Spark for Mac

Beautiful and intelligent email app

#2 Product of the MonthDecember 2016

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  • Alex Haff
    Alex HaffEntertainment // Media // Technology

    The best email app for productivity and reducing inbox-clutter & stress.


    Absolutely none!

    I've been using Spark since the very beginning. I was an original waitlist-starting user of Mailbox, and was excited to find spark almost immediately after Mailbox went extinct. This is the best email experience on every platform, and has a variety of productivity features that make it my go-to.

    Alex Haff has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Great search and snooze functions, as well as a terrific Smart Inbox. Furthermore, the UI has everything I look for in an email application.


    Folders are created per email address, so you can't save an email from one address to another one's folder in the phone app.

    Ever since Mailbox became a graveyard app, I have been looking for a worthy replacement – and Spark is as close as it gets! The UI is clean, combining dark and light colors which helps with using the app; the side menu being dark while the rest of the UI has a white background makes you focus on the important stuff (the mail list and the mail in focus)!

    Milo B. has used this product for one month.
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Denys Zhadanov
Denys ZhadanovMakerHiring@denzhadanov · VP of Marketing at Readdle
Hi guys, Thank you all for the interest and comments. We've spent the last 2.5 years working on Spark in order to change the email experience for people with a busy inbox. Readdle has a proven track record of creating amazing productivity apps that are used by 50 million people (Scanner Pro, PDF Expert, Calendars, Documents), but it was the time to take on a bigger challenge and solve bigger problems in tech. That's why Spark was born. So what is Spark? Spark is an intelligent email client that shows you what's important in your inbox. It bubbles emails from real people to the top, and allows you to take batch actions on your newsletters and notifications. We created it for people who live by their inbox and who want to have an amazing experience with email. Here's how Spark intelligently helps you: - Smart Inbox lets you quickly see what’s important and batch archive the noise - Natural language search (i.e. search “email from Alex last week with a PDF”) - Beautiful and minimalist design - Amazing Calendar invite cards (this alone is a killer feature. See your schedule while accepting the invite) - Quick Replies with emotions - Smart notifications will only notify you about important emails (you can also teach Spark) If that's not enough to make you switch: - Spark supports Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro - It will sync all your settings and snoozes across all your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac) - iOS App was named one of “Best of the App Store 2015” by Apple. - Spark for Mac is now "Editors' Choice" on the Mac App Store The Business Model: Spark 2.0 is already in the works and will be geared towards Team collaboration around email. Spark will remain free for personal use, but we will charge the teams on recurring basis. Here's the story behind Spark and why we created it: I hope to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please remember that this is version 1.0.
Craig Jarrow
Craig Jarrow@tmninja · Time Management Ninja
@denzhadanov Love it! Keep up the great work over there at Readdle. Just installed Spark on both my Macs. 😉
Able Joseph
Able Joseph@ablejoseph · Founder & CEO, Aisle
@denzhadanov Been a long time user on iOS and a beta user on the Mac. Brilliant app. I wake up to only relevant emails now. Sleep has improved. Needed that. Thank you!
Tigran Hakobyan
Tigran Hakobyan@tigranhakobian · Entrepreneur, Co-founder/CMO @ inapptics
@denzhadanov Great job guys! I have been using Spark on iPhone for a while and liked it a lot. Already installed on my Mac and happy so far :)
@denzhadanov I really enjoy it so far! I have been using Newton for a while and Sparks interface is much more compelling with multiple mailboxes. I think you should consider integrating mail tracking/scheduling :)
Bryce York
Bryce York@bryce_york · Senior Technical Product Manager
@denzhadanov would love to be able to set a default font (even better a default font stack so it matches my signature).
The app is free, so what is the business model? How do you plan to sustain development?
Greg Gilbert
Greg Gilbert@gregoiregilbert · I make products and run companies.
@wokalski my concern exactly.. it looks good but I'd like to know if it's here to stay :)
Louis de Vaumas
Louis de Vaumas@louisdv · Toolbox Freelance
@wokalski Same question here! We've seen to many email apps disappears
Parwinder Bhagat
Parwinder Bhagat@parwinder · Software Architect @ Pampered Chef
@wokalski All the other apps from Readdle are paid. They make money from the companion productivity apps (Scanner & PDF Expert are must haves!)
Patrick Thompson
Patrick Thompson@neurohacked
@wokalski Found this comment on another post on /r/mac: General Statistical Information "When you use the Spark app we gather statistics and analytics on your usage of Spark. We may collect information about your mobile device and internet connection, including the application-specific device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information, location, installed email, etc. This information is collectively referred to as "General Statistical Information". This data helps us to determine how different parts of the Spark app are used. This information is used by us to provide you with the best user experience possible. We use third party services, such as Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics and Amplitude, to collect and analyze how you use Spark. These services may collect information about you and your usage of Spark in accordance with their respective privacy policies." So even if you're trying to keep your data away from Google and Facebook they'll get it any way. I'm not sure if anyone is aware of that but Spark downloads all your emails to their servers. They mention about that in their policy. If anyone regrets signing up for Spark and is worried about your emails being stored on their servers, try this
@neurohacked Thanks. I think this prevents many people, myself included, from using this app.
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace@kkdub · 🎯Strategist for Hire
I am usually not sad because I am a PC. But today....
Justin Bauer
Justin Bauer@bauermetal · Software Engineer & Email Dude, WedPics
@kkdub I'm actually making the switch back to PC today, and I'm less excited about it now :X
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace@kkdub · 🎯Strategist for Hire
@bauermetal Hope the move went well. It can be rough. Apply liberal amounts of high end beer/liquor/hot chocolate/pizza/ice cream as your preference & as needed. I assume you did so last night (good preparation is the key to success).
Roy Glueckstern
Roy Glueckstern@roy_glueckstern · Productivity is key
@kkdub I would really recommend checking out Hop email. It's free, easy to use, and works on top of your existing email and just enhances it's capabilities
Tom Flemming
Tom Flemming@tomflemming
Spark vs Airmail. Begin.
Anthony Painter
Anthony Painter@a12rj · operations, investor, problem solver
@tomflemming Spark v Polymail :-)
@a12rj @tomflemming The quality of Polymail app is terrible IMO. I've been a user for few months now. Unstable and very buggy
Steven H
Steven H@shtooova
@tomflemming airmail is extremely messy to me, ditched it on iOS for easilydo (beta version) and on Mac ditched it for spark.
Zac@zacattac · Marketer & Men's Shop Owner
@shtooova I'm curious to how it has it been messy for you? Just the way it organize's your email? Or was it crashing a lot? I throughly enjoy Airmail and it's stable for me, but maybe I'm missing something.
Steven H
Steven H@shtooova
@zacattac no I'm talking about the aesthetic. Everything else I love!
Jakub Juszczak
Jakub Juszczak@apertureless · Developer
Looking cool. Is there PGP support?