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Spark - Email App by Readdle
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Spark is the best personal email client and a revolutionary email for teams. You will love your email again! "Best of the App Store" - Apple "It's a combination of polish, simplicity, and depth" - FastCompany "You can create an email experience that works for you" - TechCrunch **Beautiful and Intelligent Email App** We are building the future of email. Modern design, fast, intuitive, collaborative, seeing what’s important, automation and truly personal experience that you love - this is what Spark stands for. **Farewell to Busy Inbox** Smart Inbox lets you quickly see what's important in your inbox and clean up the rest. All new emails are smartly categorized into Personal, Notifications and Newsletters. **Discuss email privately** Invite teammates to discuss specific emails and threads. Ask questions, get answers, and keep everyone in the loop. **Create email together** For the first time ever, collaborate with your teammates using real-time editor to compose professional emails. **Schedule emails to be sent later** Schedule emails to be sent when your recipient is most likely to read them. It works even if your device is turned off. **Snooze That One For Later** Snooze an email and get back to it when the time is right. Snoozing works across all your Apple devices. **Find Any Email In An Instant** Powerful, natural language search makes it easy to find that email you're looking for. Just search the way you think and let Spark do the rest. **Get Notified About Important Emails Only** Smart Notifications filter out the noise, letting you know when an email is important, saving you from notification overload. **Powerful Integrations** Integrate Spark into your workflow and take productivity to the next level. Supports Dropbox, Box, iCloud Drive, and more. **Built-in calendar** A full-featured calendar works right in your email to help you always be on top of your schedule. Create events easily using natural language. **Create links to email** Create secure links to a specific email or conversation. Share the link on Slack, Skype, CRM, or any other medium so your team can see it and collaborate around it. **Sign Off With A Swipe** Before you send an email, quickly swipe to choose the right signature for the occasion. **Email with Emotion** Quick Replies get the point across with just a tap. Love, like or acknowledge an email in an instant. **Email Never Looked This Good** That terrible mess in your inbox is now replaced it with a beautiful, threaded message design. **A Truly Personal Experience** Customize Spark to work as you do. You decide which swipes do what, what cards are shown, and how many emails you want to see. You’ll love your email again! If you need us, you can always find us at rdsupport@readdle.com
Dream Come True!
by TheDealnista on 2019/05/19 03:04
Spark has been a truly amazing email inbox management tool, and meets all of my extensive needs and preferences...FOR FREE at that!!! Snoozing, pinning important emails, combining multiple inboxes, filtering and sorting/organizing emails, making filing in inbox folders a breeze and super convenient, plus SO much more!!! I love it, and it’s been a wonderful blessing since Gmail discontinued their “Inbox” app! Thanks Spark team :)
Push no longer
by Tkk01 on 2019/05/18 15:27
The push function no longer work. My background for Spark is active. In order to get to see my new mail I have to open the app. Also badge no longer work. I like it when I was simple. Too many updates.
It’s good when it works
by Jenni Lopez on 2019/05/18 05:15
I have trouble with emails not loading on my iPhone or iPad all the time!! It’s super annoying and I end up having to go back to the native Mail app to read a message when Spark doesn’t feel like working. 🙄
Spark
by no2002 on 2019/05/18 03:42
I really enjoy Spark!
Low on Options.
by MRJ777 on 2019/05/17 01:50
Cannot make font bigger or bold. Print is too small. No dark mode either. Way behind competition.
The best emailing platform on the App Store
by Aga-Doo on 2019/05/16 18:30
Spark is truly incredible, the design, ingenuity, and overall feel. Now with the new template feature, Spark is leaping forward to an amazing level of user comfort and productivity. Not only would I say this is the must-have email platform, this is the clear example of hard work put into a genius app, meant for productive, and busy people. People at Spark, great job, and sustain this amazing and vital part to people’s busy lives!!
Battery Hog
by JinglesFBaby on 2019/05/16 14:51
Background usage is killing battery life.
Best email app I’ve ever used!!
by Padres87 on 2019/05/16 05:04
Anyone that doesn’t give this 5 stars is crazy! I’ve used so many email apps for work and this one is hands down the best by far. I love how emails get put into there own area depending what they are. Super easy to use and move things around. I could keep going and going this is a must own email app!! AWESOME EMAIL APP!!!
Love It, But...
by Nico0122222222 on 2019/05/15 23:49
I love this app, but it has this annoying bug that whenever I preview an email it automatically deletes it. Developers, please fix this!
Fantastic Mail App
by VeryHonestReviewer on 2019/05/15 20:39
My new all inclusive Mail App. Wouldn’t be without it.
Doesn’t sync properly
by VovBrat on 2019/05/15 19:25
I am not able to use my phone at work. I handle emails all day, and when I go out to my car and look at Spark on my phone, it still lists all my already-done emails as new items until I manually refresh it. To be fair, maybe this is Apple’s fault - it seems to aggressively end any non Apple apps even when you’ve approved them to run in the background. Either way, this annoyance has stacked up to the point where I’m just going back to the cruddy iOS Mail app for simple reliability.
Cannot sign in
by Piano Music Lover on 2019/05/15 14:53
"Loading Message Error" - what you get instead of your email.... I cannot sign in to my 2nd email account because it won't take my password. The trouble is... Spark people won't answer my question, which is "how do I create a new password because the Spark system gives me no option to do that." I need a better email App.....
I love this app so much it’s the first one i’ve ever reviewed
by a.pet15 on 2019/05/15 04:44
I hate email and no matter how hard I try to unsubscribe from things my email was always buried in junk, I used to spend hours going through my inbox and cleaning up to get to the messages that actually matter. This app is smarter then me I swear! I never worry about missing important emails anymore, my junk mail takes about 5 minutes to skim and delete in one pass, and my pinned emails are grouped together and always visible so i don’t forget about things. This app has legitimately improved my life!
Love it but hate to search
by mcomte on 2019/05/14 16:31
It would be a 5-star if trying to search for a specific email wouldn't bring the application to a total halt.
Good app, ALMOST great
by MichaelEPS5 on 2019/05/14 04:09
I love almost everything about this app and it’s customizability. That being said, two things jump out to me that other apps have that make this app good instead of great. The first major missing feature is the ability to mute notifications from certain senders (and preferably have the option to sort that sender into its own Focused Inbox category) to help prioritize which emails aren’t important for you to be informed about immediately. The second is the ability to lengthen the “unsend” mail you just sent feature, I believe it’s set at 5 or 10 seconds but the ability to bump it to 15 or 30 seconds can be a life saver sometimes. Bonus feature, the ability to have the expanded view on the iPad display icons to quickly jump between folders or categories above the settings gear would save taps and be helpful if possible. All in all like the app a lot and would love to see these minor refinements!!!
Nonfiction Badge not on the app
by Kenny Mo 89 on 2019/05/12 14:08
It said that I have like 10 mail but the badge doesn’t show on iOS 12 and I have the nonfictions turned on and the badges turn on why it didn’t show the red circle on the corner of the app?
Best email app available
by Busted Aces on 2019/05/11 11:32
Very useful and easy to use. Highly customizable. A joy to manage my email.
Missing basic features
by Cyberdog Preston on 2019/05/11 02:56
I wanted to like this app, but for all its whiz bang “smart” features there are some really basic features that are missing. One of the most annoying gaps for me is that there’s no way that I can find to select multiple emails (e.g., for deletion). You have to delete each email individually. The other one that bugs me is that folders don’t have any visual indicator that they contain new emails. I use server side filters to route emails, and with Spark I have to go into each and every folder to see if it has new messages. As I said — I wanted to like Spark, but for me the lack of these basic “blocking and tackling” features makes it too tedious and inefficient.
Draining the battery
by Alexander Mazur on 2019/05/10 18:46
Great app,the best mail app on iOS, with the best features ,and I have 6 email accounts and using it daily, but , unfortunately to me it drains the battery on my iPhone 8, outlook app drains 6-8 % of battery while Spark drains almost 25-30 %, with the same usage
Absolutely Love this App
by Ahmad Moussalli on 2019/05/10 17:57
"Love your email again" Readdle, props to you on delivering what you promised for this app's mission statement!
Terrible for audio attachments
by Iphone 007 on 2019/05/10 17:24
They still haven’t addressed the playing audio from attachments issue. After a few seconds your phone will lock and the audio will stop playing. Very frustrating when working on music.
Works Great
by Cindy's Nails and Skin Care on 2019/05/10 13:57
Works Great
Sync is broken
by NathanGugliotta on 2019/05/10 11:10
Lately, sun between the Mac app and the iOS app is broken. Email’s contents won’t load on iOS, and emails that have been archived or moved on the Mac app (and server) still show on the iOS inbox. Been like this for two or three weeks, off and on (mostly off). It’s bunked
Like, Wish Better
by Krazy Glue on 2019/05/09 13:56
I like Spark. I particular like that I can “one touch” email, or n the mode where each email is a full screen, quickly archiving or deferring or replying. I wish, however, that there was a one-touch icon to say “This is unimportant email”, typically an ad - archive it (or delete it, or archive it but tag it as unimportant so that I can easily delete it when I run out of space on my email server). It worries me that Spark’s one-touch cannot distinguish between email that I want, that I read and archive immediately, and email that I don’t want, that I archive immediately as soon as I see the first page. I also wish that the “one-touch” mode had an Undo button. Far too often do I hit archive or the wrong day for Defer. Finally - I like that Spark has two swipe options in either direction. But I find that I far too often accidentally over swipe, hitting Move rather than Archive. Often enough that I wish I could disable the far swipe, do that all right swipes are Archive
Refreshing
by this is a nickname under 30 on 2019/05/08 19:33
Nice new clean take on email. Love the calendar integration. Keep up the good work.
Error details
by Eric0000000002 on 2019/05/08 01:37
You need better error details when configuring accounts instead of ‘ It didn’t work ‘
Spark support is nonexistent!!!
by UNCShogun on 2019/05/07 18:54
Three months ago I would have rated Spark 6 stars out of five. But now my Spark for IOS will not sync with Gmail desktop. I have requested help from Spark support numerous times. The few times they have replied basically referred me to their poor troubleshooting page or apologized for lack of resources and lack of help. Very frustrating!
Yes yes yes!
by Zachwilliams99 on 2019/05/07 01:50
So thankful to have found this app. It’s a great replacement for Inbox by Google since that’s now deactivated. Thank you for developing this gem!
Not work with iCloud !
by Abdulsalam Y. elsharif on 2019/05/06 01:03
I tried to connect my iCloud to Spark but unfortunately it didn’t work “can’t reach to mail server”.
Unfortunately Threaded Email Means Lost Email for Me
by lambanMLS on 2019/05/05 23:27
Spark does not offer a non-threaded, sequential listing of incoming emails, and that is the reason I had to give it up. I have not seen several important messages because I couldn’t tell which was the latest one in the thread upon first opening the app. I hope the developers reconsider only offering this type of ordering.
Waste of time - DOES NOT WORK WITH GOOGLE
by Like_Jimmy on 2019/05/05 10:59
Wasted 15 minutes. Downloaded this and 3 other mail apps. Google would not allow me to sign in cookies crap this was a big waste of time
Hell yeah!!
by Saltpeter9 on 2019/05/05 03:08
Been using spark for ever, I’ll never got back.
Keeps getting killed by iOS
by eepgmik on 2019/05/04 16:31
I run my iPhone 7 in power saver mode all the time, and most mail apps don’t get affected by that. Since Google killed Inbox I’ve been looking for a reasonable replacement and Spark was closest, except for a couple of reasons: - put it in the background for a minute andmy iPhone kills it, so I have to wait for the splash screen while it’s loading. None of the others I’m testing have done that. - strange handling of drafts - read an email, start a reply, hit cancel, save the draft, do something else, come back to the email: no mention of a draft for that email. What’s worse is that the drafts folder isn’t turned on by default. Look at how Inbox and Gmail manages that behaviour.
Easily the best
by InMyOpinionMinion on 2019/05/03 17:53
Tried all the top email clients, Spark is the best!
Chantilly
by triPeaksFan897 on 2019/05/03 05:34
Spark is Awesome, Dependable, & Exciting b cause of the Latest/Greatest Features😋✅✅ May 2, 2017
Loved it until...
by Volstagg on 2019/05/03 04:44
...they forced the thread view. Looking for an alternative.
I like it but
by Khedermj on 2019/05/02 19:27
This email app is pretty good except the font size is small and no option to change font size which I believe it should be, it is not rocket science.
Great email app
by Luther Zilli on 2019/05/02 17:17
Love using this email app. One complaint is that it has trouble opening wallet attachments. Other than that great!
Spark gets me!
by roosterx on 2019/05/02 12:31
Update: I need the Calendar widget to be more prominent. I would uninstall my apple calendar app if I could get to my Spark calendar in two clicks. I still love this app! I have used Spark on iOS and macOS for months now and it works really well. I would love for my calendar to work a little more intuitively with Spark, but its getting there. Sometimes signatures from received emails aren’t formatted correctly, but that’s not a big issue. All of those things are overshadowed by how well the other features work. Spark is a solid app that’s just going to keep getting better!
What’s wrong with the recent updates
by SkuJJ on 2019/05/02 02:12
I have used Spark for years. It gets all I need except you cannot clear the old data. But in the recent couple of months, I keep getting the same issue that when you open an email the content will just load forever and ever unless you kill the background and open the app again. It has been months I am waiting for an update to fix it but nothing has happened yet.
The Best Email App
by Brian De Olival on 2019/05/01 18:23
Really the Best!!!
El gestionador de correos perfecto
by mjarquin62 on 2019/05/01 10:25
Fácil de usar, intuitivo, completo, un calendario completo que te ayudará a trabajar mucho mejor mientras programas correos y solo por mencionar algunas cosillas. Gracias Spark por saber escuchar a los clientes.
Please add font styles setting
by เกือบดีแล้วนะค่ะ พัฒนาอีกหน่อย on 2019/05/01 03:43
It would be great if have customise font styles function. Cheer ! I love this app! Thanks so much
Duplicate notifications
by Ron II on 2019/05/01 00:08
I have contacted Readdle 4 separate times and there is no resolution for me getting duplicate notifications.
Tweet zero inbox
by hafman42 on 2019/05/01 00:00
Seriously who wants a “feature” like that!!
Truly the best email client
by TNIK on 2019/04/30 20:53
This could be the best email client I’ve ever used. I have achieved inbox zero for my personal emails and my business emails have never been more organized. My favorite features.: 1. Ability to snooze an email. Maybe I don’t want to deal with that issue right now, I’ll come back to it in an hour. 2. Remind me: I need to follow up on something in a month. I’ll schedule it to come back into my inbox in a month. 3. Templates and signature. Oh my word! They sync across all your devices. So I can answer work emails from any device and be consistent. 4. Pins: right up top where I can see them and find them easier. 5. Newsletters and personal categories: no more filtering through countless sales emails to find the one email my buddy sent me. Keep up the good work. I ❤️ this app!
Just 3 big issues
by ORHobbes on 2019/04/30 13:33
Spark is a great email app, and it keeps getting better. I can sift through tons of email faster than any other app. There are just 3 issues that keep it from being my favorite... 1) The calendar in Spark only works if you pull in events from the same account as your email. But it cannot natively pull in events or tasks from the default iPhone calendar or reminders apps, unless you give them your iCloud password. This is frustrating because they also make a calendar app called Calendars 5 which can pull in events from the iPhone calendar app without needing your password. So why can't Spark do the same thing as the other app they make? 2) When marking a email as Spam, it doesn't seem to update your spam filters on the email server. So it doesn't filter out future emails from that same sender. They just keep showing up in your Inbox over and over. So there is really no benefit to marking emails as Spam in the app. You still have to manually go set up Spam filters on your email provider's website. 3) There is no built in Unsubscribe feature like other email apps offer. So you have to manually unsubscribe from any email lists you're on. If they could add in these 3 features, this would not only be my favorite email app, but my favorite app overall.
HOW IZ DIS APP SO GOOD
by JAGDan on 2019/04/30 13:11
Like seriously. How?? It makes no sense. This app is too good.
Email par excellence
by dfdsquared on 2019/04/30 02:20
Easy to use but still sophisticated. Much better than Apple’s email.
Outlook-Hotmail feedback
by Apple ritz on 2019/04/30 02:14
Outlook or Hotmail email taken lot of time to sync up. Even after email is in app it takes time to open as it downloads body of email. Please do something. Emails should be downloaded fully so that when I open email shouldn’t wait for emails to be downloaded again that’s too slow now
LOVE IT!!!!
by DennyDiamond on 2019/04/29 15:24
I had outlook and can’t believe I paid for it. After finding Spark I dumped outlook like a hot potato. Love the features, the team feature is just killer. I tell everyone about Spark. Just wish the iPhone gave you a choice of main email program.
Great app.
by Spiral159 on 2019/04/29 14:07
But whenever I try to open it from a notification it doesn’t load my emails and stays on a blank screen. Hopefully the developers see this and find a fix for it. Broke in recent patches.
It used to be better
by emoh on 2019/04/29 12:35
I really like the app and read my emails and calendar access from spark. Recently the battery consumption has been much higher on a typical daily usage and it's a bummer. Please have a look what could be the issues consuming more battery life as compared to previous version. Thanks.
Constant crashing
by Andriodpnes on 2019/04/29 02:02
Crashes when idle for a while. Try to bring up an email and it will not load. Have to swipe the app and clear it from memory. The app and email act normal after restaring.
Best email app so far
by Pancubano on 2019/04/28 22:53
I recommend this to anyone who likes to save time going through email. Amazing app
No google chrome support
by PratyushTewari on 2019/04/28 14:29
You are stuck with safari browser. Going back to the official gmail app.
Best Email App I’ve Ever Used
by jayp_006 on 2019/04/27 20:18
I don’t write many reviews but this app deserves one. I was looking for an email app that can manage 3 different emails in the same all and I ran into Spark. The first time I downloaded the app, I was really confused of how it all worked, but after after 20 minutes of looking around and playing with it, I decided to replace it with my other email apps (Gmail & Outlook) for a week to test it out. I’m not even done with the week but I already decided to deleted the other email apps and use this one because of how good it is! It’s been my favorite app in a while and it even helped clean all the unnecessary junk emails I didn’t need. If you have more than one email, GET THIS APP AND THANK ME LATER. Note: There is a learning curve that comes with the app. If you get over the that curve, you will see how useful this app is.
Best email app
by Dan G! on 2019/04/26 17:28
Been using it for months with 0 issues, I’m very satisfied!
Spark is awesome
by Stealthdragon 22 on 2019/04/25 19:12
I’ll say this spark email has basically replaced my Mozilla Thunderbird and all my email apps.
Love this app
by Corey Danger Powers on 2019/04/25 03:21
I rarely write reviews, but this app is just amazing. It’s easy to use and has so many features. It also allows for a lot of personalization.
Generally good apps
by Xiaoran Chen on 2019/04/24 22:04
Easy to use and great functionality. Would be better if the smart folder works in seen email as well so that we could organize the seen email easily. It is already convenient to have the icon in the seen email folder. So just a little improvement to get the 5 star and would be a perfect app. So close!!
Text size
by RudyM69 on 2019/04/24 21:41
No way to increase size of the text to read emails like Apple mail.
Amazing email App
by Jschinter on 2019/04/24 21:26
By far my favorite app (for ANY APP) which 100% simplifies my complicated 5 email addresses!
Not great for unsubscribing
by mermaidmandee on 2019/04/24 20:14
It doesn't have an ability to unsubscribe/block and doesn't automatically block previous spammers
glitch
by Shifty5150 on 2019/04/24 15:32
Really want to like this app, for the most part it's great. When I send emails I get a message shortly after saying 'Your email to_______ wasn't sent. Please open Spark to send the email automatically.' Then I have to go into this email (or another) to check if it did get sent. Pretty inconvenient & defeats the whole purpose of the app in the first place. Thank you...
Best email client available.
by French Onion Soup 68 on 2019/04/23 17:38
Title says all, best email client available. Especially for power users.
Spark
by puggy face on 2019/04/23 12:41
This site is great!!!jan
Best email Client
by Jeff531 on 2019/04/23 04:29
I been using BlueMail for many years but now stop and using Spark. It is amazing with unlimited features and made my life easier with all my emails nicely segmented and reachable. I still have not Lear all I can do with it but sure no soon. Loving it. Thanks for bringing this App back using it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac and my android all.
Product good. Support...
by T2nu on 2019/04/22 22:42
I have always liked Readdle products. They keep them updated and come out with feature people do all for. Support--I've always disliked. Correct me if I'm wrong. You send a support question, the reply gives you the Knowledge Site. The reply had a small caveat that says, basically, if you don't find the answer after looking at the Site, send them a reply and they will get back to you. In other words, you investigate and if you can't find it, try us again. Of course, they are not alone. There are very few developers that have what I would consider to be an acceptable support option.
Best email client I’ve ever used
by DavidSights on 2019/04/22 16:29
Dealing with a large amount of emails is super easy, tons of customization options (like custom notification actions), and LOTS of small touches that make for a delightful experience. Something that would make a huge difference to me is the ability to block email read tracking, and also be able to track when your own emails are read by others. This was my favorite feature in Polymail, and the only feature I miss from that app compared to this.
Love Spark, but hangs downloading attachments are frequent.
by arimat on 2019/04/22 15:30
Love Spark, but hangs downloading attachments are frequent.
Good
by Andron-1 on 2019/04/22 12:57
Best email app I used
Amazing and Free!!
by ky.bo on 2019/04/22 03:59
Wow, I after only one day of having the app I am completely in love with it! I had recently encountered issues with native email apps (glitching, failing to send notifications, crashing, etc.) and was in search of an app to group all my email accounts. After seeing several other apps that required subscriptions, I came across Spark. The interface is simple and effective while being aesthetically pleasing. The tools available to organize and act on emails are fantastic. I love that Spark categorizes emails in a way that still allows you to see them all as opposed to hiding those not deemed important. As someone who needs to stay on top of email communications, Spark truly changes the game of email management.
Thank You
by Tony Kahl on 2019/04/20 08:26
I cannot tell you how frickin stoked I am that you brought back exchange compatibility! I have 3 exchange accounts and love your app! I was seriously upset when you guys took it away last year! Thanks for bringing it back, SERIOUSLY! Thank you!
Could the font be any smaller?
by Bearly44 on 2019/04/20 01:00
This app has been around for years and the font is still so stupid and small I can’t believe anyone uses this app. INCREASE THE APP SIZE! It’s not that hard.
It is very functional and organize
by MRiutort on 2019/04/19 16:37
The application make me do my searches easy including using the filters to see the most interest, yes.., but when participating on live auction everything happens to fast on the last seconds that the process just make me be disorient and also something goes wrong with the time that I was out for near 5 minutes. The watch list is good, but not manage it. Removing items that are group by any of the tags suggested just make the watching list to return to the original stage reloading, what’s probably necessary, but uncomfortable. Finally, what makes me feel real bad of its is the reloading when you return back to it after changing for another iPhone apps or from lock screen. It just reload on its default home screen, which may be correct, but I lost what was looking before. Yes return to watched items may resolve the problem, but always. I am sorry, to put all of this here, it should goes to customer support or another place, but not sure where. Don’t get me wrong, I use it a lot.
Want it to work reliably- I really do....
by gardnafari on 2019/04/19 01:58
I love the “feature set” the app purports to have except the fact that Outlook and Mail.app are pulling up a particular message right now and Spark consistently cant retrieve messages (current one included)- as a professional this makes a difference when deciding on an email app. Additionally badges are delayed being updated and messages consistently get stuck in the outbox. The support is terrible too. I’ve tweeted to them about this issue many times and no acknowledgement or support.
Categories or a way to order templates
by tazz306 on 2019/04/17 23:00
I am loving the template feature of this app. I wish there was a way to categorize or order the templates so I didn’t have to scroll through all of them. The template feature is by far the best I have used in an email app.
Really good!
by Engwisjw1998 on 2019/04/17 16:53
I love this app! The smart sorting feature works very well and the whole interface looks clean and neat. Another thing I like is the integrated calendar since most times the events I make are from emails anyways. There’s just a couple things I wish this app did better: 1.) Make the integrated calendar better. Maybe even make a separate page for it like they do with Outlook and different views besides the week view. 2.) Create widgets for calendar events and email. Change these things and I’ll make my review 5 stars!
Used to be. Best Mail App EVER
by PeyDiddy on 2019/04/17 15:31
Used to use mailbox, til that shut down. This picked up the ball where they dropped it and Spark just blew it out of the water. It helped organize 8000 emails in about an hour and now I never miss an important email throughout my day-to-day. The watch app is a great bonus. You can actually read your whole email and not some 3 line preview like many other apps. Calendar function needs work but solely as an email service, there is nothing better. EDIT: currently looking for new options. This used to be the best. But time after time I get a notification of an new email, tap on it and the app freezes. A new email comes in, I click on the attachment, and it freezes again. I’ve deleted and reinstalled. But this app isn’t what it used to be. It’s constantly making me force close it and reopen for it to work. I can’t spend this much time trying to open an email - not good.
Great!
by SergiiTkachenko on 2019/04/16 20:06
I feel like brand ambassador when I am telling my friends how happy I am to use Spark :) Company’s motto is something like “love your email again” and it really tells what you feel using Spark. Thank you guys, please keep do what you are doing 👍🏻
Buggy on the iPad
by Jd077 on 2019/04/16 15:12
Captcha system login for lost passwords doesn’t work for yahoo. This app is not useful if I can’t login. Is this app a beta??
Awesome
by Mubarak Al- Shalawi on 2019/04/16 04:14
I like it 👍
Needs work
by MrMulchMan on 2019/04/15 16:53
It doesn’t work well going from mobile, to iPad, to computer. There always seems to be issues. Every time my iPad updates it has to be set up again. It’s annoying to do that every time. I also receive a lot of spam and can’t figure how to stop it.
Love your email again 😊👍👍
by Kings ❤️👑👑 on 2019/04/15 15:08
This app is the coolest app I have ever seen before. I used many many Emails apps before, however there is no any app which can beat this SPARK app. Yep that’s right “Love your email again” . I really recommend this awesome app specially for those who are college students and this app is pretty awesome for business; in team chatting with group.... . It deserves 5 ⭐️
Finally an organized inbox
by mackattackkk on 2019/04/14 10:33
Always the person with thousands of unread emails. Now I have none. This app is AMAZING... my only complaint, I didn’t hear about it sooner! I’ve tried tons of email apps, but they don’t have as many features. Not only can you hit select all and DELETE ALL EMAILS AT ONCE (I KNOW- FINALLY CAN DO THIS ON AN IPHONE- INSERT HAPPY DANCE) it also sorts through your emails and puts them into categories... now I can easily find personal emails, newsletters, etc. I actually enjoy checking my email everyday, and I am finally able to keep up, sort through, and actually use my email, vs once a month getting on the iMac to be able to hit select all and delete emails that way. Seriously this app is a lifesaver if you want to take advantage of your email. A MUST GET.
Not Working / Poor Support
by _timharrison on 2019/04/14 03:31
I love what this is trying to be, but it is incredibly unreliable. I have it on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac and this is where the problem is. Emails I get on one device do not show up on the other devices. I reached out to the Spark team on Twitter and they said to email their support team. I did and got no reply. I’m willing to give a better review if someone can help me fix this. For now, the app is completely broken.
Poor calendar and service
by Abzac on 2019/04/13 21:12
The email portion of the app is very nice. It has many futures that make daily emailing a breeze and convenient. The problems lies in the calendar. The biggest issue is that there is no way to do a search for an event. The is a major problem if you need to find an upcoming appointment or event. Don’t bother trying to email customer support as they won’t get back with you. I sent an email, I got an automated reply stating they will get back with me. It has now been over a week and I still haven’t heard anything. If you don’t need the calendar or any support than this is a great app.
I love it
by amag٧٧٧ on 2019/04/13 11:47
It’s awesome and easy to use. It’s deserve to be in the first page.
If support would respond...
by el.jeffe58 on 2019/04/13 04:37
I’d give them 6 stars. It’s great. Love Spark.
Spark was my favorite email client
by Im Cody on 2019/04/11 22:17
I’ve tried so, so, so many email clients on the App Store it’s not funny. Spark has been my favorite. It has so many useful features, great design, and I can use it on my Mac as well. However, lately it has been so slow. I mean, incredibly slow. Both on the Mac and the iPhone. I can barely use it. I use my email a ton as I’m a freelancer, but it’s been unusable the last few weeks. I’m ready to go back to Airmail or just gmail. Hopefully you guys fix it soon because I really don’t want to switch as I’ve been using spark for awhile now.
Love this app
by jbarr1650 on 2019/04/11 17:41
This is the only app I can use anymore for email. All others feel like they’re just missing...something. I will say however that updates on badge count don’t update/sync all that fast between the mobile and desktop app. Additionally, the app needs to be updated to support the infograph faces on the Apple Watch.
Exceed expectations
by JhazRN on 2019/04/11 16:38
I was a user if Inbox by Gmail but because they removed the application already, I have to find an app that could at least give me the interface that I want and that could bundle my emails to make my inbox organized. To be honest, it took me 6 hours to check the pros and cons of each email app. To give my verdict: this app is par excellence if you are the user that wants a twist in their inbox. It is a combination classic and modern way of email platform. What I like about this app are as follows: 1. the option of sending an email later in the day or on your preferred date, not all email app can do this!! 😊 Only Boomerang and Spark has this capability. 2. Adding your emails in one platform 3. Organizing your emails per category such as Newsletter, Alerts, etc (I hope they can also notify about upcoming travel,I haven’t tied if yet... I’ll check on it this coming month since I’m flying off island) 4. Smart Inbox - once activated, it could give you a glimpse of the important emails. 5. Settings- I love how they give the user a vast options on how to manage their emails from how the user will be alerted and notified. I soo love this option! 6. Background color- you can change the theme of the app: black, light blue and dark blue 7. Email- you can easily change the email address that you wanted to use in your composed message. You can toggle between your accounts if you have multiple ones 8. Color coded email- you can view your messages per email address or you can view all inboxes. You can assign a color on each email address for your reference. 9. Rich text- you can change the color of the messages that you’re composing and highlight it! ☺️ This app exceeds my expectations. Thanks! I sooo love it. ☺️
Was a 5 Star. Now Spark is a 1 Star
by iZen 2.0 on 2019/04/11 12:35
I wrote this a year ago: “Been using the standard Apple email on my iPhone for seven years. Didn’t know what I was missing! I started using Spark last week and wish I moved from Apple to spark sooner! This is an amazing email app! Glad I found it! Will never go back to the stock iPhone app again!” UPDATE: after using Spark for more than a year, with all of the updates and new features, Siri integration isn’t working any longer, and there are a host of new bugs that have almost crippled completely the stability a spark email. I don’t know what happened… Spark was awesome year ago, and now our company is actually thinking that our business may have to change email programs because of so many bugs and stability issues in Spark. Guys… Please make Sparks stable again and hold off on all the new features until the platform is stable and the existing bugs are fixed. UPDATE: 4/11/19. “Smart Search only works with Gmail”. This information comes directly from Valeriia, and the Spark email engineers at Spark.
Great app but search stinks and synch account issues
by positionkiller on 2019/04/10 21:52
First, great app and was my only email app across all my macs and iOS devices for two years. I decided to abandon it because of three reasons. First reason is that search stinks. I simply don’t understand how it searches. Second is synch of accounts. I absolutely hate this and no option to remove it. I use Spark for my work email as well as personal email but only want my work email on my Macs only, but there is no easy way of doing this. There is a convoluted way of adding accounts in a certain order but that is just stupid. Previous versions of Spark had an option to sync accounts which I always switched off, but more recent version have no such option. Always have to be synced which is super annoying. Third issue is not Spark’s fault but generation of app specific passwords is annoying.
Sparks My Mailbox...
by Domenoak on 2019/04/10 20:35
I have used spark for over two years now and it helps me a great deal with being organized. The features are awesome. I had never thought about how convenient it is to snooze an email and re-schedule it or to transfer it to my to-do list. Since a couple of updates, however, I am increasingly dissatisfied with three major thing that occur: 1) Spark always crashes when I try to open it from the “notifications” menu. So I can’t open the email from there. 2) Whenever I want to open a received file in an email, spark wants to prepare the download. But then, it never opens it. It’s annoying because when I reopen the app, it works. 3) When sending an email, spark needs to stay open. If I close the app after sending it, spark is not able to process the email further, ao it just stays in the outbox. I realize this is a minir problem but it happened to me a couple of times and it’s just annoying. So: three stars, with potential for 5 because I love the way the app is designed and I use the scanner program as well and the apps work very well together. But this is disappointing.
Great Inbox Alternative!
by ChelsN on 2019/04/10 13:39
Coming from Inbox and I’m really liking Spark so far. I love that there’s both mobile and desktop versions. It does take a bit of getting used to, but the functionality is great! I just wish the interface was more customizable. I’d love a cleaner option (white / light grey vs. the bright blue or dark interface.)
Unusable. Wish it worked.
by Baconator85 on 2019/04/09 22:39
It took me about an hour and a half to get this to work properly. When it did, it was wonderful. But it keeps failing, messages get stuck in the outbox and never send, none of my messages load and I get “Loading message error”. I’ve followed all of support’s suggestions and it just keeps happening. I just can’t keep wasting my time. I’d even pay for an like this that functions properly, but this one doesn’t.
Notifications abound
by Merf merf merf on 2019/04/09 19:59
Great app, especially as a replacement for Google Inbox. My only complaint after a week of use is that notifications are just too prevalent. If I get a single email I get a desktop notification, a watch notification, and a phone notification. If I look at that email on one device I still have to clear the notification from the other two. I really wish you would clear stale notifications upon the email being marked as seen, or even after being archived.
I Love This App
by WorkingIntheCloud on 2019/03/29 03:33
I’ve pretty much tried all of the email apps for iOS and while I use google business in chrome with a lot of plugins on my desktop, this is my new go to mobile email productivity booster. I was a long time user of Newton but when they “shut” it down I switched to Spark. It has enough features that I can duplicate much of my workflow from Gmail on Chrome. There is a subscription component but that is basically for teams and collaboration not for the email component. The basic free subscription to those features is enough for me but if I can get more of my team using this, I wouldn’t have a problem upgrading to the paid tier. At first I thought, “why would I want to take communication out of the email channel” but it actually works. I can pin the email, collaborate on the question/task without the noise of email. Think of it at a basic level like a Slack channel built into the email. I was over moving to a mobile email app and having the product discontinued or acquired (yes, I’m talking about you Mailbox). Readdle isn’t a one trick pony and has a broad app ecosystem. Needless to say, I highly recommend this app.
Exchange Sync Broke again after Spark V2.0 update.
by KStudd on 2018/07/25 23:02
Please fix this! I use this app for work and I can’t continue to use if all the emails I worked on in the office is still in my app when I get home. The sync needs to work better. I’m back on Apple mail app until this is fixed. Once fixed, I’ll update my rating once again. *****I don't know what they fixed in the last update but the exchange sync is back and working perfectly. While at work, I manage my emails through outlook. I delete emails and file emails into folders. When I get home and open the app, allot of those emails are still in my inbox. NOT ANY MORE!!! Its great and it syncs completely everytime and not partially. Now I'm worried about future updates. Please don't break this again. Keep up the great work at Readdle!!*******I use to love the app, I used it for my personal email as well as my work. But now I went back to the apple stock app because this one no longer syncs with exchange. While at work, I can delete email, move emails to folders, etc. When I get home and open this app, most of the emails I already saw at work are still there in my inbox. That never happens with the apple tock mail app. I have to manage my emails twice now with Spark. Fix that and I might go back.
This app has changed the way I deal with email.
by Rowan28549 on 2018/07/18 03:59
I used to always feel the need to get my inbox down to having zero unread emails, going through each one (however unimportant) and deciding whether or not to sort it into a folder, keep it in my inbox, or delete it, and going through my emails became a big way for me to procrastinate and waste time. I now use Spark across all my devices, and I love that there isn’t that little red bubble displaying how many unread emails I have in the corner of the app icon – my “email anxiety” has pretty much disappeared :) I love how easy it is to scan through multiple emails at a time, and the search function is great (accurate and super fast). The only (very small) thing I wish were different is that I would like to be able to more easily permanently change if a certain type of email from a company or organization is specifically a Newsletter or a Notification, and that the system could learn from my preferences and improve how it organizes my incoming emails. But overall, fantastic and beautifully designed app.
Post v2.0 Struggle
by mlmlmsm on 2018/07/13 11:42
Prior to version 2.0 my rating was 4 stars. Spark is a solid app with a lot of great features that the native Mail app lacks. The Smart Inbox and notifications are great as well as the Snooze, scheduled delivery, bulk inbox actions, and app extensions. However, I have had a constant struggle with bugginess since the v2.0 release. Their support and dev team have been responsive and released several updates, but too many remain and more keep surfacing with each release. My exchange inboxes have stopped syncing across devices (even though they sync fine in Mail), emails show Subject details for other emails, Apple Watch app will not open anything, and sporadic ‘load message errors’ where messages will not display, among other issues. I experienced another eye opening quirk while traveling in an area with weaker connectivity where I could barely send or receive emails via Spark, while the native Mail app worked just fine. Apparently, your messages make an extra stop on Spark’s servers along the way where certain app features are executed. Privacy concerns aside, somehow the communication between the app and their servers is more prone to connectivity quality issues than the native Mail app. Back to Mail for me.
Love and hate it
by RJ1982-jshdjsbhsjfbv on 2018/10/02 04:01
I know only about two iOS email clients which support Evernote integration. Spark and airmail. Airmail doesn’t even display my work exchange mails and spark seems to have overall the better features. That is IF it decides to work. I deleted my email account numerous times and even deleted all data with spark and registered from scratch 4-5 times. Which is by the way the official support answer lol. Either emails cannot be sent, or the email body has a load error, or the calendar doesn’t work. Lastly I had an global calendar usage exceeded even though I am only messing with my gmail and exchange which on occasion works. When it works it’s fantastic. Then next morning suddenly my exchange account is simply not present anymore go figure.... I would pay for this (one time not subscription please) to eliminate the bugs. How the company can pull a subscription model off is beyond me considering all the bugs. Of I make the math of what a team would end up costing via subscription there should be almost no bugs here and if there are some they should be resolved quickly. This seems not the case unfortunately. Well I’ll keep searching for an alternative and maybe try another update later.
My Selected Mail App
by Ken Bagby on 2018/06/01 07:15
I have tried many email apps as an alternative to a rather bland, but stable, Apple Mail. Purchased many; they looked so good. But every one developed one or more operational issues where I had to abandon them. I needed an iOS app which had a Mac app. When Spark came around, it just clicked. Features were great, functionality good, and was mostly, but not always, stable. This forced me to consider and then actually abandon Spark. Each time, I gravitated back to Apple Mail where the same blandness frustrated me. Communicated with Readdle and went back to Spark with numerous updates. Finally settled on Spark and it has mostly been wonderful to work with. An occasional quirk makes me wonder but still I stay. It is free but that isn’t the criteria which makes them my go-to Mail App.....I would gladly pay $20 or so for it. I do have other Readdle apps and find them all to be outstanding. Hope this helps. It isn’t perfect; nothing is. But its functionality has won me over with their increased stability and presence of a MAC app.
Update-crashes when opening
by janprint on 2018/06/17 15:13
Latest review: The last two updates have made Spark crash and unusable on both my iPads. I’m sad to have to go back to Apple Mail. At first I thought that my old iPad (which I keep at one remote location) was too slow or old to keep working with Spark. But the latest update shut out my iPad Pro. Yes, I’ve restarted and all devices have the latest OS updates. I can’t trouble-shoot because it won’t stay open long enough for me to see what’s going on. Too bad because I was looking forward to the calendar feature. I already use Readdle’s Calendars 5 and like it. I’ll check in with updates every so often to see if there’s an update that gets along with my devices. Spark still works with my iPhone 6 and Apple Watch but I really prefer something that works on all my devices. Old review: Love it—seamless. Spark is seamless across all my devices including the Apple Watch. It's clean, attractive, and the user-customizable interface makes it MY email app so I can use it the way I think. AND get this, I had a question which was answered correctly the first time by a friendly app representative. The problem was me, not them--I forgot to fill something in. Five stars for this program.
Almost there, but
by P.mousse Esq. on 2018/10/05 23:54
The feature suits most of my needs; the interface is smooth and elegant. Spark has been a happier fit than Newton, which it replaced in my workflow and even than Mailbox, which Newton’s earlier incarnation replaced. I appreciate the coordination with Gmail labels, too, though that could be more robust. The two shortcomings that most affect me were both noted to the developers long ago. First, there is no starring system, only pinning. Pinning isn’t practical for more than a few items at a time else the folder becomes burdened with clutter. Starring makes it easier to find archived information when needed, without having to sift through dozens of emails containing similar subject matter. But the major nuisance is the storage bloat. It periodically creeps up to nearly a gigabyte in size, and the only way to clear the cache is to delete and reinstall the app. That in turn means signing back in to an assortment of other apps that are linked to Spark. Since I’m a digital artist, my iPad is chronically short on space as it is. A way to clear the cache from within the app would be most welcome.
Great app, just one thing...
by Vmartin7 on 2018/08/03 13:43
I previously rated this app 4 stars, but lately I can barely even open my emails. It takes FOREVER just to load a single email, and it does that with each and every email I try to open. I’m using an iPhone 10 on WiFi, and no other apps are lagging, so I know it’s something with the app from when they updated, because it’s been like this for a while now. Please fix, I’ve been using this app for almost three years now but I can’t deal with this much longer. Previous review: I started using this app for my email and got my boss onto it as well. We both love it because with us being entrepreneurs it helps us to declutter the day and group things much more effectively. The one thing we've noticed however are we don't seem to get the notifications for our emails as easily. I'm not sure if Spark is just not pulling the data enough or what, but even when we do get the notification I can barely hear it with my sound all the way up. We both noticed we've been late on responding to emails because of this issue. Overall I love it and will continue to use it but I hope they try and find a way to make it easier for us to see our notifications.
Exchange calendar but Where has this app been all this time?
by fhbgvduiytyu on 2018/09/13 21:47
I am speechless. Before I started using this app on my Mac and iPhone I used the Outlook app. It was okay and it kind of got the job done. This app meets every flaw/bug the Outlook email app had except for one thing! I would really appreciate if you would make the app compatible with the Exchange Calendar on Mac and on the iPhone app but mostly on the Mac. I really enjoyed having all of that in one place on the on the Outlook app. It was seamless and very fluid. As an Exchange Calendar is the only Calendar I use I still use the Apple stock calendar app which to me isn’t all that great. If you could put your own great Readdle twist on your calendar in the spark app it would really help me and I’m sure some other people too!! There is one more suggestion, you should implement a voting system for what features you customers really want/need in the app but still keep the email services. I think it would lighten up your load on email reading and get the job done. Just a thought.
Sparks My Mailbox...
by Domenoak on 2019/04/10 20:35
I have used spark for over two years now and it helps me a great deal with being organized. The features are awesome. I had never thought about how convenient it is to snooze an email and re-schedule it or to transfer it to my to-do list. Since a couple of updates, however, I am increasingly dissatisfied with three major thing that occur: 1) Spark always crashes when I try to open it from the “notifications” menu. So I can’t open the email from there. 2) Whenever I want to open a received file in an email, spark wants to prepare the download. But then, it never opens it. It’s annoying because when I reopen the app, it works. 3) When sending an email, spark needs to stay open. If I close the app after sending it, spark is not able to process the email further, ao it just stays in the outbox. I realize this is a minir problem but it happened to me a couple of times and it’s just annoying. So: three stars, with potential for 5 because I love the way the app is designed and I use the scanner program as well and the apps work very well together. But this is disappointing.
Great app. Clocks a bit though...
by Bitchen! on 2017/09/25 23:57
I really like Spark. In particular, the smart Inbox feature is amazing. You can review your mail and then pin anything that is important to go back to later. This creates a good buffer system for items requiring additional action while letting you clean out your inbox quickly and effectively. Additionally, it identifies newsletters and displays those separately so you can mark them as read 5 at a time. My only gripe is that it pops up a message on my phone about a new email and then when I go into the app to actually read the message it clocks for sometimes a minute or more before displaying. A suggestion for further improvement would be to add custom or additional selections to “Pin”. For example, it would be great if I could categorize messages as needing a phone call, email, or research. These could be grouped into separate sections, just like pinned items and would prove an easy way to, for example, know who to call first when time permits.
It is very functional and organize
by MRiutort on 2019/04/19 16:37
The application make me do my searches easy including using the filters to see the most interest, yes.., but when participating on live auction everything happens to fast on the last seconds that the process just make me be disorient and also something goes wrong with the time that I was out for near 5 minutes. The watch list is good, but not manage it. Removing items that are group by any of the tags suggested just make the watching list to return to the original stage reloading, what’s probably necessary, but uncomfortable. Finally, what makes me feel real bad of its is the reloading when you return back to it after changing for another iPhone apps or from lock screen. It just reload on its default home screen, which may be correct, but I lost what was looking before. Yes return to watched items may resolve the problem, but always. I am sorry, to put all of this here, it should goes to customer support or another place, but not sure where. Don’t get me wrong, I use it a lot.
The best mail app by far! But.....
by Menyo on 2019/04/08 16:17
Okay this is in fact one of the best email apps out there! I love the grouping of the emails by category and how it allows you to delete those emails with one swipe. Especially comes in handy when I get the newsletters with all these deals and sales from retailers and just want to get rid of them quickly. The UI is great, the ability to write up an email and have it sent at a predetermined time is fantastic, but best of all, the Snooze feature is awesome. Yeah I know that many other email apps do it but Spark does it better.... My ONLY COMPLAINT isn’t really a complaint. It’s literally the OCD in me. I hope I don’t sound picky but... when I read all my emails and exit the app, the badge number still shows I have unread mail. I go back into the app, see no emails, back out a second time and THEN the badge is gone. This app is a 9.8/10 for me. And I promise it’d be a 10/10 if that gets fixed :) still one of the best email apps... if not THE best
Great package!
by TAPS48 on 2017/10/10 13:36
Great how it groups mail by sender. Fresh look, easy to manage multiple accounts. Way better than other mail apps. Only to improvements I would like to see easy, male blocker to control spam and one or two clicks for deleting read mail, that's it! It’s hard to really come up with something that you don’t like about Spark. I was having trouble figuring out what they might be and read the comments above, I agree, mail blocker for controlling spam. I have a security system that sends me alert every time the sun goes behind a cloud. I can get 50 or 60 alert today and the mail delete feature from the smart inbox makes it a breeze. It’s fast almost, dummy proof and if you miss something, it’s not gone it’s in the trash file for a second look. Most of us Mac users appreciate all of the R&D Apple put into it, then you run into an app like this and think why did Apple think of that! Good job nice app.
Brilliant but buggy
by Guvlem on 2018/06/02 05:00
I really love the concept of spark and were spark is headed. I just don’t always love the reality. The integrations with Evernote and Trello are good for me when they work. Sometimes the things I’m sending to Evernote crasher don’t make it. Or they make it saying no because they were incomplete. Doesn’t make it very useful when that happens. Love it when it works, hate it when it doesn’t. I would love to be able to send multiple things to Trello or Evernote at the same time. But it’s one of the time right now. Finally I get emails stuck in my outbox that don’t get sent. It’s awful because the emails I intend to not reach the recipients and it causes problems for me. I mean seriously, I have all the settings right and it works just fine until it doesn’t. I love the smart inbox, I love the way that I can work in this application, but I just don’t love its execution yet. Willing to change my review as time unfolds and really hope that they’ll make the best of it
Simply the most reliable and bug free
by GeoffroyG on 2018/10/16 08:31
I have tried for a few years a lot of mail app alternative to the ios native app. And Spark is definitely my favorite. I originally decided to switch from the native app because yahoo and gmail do not support push with ios mail app anymore. And did not want to fetch every 15 minutes for obvious reason (data consumption, battery usage and email arriving up to 15 minutes too late!) Spark was simple to set up, I have gmail, yahoo and icloud mail accounts. I was please that the app would remind me of app specific password when setting up my icloud account. For google and yahoo, setup was fast and easy. I did not notice any bugs... thumbs up! whereas other apps airmail in particular has issues with push notification, after a few days, I would, out of the blue, stop getting new mail notifications , I had to manually go into the mail server settings of the app (not change anything) just reconfirm and it would start working again. Other mail apps problem I have encountered is spell checking, they would not underline in red the spelling mistake... but if you over an obvious spelling mistake and highlight the word then you would get suggestions to correct it. very annoying. I would draft in other app spell check and the copy paste back into the mail app. So all in all spark is fast and reliable and bug free so far.
Spark — Great Email App, But Not Yet Perfect!
by Evan Katz (Manhattan) on 2018/09/07 13:43
Spark is, as widely reviewed, indeed a wonderful email app. It supports all major email account types. And it has a password/PIN lock, which is necessary on shared iPads, because Apple stupidly still does not have separate user accounts and logins. HOWEVER: Spark is missing some very important and critica features, including: (A) Amazingly, it does not yet support the ubiquitous ActiveSync protocol, so if you use Microsoft Exchange, Spark will show you a blank calendar with none of your appointments!; (B) Spark does not have the usual option to turn off showing email as combined threads/chains, which many users find cluttering and very confusing; (C) there is no option to make the Spark font larger or smaller; and (D) there is no option to change the time delay after which Spark will require a passcode/PIN if you had switched to another app. When Spark adds most or all of these common and standard features, then it deserves and I will give it five stars.
Airmail Refugee
by The Peab on 2018/09/22 23:22
I’ve used Airmail for the best part of six years and it just kept getting more and more tedious to work with. So, I went hunting and re-found Spark. If you’re an Airmail refugee and reading this right now, I’d take a good long look at Spark. I tried Spark a few times right after it was released, but at the time it was just too basic. Spark 2 is out, it’s free, so far it does what it says it’ll do and after fighting with Airmail for so long it’s a real breath of fresh air. FYI: I’ve only been using Spark for about two weeks now, but my email load is very heavy and if I’m going to break a particular email client I can usually get that done in a few days. So far, Spark has taken it all in stride. And, as you can see, it’s a supper expensive app 😁 Between Airmail and Spark I did take some time to retry Apple Mail, but it’s just too elementary by comparison to either Spark or Airmail. Honestly Spark does just about everything, if not everything, that Airmail tries to do - And, it’s free.
Great Email App!
by Hunter_G_Anderson on 2018/06/09 09:25
This app has helped my email feel much more manageable again. Not only does the Smart Inbox feature split my emails up surprisingly well (only a couple exceptions), but the start-out tutorials helped me develop better habits with my email. I try to check it more consistently now rather than sporadically, especially since it’s not so overwhelming when I open it up. Spark makes it easy for me to see all the newsletters I subscribe to but never read, so I can unsubscribe and clean out my inbox. Also, the schedule to send feature is fantastic, and I’m honestly surprised no one else has included this in their email apps yet. Helps me send an email to someone right when I know they’ll see it. If you are scared of your inbox like I was, afraid to tackle the 1,000+ unread messages counting up on you notification badge, try this app! You won’t be disappointed.
2.0 is a great update!
by DarAshby on 2018/05/24 19:38
I have been using Spark for several months and really like it both for iOS and Mac. My goal is to keep my email for transactional information only and clean it out as quickly as possible. Then I try keep information about projects. Including things sent through email, in a separate system where I can act on them according to my priorities instead of react to what comes in urgently in the inbox. I am using Evernote for that system. Evernote integration was terrific but the one thing missing was the ability to grab a link to an email conversation and put it in Evernote (or some other place for tracking projects). In 2.0 they added this feature and it is excellent! The addition of calendar is like icing on the cake. I have not figured out the use case for team collaboration on email but the other 2.0 features are terrific!
I need a 2nd email app, but nothing matches this!
by G-Philly on 2018/04/17 17:51
When I found Spark, I switched for good. It “learns” what folders I will move emails to based on previous moves. It’s clean, it’s beautiful, it keeps my Gmail accurate (whereas other Apple Mail and other programs have had delays when I delete and close the app — then the mail is there again when I open next time). Fast forward: I am using separate email for work and want to keep personal separate. (I find it’s a productivity thing: I’ll still check personal email from time to time but always checking work throughout the day. And I don’t want to be running through work email at night unless I chose to.) Because of awesome functionality (e.g. Spark has been the only email app I can find that allows me to BCC: a different email address for my CRM records) I need Spark as business — but now I am hating personal. The closest I found so far has been Edison, but I still get the delays I mentioned. Outlook was okay but I didn’t love the display, and outlook tags every contact in my phone that I don’t really like. Newtown is a pay model, so I haven’t experienced. Inbox has gaudy icons like Gmail. Astro is too unique and specialized to someone who wants that: I just want an email app as good as Spark. So.... as I keep slugging through, you can stop here and get the BEST email app for iPhone!
Can’t live without this app
by voluntatis on 2017/10/11 20:03
I’ve tried many e-mail apps over the years and have been disappointed most of the time. And then by sheer luck I found Spark and decided to give it a try. It has been well over two years and I can say I’m absolutely addicted to this app. It can do things with my e-mail than no other app out there can. I wish there was a Spark desktop app - this is how much I liked it. The dev team is very good at responding to questions and fixing issues. I can finally enjoy my e-mail without being frustrated at managing it. I highly recommend that you give it a try. I also love their other app Calendar 5 - it has organized my calendars in a way that makes it so much easier to manage them while still being able to separate them, and the user interface is very intuitive. I highly recommend that app as well.
The email app that made me not hate email
by 2784803 on 2018/06/04 01:13
I’ve tried lots of different email apps looking for one that could help me manage messages instead of them managing me. I tried Outlook, Sortd, Gmail, CloudMagic, iOS mail, etc but didn’t love any of them. Spark is awesome because of all the ways that it allows you to remind yourself to handle things. I use the Pin feature to keep all the email that I need to follow up on in one place. It becomes my TO DO list. Then I use the build in reminder clocks to set deadlines for others to reply to my emails. It’s great. I also really like the integration with the MacBook desktop version so I’m always in sync. Like many others the swipe left or right functions really speed up handling email but with Spark I can customize it to handle several different common tasks like delete, move, move to spam or lots more. Highly recommended!
Great Idea..... Terrible experience
by According2ThisGirl on 2018/02/16 10:04
I’ve been using Sparks for a few days & I wish I could express how amazing it works... but unfortunately, as I do love the idea of its capabilities the issues I’m experiencing are unacceptable!! The MAIN Issue is the serious lag in my 6s iPhones performance! It started the day I downloaded it. If I leave it open in the background it slows everything down and randomly closes whatever I’m using and takes me to the home screen!! The App at times Can literally take 3 to 4 seconds when moving to the next unopened message or trying to delete one. It was a little slow at first but it’s progressively getting worse! Yesterday the app froze-up 2 times to the point I had to turn my phone off just to do anything! When that first started it would normally just freeze for a second then closes itself out. 😞 I have plenty of space available space on my iPhone 6s... I wish it would have worked out a little differently but not all that glitters is gold!! I’m sending this one to my app graveyard!
A bit buggy
by Sammiepeeps on 2018/09/24 02:54
It seems as if my phone is spinning in circles and will not retrieve new mail. However I do get pop-up notifications that I have new mail but I cannot retrieve them once I go into the application. I also have missed several business emails because for whatever reason on my phone and my computer, messages go straight to the seen section instead of staying at the top before they are read. So, several days pass before I actually see the email that was sent to me regarding business matters. This is very annoying. The other quirk with this app is that my signature for my business ends up on my other personal emails by default. I’ve checked to make sure that it is only specified for my business email and it is only specified for my business email. So I’m a bit annoyed with that because you cannot erase the signature once you were in the email itself. I’ve emailed technical support about this issue but have not heard back yet.
Finally a clean inbox!
by Taylormomof4 on 2018/06/11 14:20
I love the versatility of Spark! I have several different email addresses and now everything is in order and each day I clear out all my inboxes. I used to be the person who had 5,000+ unread messages because I’d just scroll past the unimportant looking for emails that were important. But once I got spark (I also use the Unroll app to help manage my subscriptions) I was able to archive or delete everything and start fresh and now I have a place for everything and everything is in its place. I stopped all the mail forwards to my main email so now emails go into their own inbox in spark and i can put that hat on before I start dealing with those emails (where before i was forced to be scatterbrained as things from different parts of my life were all coming into the same place). Spark has been a game changer. Love it!!
Marginally Better than others
by SARGuy76 on 2017/12/22 15:53
A year after reporting an issue with sending messages, no response from support and no fix after numerous updates. Simple Google account, attempt to send a message. Shortly after sending, close the app and a couple minutes later, the app comes back to say the message wasn’t sent and reopen the app. In general, performance is marginal and if you are a power user trying to go through hundreds of emails per day, the swiping to archive gets stuck and takes a lot of time. Additionally, searching is a litter better than other e-mail apps but nowhere near the GMail search capability. I understand the limitations, however, even a marginally better increase would be good. There is a lot of potential, but without the basic ability to send a message, this app is useless as a productivity app.
One of the best
by BLQthril on 2018/12/06 13:30
I think by now I’ve tried all the mail apps available on the App Store, but I keep coming back to Spark because there’s a fluidity and functionality about the way this app is designed that the others just haven’t achieved. My only complaint is that the badge notifications are not working for some reason. They’ve worked for me previously, but just stopped recently and I’m not sure why. I’ve checked my notification settings and they’re all turned on. Not a complaint so much as a suggestion, but one functionality I’d really like to see (that no mobile mail app seems to have) is the ability to forward another email as an attachment. I know I can save an email as a PDF and then attach that to whatever email I’m composing, but it’s a bit of a finicky workaround, and doesn’t give the receiving party the option to reply on the actual attachment.
Love! One request!
by Rather Big on 2017/09/15 14:37
Spark is a great tool for plowing through the piles of email. I can't imagine going back to life before it. I would however request one function that would allow me to specify exceptions from the bulk/newsletter grouping in the smart inbox. For example I'm on several committees that receive regular email updates. Spark sees those as "newsletters" and puts them in "newsletter" section -- 99% if which I wont read and will bulk swipe to delete. But because I need to read those that come from the committees, I have to comb through the "newsletter" group email by email and move those individually to the inbox before I can group delete all the rest that I don't want to read. This basically short circuits the best feature of Spark: the group swipe. If I could instruct Spark to treat certain specific sender addresses as "not newsletters" then I could save a bunch of time and effort. Thank you.
Readdle? Is That You?
by MatthewAV on 2019/03/28 05:16
• I own every app that Readdle has made. You can read about Spark’s features on your own in the description of the app. But until you use a Readdle product and interact with Readdle’s humans, you can’t experience how much Spark is invaluable tool that becomes part of your digital life. • This update...she confuses me. I’m pretty dumb, so that’s not difficult to do. I just notice my writing space decreasing and a lot of new collaboration features I’ve never used in any app appearing. Follow your research if that’s where it’s taking you! •Still a solid app though. Spark’s visual communication is excellent and makes searching intuitive. Just please don’t turn into an abomination like that other app that people once knew as Evernote. EverN is like a rash that won’t go away and keeps spreading everywhere. I have faith In you, Readdle! • If you’re using Agile development, PLEASE STOP! Agile is a cancer. With the exception of middle managers (the cult’s core membership) it crushes employees and “templates” everything so untalented mid-mgrs don’t have to actually manage people—just templates. The machine-like mind of Agile causes people to cleverly hide their mistakes, lest they hold up a Almighty Sprint! • Agile uses workers like Stalin used the young and old men of Russia—cannon fodder. • Please love your Readdle employees!
Best Email App I’ve Ever Used
by jayp_006 on 2019/04/27 20:18
I don’t write many reviews but this app deserves one. I was looking for an email app that can manage 3 different emails in the same all and I ran into Spark. The first time I downloaded the app, I was really confused of how it all worked, but after after 20 minutes of looking around and playing with it, I decided to replace it with my other email apps (Gmail & Outlook) for a week to test it out. I’m not even done with the week but I already decided to deleted the other email apps and use this one because of how good it is! It’s been my favorite app in a while and it even helped clean all the unnecessary junk emails I didn’t need. If you have more than one email, GET THIS APP AND THANK ME LATER. Note: There is a learning curve that comes with the app. If you get over the that curve, you will see how useful this app is.
Spark Email
by CWRU2013 on 2018/02/03 14:47
Excellent app, great if you have multiple email accounts, handles them flawlessly, I have eight. Has everything you need, snooze your emails pin them so they are easily found, Smart inbox separates newsletters and other advertisements from your regular email, can remind you that the important email you sent to your boss or your client or even friends have not responded to you. The only item it lacks is the ability to notify you that a recipient of your email has been opened your email and what day and what time it was opened. A great thing for teachers or professors who rely on communication with their students and it stops the comment from students “well I never got your email”. “OH YES YOU DID STUDENT YOU My email program indicates you opened it at such and such day and such and such time, busted.” Provide that to us FREE or at a reasonable price, this app will receive ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Used to be the best mail app, but became unusably buggy
by Nibbits on 2018/01/04 15:23
Spark was, for months, the best mail app I had ever used. It allowed me to conquer my inbox easily and treat every message as something actionable. Unfortunately, since the beginning of December, it has become entirely unusable. Both on my mac, phone, and iPad, whenever I open the app, it looks fine and usable for about 10 seconds before every single email begins to disappear, and I'm told that my inbox is empty. Using the search box doesn't bring up a single message either. If this issue could be diagnosed, I would gladly come back to spark and start recommending it to everyone I know again (and give it 5 stars), but in its current state, it's pitiful. I have switched to Google Inbox for the meantime which, although similar to spark, doesn't even compare from a UI, productivity, and quality of clustering perspective. I hope to hear back.
I do love email again!
by ChrisGillGraphics on 2019/02/05 11:52
I was a LONG time Mac Mail user until one day, all of my sort filters and search stopped working. I spent hours trying to fix it - everything from reboot to terminal commands. Nothing worked. I then read about Spark and gave it a go. After a solid week of use, I am in love with my inbox! I actually enjoy checking and sorting email! My only complaint is the threaded message view. In my work flow, I need to be able to flag/pin a specific email from a client which has information I need, not an entire chain of emails that happen to share a subject line. I now have to read through sometimes 4 or 5 emails of back and forth conversation to get one or two lines of information. If there was a way to pin the whole thread but highlight key information that would be helpful!
Calender Integration
by MattWarren629 on 2018/11/07 16:38
Spark, please improve the calendar integration. I have no problem with you inserting your calendar instead of using Apple’s, though the way it stands now, I much prefer Apple’s calendar inside the Spark app. The calendar integration was much better when you first brought Spark to us. Your stand alone calendar app is great, but the iteration that is part of Spark is horrible. I’ve mentioned this plenty of times before, and every single update that comes out is the same horrible calendar. Do you guys even care? I would hope so, because there is so much to love about Spark and the possibilities. I hate that when I select an event or appointment, it immediately sends me to edit it. Your calendars app doesn’t even do it. It brings up a preview of the event or appointment and then you can select to edit or not. Plus, I can’t even see the whole month, I’m stuck in week view. Please get these things fixed and make Spark what it should be, if you are serious about calendar integration.
Best Email Program Available
by worldbfree4u on 2017/10/11 14:09
I just love this app. I can keep track of all my email accounts in one place and manage them online in real time. So, once I file or delete an email, it automatically updates my accounts so when I access emails from a desktop application, I don’t have to duplicate my efforts. This app organizes emails in a very systematic manner, making reading emails easier to prioritize, read and respond. You can pin an email for later reference, schedule to read an email later, send emails on a schedule, identify spam easily and block further occurrences, and much, much more. I’ve tried many email apps before but this one is the best by far. If you have a busy schedule and need to streamline your email processing, I highly recommend this program. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Truly beautiful and a pleasure to use
by Chaz0703 on 2018/01/15 04:51
I’ve been a 3rd party mail user for some time now and couldn’t believe email could get any better. But then I retried Spark...oh my. I absolutely love using this app. Not only is it beautiful to behold, but it is so well designed to boot. It exactly fits the way I should be processing my email, and I never completely understood what I was missing until now. And the consistent feel between the mobile and desktop versions is simply stunning to use. Excellent work! One thing I miss from my other app though. When sending an email to another app using the Share Sheet, it would be great if the action would include a URL link to the email, in addition to the content of the email itself. This would make it easy to get back to the email from the other app (i.e. my task manager).
Just 3 big issues
by ORHobbes on 2019/04/30 13:33
Spark is a great email app, and it keeps getting better. I can sift through tons of email faster than any other app. There are just 3 issues that keep it from being my favorite... 1) The calendar in Spark only works if you pull in events from the same account as your email. But it cannot natively pull in events or tasks from the default iPhone calendar or reminders apps, unless you give them your iCloud password. This is frustrating because they also make a calendar app called Calendars 5 which can pull in events from the iPhone calendar app without needing your password. So why can't Spark do the same thing as the other app they make? 2) When marking a email as Spam, it doesn't seem to update your spam filters on the email server. So it doesn't filter out future emails from that same sender. They just keep showing up in your Inbox over and over. So there is really no benefit to marking emails as Spam in the app. You still have to manually go set up Spam filters on your email provider's website. 3) There is no built in Unsubscribe feature like other email apps offer. So you have to manually unsubscribe from any email lists you're on. If they could add in these 3 features, this would not only be my favorite email app, but my favorite app overall.
Security risk - Not Hipaa legal
by krazykatz911 on 2018/12/29 05:13
The app itself is pretty good accept if you have emails auto filtered to their own folders it will not alert you of new emails. The list of folders on the left doesn’t even show how many unread emails there is in each folder. Biggest concern is that they download and store all your emails on their server and there terms of service and privacy policy is that they can use any and all information from your emails for marketing purposes. So essentially your emails, senders, contacts are all being sold out to them by you!!!! Your emails could and can be seen by any of their employees and they would have risks of your information being hacked or stolen. The servers they store all your emails and info is not in the United States so they don’t have to follow any privacy laws. It’s terrible how these weasel app developers find ways to steal and exploit your private information just to sell your info and anyone you contacts info for money. Now you know why we get so much spam email and Robo calls.
Outlook exchange sync issues
by cmorris98 on 2017/09/09 02:00
Update: after the early issues post version upgrade it seems to have gotten better somehow. Will keep the review updated I really like the app but syncing issues just should not happen these days. Update: they sent me an email about the new version will fix my sync issues. From what I can tell it's worse. Now emails do not show up on my phone but are there on the mac and outlook web app. Taking it down to 1 star. I have contacted the developer twice but no response. At the end of everyday I have to go back and delete about 50% of the emails I have already deleted via my desktop computer. The desktop version of spark and my outlook email agree on what should be in my inbox. However the iOS version is so far off its super frustrating. Works fine for my iCloud account. I am using outlook 365 email. Frustrated enough I may have to go back to built in email app.
Great app but search stinks and synch account issues
by positionkiller on 2019/04/10 21:52
First, great app and was my only email app across all my macs and iOS devices for two years. I decided to abandon it because of three reasons. First reason is that search stinks. I simply don’t understand how it searches. Second is synch of accounts. I absolutely hate this and no option to remove it. I use Spark for my work email as well as personal email but only want my work email on my Macs only, but there is no easy way of doing this. There is a convoluted way of adding accounts in a certain order but that is just stupid. Previous versions of Spark had an option to sync accounts which I always switched off, but more recent version have no such option. Always have to be synced which is super annoying. Third issue is not Spark’s fault but generation of app specific passwords is annoying.
Still so close...
by Duzzenmatta on 2018/02/24 16:22
Updated 2/3/18: Still my go-to email app, but I wish it would put my spam email in the junk box instead of continuing to shove previously marked junk emails into the inbox. There’s no reason to insist that sources marked as spammers should continue to be allowed into the inbox. Trash the spam, already. Old review: So close...to being perfect. It's such a good app, but there are some issues that I wish the developer would address (at least on the 5s/iOS 9.2). • When left running in the background, the app will sometimes crash - blue background, no tabs, no buttons, no response. Requires close/reopen. • All to often notifications will be visible, but tapping on them won't open them. I either have to select New Email from the column on the left or (when that doesn't work) restart the app. • I usually have to initiate a manual refresh by pulling down from the menu bar. The app only seems to refresh when it wants to. • There's no way to re-order tabs. This is a real headache if you're hoping to organize things suitable to your workflow. • It would be nice if we could customize notification sounds, especially between individuals. These things aside, it's a very nice app. I look forward to the bugs being shaken out, and maybe a couple of new features.
Nice but a few quirks on mobile
by jakush on 2018/09/27 00:58
Been looking for a replacement to google inbox :( Pretty nice email app, but the smart inbox isn’t quite as powerful as Inbox sadly. It’s a bit disorienting because it shows groups of messages that are chronological within the group but then not chronological across several groups. I.e. in the evening you might see “updates”/notification emails for 6pm, noon and 9am today at the top of the updates pile, but then the next section on screen might be newsletters which will again loop from newest (e.g 6pm) to oldest. It’s a bit perplexing why they did this instead of showing groups in chronological order like Inbox does. Also no package tracking or one click unsubscribe. And, if you have multiple accounts, the smart inbox lists all of them. You can’t see a smart sorted inbox for one particular account. Spark team- please add smart inboxes per account like you have in the Mac desktop app!
THIS APP...
by M.James on 2018/11/09 00:12
This is a packed email app, don’t get me wrong. But, there are so many things that frustrate the hell out of me and I can’t understand why Spark would make some of these choices or lack thereof. For instance: - Why the heck is there no “Unread” quick toggle? Why do you make the user jump through these hoops and have to create their own filter? This is insane! - Why can’t I swipe from the very edge of the left side to access the side bar? This is very annoying. I intuitively try and do it all the time, but I just end up swiping in a specific email. This is so ridiculously annoying. - When I read an email, and swipe to make it unread, it just puts a small blue ring there that you can barely see instead of a blue filled in dot. My god, it’s like this app is purposely trying to annoy me with these tiny but big things! - The overall design of the app could be a lot nicer. It looks a bit dated. The font isn’t too great. - The compose button should match the theme. - Desktop app should offer a different view. Wish it was more like Newton and Gmail view. Newton was the best for this though. Some good things: - lots of app integrations. Awesome stuff! - The color coding looks great, easy to identify email accounts - Lots of features: Calendar, Send Later, Templates (not sure how good this is), offers Desktop and iPad app, Quick Replies...etc.
Spark is an ok iOS email client.
by Netbob on 2018/06/27 12:53
I’ve been using Spark on and off and with the latest iteration of Spark, I’ve come back to it to stay. One of the things I like is it’s responsiveness. I have been using outlook for a while and I love that app too. Lately Outlook is starting to become slower and harder to use with frequent errors being generated. So while they work on their product, I’m loving Sparks smart inbox and it’s customizable swipe actions. UPDATE: after a few weeks, while Spark is super responsive, I’ve started having 'no content' error messages in the body of my emails that display fine in the iOS outlook email client. Say what to will about Outlook, they respond ASAP when you click on the support option. Spark, not so much, in fact I have yet to get a response that even indicates they saw my support request for the 'no content' errors so I’m deducting two stars for lack of support. I’ll update if that changes.
Really did make me love my email again
by academic presenter on 2018/01/08 04:44
I tried Spark years ago and wasn’t impressed but I am REALLY impressed this time. It reliably separates out personal mail from newsletters and nothing CEO’s, enabling me to quickly go through the important stuff in my otherwise very cluttered inbox. It allows me to mark spam and quietly disposed of it. I love the ability to write an email and set a time for it to go automagically, to bounce emails back into my inbox at set times, and to be notified if a response doesn't come by a time I specify. One star off because one can't change the classification of emails oneself (eg some commercial emails seem to come to my personal email and some important notices have gotten buried under the flood of more routine notices). But overall it’s become my go to and most used program.
Spark has become my default email app
by Johnny B10225 on 2017/10/30 16:35
TL;DR - Spark is awesome. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Now that the Readdle team has added the ability to schedule email to be sent at a specified future date/time I have switched from Airmail back to Spark. I love the smart inbox feature which makes it super easy to sort through, and delete, spam/emails I don’t care about. A couple features I would like to see added to Spark: 1) the ability to create custom actions. For example, I want to have an action that turns an email into a pdf, saves the pdf to my iCloud Drive, and then archived the email. 2) the ability to tag emails and set saved filters based on those tags. This may already be possible and I just haven’t figured out how to do it. It it isn’t, it would be a great addition.
Hands down the best email client
by AppStoreLuvah on 2018/05/18 02:56
I have used literally every email client and Spark has won. Everybody competitor should just give up and throw in the towel now. There are a lot of great features but the seamless sync of settings & signatures between the Mac and iOS versions was the first “wow” moment. Smart inbox means I only get notifications for important emails (similar to gmail/inbox but not bound to gmail service) Snoozing has become a necessary feature as well and Spark nails it with little intuitive things like remembering that I am snoozing a lot of emails to a particular date and offering that up as a snooze to other emails as a one click option. The calendar integration makes it just that much easier to do everything for work as well. There are a few wish list items I’d love to see but even without this is still the best: 1) Exchange shared/group mailboxes would be really nice to have... 2) Propose new time capabilities would make life easier 3) Pulling contacts from directory services (when enabled on the device in contacts) would be helpful 4) The ability to disable an account without deleting it entirely (I’m on vacation and want to disable work email) Great, well thought out product.
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Spark is the best personal email client and a revolutionary email for teams. You will love your email again! "Best of the App Store" - Apple "It's a combination of polish, simplicity, and depth" - FastCompany "You can create an email experience that works for you" - TechCrunch **Beautiful and Intelligent Email App** We are building the future of email. Modern design, fast, intuitive, collaborative, seeing what’s important, automation and truly personal experience that you love - this is what Spark stands for. **Farewell to Busy Inbox** Smart Inbox lets you quickly see what's important in your inbox and clean up the rest. All new emails are smartly categorized into Personal, Notifications and Newsletters. **Discuss email privately** Invite teammates to discuss specific emails and threads. Ask questions, get answers, and keep everyone in the loop. **Create email together** For the first time ever, collaborate with your teammates using real-time editor to compose professional emails. **Schedule emails to be sent later** Schedule emails to be sent when your recipient is most likely to read them. It works even if your device is turned off. **Snooze That One For Later** Snooze an email and get back to it when the time is right. Snoozing works across all your Apple devices. **Find Any Email In An Instant** Powerful, natural language search makes it easy to find that email you're looking for. Just search the way you think and let Spark do the rest. **Get Notified About Important Emails Only** Smart Notifications filter out the noise, letting you know when an email is important, saving you from notification overload. **Powerful Integrations** Integrate Spark into your workflow and take productivity to the next level. Supports Dropbox, Box, iCloud Drive, and more. **Built-in calendar** A full-featured calendar works right in your email to help you always be on top of your schedule. Create events easily using natural language. **Create links to email** Create secure links to a specific email or conversation. Share the link on Slack, Skype, CRM, or any other medium so your team can see it and collaborate around it. **Sign Off With A Swipe** Before you send an email, quickly swipe to choose the right signature for the occasion. **Email with Emotion** Quick Replies get the point across with just a tap. Love, like or acknowledge an email in an instant. **Email Never Looked This Good** That terrible mess in your inbox is now replaced it with a beautiful, threaded message design. **A Truly Personal Experience** Customize Spark to work as you do. You decide which swipes do what, what cards are shown, and how many emails you want to see. You’ll love your email again! If you need us, you can always find us at rdsupport@readdle.com
Dream Come True!
by TheDealnista on 2019/05/19 03:04
Spark has been a truly amazing email inbox management tool, and meets all of my extensive needs and preferences...FOR FREE at that!!! Snoozing, pinning important emails, combining multiple inboxes, filtering and sorting/organizing emails, making filing in inbox folders a breeze and super convenient, plus SO much more!!! I love it, and it’s been a wonderful blessing since Gmail discontinued their “Inbox” app! Thanks Spark team :)
Push no longer
by Tkk01 on 2019/05/18 15:27
The push function no longer work. My background for Spark is active. In order to get to see my new mail I have to open the app. Also badge no longer work. I like it when I was simple. Too many updates.
It’s good when it works
by Jenni Lopez on 2019/05/18 05:15
I have trouble with emails not loading on my iPhone or iPad all the time!! It’s super annoying and I end up having to go back to the native Mail app to read a message when Spark doesn’t feel like working. 🙄
Spark
by no2002 on 2019/05/18 03:42
I really enjoy Spark!
Low on Options.
by MRJ777 on 2019/05/17 01:50
Cannot make font bigger or bold. Print is too small. No dark mode either. Way behind competition.
The best emailing platform on the App Store
by Aga-Doo on 2019/05/16 18:30
Spark is truly incredible, the design, ingenuity, and overall feel. Now with the new template feature, Spark is leaping forward to an amazing level of user comfort and productivity. Not only would I say this is the must-have email platform, this is the clear example of hard work put into a genius app, meant for productive, and busy people. People at Spark, great job, and sustain this amazing and vital part to people’s busy lives!!
Battery Hog
by JinglesFBaby on 2019/05/16 14:51
Background usage is killing battery life.
Best email app I’ve ever used!!
by Padres87 on 2019/05/16 05:04
Anyone that doesn’t give this 5 stars is crazy! I’ve used so many email apps for work and this one is hands down the best by far. I love how emails get put into there own area depending what they are. Super easy to use and move things around. I could keep going and going this is a must own email app!! AWESOME EMAIL APP!!!
Love It, But...
by Nico0122222222 on 2019/05/15 23:49
I love this app, but it has this annoying bug that whenever I preview an email it automatically deletes it. Developers, please fix this!
Fantastic Mail App
by VeryHonestReviewer on 2019/05/15 20:39
My new all inclusive Mail App. Wouldn’t be without it.
Doesn’t sync properly
by VovBrat on 2019/05/15 19:25
I am not able to use my phone at work. I handle emails all day, and when I go out to my car and look at Spark on my phone, it still lists all my already-done emails as new items until I manually refresh it. To be fair, maybe this is Apple’s fault - it seems to aggressively end any non Apple apps even when you’ve approved them to run in the background. Either way, this annoyance has stacked up to the point where I’m just going back to the cruddy iOS Mail app for simple reliability.
Cannot sign in
by Piano Music Lover on 2019/05/15 14:53
"Loading Message Error" - what you get instead of your email.... I cannot sign in to my 2nd email account because it won't take my password. The trouble is... Spark people won't answer my question, which is "how do I create a new password because the Spark system gives me no option to do that." I need a better email App.....
I love this app so much it’s the first one i’ve ever reviewed
by a.pet15 on 2019/05/15 04:44
I hate email and no matter how hard I try to unsubscribe from things my email was always buried in junk, I used to spend hours going through my inbox and cleaning up to get to the messages that actually matter. This app is smarter then me I swear! I never worry about missing important emails anymore, my junk mail takes about 5 minutes to skim and delete in one pass, and my pinned emails are grouped together and always visible so i don’t forget about things. This app has legitimately improved my life!
Love it but hate to search
by mcomte on 2019/05/14 16:31
It would be a 5-star if trying to search for a specific email wouldn't bring the application to a total halt.
Good app, ALMOST great
by MichaelEPS5 on 2019/05/14 04:09
I love almost everything about this app and it’s customizability. That being said, two things jump out to me that other apps have that make this app good instead of great. The first major missing feature is the ability to mute notifications from certain senders (and preferably have the option to sort that sender into its own Focused Inbox category) to help prioritize which emails aren’t important for you to be informed about immediately. The second is the ability to lengthen the “unsend” mail you just sent feature, I believe it’s set at 5 or 10 seconds but the ability to bump it to 15 or 30 seconds can be a life saver sometimes. Bonus feature, the ability to have the expanded view on the iPad display icons to quickly jump between folders or categories above the settings gear would save taps and be helpful if possible. All in all like the app a lot and would love to see these minor refinements!!!
Nonfiction Badge not on the app
by Kenny Mo 89 on 2019/05/12 14:08
It said that I have like 10 mail but the badge doesn’t show on iOS 12 and I have the nonfictions turned on and the badges turn on why it didn’t show the red circle on the corner of the app?
Best email app available
by Busted Aces on 2019/05/11 11:32
Very useful and easy to use. Highly customizable. A joy to manage my email.
Missing basic features
by Cyberdog Preston on 2019/05/11 02:56
I wanted to like this app, but for all its whiz bang “smart” features there are some really basic features that are missing. One of the most annoying gaps for me is that there’s no way that I can find to select multiple emails (e.g., for deletion). You have to delete each email individually. The other one that bugs me is that folders don’t have any visual indicator that they contain new emails. I use server side filters to route emails, and with Spark I have to go into each and every folder to see if it has new messages. As I said — I wanted to like Spark, but for me the lack of these basic “blocking and tackling” features makes it too tedious and inefficient.
Draining the battery
by Alexander Mazur on 2019/05/10 18:46
Great app,the best mail app on iOS, with the best features ,and I have 6 email accounts and using it daily, but , unfortunately to me it drains the battery on my iPhone 8, outlook app drains 6-8 % of battery while Spark drains almost 25-30 %, with the same usage
Absolutely Love this App
by Ahmad Moussalli on 2019/05/10 17:57
"Love your email again" Readdle, props to you on delivering what you promised for this app's mission statement!
Terrible for audio attachments
by Iphone 007 on 2019/05/10 17:24
They still haven’t addressed the playing audio from attachments issue. After a few seconds your phone will lock and the audio will stop playing. Very frustrating when working on music.
Works Great
by Cindy's Nails and Skin Care on 2019/05/10 13:57
Works Great
Sync is broken
by NathanGugliotta on 2019/05/10 11:10
Lately, sun between the Mac app and the iOS app is broken. Email’s contents won’t load on iOS, and emails that have been archived or moved on the Mac app (and server) still show on the iOS inbox. Been like this for two or three weeks, off and on (mostly off). It’s bunked
Like, Wish Better
by Krazy Glue on 2019/05/09 13:56
I like Spark. I particular like that I can “one touch” email, or n the mode where each email is a full screen, quickly archiving or deferring or replying. I wish, however, that there was a one-touch icon to say “This is unimportant email”, typically an ad - archive it (or delete it, or archive it but tag it as unimportant so that I can easily delete it when I run out of space on my email server). It worries me that Spark’s one-touch cannot distinguish between email that I want, that I read and archive immediately, and email that I don’t want, that I archive immediately as soon as I see the first page. I also wish that the “one-touch” mode had an Undo button. Far too often do I hit archive or the wrong day for Defer. Finally - I like that Spark has two swipe options in either direction. But I find that I far too often accidentally over swipe, hitting Move rather than Archive. Often enough that I wish I could disable the far swipe, do that all right swipes are Archive
Refreshing
by this is a nickname under 30 on 2019/05/08 19:33
Nice new clean take on email. Love the calendar integration. Keep up the good work.
Error details
by Eric0000000002 on 2019/05/08 01:37
You need better error details when configuring accounts instead of ‘ It didn’t work ‘
Spark support is nonexistent!!!
by UNCShogun on 2019/05/07 18:54
Three months ago I would have rated Spark 6 stars out of five. But now my Spark for IOS will not sync with Gmail desktop. I have requested help from Spark support numerous times. The few times they have replied basically referred me to their poor troubleshooting page or apologized for lack of resources and lack of help. Very frustrating!
Yes yes yes!
by Zachwilliams99 on 2019/05/07 01:50
So thankful to have found this app. It’s a great replacement for Inbox by Google since that’s now deactivated. Thank you for developing this gem!
Not work with iCloud !
by Abdulsalam Y. elsharif on 2019/05/06 01:03
I tried to connect my iCloud to Spark but unfortunately it didn’t work “can’t reach to mail server”.
Unfortunately Threaded Email Means Lost Email for Me
by lambanMLS on 2019/05/05 23:27
Spark does not offer a non-threaded, sequential listing of incoming emails, and that is the reason I had to give it up. I have not seen several important messages because I couldn’t tell which was the latest one in the thread upon first opening the app. I hope the developers reconsider only offering this type of ordering.
Waste of time - DOES NOT WORK WITH GOOGLE
by Like_Jimmy on 2019/05/05 10:59
Wasted 15 minutes. Downloaded this and 3 other mail apps. Google would not allow me to sign in cookies crap this was a big waste of time
Hell yeah!!
by Saltpeter9 on 2019/05/05 03:08
Been using spark for ever, I’ll never got back.
Keeps getting killed by iOS
by eepgmik on 2019/05/04 16:31
I run my iPhone 7 in power saver mode all the time, and most mail apps don’t get affected by that. Since Google killed Inbox I’ve been looking for a reasonable replacement and Spark was closest, except for a couple of reasons: - put it in the background for a minute andmy iPhone kills it, so I have to wait for the splash screen while it’s loading. None of the others I’m testing have done that. - strange handling of drafts - read an email, start a reply, hit cancel, save the draft, do something else, come back to the email: no mention of a draft for that email. What’s worse is that the drafts folder isn’t turned on by default. Look at how Inbox and Gmail manages that behaviour.
Easily the best
by InMyOpinionMinion on 2019/05/03 17:53
Tried all the top email clients, Spark is the best!
Chantilly
by triPeaksFan897 on 2019/05/03 05:34
Spark is Awesome, Dependable, & Exciting b cause of the Latest/Greatest Features😋✅✅ May 2, 2017
Loved it until...
by Volstagg on 2019/05/03 04:44
...they forced the thread view. Looking for an alternative.
I like it but
by Khedermj on 2019/05/02 19:27
This email app is pretty good except the font size is small and no option to change font size which I believe it should be, it is not rocket science.
Great email app
by Luther Zilli on 2019/05/02 17:17
Love using this email app. One complaint is that it has trouble opening wallet attachments. Other than that great!
Spark gets me!
by roosterx on 2019/05/02 12:31
Update: I need the Calendar widget to be more prominent. I would uninstall my apple calendar app if I could get to my Spark calendar in two clicks. I still love this app! I have used Spark on iOS and macOS for months now and it works really well. I would love for my calendar to work a little more intuitively with Spark, but its getting there. Sometimes signatures from received emails aren’t formatted correctly, but that’s not a big issue. All of those things are overshadowed by how well the other features work. Spark is a solid app that’s just going to keep getting better!
What’s wrong with the recent updates
by SkuJJ on 2019/05/02 02:12
I have used Spark for years. It gets all I need except you cannot clear the old data. But in the recent couple of months, I keep getting the same issue that when you open an email the content will just load forever and ever unless you kill the background and open the app again. It has been months I am waiting for an update to fix it but nothing has happened yet.
The Best Email App
by Brian De Olival on 2019/05/01 18:23
Really the Best!!!
El gestionador de correos perfecto
by mjarquin62 on 2019/05/01 10:25
Fácil de usar, intuitivo, completo, un calendario completo que te ayudará a trabajar mucho mejor mientras programas correos y solo por mencionar algunas cosillas. Gracias Spark por saber escuchar a los clientes.
Please add font styles setting
by เกือบดีแล้วนะค่ะ พัฒนาอีกหน่อย on 2019/05/01 03:43
It would be great if have customise font styles function. Cheer ! I love this app! Thanks so much
Duplicate notifications
by Ron II on 2019/05/01 00:08
I have contacted Readdle 4 separate times and there is no resolution for me getting duplicate notifications.
Tweet zero inbox
by hafman42 on 2019/05/01 00:00
Seriously who wants a “feature” like that!!
Truly the best email client
by TNIK on 2019/04/30 20:53
This could be the best email client I’ve ever used. I have achieved inbox zero for my personal emails and my business emails have never been more organized. My favorite features.: 1. Ability to snooze an email. Maybe I don’t want to deal with that issue right now, I’ll come back to it in an hour. 2. Remind me: I need to follow up on something in a month. I’ll schedule it to come back into my inbox in a month. 3. Templates and signature. Oh my word! They sync across all your devices. So I can answer work emails from any device and be consistent. 4. Pins: right up top where I can see them and find them easier. 5. Newsletters and personal categories: no more filtering through countless sales emails to find the one email my buddy sent me. Keep up the good work. I ❤️ this app!
Just 3 big issues
by ORHobbes on 2019/04/30 13:33
Spark is a great email app, and it keeps getting better. I can sift through tons of email faster than any other app. There are just 3 issues that keep it from being my favorite... 1) The calendar in Spark only works if you pull in events from the same account as your email. But it cannot natively pull in events or tasks from the default iPhone calendar or reminders apps, unless you give them your iCloud password. This is frustrating because they also make a calendar app called Calendars 5 which can pull in events from the iPhone calendar app without needing your password. So why can't Spark do the same thing as the other app they make? 2) When marking a email as Spam, it doesn't seem to update your spam filters on the email server. So it doesn't filter out future emails from that same sender. They just keep showing up in your Inbox over and over. So there is really no benefit to marking emails as Spam in the app. You still have to manually go set up Spam filters on your email provider's website. 3) There is no built in Unsubscribe feature like other email apps offer. So you have to manually unsubscribe from any email lists you're on. If they could add in these 3 features, this would not only be my favorite email app, but my favorite app overall.
HOW IZ DIS APP SO GOOD
by JAGDan on 2019/04/30 13:11
Like seriously. How?? It makes no sense. This app is too good.
Email par excellence
by dfdsquared on 2019/04/30 02:20
Easy to use but still sophisticated. Much better than Apple’s email.
Outlook-Hotmail feedback
by Apple ritz on 2019/04/30 02:14
Outlook or Hotmail email taken lot of time to sync up. Even after email is in app it takes time to open as it downloads body of email. Please do something. Emails should be downloaded fully so that when I open email shouldn’t wait for emails to be downloaded again that’s too slow now
LOVE IT!!!!
by DennyDiamond on 2019/04/29 15:24
I had outlook and can’t believe I paid for it. After finding Spark I dumped outlook like a hot potato. Love the features, the team feature is just killer. I tell everyone about Spark. Just wish the iPhone gave you a choice of main email program.
Great app.
by Spiral159 on 2019/04/29 14:07
But whenever I try to open it from a notification it doesn’t load my emails and stays on a blank screen. Hopefully the developers see this and find a fix for it. Broke in recent patches.
It used to be better
by emoh on 2019/04/29 12:35
I really like the app and read my emails and calendar access from spark. Recently the battery consumption has been much higher on a typical daily usage and it's a bummer. Please have a look what could be the issues consuming more battery life as compared to previous version. Thanks.
Constant crashing
by Andriodpnes on 2019/04/29 02:02
Crashes when idle for a while. Try to bring up an email and it will not load. Have to swipe the app and clear it from memory. The app and email act normal after restaring.
Best email app so far
by Pancubano on 2019/04/28 22:53
I recommend this to anyone who likes to save time going through email. Amazing app
No google chrome support
by PratyushTewari on 2019/04/28 14:29
You are stuck with safari browser. Going back to the official gmail app.
Best Email App I’ve Ever Used
by jayp_006 on 2019/04/27 20:18
I don’t write many reviews but this app deserves one. I was looking for an email app that can manage 3 different emails in the same all and I ran into Spark. The first time I downloaded the app, I was really confused of how it all worked, but after after 20 minutes of looking around and playing with it, I decided to replace it with my other email apps (Gmail & Outlook) for a week to test it out. I’m not even done with the week but I already decided to deleted the other email apps and use this one because of how good it is! It’s been my favorite app in a while and it even helped clean all the unnecessary junk emails I didn’t need. If you have more than one email, GET THIS APP AND THANK ME LATER. Note: There is a learning curve that comes with the app. If you get over the that curve, you will see how useful this app is.
Best email app
by Dan G! on 2019/04/26 17:28
Been using it for months with 0 issues, I’m very satisfied!
