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Spark - Email App by Readdle
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Spark brings the best email experience for professionals and their teams. Effortless, beautiful and collaborative. "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. **Dark Mode** We've carefully selected the colors to help you work better at night and save battery life. Select the Dark or a truly Black mode in Personalization settings > Appearance. It’s available for all iOS Spark users. **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
Brilliant; needs data management opts
by Julianstanley on 2020/07/03 12:11
I’ve been using Spark for a while (maybe around 4 years now?) and it’s fantastic! My only gripe is that it takes up ~2GB of space on my phone, and I can’t find any options to lower that amount. I would really appreciate some data management options (e.g. offload all messages that are X months old)
Great tech support
by hammelcamel on 2020/07/03 04:19
If you notice an issue with the app, tell them. They are receptive to feedback and have great transparency regarding their troubleshooting steps. Very refreshing to see that these days. ❤️🤘
Good Email Client
by Dinosaur Eggs on 2020/07/03 00:05
Please add the option to include the blue colors on top again in light mode. The app is very plain looking without additional colors.
Color issues still not addressed
by Elijah Kleehammer on 2020/07/02 18:50
Some hyperlinks and phone numbers are highlighted in a very dark blue. This is hard to see in dark mode as the background itself is also very dark. I enjoy this app and I enjoy dark mode, however the execution is below expectations.
Notifications keep multiplying
by RaevynReaper on 2020/07/02 02:56
I love this app and the ui, but I am so tired of my notifications saying I have 12 emails and not even having 1. I keep badges on because I have my emails delivered silently and only check when I have a notification, and this has been happening for months.
Great for email. Bad for calendar.
by DJ Rizzo on 2020/07/01 14:34
The Spark apps for iPhone and Mac have my email under control. I’m a big fan and grateful that such great tools are free. I only have 2 criticisms that keep me from giving 5 stars: 1) I’d prefer to integrate with the native iOS calendar app instead of having to use the one built into Spark. I don’t care for the way Spark handles events and the syncing of events with my iCloud calendar is unreliable. Just today I received a calendar invitation and no matter what I do I can’t get it to sync from the Spark calendar to my native calendar. PLEASE just give me the option to use the native calendar!! 2) The Watch app is pretty useless beyond screening emails. Unless the email is text only and very short, you can’t read it. In comparison the native watchOS mail app does a great job in allowing me to read my emails on the watch. I really hope Spark is looking to improve their watch app. That being said, if all your looking for is a great email client and don’t care about the calendar or Watch app, you’ll find Spark to be a superb app; especially when paired with the Mac version.
Constantly crashes
by smallbizreview on 2020/06/30 12:43
Great app but crashes so often it is basically unusable. Had to switch back to the native mail app. I reached out to their support who attempted to help but the issue was never resolved.
What Did You Do?!
by LuvDraco on 2020/06/30 01:13
What did you do to the reply function in dark mode?! Why is my whole screen white? Omg, can I undo this update because I hate it.
Used to love, recently hate
by theamandashow27 on 2020/06/29 11:22
I have had this email app for YEARS. I absolutely loved it. It was one of the only apps that worked with both my personal and work emails. I love the layout and honestly just everything about it. However. Recently, as in maybe the last month, maybe a little longer, it is so incredibly slow I had to get rid of it. It has been absolutely ridiculous. I have the app on both my iPhone and my MacBook and both are god awful slow. I check my emails multiple times a day, just to stay on top of clutter, and it can load and load for minutes at a time and nothing new pop up. Then when I log in through a web browser I have a ton of emails. Even my priority emails that I have notifications for aren’t showing up. This makes me disappointed because this app used to be my absolute favorite. I can’t handle it anymore. I hope this gets fixed because I hate to use any other email app.
Love the crap out of Spark
by juubee on 2020/06/28 20:29
Been using Spark for so long I can’t even remember since when. I also use PDF Expert on my Mac with it and love it so much. Hope one day maybe could incorporate email notifications during specific times. Specifically when I have personal and work emails linked on the app. Thanks!
Really like this but no badges
by LeonMmm900 on 2020/06/28 19:47
Clean, works fluidly, no readability issues, a ton to useful features stock email app fails to deliver. Why the hack are budges turned off by default.
Swipe right
by gaubububu on 2020/06/28 15:39
When I swipe right I just wanna go back to my inbox, but most of the time it just goes to the previous email! Wrong wrong wrong!!! I have to try hard to swipe in a way so that I can return to my inbox, otherwise it will just go to the previous email!! I don't want to see the the previous email, I want to see my whole inbox!!! Disable this feature!!! It's so stupid!!!
Great app!
by Nhadams on 2020/06/28 02:27
Highly recommend this app, thanks so much for making it!
Great app
by Taco Crisma on 2020/06/28 00:42
Excellent app. Works to circumvent gmail “fetch” problems on iOS. Everything pushes as it should without having to use Alphabet co. apps to do so. I been using this faithfully since December for 3 email accounts and it has worked above and beyond my expectations.
I don’t hate email apps anymore
by Acegold79 on 2020/06/27 23:14
Seriously, I thought this was going to be a generic email app. I was looking to replace the default mail app and my Gmail app, this was perfect. Minimal learning curve and then email becomes one less to stress over about.
App not working - Black screen
by Gnomeling2016 on 2020/06/27 21:37
App is not working today. It loads then after I put in my fingerprint (password) it turns into black screen. Other than that issue, this is pretty decent email! I like to use two email apps since sometimes one or the other fit my needs more. Also, in case one bugs out just like today! I discovered this Spark app after I had issues with my other email app called, “myMail”. I still recommend this app. It is quite rare for it to have issues. I will leave 1 star for now so it can get their attention. ***UPDATE*** I fixed the issue by uninstalling the app then reinstalling. It is OK now.
I USED to Love this App
by AGEON on 2020/06/27 13:14
Can’t understand what happened to this app. There was just a couple of little dumb things I could overlook about it but what has finally broken me is that some months back the app quit showing the little red badge icons. Yes I get an alert when an email comes in, but sometimes I can’t get to it right away and I use the badge icons as a reminder. I use the Spark app for my personal business email so this is important to me. Every time I open my phone, I’ll see that I have business to attend to when I see the badge icons. I’ve notified them several times through the support feature of the app and it is just not getting addressed with their updates. I think this is REALLY dumb. I am now in search of a replacement app.
Is it just Me?
by Sharkey 5150 on 2020/06/26 23:14
I’ve used Spark for years after accidentally running across the app. while casually just looking through the App Store to see what was out there. I am also a Music instructor that teaches between 3 school locations in the general area. At that time “Spark” worked so well and fast that many of my fellow instructors as well as the owner/director of all three schools, asked me what app I was using. Mainly because how fast I was able to reply to emails with the “pre-written” responses as well as they liked the signature section I had at the bottom with a Thank You, my name as well as having the three schools listed below with school name, location, phone #, as well as a hyperlink to each schools website, etc. Looked and still looks very professional as well as fooling your average dummy into thinking I was taking the time to type in all that extra info at the bottom of every email. Now for the “Is it just me” part. I’m not the most computer/iPad/iPhone savvy person, which seemed to not matter much with the Spark app Bc it was so easy to use once set up. It just always worked well and worked fast no matter if right after an update. I’ve gone as far as to remove the Apple Mail app from all of my devices and use Spark as my only email app across all but, the past month or so the app has been just plain aggravating. The main problem I’m having with Spark is it has become mind numbingly, often infuriatingly S L O W..... so much so that most of the time now, I just give up. The email’s sender and subject shows up in the left column, as usual, I click to read the email and the window opens showing the senders info w/ subject across the top but, No email text where it should be. Only the little spinning/thinking wheel of death that just seems to go forever. So long that I don’t have time to wait any longer. Now, all I get from fellow instructors is: ”Have you not read the important email I sent you yet?” Now my answer is, well No, Bc after waiting sometimes over 7-8 minutes for 1 email text to propagate I’ve had to just move on.Ive got student’s waiting and can’t wait any longer. Like I said, maybe it’s just me or my IPad Pro, IPhone 11, or my MacBook Air that’s having issue? I have what’s considered in my area, fast internet service, that usually runs at 100 to 150mps download speed. All my other online apps still work just as fast as ever but, not Spark. I hope this is only a bug and the Dev’s will be able to repair the situation soon but, as it stands now, I guess I’m gonna have to either go back to Apple mail 👎or for the love of all things Holy, I may have to try Goggle Mail. Yikes, I got a stabbing pain just writing that. I know, I know , I have a Gmail address but, I was so early to the party with Gmail that I was able to get my first w/ last name as my email address which, lets just face it, works awesomely when in a hurry I can say, just email me! My email is “my name” @gmail.com.
Spark is amazing!
by EuropeaninCalifornia on 2020/06/26 03:56
I’ve used mail, help scout, and countless other mail programs on my Max and iOS. Nothing compares to Spark! The only item that would be helpful would be ability to “tag” emails without creating new folders. Being able to search for key words by using tags would allow email searches to be so much more efficient.
Great but crashes
by Elpern on 2020/06/26 02:55
I love spark but I wish it wouldn’t crash all the time. It means I will need to find an alternative. I also do not love that you need to leave your calendar in spark to go back to email to pull an address and then start all over in the calendar
Missing some features
by nickarnet on 2020/06/26 01:42
Well, I really like the UI. But I miss widgets, different types of views for the calendar and some fonts. Hope to see these features soon.
Slick Email App
by *IphoneUser13 on 2020/06/26 00:59
This is the most robust and user friendly email app. Does everything you can do on a computer better. Thanks Spark developers!
Outlook combined with Edison Email!!
by iCodyapp on 2020/06/25 16:56
This is just what I was looking for. Seriously with outlook combining calender and email, and Edison email killing it with super speedy email i was using both for a while. Found spark and I didn’t have to look anywhere else. It’s both of the 2 previous services I just mentioned combined!!! Lol. This app will hit top 20 in the next year! I’ll be sure to share it as often as I can.
Love it
by Nicky Boy J on 2020/06/25 07:50
Don’t know why I waited so long to use Spark. Am using it exclusively now. Love the quick swipes and how you can program them to what you need. Use email a lot and Spark saves steps in dealing with them. Great app. Thanks Readdle.
Good email client..but
by maverik7019 on 2020/06/25 07:42
Like the app, but they should really fixed the spam option... its doesn't work and its really annoying. June 19 App doesn’t work anymore and cannot be updated on the Apple Store.
It has everything I need!
by Lesleyabb on 2020/06/24 21:36
I love this app. It has all of the tools that I need including creating multiple signatures! It also has a smart folder so you can group your emails together. I love the way they it has you attach files. You can either hold down for image or send it as an attachment. Thank you for creating app! I love it! P.S The interface is beautiful also!
I just love it
by 10secfwd on 2020/06/24 16:57
UPDATE: people think I am crazy cuz I often mention how much I love my email app. I wish I didn’t. I have tried to fall with the company line and use the Outlook app (a fine app, no doubt) but I just can’t give up Spark as my default, bottom bar, email app. I have struggled to find an email app that does the little things I want. I used the gmail app, outlook, the nativa app on my iPhone and all did the basics. I stumbled on Spark and it is just great. It is aesthetically very pleasant. It is full of helpful functions. It is simple and intuitive. It is easy and flexible to customize. I am very, very happy with it.
Best of all
by Andy93940 on 2020/06/24 16:25
Smooth, reliable, configurable and does it all. Gets better with every update and beats all others,. Easy transition to new devices, seamless among all devices. Only way to go for iOS, iPad OS, and MacOS.
Pros & Cons
by Rawrsaysdinosaur on 2020/06/24 16:22
I like the smart inbox feature, very convenient. But unfortunately whenever I mark things as spam, I still get the emails from that spam address. This is a dealbreaker for me unfortunately. Other than that it is a very streamlined, well made email app.
Wow
by Lil_chepe on 2020/06/24 02:59
I absolutely love this app, the user interface, the features, the color, the freedom of managing your work/personal emails is just amazing! I cannot believe on how I was giving myself a hard time using the stock mail app 🙄... this is definitely a 10/10 app, I’m glad I found it
SPARK IS STILL BROKEN
by iZen 2.0 on 2020/06/23 12:00
I’ve been using Spark since the beginning. It’s an awesome email program, but the developers now seem to be more interested in adding new gimmicky features to the program, rather than fixing the existing features that are still broken. The spam button does absolutely nothing. Spark.... please listen to your customers.... THE SPAM BUTTON DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Others have complained about this, so I won’t belabor it here. The push notifications no longer work. I’ve told Spark about it, and others have complained about it, but Spark doesn’t seem to be interested in fixing it, or they simply don’t know how to fix it. The dark mode STILL is blacked out in some threads making it impossible to read emails in dark mode. They said that they fixed it, but they only made it better.... they didn’t fix it completely. Spark is a great email program, but it could be much, much better if the developers simply fix what’s still broken.
Badge notifications don’t work
by Nene____ on 2020/06/23 00:54
I used to love Spark and used it for years. The past few weeks though, the badge notifications haven’t worked. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, checked for updates, restarted my phone, etc., but it’s just not working. Sometimes I don’t see the banner notifications or forget about the banners, so I need those badge notifications. I’ve since moved on to Edison and it’s faster and easier to use anyway.
Freezing and glitchy
by ayee1001 on 2020/06/22 16:21
Overall, I enjoy the app for regular emails, and particularly because I can combine my gmail and outlook in one place. But, I find that I often have to close and RE-open my app when trying to respond to calendar invites. Anyone else find this to be a consistent issue?
Unbearably slow
by mday358 on 2020/06/21 17:28
It takes FOREVER for email to come through and to load. I used Gmail before this and the app is still on my phone...so I can see emails come through but they don’t show up in Spark for hours (sometimes not even until THE NEXT DAY). When they finally do it can take up to 45 min for the text of the email to load. Same story on my mac. I’ve reached out to support but gotten no response. It’s such a shame because I really liked Spark for the first day, but it’s just too unreliable to depend on for my emails. Avoid this app! You’re just giving a company your data in exchange for a useless product.
Terrible Support
by The_MacWarrior on 2020/06/21 04:10
I have asked twice for help on an issue where I can’t setup email accounts using TLS. Have worked with HostGator to resolve and they feel that it is an issue with Spark. But I don’t know for sure because NO ONE FROM SUPPORT will answer my emails and help me with the issue. This has been going on now for almost 2 weeks. Looking at other email apps now to look at switching. Absolutely Ridiculous and Frustrating!
Spark Email is.....
by R.A. LaMond on 2020/06/20 21:59
The best in class!!! I’ve tried every email client out there, and Spark got it right first time around. If you’re still using email apps that don’t update frequently, or don’t ask for your input when you require a certain feature to make your life easier, then get rid of them and get what you’ve been waiting for. Try it and see. It’ll make a believer out of you like it did me. Keep up the awesome work!!! You guys rock!!!
Unresponsive Support - Sluggish App
by App_Reviewed on 2020/06/19 21:22
The app was great but now it takes 60 seconds after hitting the reply button for the app to compose a blank draft. I've sent a ticket to their support but no response. It's a shame, I use to be a big fan of companies but not now.
Pretty Good
by freesounds2500 on 2020/06/19 16:56
I really like this app, it is much easier to use than the original Mail app on my iPad. There are a few things I think could change: No select function, I think that it would be much easier to clean out your inbox or accidental Archives if you could just select multiple instead of having to slide each individual one. Another thing is that I can’t figure out how to attach multiple email addresses, it says that you can do this, but they don't make it easy enough. Developer Please Read This, it would be a five star app if these things were fixed. Other than these two things it is a really great app, definitely would recommend.
Good email client: I use it on iPhone, iPad, MacBookPro
by fjpoblam on 2020/06/19 13:58
Believe it or don’t, THE TWO THINGS I choose Spark over mail.app (and Gmail and any other client) are these two: (1) When I open a folder, Spark doesn’t automatically open (or display the contents of) the first message in that folder. ¡Important! (2) Spark has one-swipe (no “select all” needed) delete of Trash and Spam. Believe me: if Spark ever loses these I wll immediately drop Spark like a hotcake. Beyond these, Spark has—if you want it—easy and quick additions of either other accounts or aliases (like for Gmail “send as”). Multiple signatures—especially in html—is nice. There are many other features I’ve explored, but don’t use. The calendar sync—and especially display—is rather puny and, I’d say, an ignorable waste of time, effort, and space. Sync with the mail server can lag. I use Spark.
Smart Notification Doesn’t Work
by AjayB51241993 on 2020/06/19 13:30
It used to be a great app, but today I’ve been getting notifications for every single email despite having my settings on “Smart” where it only shows notifications for non-bot/newsletter emails. I’ve had to turn notifications off as a result. Will leave this 1 star until it gets fixed...
Can’t work well in China
by gooa alex on 2020/06/19 05:50
Only can add account but can’t get any notifications. When try to connect the service the App show internal wrong.
25mb limit on attachments killed it for me
by v from midlo on 2020/06/19 01:21
I send a lot of pdf files and I have an app to shrink them. I had a 66mb pdf today that I shrunk to 27.2mb and STILL couldn’t send it even using Spark on my iMac. I don’t want to put it in the Cloud and send a link. This isn’t 1998 with a dial up modem. I understand if people send 1GB attachments but 27.2mb is too much? It is too much for me to keep using this app. HELLO EDISON you are next on my list.
Amazing app
by NCSGoff on 2020/06/18 19:06
Love the TickTick integration!!!!
Option to change color of emojis
by Chelli337 on 2020/06/16 20:58
Perfect if I could change the color of the emojis to match my skin tone.
Mobile Does Not Sync Human Emails
by Scott2300 on 2020/06/16 13:22
I used to love this app but the mobile app does not sync email conversations with real people. It will load newsletters and other automated emails just fine and give me notifications for them, but now the actual important emails are only getting synced to the desktop app client. I don’t know if this is a known bug but for me it ya made this app untrustworthy, and undermines the entire reason to have a mobile email app.
Great UI/IX
by GuyverV on 2020/06/15 16:32
With the demise of Google's Inbox, Spark has really stepped in the fill the void. Intuitive gestures, clean interface and fast syncing. The only thing missing for me are more integrations. I'd love it if this application synced with msft Todo or Google tasks.
Please change writing emails in dark mode
by thelonious monk on 2020/06/13 19:28
I love this app, but when I reply to someone while using dark mode, everything looks weird and the keyboard becomes inverted in color, and the text box is completely white. Could you please fix this? Everything else is fantastic!
Took the place of....
by the SOLD man on 2020/06/13 00:21
Gmail. Still have that for certain uses (verification), but use this 99.9% of the time. Love the SWIPE options.
Constant issues
by el3ctr0nic on 2020/06/12 16:33
I’ve used spark for about two years but have more recently come into issues of the app crashing anytime I try to use it as well and search no functioning well and being extremely slow. I will be moving on another app unfortunately.
Could be irreplaceable with two improvements
by ackshaeys on 2020/06/12 11:44
Spark is very close to being the one email and calendar client to rule them all - I love it. It could be better, with the following improvements. 1) Add Microsoft Todo as a service, Wunderlist is deprecated 2) Performance, performance, performance. I’m seeing slowdowns on phone and mac. Either way, this is an awesome app, thanks for developing!
I used to just let that banner go...
by Loveit200times on 2020/06/12 09:28
I’m a busy guy. Constantly on the go. When I am at my computer, I don’t have time to go through every single email to decide what’s important or not. Like most people I get so much junk mail (thanks to all the free trials I’ve signed up for over the years), and I’ve always struggled to keep up. Rather than take the time to go through them, I get complacent and leave the non-essential stuff for later. Problem is, later never comes. I used to let the banner number go up, and up... and up. I’d let it go to the thousands sometimes, then finally decide enough is enough and that it’s all trash if I haven’t even opened it. So I’ll finally go through on my computer to get rid of everything all at once. Sound familiar? I thought it was just me being the unorganized and lazy person that I can be at times. But then I realized, it’s not. It’s because I HATED the stock email app (and any other email app I’ve used on my iPhone). It was so difficult to manage multiple emails from multiple accounts at once. There was no way to decipher what was important by default and see it at a glance. When you open the Spark app it says “Love your email again” on the splash screen, and I thought this was hilarious the first time I saw it. “How could anybody ever LOVE their email”? But I immediately started to realize why that’s there. There’s so many great things about Spark, it’s hard not to love. The ability to pin things to the top and have items grouped by categories automatically (like Gmail - but trust me, this is better). The ease at which to manage your inbox is next level. Gestures are all quick, easy, and intuitive. Best of all, you can manage multiple emails or an entire category with just one single swipe. No more hitting edit, clicking and dragging to select multiple emails, and then finally deleting. The UI is great and it just feels natural and familiar to use. You can customize your swipe gestures for specific functions depending on your preferences. There’s even a feature that shows you your calendar when you swipe from the left, and will show you a preview of an event on the calendar at that time (so you can see if you’re available). It’s incredibly well made. It truly feels like the app that Apple should have made for their devices. I’m a mobile app developer myself, and I have an extensive background in UI/UX as well. I’m very hard to please but when I see good design, it brings me so much joy. I’m honestly not sure if I’ve ever left a review on an app before, but I honestly felt so inclined to because.. well.. I love my email again.
Outlook.com Email Account can’t be added
by MBRO95 on 2020/06/11 18:28
I have no issues logging into my account everywhere else. Used to have it connected to my spark account, it was removed for some reason without my doing. I cannot add it back after multiple attempts. App is useless now.
Wow what an App!! Fixes all that’s wrong with Mail
by Razz88 on 2020/06/10 23:24
Not sure where to start but this takes care of all my issues and frustrations with Mail. With Smart Inbox on its so easy to see what’s important and to easily delete what’s not. This integrates so well with other apps that I use everyday. Can’t say enough good things about this app. Well done!
Doesn't Support 2-Factor Auth
by sparepair on 2020/06/09 22:19
I was hoping to trial this with my O365 account. However, we need to use Duo to authenticate and the app doesn't support it (app-specific passwords are not allowed). The Nine app was able to handle it, so I know it's possible for third-party apps to implement. This one just has not.
Wish I had not wasted my time
by txrver on 2020/06/06 20:02
Great app at first but then it would crash every time I tried to empty spam. Now it crashes every time I try to see my emails - 22 times today. Installing a different app then it is goodbye forever Spark.
Updates. Updates. So many updates.
by cnwells on 2020/06/06 02:30
Normally love this app. Most recent update has made it unusable due to hang-ups and crashes.
What happened to you?
by Scoby13md-1 on 2020/06/05 12:58
After a long time of reliable email function, my reply emails stopped sending. I cannot have that breach of reliability. Frustrating.
One of, if not THE first app I download when I get a new device
by DrumKing13 on 2020/06/05 02:58
This mail app is amazing. It provides everything I need and more. Bugs are presented from time to time, but then again it’s technology and technology can be fixed.
Nice
by Edenxavier on 2020/06/04 20:41
Cool email app. Very good yes.
Where has this app been all my life? It’s fantastic!
