot

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.

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Written by oisinhurley

October 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm