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4.5/5All time (173 reviews)
4.2/5Recently (9 reviews)
I can't believe I'm saying this about Spark Email, but after using it for five years, they have managed to make it so bad that it's hardly usable! All the nonsense AI features are so annoying, and the new design is messy and uncomfortable. I'm so disappointed!
Spark was great until v3 took away their attention from fixing bugs in v2 and killed the third column in v3. Because of the lack of 3 columns, it is pretty much unusable on a tablet or laptop. Sparks support team has always been a, “that’s great; we’ll tell our product manager” and then nothing happens. This seems to be happening with the third column, which is disappointing. I switched to Canary mail, which has its own set of issues as they try to throw AI at everything, but if you turn all that off and customize the toolbar a bit, you get what Spark was with 3 columns.
Sparkmail went from an incredible app to the slowest, most unreliable, constantly crashing app of all time. I can't go more than two days without the app freezing on me. It blows my mind how the development team took such a wrong turn. Stay away from Spark. It's upsetting to say this because I used to love Spark. But their latest version basically ignores the most basic and critical aspect of a good app: performance. If I have to wait 2 seconds for an email to open up then you're failing miserably.
Most of the ratings and awards are misleading since those don't have anything to do with the new resource-hungry Electron app with, in my opinion, horrible user experience. Readdle made a "revolutionary" change to the new UI which makes you "more focused" by removing the 3 column view and showing you one column at the time so you can click more and lose the larger picture and context as a bonus. Readdle, please at least fix e-mail content slow scrolling issue in latest version of MacOS native app so we can continue using it. Thank you.
Sorry guys, you lost me at the last upgrade. The design is way too directive for my comfort. Coming from Spark 2, forcing me to use emails in a completely different and frankly pretty restrictive way you've designed for Spark 3 without any other option is the opposite of what I envision a good user experience to be. Also this product is clearly not ready for market, and I'm tired of the launch it first and fix it later attitude of many software vendors. Thanks for providing Spark 2 for all these years, but I'm done.