by Scrimpets on 2020/06/03 19:43
I am LOVING Spark. The catch phrase is great, first of all, because “Love your email again” is so relatable. People have grown to hate it and in many cases they argue you don’t even need it at all. I’m not one of those folks, I do think one needs email. But as an Apple ecosystem consumer, I just find iOS mail doesn’t cut it when connected to my Gmail account. Specifically, I constantly lose connectivity to a GMail server, particularly from my iPhone, but sometimes also from my iPad. The first thing I noticed about Spark is great connectivity. Sure, once in a while I’ll get a hiccup where for just a split second I see a preview of a message or something like that, but I sure do not see the “last updated at” a date/time that’s not just minutes but sometimes over 20 minutes old. With Spark, I can be confident my messages both inbound and outbound are being delivered and sent. I had to sometimes monitor my Outbox (for SHAME) with iOS mail! That’s Neanderthal stuff. One Spark feature I’ve grown to love are the great search tool, which is actually accurate (iOS not so much), let alone the natural language feature. That search tool feeds into the excellent filtering capability for smart folders. I am loving smart folders! I don’t have to create them server side (I know GMail doesn’t even use folders anyway, just labels), I live having them client side only. The bonus to searching is you can do a Select All on the search RESULTS. Hello, that’s exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, yet even Google has not found a way, on an iPad, even when switching to “Desktop Version” of enabling “View all conversations.” You’re still stuck with “1 of xx” number of pages of messages from your search result. All you want to do is find those messages from senders you don’t care that much about and not have to go page by page hitting select all, delete, next page. Just show them all to me. I’m a good user to use an example for this feature, as I have email messages back 3 years and the search tool in Spark finds them pretty quickly. Once in a while it doesn’t populate those old messages in the search result immediately, but I never have to give it more than two attempts to find them and delete them. That feature alone sold me on Spark. I’m also loving the great text feature options on the bottom bar which INCLUDE bullets and numbering AND hyperlinking (seems like those last two are secondary features on most email management tools these days). I also like the ease of signatures. One thing I’m still trying to figure out is snoozing vs. reminding. I get freaked out when I use the clock icon and the message disappears until the time I set but I guess I’ll get used to it. I basically just want to flag a message and leave it visible but I’m not sure how to do that. In most cases it’s an action item I may need to follow up on so maybe I just need to explore action items? Anyway, this is a great tool and as I further explore I’m sure I’ll find even more useful features.
Another App Bites the Dust
by B_radHilton on 2020/06/03 05:00
I’ve been using Spark for quite a while. Today, I received an authentication error on both my MacBook Pro and iPhone. I reached out to support and received a canned response and no further correspondence. My native Mail apps work fine. I can’t have my email just go down due to app problems, especially with no support.
Super clean and works flawlessly
by worthless piece of shi&@ on 2020/06/03 02:40
This is one of the best apps I’ve used. Very configurable to exactly the way I want it. It works flawlessly!
Suddenly stopped working with iCloud email
by misterjoshua on 2020/06/03 00:18
The app was nice for a few days with iCloud & gmail. Then I was prompted to input my app specific password. The password didn’t work. Created a new password, no change. Uninstalled & reinstalled the app no luck.
Great app, one new problem..
by vailmcc on 2020/06/02 17:18
I’ve used Spark for several years without issue, but lately, and I don’t know if it was your recent update or iOS’s 13.5.1, but I’m having trouble copy and pasting into my emails. Copy and past works fine everywhere else, it seems..
Bugs bring it down
by maxipoo :) on 2020/06/02 16:34
Generally great experience, but dismal calendar integration is a deal breaker - semantic links on event times don’t work, fails to accept calendar invites using built in UI, and so doesn’t integrate with other calendar apps.
They store all your email on their servers
by Deadwalrus on 2020/06/01 17:39
They changed their policy. Now they don’t allow you to use this app with local storage only. SO THEY PUT ALL YOUR EMAILS ON THEIR SERVERS. YOU CANNOT DISABLE THIS. If they are breached, YOU ARE BREACHED. Beware.
Won’t open now :(
by NurseVeeRon on 2020/06/01 10:58
This was becoming my favorite app and now it won’t open! It just goes to a black screen with the “loading” or my son calls it the “thinking” symbol going around in circles in the top corner and the app never ever loads, just stays black!
Terrible updates
by lgb0250 on 2020/06/01 09:57
Everything was working fine until the update two weeks ago. Starting then my push notifications basically stopped. Yes, I checked everything they said to check plus a few more with no success. Also having problems using the all and smart mailboxes with my EarthLink accounts. Keep getting error codes. This would be tolerable if support didn’t take a couple of days at best to get back with me only to suggest the same thing they did the day before. On the verge of just going back to the IOS Mail app and calling this an experiment gone wrong!
Slick and Refined
by Fight the Lunatic Death Cult on 2020/05/31 22:12
Finally an email application that makes me grin out loud. Every single thing I wanted to change turned out to be user-tweakable. Excellent without caveat.
Nice App
by RayDodd on 2020/05/31 22:03
I like the slick design. I'm holding off making it my primary mail app until the badge count update is resolved. Looking forward to it Still waiting for badge count to update in background. Can't believe you have to launch the app to update the badge I’ve updated my review to 5 stars. There is no doubt that spark is the best email app available. I’ll still try others but now it’s the top app in my opinion
I Love It! BUT it keeps freezing up! Looking for Help!
by Aloha_Kala on 2020/05/31 21:58
I believe this could be the best e-mail app, however lately I have noticed some annoying issues. 1. When I’m typing a response if I stop while typing and move back to add text it begins with CAPS in the middle of a sentence. 2. Some e-mails freeze the app. I can’t scroll past the e-mail, if I delete the e-mail to trash then once I scroll down in trash the app freezes once I reach it. I have search and deleted it, but it isn’t removed from trash. Headache!