Spark is awesome
by Stealthdragon 22 on 2019/04/25 19:12
I’ll say this spark email has basically replaced my Mozilla Thunderbird and all my email apps.
Love this app
by Corey Danger Powers on 2019/04/25 03:21
I rarely write reviews, but this app is just amazing. It’s easy to use and has so many features. It also allows for a lot of personalization.
Generally good apps
by Xiaoran Chen on 2019/04/24 22:04
Easy to use and great functionality. Would be better if the smart folder works in seen email as well so that we could organize the seen email easily. It is already convenient to have the icon in the seen email folder. So just a little improvement to get the 5 star and would be a perfect app. So close!!
Text size
by RudyM69 on 2019/04/24 21:41
No way to increase size of the text to read emails like Apple mail.
Amazing email App
by Jschinter on 2019/04/24 21:26
By far my favorite app (for ANY APP) which 100% simplifies my complicated 5 email addresses!
Not great for unsubscribing
by mermaidmandee on 2019/04/24 20:14
It doesn't have an ability to unsubscribe/block and doesn't automatically block previous spammers
glitch
by Shifty5150 on 2019/04/24 15:32
Really want to like this app, for the most part it's great. When I send emails I get a message shortly after saying 'Your email to_______ wasn't sent. Please open Spark to send the email automatically.' Then I have to go into this email (or another) to check if it did get sent. Pretty inconvenient & defeats the whole purpose of the app in the first place. Thank you...
Best email client available.
by French Onion Soup 68 on 2019/04/23 17:38
Title says all, best email client available. Especially for power users.
Spark
by puggy face on 2019/04/23 12:41
This site is great!!!jan
Best email Client
by Jeff531 on 2019/04/23 04:29
I been using BlueMail for many years but now stop and using Spark. It is amazing with unlimited features and made my life easier with all my emails nicely segmented and reachable. I still have not Lear all I can do with it but sure no soon. Loving it. Thanks for bringing this App back using it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac and my android all.
Product good. Support...
by T2nu on 2019/04/22 22:42
I have always liked Readdle products. They keep them updated and come out with feature people do all for. Support--I've always disliked. Correct me if I'm wrong. You send a support question, the reply gives you the Knowledge Site. The reply had a small caveat that says, basically, if you don't find the answer after looking at the Site, send them a reply and they will get back to you. In other words, you investigate and if you can't find it, try us again. Of course, they are not alone. There are very few developers that have what I would consider to be an acceptable support option.
Best email client I’ve ever used
by DavidSights on 2019/04/22 16:29
Dealing with a large amount of emails is super easy, tons of customization options (like custom notification actions), and LOTS of small touches that make for a delightful experience. Something that would make a huge difference to me is the ability to block email read tracking, and also be able to track when your own emails are read by others. This was my favorite feature in Polymail, and the only feature I miss from that app compared to this.
Love Spark, but hangs downloading attachments are frequent.
by arimat on 2019/04/22 15:30
Love Spark, but hangs downloading attachments are frequent.
Good
by Andron-1 on 2019/04/22 12:57
Best email app I used
Amazing and Free!!
by ky.bo on 2019/04/22 03:59
Wow, I after only one day of having the app I am completely in love with it! I had recently encountered issues with native email apps (glitching, failing to send notifications, crashing, etc.) and was in search of an app to group all my email accounts. After seeing several other apps that required subscriptions, I came across Spark. The interface is simple and effective while being aesthetically pleasing. The tools available to organize and act on emails are fantastic. I love that Spark categorizes emails in a way that still allows you to see them all as opposed to hiding those not deemed important. As someone who needs to stay on top of email communications, Spark truly changes the game of email management.
Thank You
by Tony Kahl on 2019/04/20 08:26
I cannot tell you how frickin stoked I am that you brought back exchange compatibility! I have 3 exchange accounts and love your app! I was seriously upset when you guys took it away last year! Thanks for bringing it back, SERIOUSLY! Thank you!
Could the font be any smaller?
by Bearly44 on 2019/04/20 01:00
This app has been around for years and the font is still so stupid and small I can’t believe anyone uses this app. INCREASE THE APP SIZE! It’s not that hard.
It is very functional and organize
by MRiutort on 2019/04/19 16:37
The application make me do my searches easy including using the filters to see the most interest, yes.., but when participating on live auction everything happens to fast on the last seconds that the process just make me be disorient and also something goes wrong with the time that I was out for near 5 minutes. The watch list is good, but not manage it. Removing items that are group by any of the tags suggested just make the watching list to return to the original stage reloading, what’s probably necessary, but uncomfortable. Finally, what makes me feel real bad of its is the reloading when you return back to it after changing for another iPhone apps or from lock screen. It just reload on its default home screen, which may be correct, but I lost what was looking before. Yes return to watched items may resolve the problem, but always. I am sorry, to put all of this here, it should goes to customer support or another place, but not sure where. Don’t get me wrong, I use it a lot.
Want it to work reliably- I really do....
by gardnafari on 2019/04/19 01:58
I love the “feature set” the app purports to have except the fact that Outlook and Mail.app are pulling up a particular message right now and Spark consistently cant retrieve messages (current one included)- as a professional this makes a difference when deciding on an email app. Additionally badges are delayed being updated and messages consistently get stuck in the outbox. The support is terrible too. I’ve tweeted to them about this issue many times and no acknowledgement or support.
Categories or a way to order templates
by tazz306 on 2019/04/17 23:00
I am loving the template feature of this app. I wish there was a way to categorize or order the templates so I didn’t have to scroll through all of them. The template feature is by far the best I have used in an email app.
Really good!
by Engwisjw1998 on 2019/04/17 16:53
I love this app! The smart sorting feature works very well and the whole interface looks clean and neat. Another thing I like is the integrated calendar since most times the events I make are from emails anyways. There’s just a couple things I wish this app did better: 1.) Make the integrated calendar better. Maybe even make a separate page for it like they do with Outlook and different views besides the week view. 2.) Create widgets for calendar events and email. Change these things and I’ll make my review 5 stars!
Used to be. Best Mail App EVER
by PeyDiddy on 2019/04/17 15:31
Used to use mailbox, til that shut down. This picked up the ball where they dropped it and Spark just blew it out of the water. It helped organize 8000 emails in about an hour and now I never miss an important email throughout my day-to-day. The watch app is a great bonus. You can actually read your whole email and not some 3 line preview like many other apps. Calendar function needs work but solely as an email service, there is nothing better. EDIT: currently looking for new options. This used to be the best. But time after time I get a notification of an new email, tap on it and the app freezes. A new email comes in, I click on the attachment, and it freezes again. I’ve deleted and reinstalled. But this app isn’t what it used to be. It’s constantly making me force close it and reopen for it to work. I can’t spend this much time trying to open an email - not good.
Great!
by SergiiTkachenko on 2019/04/16 20:06
I feel like brand ambassador when I am telling my friends how happy I am to use Spark :) Company’s motto is something like “love your email again” and it really tells what you feel using Spark. Thank you guys, please keep do what you are doing 👍🏻
Buggy on the iPad
by Jd077 on 2019/04/16 15:12
Captcha system login for lost passwords doesn’t work for yahoo. This app is not useful if I can’t login. Is this app a beta??
Awesome
by Mubarak Al- Shalawi on 2019/04/16 04:14
I like it 👍
Needs work
by MrMulchMan on 2019/04/15 16:53
It doesn’t work well going from mobile, to iPad, to computer. There always seems to be issues. Every time my iPad updates it has to be set up again. It’s annoying to do that every time. I also receive a lot of spam and can’t figure how to stop it.
Love your email again 😊👍👍
by Kings ❤️👑👑 on 2019/04/15 15:08
This app is the coolest app I have ever seen before. I used many many Emails apps before, however there is no any app which can beat this SPARK app. Yep that’s right “Love your email again” . I really recommend this awesome app specially for those who are college students and this app is pretty awesome for business; in team chatting with group.... . It deserves 5 ⭐️
Finally an organized inbox
by mackattackkk on 2019/04/14 10:33
Always the person with thousands of unread emails. Now I have none. This app is AMAZING... my only complaint, I didn’t hear about it sooner! I’ve tried tons of email apps, but they don’t have as many features. Not only can you hit select all and DELETE ALL EMAILS AT ONCE (I KNOW- FINALLY CAN DO THIS ON AN IPHONE- INSERT HAPPY DANCE) it also sorts through your emails and puts them into categories... now I can easily find personal emails, newsletters, etc. I actually enjoy checking my email everyday, and I am finally able to keep up, sort through, and actually use my email, vs once a month getting on the iMac to be able to hit select all and delete emails that way. Seriously this app is a lifesaver if you want to take advantage of your email. A MUST GET.
Not Working / Poor Support
by _timharrison on 2019/04/14 03:31
I love what this is trying to be, but it is incredibly unreliable. I have it on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac and this is where the problem is. Emails I get on one device do not show up on the other devices. I reached out to the Spark team on Twitter and they said to email their support team. I did and got no reply. I’m willing to give a better review if someone can help me fix this. For now, the app is completely broken.
Poor calendar and service
by Abzac on 2019/04/13 21:12
The email portion of the app is very nice. It has many futures that make daily emailing a breeze and convenient. The problems lies in the calendar. The biggest issue is that there is no way to do a search for an event. The is a major problem if you need to find an upcoming appointment or event. Don’t bother trying to email customer support as they won’t get back with you. I sent an email, I got an automated reply stating they will get back with me. It has now been over a week and I still haven’t heard anything. If you don’t need the calendar or any support than this is a great app.
I love it
by amag٧٧٧ on 2019/04/13 11:47
It’s awesome and easy to use. It’s deserve to be in the first page.
If support would respond...
by el.jeffe58 on 2019/04/13 04:37
I’d give them 6 stars. It’s great. Love Spark.
Spark was my favorite email client
by Im Cody on 2019/04/11 22:17
I’ve tried so, so, so many email clients on the App Store it’s not funny. Spark has been my favorite. It has so many useful features, great design, and I can use it on my Mac as well. However, lately it has been so slow. I mean, incredibly slow. Both on the Mac and the iPhone. I can barely use it. I use my email a ton as I’m a freelancer, but it’s been unusable the last few weeks. I’m ready to go back to Airmail or just gmail. Hopefully you guys fix it soon because I really don’t want to switch as I’ve been using spark for awhile now.
Love this app
by jbarr1650 on 2019/04/11 17:41
This is the only app I can use anymore for email. All others feel like they’re just missing...something. I will say however that updates on badge count don’t update/sync all that fast between the mobile and desktop app. Additionally, the app needs to be updated to support the infograph faces on the Apple Watch.
Exceed expectations
by JhazRN on 2019/04/11 16:38
I was a user if Inbox by Gmail but because they removed the application already, I have to find an app that could at least give me the interface that I want and that could bundle my emails to make my inbox organized. To be honest, it took me 6 hours to check the pros and cons of each email app. To give my verdict: this app is par excellence if you are the user that wants a twist in their inbox. It is a combination classic and modern way of email platform. What I like about this app are as follows: 1. the option of sending an email later in the day or on your preferred date, not all email app can do this!! 😊 Only Boomerang and Spark has this capability. 2. Adding your emails in one platform 3. Organizing your emails per category such as Newsletter, Alerts, etc (I hope they can also notify about upcoming travel,I haven’t tied if yet... I’ll check on it this coming month since I’m flying off island) 4. Smart Inbox - once activated, it could give you a glimpse of the important emails. 5. Settings- I love how they give the user a vast options on how to manage their emails from how the user will be alerted and notified. I soo love this option! 6. Background color- you can change the theme of the app: black, light blue and dark blue 7. Email- you can easily change the email address that you wanted to use in your composed message. You can toggle between your accounts if you have multiple ones 8. Color coded email- you can view your messages per email address or you can view all inboxes. You can assign a color on each email address for your reference. 9. Rich text- you can change the color of the messages that you’re composing and highlight it! ☺️ This app exceeds my expectations. Thanks! I sooo love it. ☺️
Was a 5 Star. Now Spark is a 1 Star
by iZen 2.0 on 2019/04/11 12:35
I wrote this a year ago: “Been using the standard Apple email on my iPhone for seven years. Didn’t know what I was missing! I started using Spark last week and wish I moved from Apple to spark sooner! This is an amazing email app! Glad I found it! Will never go back to the stock iPhone app again!” UPDATE: after using Spark for more than a year, with all of the updates and new features, Siri integration isn’t working any longer, and there are a host of new bugs that have almost crippled completely the stability a spark email. I don’t know what happened… Spark was awesome year ago, and now our company is actually thinking that our business may have to change email programs because of so many bugs and stability issues in Spark. Guys… Please make Sparks stable again and hold off on all the new features until the platform is stable and the existing bugs are fixed. UPDATE: 4/11/19. “Smart Search only works with Gmail”. This information comes directly from Valeriia, and the Spark email engineers at Spark.
Great app but search stinks and synch account issues
by positionkiller on 2019/04/10 21:52
First, great app and was my only email app across all my macs and iOS devices for two years. I decided to abandon it because of three reasons. First reason is that search stinks. I simply don’t understand how it searches. Second is synch of accounts. I absolutely hate this and no option to remove it. I use Spark for my work email as well as personal email but only want my work email on my Macs only, but there is no easy way of doing this. There is a convoluted way of adding accounts in a certain order but that is just stupid. Previous versions of Spark had an option to sync accounts which I always switched off, but more recent version have no such option. Always have to be synced which is super annoying. Third issue is not Spark’s fault but generation of app specific passwords is annoying.
Sparks My Mailbox...
by Domenoak on 2019/04/10 20:35
I have used spark for over two years now and it helps me a great deal with being organized. The features are awesome. I had never thought about how convenient it is to snooze an email and re-schedule it or to transfer it to my to-do list. Since a couple of updates, however, I am increasingly dissatisfied with three major thing that occur: 1) Spark always crashes when I try to open it from the “notifications” menu. So I can’t open the email from there. 2) Whenever I want to open a received file in an email, spark wants to prepare the download. But then, it never opens it. It’s annoying because when I reopen the app, it works. 3) When sending an email, spark needs to stay open. If I close the app after sending it, spark is not able to process the email further, ao it just stays in the outbox. I realize this is a minir problem but it happened to me a couple of times and it’s just annoying. So: three stars, with potential for 5 because I love the way the app is designed and I use the scanner program as well and the apps work very well together. But this is disappointing.
Great Inbox Alternative!
by ChelsN on 2019/04/10 13:39
Coming from Inbox and I’m really liking Spark so far. I love that there’s both mobile and desktop versions. It does take a bit of getting used to, but the functionality is great! I just wish the interface was more customizable. I’d love a cleaner option (white / light grey vs. the bright blue or dark interface.)
Unusable. Wish it worked.
by Baconator85 on 2019/04/09 22:39
It took me about an hour and a half to get this to work properly. When it did, it was wonderful. But it keeps failing, messages get stuck in the outbox and never send, none of my messages load and I get “Loading message error”. I’ve followed all of support’s suggestions and it just keeps happening. I just can’t keep wasting my time. I’d even pay for an like this that functions properly, but this one doesn’t.
Notifications abound
by Merf merf merf on 2019/04/09 19:59
Great app, especially as a replacement for Google Inbox. My only complaint after a week of use is that notifications are just too prevalent. If I get a single email I get a desktop notification, a watch notification, and a phone notification. If I look at that email on one device I still have to clear the notification from the other two. I really wish you would clear stale notifications upon the email being marked as seen, or even after being archived.
I Love This App
by WorkingIntheCloud on 2019/03/29 03:33
I’ve pretty much tried all of the email apps for iOS and while I use google business in chrome with a lot of plugins on my desktop, this is my new go to mobile email productivity booster. I was a long time user of Newton but when they “shut” it down I switched to Spark. It has enough features that I can duplicate much of my workflow from Gmail on Chrome. There is a subscription component but that is basically for teams and collaboration not for the email component. The basic free subscription to those features is enough for me but if I can get more of my team using this, I wouldn’t have a problem upgrading to the paid tier. At first I thought, “why would I want to take communication out of the email channel” but it actually works. I can pin the email, collaborate on the question/task without the noise of email. Think of it at a basic level like a Slack channel built into the email. I was over moving to a mobile email app and having the product discontinued or acquired (yes, I’m talking about you Mailbox). Readdle isn’t a one trick pony and has a broad app ecosystem. Needless to say, I highly recommend this app.
Exchange Sync Broke again after Spark V2.0 update.
by KStudd on 2018/07/25 23:02
Please fix this! I use this app for work and I can’t continue to use if all the emails I worked on in the office is still in my app when I get home. The sync needs to work better. I’m back on Apple mail app until this is fixed. Once fixed, I’ll update my rating once again. *****I don't know what they fixed in the last update but the exchange sync is back and working perfectly. While at work, I manage my emails through outlook. I delete emails and file emails into folders. When I get home and open the app, allot of those emails are still in my inbox. NOT ANY MORE!!! Its great and it syncs completely everytime and not partially. Now I'm worried about future updates. Please don't break this again. Keep up the great work at Readdle!!*******I use to love the app, I used it for my personal email as well as my work. But now I went back to the apple stock app because this one no longer syncs with exchange. While at work, I can delete email, move emails to folders, etc. When I get home and open this app, most of the emails I already saw at work are still there in my inbox. That never happens with the apple tock mail app. I have to manage my emails twice now with Spark. Fix that and I might go back.
This app has changed the way I deal with email.
by Rowan28549 on 2018/07/18 03:59
I used to always feel the need to get my inbox down to having zero unread emails, going through each one (however unimportant) and deciding whether or not to sort it into a folder, keep it in my inbox, or delete it, and going through my emails became a big way for me to procrastinate and waste time. I now use Spark across all my devices, and I love that there isn’t that little red bubble displaying how many unread emails I have in the corner of the app icon – my “email anxiety” has pretty much disappeared :) I love how easy it is to scan through multiple emails at a time, and the search function is great (accurate and super fast). The only (very small) thing I wish were different is that I would like to be able to more easily permanently change if a certain type of email from a company or organization is specifically a Newsletter or a Notification, and that the system could learn from my preferences and improve how it organizes my incoming emails. But overall, fantastic and beautifully designed app.