Wow!
by s.l.cook on 2020/05/31 02:24
I am just a few days into this new email system, but I am absolutely loving it. Spark has Identified precisely what has frustrated about email and has created solid solutions/fixes/work-arounds. Wow!
Worst bug
by vimals1717 on 2020/05/30 18:54
Been using this app for last 4 years. From last 2-3 week there is a bug in the app that when I open my excel sheet; sheet 2 never opens.
App is great. Crashes in trash, though.
by FreekieGeekie on 2020/05/30 16:35
When you scroll through the trash folder, the app crashes. Love the design and functionality, though. Just has a couple bugs that need to be squashed.
My fav app for years, now not working
by smashvilleTN on 2020/05/29 22:48
Unfortunately their team will not let their user community know that the platform is having major issues with iCloud after this last update in the last week by both Apple and Spark. Communicate with people!!!
Notifications from lock screen crash app
by InMyOpinionMinion on 2020/05/29 22:05
Tapping on an email notification from the lock screen crashes the app for me, been happening for the past couple months.
Buggy app
by AdamRCman on 2020/05/29 07:54
All of the sudden the app stopped sending emails whe in WiFi mode. Technical support is poor and no responsive. I don’t recommend.
DON’T get this APP...
by Gertiestella on 2020/05/29 06:21
And expect to ever be able to get a question answered or a bug fixed. I might as well have tossed that money in the trash can.
Nice UI, but buggy.
by Turbo4 on 2020/05/29 02:41
iCloud calendars will not sync with Spark, and the account doesn’t even show up when attempting to set it as the default calendar. If that gets fixed (and more robust) it’ll be my default app.
This sshhit is having errors
by reckonerv on 2020/05/28 22:47
It asks me log in
Buggy
by gfgjdfigdhjvdf on 2020/05/28 21:33
Didn’t sync email. Also doesn’t show new email when it’s moved to a sub folder by server rules. Program is useless.
Loved Spark - until they stopped support
by HappyCritic2011 on 2020/05/28 21:23
I love Spark since I installed it. But 2 of 3 email accounts stopped working - inexplicable “failure to authorize” error messages. Reached out to support and after 2 weeks nothing but crickets. Guess they shut down their support. Sad, but will have to find a different email app now.
Great email alternative
by Fiebert on 2020/05/28 13:40
I recently started using Spark on my iOS devices and my iMac after using Airmail for a long time. After continual issues with Airmail I made the switch. The interface and syncing are excellent. The app provides a lot of functionality and I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to Apple Mail or Airmail
Smooth and well maintenance
by 007Prison on 2020/05/28 09:51
I find the app. Works very well. I’ve had no problems with it. This app seems to be kept up-to-date.
Simply the best email app on iOS
by D9 on 2020/05/28 01:51
I could go into detail, but honestly, it's free and you have to try it to see. Just try for one week and I'm sure you'll be convinced. Sidebar - Not sure how people get so confused on app functions and operations...I guess that speaks to UI/UX needing improvement. But when I see 1- and 2-star ratings for this app because someone thinks there’s no Reply All, or that contacts can’t be saved, or that unsubscribing is automated, it makes me shake my head in bewilderment.
Calendar sync bugs
by @ l e x a n d e r on 2020/05/27 21:35
Constant calendar sync bugs. No matter how often I add, accept, open calendar invites, fails to add to calendar.
Crash Crash Crash
by DDN2 on 2020/05/26 21:22
I really love a number of features in Spark. So much so that I have not (yet) switched to another email app despite problems ranging from small annoyances to major hassles. First, the way Spark sorts my multiple inboxes is great. I have not found another option that does it as well as this and it significantly cuts down my time spent messing with emails at all. This is a big one in the positive column because email is by far my least favorite task of the day. I also appreciate the ease with which I can switch between email accounts, template emails are very useful, and the ability to snooze emails is terrific. On the other hand, this app is ridiculously buggy. I have used Spark for probably four years and it didn’t used to be like this but anymore I count on it crashing at least once whenever I open it. Often it is much more than that. There are at least two people who, when I see their emails I don’t even bother to read them through Spark. For some reason emails from them crash the app every single time I try to open them. What’s more, it seemingly can’t handle certain types of attachments. I will be able to tell that an email HAS an attachment, I just won’t be able to open it. Also bothersome is the lack of email lists. Not being able to send emails to saved groups of people is a real pain in the neck. It feels like a smaller problem than the other issues and it is—until you run into the need to add 50+ email addresses to a message over and over again. The team features are fine. Maybe it is just how I work but they feel like bells and whistles that sound great but that I don’t have much need to actually use. Overall, if I found another email app that sorted my emails as well as Spark does, I would ditch Spark in a heartbeat.