Post v2.0 Struggle
by mlmlmsm on 2018/07/13 11:42
Prior to version 2.0 my rating was 4 stars. Spark is a solid app with a lot of great features that the native Mail app lacks. The Smart Inbox and notifications are great as well as the Snooze, scheduled delivery, bulk inbox actions, and app extensions. However, I have had a constant struggle with bugginess since the v2.0 release. Their support and dev team have been responsive and released several updates, but too many remain and more keep surfacing with each release. My exchange inboxes have stopped syncing across devices (even though they sync fine in Mail), emails show Subject details for other emails, Apple Watch app will not open anything, and sporadic ‘load message errors’ where messages will not display, among other issues. I experienced another eye opening quirk while traveling in an area with weaker connectivity where I could barely send or receive emails via Spark, while the native Mail app worked just fine. Apparently, your messages make an extra stop on Spark’s servers along the way where certain app features are executed. Privacy concerns aside, somehow the communication between the app and their servers is more prone to connectivity quality issues than the native Mail app. Back to Mail for me.
Love and hate it
by RJ1982-jshdjsbhsjfbv on 2018/10/02 04:01
I know only about two iOS email clients which support Evernote integration. Spark and airmail. Airmail doesn’t even display my work exchange mails and spark seems to have overall the better features. That is IF it decides to work. I deleted my email account numerous times and even deleted all data with spark and registered from scratch 4-5 times. Which is by the way the official support answer lol. Either emails cannot be sent, or the email body has a load error, or the calendar doesn’t work. Lastly I had an global calendar usage exceeded even though I am only messing with my gmail and exchange which on occasion works. When it works it’s fantastic. Then next morning suddenly my exchange account is simply not present anymore go figure.... I would pay for this (one time not subscription please) to eliminate the bugs. How the company can pull a subscription model off is beyond me considering all the bugs. Of I make the math of what a team would end up costing via subscription there should be almost no bugs here and if there are some they should be resolved quickly. This seems not the case unfortunately. Well I’ll keep searching for an alternative and maybe try another update later.
My Selected Mail App
by Ken Bagby on 2018/06/01 07:15
I have tried many email apps as an alternative to a rather bland, but stable, Apple Mail. Purchased many; they looked so good. But every one developed one or more operational issues where I had to abandon them. I needed an iOS app which had a Mac app. When Spark came around, it just clicked. Features were great, functionality good, and was mostly, but not always, stable. This forced me to consider and then actually abandon Spark. Each time, I gravitated back to Apple Mail where the same blandness frustrated me. Communicated with Readdle and went back to Spark with numerous updates. Finally settled on Spark and it has mostly been wonderful to work with. An occasional quirk makes me wonder but still I stay. It is free but that isn’t the criteria which makes them my go-to Mail App.....I would gladly pay $20 or so for it. I do have other Readdle apps and find them all to be outstanding. Hope this helps. It isn’t perfect; nothing is. But its functionality has won me over with their increased stability and presence of a MAC app.
Update-crashes when opening
by janprint on 2018/06/17 15:13
Latest review: The last two updates have made Spark crash and unusable on both my iPads. I’m sad to have to go back to Apple Mail. At first I thought that my old iPad (which I keep at one remote location) was too slow or old to keep working with Spark. But the latest update shut out my iPad Pro. Yes, I’ve restarted and all devices have the latest OS updates. I can’t trouble-shoot because it won’t stay open long enough for me to see what’s going on. Too bad because I was looking forward to the calendar feature. I already use Readdle’s Calendars 5 and like it. I’ll check in with updates every so often to see if there’s an update that gets along with my devices. Spark still works with my iPhone 6 and Apple Watch but I really prefer something that works on all my devices. Old review: Love it—seamless. Spark is seamless across all my devices including the Apple Watch. It's clean, attractive, and the user-customizable interface makes it MY email app so I can use it the way I think. AND get this, I had a question which was answered correctly the first time by a friendly app representative. The problem was me, not them--I forgot to fill something in. Five stars for this program.
Almost there, but
by P.mousse Esq. on 2018/10/05 23:54
The feature suits most of my needs; the interface is smooth and elegant. Spark has been a happier fit than Newton, which it replaced in my workflow and even than Mailbox, which Newton’s earlier incarnation replaced. I appreciate the coordination with Gmail labels, too, though that could be more robust. The two shortcomings that most affect me were both noted to the developers long ago. First, there is no starring system, only pinning. Pinning isn’t practical for more than a few items at a time else the folder becomes burdened with clutter. Starring makes it easier to find archived information when needed, without having to sift through dozens of emails containing similar subject matter. But the major nuisance is the storage bloat. It periodically creeps up to nearly a gigabyte in size, and the only way to clear the cache is to delete and reinstall the app. That in turn means signing back in to an assortment of other apps that are linked to Spark. Since I’m a digital artist, my iPad is chronically short on space as it is. A way to clear the cache from within the app would be most welcome.
Great app, just one thing...
by Vmartin7 on 2018/08/03 13:43
I previously rated this app 4 stars, but lately I can barely even open my emails. It takes FOREVER just to load a single email, and it does that with each and every email I try to open. I’m using an iPhone 10 on WiFi, and no other apps are lagging, so I know it’s something with the app from when they updated, because it’s been like this for a while now. Please fix, I’ve been using this app for almost three years now but I can’t deal with this much longer. Previous review: I started using this app for my email and got my boss onto it as well. We both love it because with us being entrepreneurs it helps us to declutter the day and group things much more effectively. The one thing we've noticed however are we don't seem to get the notifications for our emails as easily. I'm not sure if Spark is just not pulling the data enough or what, but even when we do get the notification I can barely hear it with my sound all the way up. We both noticed we've been late on responding to emails because of this issue. Overall I love it and will continue to use it but I hope they try and find a way to make it easier for us to see our notifications.
Exchange calendar but Where has this app been all this time?
by fhbgvduiytyu on 2018/09/13 21:47
I am speechless. Before I started using this app on my Mac and iPhone I used the Outlook app. It was okay and it kind of got the job done. This app meets every flaw/bug the Outlook email app had except for one thing! I would really appreciate if you would make the app compatible with the Exchange Calendar on Mac and on the iPhone app but mostly on the Mac. I really enjoyed having all of that in one place on the on the Outlook app. It was seamless and very fluid. As an Exchange Calendar is the only Calendar I use I still use the Apple stock calendar app which to me isn’t all that great. If you could put your own great Readdle twist on your calendar in the spark app it would really help me and I’m sure some other people too!! There is one more suggestion, you should implement a voting system for what features you customers really want/need in the app but still keep the email services. I think it would lighten up your load on email reading and get the job done. Just a thought.
Sparks My Mailbox...
by Domenoak on 2019/04/10 20:35
I have used spark for over two years now and it helps me a great deal with being organized. The features are awesome. I had never thought about how convenient it is to snooze an email and re-schedule it or to transfer it to my to-do list. Since a couple of updates, however, I am increasingly dissatisfied with three major thing that occur: 1) Spark always crashes when I try to open it from the “notifications” menu. So I can’t open the email from there. 2) Whenever I want to open a received file in an email, spark wants to prepare the download. But then, it never opens it. It’s annoying because when I reopen the app, it works. 3) When sending an email, spark needs to stay open. If I close the app after sending it, spark is not able to process the email further, ao it just stays in the outbox. I realize this is a minir problem but it happened to me a couple of times and it’s just annoying. So: three stars, with potential for 5 because I love the way the app is designed and I use the scanner program as well and the apps work very well together. But this is disappointing.
Great app. Clocks a bit though...
by Bitchen! on 2017/09/25 23:57
I really like Spark. In particular, the smart Inbox feature is amazing. You can review your mail and then pin anything that is important to go back to later. This creates a good buffer system for items requiring additional action while letting you clean out your inbox quickly and effectively. Additionally, it identifies newsletters and displays those separately so you can mark them as read 5 at a time. My only gripe is that it pops up a message on my phone about a new email and then when I go into the app to actually read the message it clocks for sometimes a minute or more before displaying. A suggestion for further improvement would be to add custom or additional selections to “Pin”. For example, it would be great if I could categorize messages as needing a phone call, email, or research. These could be grouped into separate sections, just like pinned items and would prove an easy way to, for example, know who to call first when time permits.
It is very functional and organize
by MRiutort on 2019/04/19 16:37
The application make me do my searches easy including using the filters to see the most interest, yes.., but when participating on live auction everything happens to fast on the last seconds that the process just make me be disorient and also something goes wrong with the time that I was out for near 5 minutes. The watch list is good, but not manage it. Removing items that are group by any of the tags suggested just make the watching list to return to the original stage reloading, what’s probably necessary, but uncomfortable. Finally, what makes me feel real bad of its is the reloading when you return back to it after changing for another iPhone apps or from lock screen. It just reload on its default home screen, which may be correct, but I lost what was looking before. Yes return to watched items may resolve the problem, but always. I am sorry, to put all of this here, it should goes to customer support or another place, but not sure where. Don’t get me wrong, I use it a lot.
The best mail app by far! But.....
by Menyo on 2019/04/08 16:17
Okay this is in fact one of the best email apps out there! I love the grouping of the emails by category and how it allows you to delete those emails with one swipe. Especially comes in handy when I get the newsletters with all these deals and sales from retailers and just want to get rid of them quickly. The UI is great, the ability to write up an email and have it sent at a predetermined time is fantastic, but best of all, the Snooze feature is awesome. Yeah I know that many other email apps do it but Spark does it better.... My ONLY COMPLAINT isn’t really a complaint. It’s literally the OCD in me. I hope I don’t sound picky but... when I read all my emails and exit the app, the badge number still shows I have unread mail. I go back into the app, see no emails, back out a second time and THEN the badge is gone. This app is a 9.8/10 for me. And I promise it’d be a 10/10 if that gets fixed :) still one of the best email apps... if not THE best
Great package!
by TAPS48 on 2017/10/10 13:36
Great how it groups mail by sender. Fresh look, easy to manage multiple accounts. Way better than other mail apps. Only to improvements I would like to see easy, male blocker to control spam and one or two clicks for deleting read mail, that's it! It’s hard to really come up with something that you don’t like about Spark. I was having trouble figuring out what they might be and read the comments above, I agree, mail blocker for controlling spam. I have a security system that sends me alert every time the sun goes behind a cloud. I can get 50 or 60 alert today and the mail delete feature from the smart inbox makes it a breeze. It’s fast almost, dummy proof and if you miss something, it’s not gone it’s in the trash file for a second look. Most of us Mac users appreciate all of the R&D Apple put into it, then you run into an app like this and think why did Apple think of that! Good job nice app.
Brilliant but buggy
by Guvlem on 2018/06/02 05:00
I really love the concept of spark and were spark is headed. I just don’t always love the reality. The integrations with Evernote and Trello are good for me when they work. Sometimes the things I’m sending to Evernote crasher don’t make it. Or they make it saying no because they were incomplete. Doesn’t make it very useful when that happens. Love it when it works, hate it when it doesn’t. I would love to be able to send multiple things to Trello or Evernote at the same time. But it’s one of the time right now. Finally I get emails stuck in my outbox that don’t get sent. It’s awful because the emails I intend to not reach the recipients and it causes problems for me. I mean seriously, I have all the settings right and it works just fine until it doesn’t. I love the smart inbox, I love the way that I can work in this application, but I just don’t love its execution yet. Willing to change my review as time unfolds and really hope that they’ll make the best of it
Simply the most reliable and bug free
by GeoffroyG on 2018/10/16 08:31
I have tried for a few years a lot of mail app alternative to the ios native app. And Spark is definitely my favorite. I originally decided to switch from the native app because yahoo and gmail do not support push with ios mail app anymore. And did not want to fetch every 15 minutes for obvious reason (data consumption, battery usage and email arriving up to 15 minutes too late!) Spark was simple to set up, I have gmail, yahoo and icloud mail accounts. I was please that the app would remind me of app specific password when setting up my icloud account. For google and yahoo, setup was fast and easy. I did not notice any bugs... thumbs up! whereas other apps airmail in particular has issues with push notification, after a few days, I would, out of the blue, stop getting new mail notifications , I had to manually go into the mail server settings of the app (not change anything) just reconfirm and it would start working again. Other mail apps problem I have encountered is spell checking, they would not underline in red the spelling mistake... but if you over an obvious spelling mistake and highlight the word then you would get suggestions to correct it. very annoying. I would draft in other app spell check and the copy paste back into the mail app. So all in all spark is fast and reliable and bug free so far.
Spark — Great Email App, But Not Yet Perfect!
by Evan Katz (Manhattan) on 2018/09/07 13:43
Spark is, as widely reviewed, indeed a wonderful email app. It supports all major email account types. And it has a password/PIN lock, which is necessary on shared iPads, because Apple stupidly still does not have separate user accounts and logins. HOWEVER: Spark is missing some very important and critica features, including: (A) Amazingly, it does not yet support the ubiquitous ActiveSync protocol, so if you use Microsoft Exchange, Spark will show you a blank calendar with none of your appointments!; (B) Spark does not have the usual option to turn off showing email as combined threads/chains, which many users find cluttering and very confusing; (C) there is no option to make the Spark font larger or smaller; and (D) there is no option to change the time delay after which Spark will require a passcode/PIN if you had switched to another app. When Spark adds most or all of these common and standard features, then it deserves and I will give it five stars.
Airmail Refugee
by The Peab on 2018/09/22 23:22
I’ve used Airmail for the best part of six years and it just kept getting more and more tedious to work with. So, I went hunting and re-found Spark. If you’re an Airmail refugee and reading this right now, I’d take a good long look at Spark. I tried Spark a few times right after it was released, but at the time it was just too basic. Spark 2 is out, it’s free, so far it does what it says it’ll do and after fighting with Airmail for so long it’s a real breath of fresh air. FYI: I’ve only been using Spark for about two weeks now, but my email load is very heavy and if I’m going to break a particular email client I can usually get that done in a few days. So far, Spark has taken it all in stride. And, as you can see, it’s a supper expensive app 😁 Between Airmail and Spark I did take some time to retry Apple Mail, but it’s just too elementary by comparison to either Spark or Airmail. Honestly Spark does just about everything, if not everything, that Airmail tries to do - And, it’s free.
Great Email App!
by Hunter_G_Anderson on 2018/06/09 09:25
This app has helped my email feel much more manageable again. Not only does the Smart Inbox feature split my emails up surprisingly well (only a couple exceptions), but the start-out tutorials helped me develop better habits with my email. I try to check it more consistently now rather than sporadically, especially since it’s not so overwhelming when I open it up. Spark makes it easy for me to see all the newsletters I subscribe to but never read, so I can unsubscribe and clean out my inbox. Also, the schedule to send feature is fantastic, and I’m honestly surprised no one else has included this in their email apps yet. Helps me send an email to someone right when I know they’ll see it. If you are scared of your inbox like I was, afraid to tackle the 1,000+ unread messages counting up on you notification badge, try this app! You won’t be disappointed.
2.0 is a great update!
by DarAshby on 2018/05/24 19:38
I have been using Spark for several months and really like it both for iOS and Mac. My goal is to keep my email for transactional information only and clean it out as quickly as possible. Then I try keep information about projects. Including things sent through email, in a separate system where I can act on them according to my priorities instead of react to what comes in urgently in the inbox. I am using Evernote for that system. Evernote integration was terrific but the one thing missing was the ability to grab a link to an email conversation and put it in Evernote (or some other place for tracking projects). In 2.0 they added this feature and it is excellent! The addition of calendar is like icing on the cake. I have not figured out the use case for team collaboration on email but the other 2.0 features are terrific!
I need a 2nd email app, but nothing matches this!
by G-Philly on 2018/04/17 17:51
When I found Spark, I switched for good. It “learns” what folders I will move emails to based on previous moves. It’s clean, it’s beautiful, it keeps my Gmail accurate (whereas other Apple Mail and other programs have had delays when I delete and close the app — then the mail is there again when I open next time). Fast forward: I am using separate email for work and want to keep personal separate. (I find it’s a productivity thing: I’ll still check personal email from time to time but always checking work throughout the day. And I don’t want to be running through work email at night unless I chose to.) Because of awesome functionality (e.g. Spark has been the only email app I can find that allows me to BCC: a different email address for my CRM records) I need Spark as business — but now I am hating personal. The closest I found so far has been Edison, but I still get the delays I mentioned. Outlook was okay but I didn’t love the display, and outlook tags every contact in my phone that I don’t really like. Newtown is a pay model, so I haven’t experienced. Inbox has gaudy icons like Gmail. Astro is too unique and specialized to someone who wants that: I just want an email app as good as Spark. So.... as I keep slugging through, you can stop here and get the BEST email app for iPhone!
Can’t live without this app
by voluntatis on 2017/10/11 20:03
I’ve tried many e-mail apps over the years and have been disappointed most of the time. And then by sheer luck I found Spark and decided to give it a try. It has been well over two years and I can say I’m absolutely addicted to this app. It can do things with my e-mail than no other app out there can. I wish there was a Spark desktop app - this is how much I liked it. The dev team is very good at responding to questions and fixing issues. I can finally enjoy my e-mail without being frustrated at managing it. I highly recommend that you give it a try. I also love their other app Calendar 5 - it has organized my calendars in a way that makes it so much easier to manage them while still being able to separate them, and the user interface is very intuitive. I highly recommend that app as well.
The email app that made me not hate email
by 2784803 on 2018/06/04 01:13
I’ve tried lots of different email apps looking for one that could help me manage messages instead of them managing me. I tried Outlook, Sortd, Gmail, CloudMagic, iOS mail, etc but didn’t love any of them. Spark is awesome because of all the ways that it allows you to remind yourself to handle things. I use the Pin feature to keep all the email that I need to follow up on in one place. It becomes my TO DO list. Then I use the build in reminder clocks to set deadlines for others to reply to my emails. It’s great. I also really like the integration with the MacBook desktop version so I’m always in sync. Like many others the swipe left or right functions really speed up handling email but with Spark I can customize it to handle several different common tasks like delete, move, move to spam or lots more. Highly recommended!
Great Idea..... Terrible experience
by According2ThisGirl on 2018/02/16 10:04
I’ve been using Sparks for a few days & I wish I could express how amazing it works... but unfortunately, as I do love the idea of its capabilities the issues I’m experiencing are unacceptable!! The MAIN Issue is the serious lag in my 6s iPhones performance! It started the day I downloaded it. If I leave it open in the background it slows everything down and randomly closes whatever I’m using and takes me to the home screen!! The App at times Can literally take 3 to 4 seconds when moving to the next unopened message or trying to delete one. It was a little slow at first but it’s progressively getting worse! Yesterday the app froze-up 2 times to the point I had to turn my phone off just to do anything! When that first started it would normally just freeze for a second then closes itself out. 😞 I have plenty of space available space on my iPhone 6s... I wish it would have worked out a little differently but not all that glitters is gold!! I’m sending this one to my app graveyard!
A bit buggy
by Sammiepeeps on 2018/09/24 02:54
It seems as if my phone is spinning in circles and will not retrieve new mail. However I do get pop-up notifications that I have new mail but I cannot retrieve them once I go into the application. I also have missed several business emails because for whatever reason on my phone and my computer, messages go straight to the seen section instead of staying at the top before they are read. So, several days pass before I actually see the email that was sent to me regarding business matters. This is very annoying. The other quirk with this app is that my signature for my business ends up on my other personal emails by default. I’ve checked to make sure that it is only specified for my business email and it is only specified for my business email. So I’m a bit annoyed with that because you cannot erase the signature once you were in the email itself. I’ve emailed technical support about this issue but have not heard back yet.
Finally a clean inbox!
by Taylormomof4 on 2018/06/11 14:20
I love the versatility of Spark! I have several different email addresses and now everything is in order and each day I clear out all my inboxes. I used to be the person who had 5,000+ unread messages because I’d just scroll past the unimportant looking for emails that were important. But once I got spark (I also use the Unroll app to help manage my subscriptions) I was able to archive or delete everything and start fresh and now I have a place for everything and everything is in its place. I stopped all the mail forwards to my main email so now emails go into their own inbox in spark and i can put that hat on before I start dealing with those emails (where before i was forced to be scatterbrained as things from different parts of my life were all coming into the same place). Spark has been a game changer. Love it!!
Marginally Better than others
by SARGuy76 on 2017/12/22 15:53
A year after reporting an issue with sending messages, no response from support and no fix after numerous updates. Simple Google account, attempt to send a message. Shortly after sending, close the app and a couple minutes later, the app comes back to say the message wasn’t sent and reopen the app. In general, performance is marginal and if you are a power user trying to go through hundreds of emails per day, the swiping to archive gets stuck and takes a lot of time. Additionally, searching is a litter better than other e-mail apps but nowhere near the GMail search capability. I understand the limitations, however, even a marginally better increase would be good. There is a lot of potential, but without the basic ability to send a message, this app is useless as a productivity app.
One of the best
by BLQthril on 2018/12/06 13:30
I think by now I’ve tried all the mail apps available on the App Store, but I keep coming back to Spark because there’s a fluidity and functionality about the way this app is designed that the others just haven’t achieved. My only complaint is that the badge notifications are not working for some reason. They’ve worked for me previously, but just stopped recently and I’m not sure why. I’ve checked my notification settings and they’re all turned on. Not a complaint so much as a suggestion, but one functionality I’d really like to see (that no mobile mail app seems to have) is the ability to forward another email as an attachment. I know I can save an email as a PDF and then attach that to whatever email I’m composing, but it’s a bit of a finicky workaround, and doesn’t give the receiving party the option to reply on the actual attachment.
Love! One request!
by Rather Big on 2017/09/15 14:37
Spark is a great tool for plowing through the piles of email. I can't imagine going back to life before it. I would however request one function that would allow me to specify exceptions from the bulk/newsletter grouping in the smart inbox. For example I'm on several committees that receive regular email updates. Spark sees those as "newsletters" and puts them in "newsletter" section -- 99% if which I wont read and will bulk swipe to delete. But because I need to read those that come from the committees, I have to comb through the "newsletter" group email by email and move those individually to the inbox before I can group delete all the rest that I don't want to read. This basically short circuits the best feature of Spark: the group swipe. If I could instruct Spark to treat certain specific sender addresses as "not newsletters" then I could save a bunch of time and effort. Thank you.
Readdle? Is That You?
by MatthewAV on 2019/03/28 05:16
• I own every app that Readdle has made. You can read about Spark’s features on your own in the description of the app. But until you use a Readdle product and interact with Readdle’s humans, you can’t experience how much Spark is invaluable tool that becomes part of your digital life. • This update...she confuses me. I’m pretty dumb, so that’s not difficult to do. I just notice my writing space decreasing and a lot of new collaboration features I’ve never used in any app appearing. Follow your research if that’s where it’s taking you! •Still a solid app though. Spark’s visual communication is excellent and makes searching intuitive. Just please don’t turn into an abomination like that other app that people once knew as Evernote. EverN is like a rash that won’t go away and keeps spreading everywhere. I have faith In you, Readdle! • If you’re using Agile development, PLEASE STOP! Agile is a cancer. With the exception of middle managers (the cult’s core membership) it crushes employees and “templates” everything so untalented mid-mgrs don’t have to actually manage people—just templates. The machine-like mind of Agile causes people to cleverly hide their mistakes, lest they hold up a Almighty Sprint! • Agile uses workers like Stalin used the young and old men of Russia—cannon fodder. • Please love your Readdle employees!
Best Email App I’ve Ever Used
by jayp_006 on 2019/04/27 20:18
I don’t write many reviews but this app deserves one. I was looking for an email app that can manage 3 different emails in the same all and I ran into Spark. The first time I downloaded the app, I was really confused of how it all worked, but after after 20 minutes of looking around and playing with it, I decided to replace it with my other email apps (Gmail & Outlook) for a week to test it out. I’m not even done with the week but I already decided to deleted the other email apps and use this one because of how good it is! It’s been my favorite app in a while and it even helped clean all the unnecessary junk emails I didn’t need. If you have more than one email, GET THIS APP AND THANK ME LATER. Note: There is a learning curve that comes with the app. If you get over the that curve, you will see how useful this app is.
Spark Email
by CWRU2013 on 2018/02/03 14:47
Excellent app, great if you have multiple email accounts, handles them flawlessly, I have eight. Has everything you need, snooze your emails pin them so they are easily found, Smart inbox separates newsletters and other advertisements from your regular email, can remind you that the important email you sent to your boss or your client or even friends have not responded to you. The only item it lacks is the ability to notify you that a recipient of your email has been opened your email and what day and what time it was opened. A great thing for teachers or professors who rely on communication with their students and it stops the comment from students “well I never got your email”. “OH YES YOU DID STUDENT YOU My email program indicates you opened it at such and such day and such and such time, busted.” Provide that to us FREE or at a reasonable price, this app will receive ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Used to be the best mail app, but became unusably buggy
by Nibbits on 2018/01/04 15:23
Spark was, for months, the best mail app I had ever used. It allowed me to conquer my inbox easily and treat every message as something actionable. Unfortunately, since the beginning of December, it has become entirely unusable. Both on my mac, phone, and iPad, whenever I open the app, it looks fine and usable for about 10 seconds before every single email begins to disappear, and I'm told that my inbox is empty. Using the search box doesn't bring up a single message either. If this issue could be diagnosed, I would gladly come back to spark and start recommending it to everyone I know again (and give it 5 stars), but in its current state, it's pitiful. I have switched to Google Inbox for the meantime which, although similar to spark, doesn't even compare from a UI, productivity, and quality of clustering perspective. I hope to hear back.
I do love email again!
by ChrisGillGraphics on 2019/02/05 11:52
I was a LONG time Mac Mail user until one day, all of my sort filters and search stopped working. I spent hours trying to fix it - everything from reboot to terminal commands. Nothing worked. I then read about Spark and gave it a go. After a solid week of use, I am in love with my inbox! I actually enjoy checking and sorting email! My only complaint is the threaded message view. In my work flow, I need to be able to flag/pin a specific email from a client which has information I need, not an entire chain of emails that happen to share a subject line. I now have to read through sometimes 4 or 5 emails of back and forth conversation to get one or two lines of information. If there was a way to pin the whole thread but highlight key information that would be helpful!
Calender Integration
by MattWarren629 on 2018/11/07 16:38
Spark, please improve the calendar integration. I have no problem with you inserting your calendar instead of using Apple’s, though the way it stands now, I much prefer Apple’s calendar inside the Spark app. The calendar integration was much better when you first brought Spark to us. Your stand alone calendar app is great, but the iteration that is part of Spark is horrible. I’ve mentioned this plenty of times before, and every single update that comes out is the same horrible calendar. Do you guys even care? I would hope so, because there is so much to love about Spark and the possibilities. I hate that when I select an event or appointment, it immediately sends me to edit it. Your calendars app doesn’t even do it. It brings up a preview of the event or appointment and then you can select to edit or not. Plus, I can’t even see the whole month, I’m stuck in week view. Please get these things fixed and make Spark what it should be, if you are serious about calendar integration.
Best Email Program Available
by worldbfree4u on 2017/10/11 14:09
I just love this app. I can keep track of all my email accounts in one place and manage them online in real time. So, once I file or delete an email, it automatically updates my accounts so when I access emails from a desktop application, I don’t have to duplicate my efforts. This app organizes emails in a very systematic manner, making reading emails easier to prioritize, read and respond. You can pin an email for later reference, schedule to read an email later, send emails on a schedule, identify spam easily and block further occurrences, and much, much more. I’ve tried many email apps before but this one is the best by far. If you have a busy schedule and need to streamline your email processing, I highly recommend this program. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Truly beautiful and a pleasure to use
by Chaz0703 on 2018/01/15 04:51
I’ve been a 3rd party mail user for some time now and couldn’t believe email could get any better. But then I retried Spark...oh my. I absolutely love using this app. Not only is it beautiful to behold, but it is so well designed to boot. It exactly fits the way I should be processing my email, and I never completely understood what I was missing until now. And the consistent feel between the mobile and desktop versions is simply stunning to use. Excellent work! One thing I miss from my other app though. When sending an email to another app using the Share Sheet, it would be great if the action would include a URL link to the email, in addition to the content of the email itself. This would make it easy to get back to the email from the other app (i.e. my task manager).
Just 3 big issues
by ORHobbes on 2019/04/30 13:33
Spark is a great email app, and it keeps getting better. I can sift through tons of email faster than any other app. There are just 3 issues that keep it from being my favorite... 1) The calendar in Spark only works if you pull in events from the same account as your email. But it cannot natively pull in events or tasks from the default iPhone calendar or reminders apps, unless you give them your iCloud password. This is frustrating because they also make a calendar app called Calendars 5 which can pull in events from the iPhone calendar app without needing your password. So why can't Spark do the same thing as the other app they make? 2) When marking a email as Spam, it doesn't seem to update your spam filters on the email server. So it doesn't filter out future emails from that same sender. They just keep showing up in your Inbox over and over. So there is really no benefit to marking emails as Spam in the app. You still have to manually go set up Spam filters on your email provider's website. 3) There is no built in Unsubscribe feature like other email apps offer. So you have to manually unsubscribe from any email lists you're on. If they could add in these 3 features, this would not only be my favorite email app, but my favorite app overall.
Security risk - Not Hipaa legal
by krazykatz911 on 2018/12/29 05:13
The app itself is pretty good accept if you have emails auto filtered to their own folders it will not alert you of new emails. The list of folders on the left doesn’t even show how many unread emails there is in each folder. Biggest concern is that they download and store all your emails on their server and there terms of service and privacy policy is that they can use any and all information from your emails for marketing purposes. So essentially your emails, senders, contacts are all being sold out to them by you!!!! Your emails could and can be seen by any of their employees and they would have risks of your information being hacked or stolen. The servers they store all your emails and info is not in the United States so they don’t have to follow any privacy laws. It’s terrible how these weasel app developers find ways to steal and exploit your private information just to sell your info and anyone you contacts info for money. Now you know why we get so much spam email and Robo calls.
Outlook exchange sync issues
by cmorris98 on 2017/09/09 02:00
Update: after the early issues post version upgrade it seems to have gotten better somehow. Will keep the review updated I really like the app but syncing issues just should not happen these days. Update: they sent me an email about the new version will fix my sync issues. From what I can tell it's worse. Now emails do not show up on my phone but are there on the mac and outlook web app. Taking it down to 1 star. I have contacted the developer twice but no response. At the end of everyday I have to go back and delete about 50% of the emails I have already deleted via my desktop computer. The desktop version of spark and my outlook email agree on what should be in my inbox. However the iOS version is so far off its super frustrating. Works fine for my iCloud account. I am using outlook 365 email. Frustrated enough I may have to go back to built in email app.
Great app but search stinks and synch account issues
by positionkiller on 2019/04/10 21:52
First, great app and was my only email app across all my macs and iOS devices for two years. I decided to abandon it because of three reasons. First reason is that search stinks. I simply don’t understand how it searches. Second is synch of accounts. I absolutely hate this and no option to remove it. I use Spark for my work email as well as personal email but only want my work email on my Macs only, but there is no easy way of doing this. There is a convoluted way of adding accounts in a certain order but that is just stupid. Previous versions of Spark had an option to sync accounts which I always switched off, but more recent version have no such option. Always have to be synced which is super annoying. Third issue is not Spark’s fault but generation of app specific passwords is annoying.
Still so close...
by Duzzenmatta on 2018/02/24 16:22
Updated 2/3/18: Still my go-to email app, but I wish it would put my spam email in the junk box instead of continuing to shove previously marked junk emails into the inbox. There’s no reason to insist that sources marked as spammers should continue to be allowed into the inbox. Trash the spam, already. Old review: So close...to being perfect. It's such a good app, but there are some issues that I wish the developer would address (at least on the 5s/iOS 9.2). • When left running in the background, the app will sometimes crash - blue background, no tabs, no buttons, no response. Requires close/reopen. • All to often notifications will be visible, but tapping on them won't open them. I either have to select New Email from the column on the left or (when that doesn't work) restart the app. • I usually have to initiate a manual refresh by pulling down from the menu bar. The app only seems to refresh when it wants to. • There's no way to re-order tabs. This is a real headache if you're hoping to organize things suitable to your workflow. • It would be nice if we could customize notification sounds, especially between individuals. These things aside, it's a very nice app. I look forward to the bugs being shaken out, and maybe a couple of new features.
Nice but a few quirks on mobile
by jakush on 2018/09/27 00:58
Been looking for a replacement to google inbox :( Pretty nice email app, but the smart inbox isn’t quite as powerful as Inbox sadly. It’s a bit disorienting because it shows groups of messages that are chronological within the group but then not chronological across several groups. I.e. in the evening you might see “updates”/notification emails for 6pm, noon and 9am today at the top of the updates pile, but then the next section on screen might be newsletters which will again loop from newest (e.g 6pm) to oldest. It’s a bit perplexing why they did this instead of showing groups in chronological order like Inbox does. Also no package tracking or one click unsubscribe. And, if you have multiple accounts, the smart inbox lists all of them. You can’t see a smart sorted inbox for one particular account. Spark team- please add smart inboxes per account like you have in the Mac desktop app!
THIS APP...
by M.James on 2018/11/09 00:12
This is a packed email app, don’t get me wrong. But, there are so many things that frustrate the hell out of me and I can’t understand why Spark would make some of these choices or lack thereof. For instance: - Why the heck is there no “Unread” quick toggle? Why do you make the user jump through these hoops and have to create their own filter? This is insane! - Why can’t I swipe from the very edge of the left side to access the side bar? This is very annoying. I intuitively try and do it all the time, but I just end up swiping in a specific email. This is so ridiculously annoying. - When I read an email, and swipe to make it unread, it just puts a small blue ring there that you can barely see instead of a blue filled in dot. My god, it’s like this app is purposely trying to annoy me with these tiny but big things! - The overall design of the app could be a lot nicer. It looks a bit dated. The font isn’t too great. - The compose button should match the theme. - Desktop app should offer a different view. Wish it was more like Newton and Gmail view. Newton was the best for this though. Some good things: - lots of app integrations. Awesome stuff! - The color coding looks great, easy to identify email accounts - Lots of features: Calendar, Send Later, Templates (not sure how good this is), offers Desktop and iPad app, Quick Replies...etc.
Spark is an ok iOS email client.
by Netbob on 2018/06/27 12:53
I’ve been using Spark on and off and with the latest iteration of Spark, I’ve come back to it to stay. One of the things I like is it’s responsiveness. I have been using outlook for a while and I love that app too. Lately Outlook is starting to become slower and harder to use with frequent errors being generated. So while they work on their product, I’m loving Sparks smart inbox and it’s customizable swipe actions. UPDATE: after a few weeks, while Spark is super responsive, I’ve started having 'no content' error messages in the body of my emails that display fine in the iOS outlook email client. Say what to will about Outlook, they respond ASAP when you click on the support option. Spark, not so much, in fact I have yet to get a response that even indicates they saw my support request for the 'no content' errors so I’m deducting two stars for lack of support. I’ll update if that changes.
Really did make me love my email again
by academic presenter on 2018/01/08 04:44
I tried Spark years ago and wasn’t impressed but I am REALLY impressed this time. It reliably separates out personal mail from newsletters and nothing CEO’s, enabling me to quickly go through the important stuff in my otherwise very cluttered inbox. It allows me to mark spam and quietly disposed of it. I love the ability to write an email and set a time for it to go automagically, to bounce emails back into my inbox at set times, and to be notified if a response doesn't come by a time I specify. One star off because one can't change the classification of emails oneself (eg some commercial emails seem to come to my personal email and some important notices have gotten buried under the flood of more routine notices). But overall it’s become my go to and most used program.
Spark has become my default email app
by Johnny B10225 on 2017/10/30 16:35
TL;DR - Spark is awesome. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Now that the Readdle team has added the ability to schedule email to be sent at a specified future date/time I have switched from Airmail back to Spark. I love the smart inbox feature which makes it super easy to sort through, and delete, spam/emails I don’t care about. A couple features I would like to see added to Spark: 1) the ability to create custom actions. For example, I want to have an action that turns an email into a pdf, saves the pdf to my iCloud Drive, and then archived the email. 2) the ability to tag emails and set saved filters based on those tags. This may already be possible and I just haven’t figured out how to do it. It it isn’t, it would be a great addition.
Hands down the best email client
by AppStoreLuvah on 2018/05/18 02:56
I have used literally every email client and Spark has won. Everybody competitor should just give up and throw in the towel now. There are a lot of great features but the seamless sync of settings & signatures between the Mac and iOS versions was the first “wow” moment. Smart inbox means I only get notifications for important emails (similar to gmail/inbox but not bound to gmail service) Snoozing has become a necessary feature as well and Spark nails it with little intuitive things like remembering that I am snoozing a lot of emails to a particular date and offering that up as a snooze to other emails as a one click option. The calendar integration makes it just that much easier to do everything for work as well. There are a few wish list items I’d love to see but even without this is still the best: 1) Exchange shared/group mailboxes would be really nice to have... 2) Propose new time capabilities would make life easier 3) Pulling contacts from directory services (when enabled on the device in contacts) would be helpful 4) The ability to disable an account without deleting it entirely (I’m on vacation and want to disable work email) Great, well thought out product.
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