Futuristic
by Snkerfeen on 2020/05/26 16:53
The way that everything is organized after reading your emails and how easy it is to access your most needed bookmarked emails for later.
5 stars but...
by Gonzo5926 on 2020/05/26 15:00
the app stopped allowing me access. Unless I restarted my phone, Face ID works sporadically. iPhone 11 iOS 13.5 I cannot seem to find a rhyme or reason. When I tap the app, no splash screen. Nothing. No options from that point on. Just get a blank screen. Switched dark mode on then off and still nothing appears until I restart my phone. This app worked very well until that started happening. Before I would just restart but now it’s becoming a nuisance and is making me rethink and browse for other mail apps that do work.
Calendar Event Issues
by tvieso on 2020/05/26 12:45
Nice app. Thanks for updating font sizes. Current Issues: Notifications do not disappear sometimes on iPhone when reading emails on another device. Not sure if this is on your end or iPhone though. Calendar events NEVER save. No matter how many times I click accept on an ics event, it never adds it to my calendar. That’s very frustrating.
NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS 10
by stephenjlebar on 2020/05/25 19:48
Love the client, would use it on all devices and my pic if it were available.
Feedback
by nfowndownsndowsn on 2020/05/25 03:57
I really like this app! My only complaint is that sometimes the unread message notifications hangs around even after I’ve opened the message.
Open files in office
by DriveThro on 2020/05/24 08:09
Cant open files in office (Word, Excel) have to download or save in Files before I can open in right app
So close, yet so far...
by Charm8er on 2020/05/24 07:33
At first, this seemed to be one of the best email clients available for iOS. After about a week of use I realized how many things I could not live with/without. 1. No "reply all" - What kind of mail client doesn’t have this option? 2. CSS/Display of Mail in dark mode is unacceptable - Many email messages display dark with dark text... This makes many messages unreadable. 3. Sync between devices is poor - When reading or deleting a message from my iPad, it doesn’t revere the right away on iPhone and vice versa. Sometimes it just doesn’t ever update the status to other devices. It’s too bad, because this app runs smooth and has a nunchucks of really good features...
Slow, inefficient syncing with Gmail
by Anhdru on 2020/05/23 13:46
Much as Spark has many features I love, it is slow in syncing with my two Gmail accounts. New emails take at least a minute extra to arrive, and cleared emails in Spark still show up in my inbox in Gmail. Even with background app refresh on all the time, it’s become frustrating. This is a long-standing issue which Spark’s help desk doesn’t ever reply or comment about, so YMMV. When Spark deals with this issue, I’ll try it again.
Solved My Problem
by duejcndh on 2020/05/22 23:27
I love this app. It is sleek and fast, and it solved my problem with AOL not playing nice with my new iPad. AOL now works better on this app than it does on my Windows PC or my Android phone.
i like the idea but...
by mckenziee05 on 2020/05/22 22:59
i like the idea of spark, but i have a few major problems. for one it's really hard to learn and has several "features" that are very hard to use, but the idea is good.
Amazing, so much better than gmail
by joerowens on 2020/05/22 17:55
All the features and speed, none of the annoying googlyiness. Great replacement to Inbox. Also very strong competitor to SuperHuman.
Well-designed, pragmatic
by arthurofbabylon on 2020/05/22 16:56
A wonderfully designed and effective mail app. By far my favorite. Thank you Spark team 🙏🏽
Has changed my outlook on email
by Kaitlin Roten on 2019/07/14 02:23
THANK YOU!!!!! I’ve been using spark for a few weeks now and I’m in love. I knew what I wanted from an email client but I thought it didn’t exist. I wished I would’ve been using spark YEARS ago. So many emails were getting lost because of my lack of motivation for email and now I’m back in business. I’ve always wanted to be a zero inbox kind of person but the task was so overwhelming. Spark has made it easy and I’m much more focused. I love the snooze feature because before I sometimes needed time to think about a response but I inevitably the email got lost. I’m a business owner so I should respond to emails in a timely way so this has really helped me retain more clients and keep up with email tasks. This really helps me focus when I get interrupted with an email or just need a little more time to think about my response but don’t want to forget about responding (which is what use to happen!) I also love how I can schedule my emails to look more professional sending them more at “business hours”. Email use to be this scary and terrible thing that I had to do, now it really is fun and enjoyable.
Spark was great - now it’s not
by Amanda_anguel on 2019/09/07 06:06
I’ve used Spark for the past 3 years. I have 5 e-mail addresses because I am a teacher at several schools and a law student. I turned to Spark to better organize my email. However, I now dread having to open the app every morning. My “flagged” emails are overflowing. My “seen” emails are overflowing. I can’t figure out how to unsubscribe from emails without having to physically go into each email to click “Unsubscribe”. The app does NOT sync between iPad, iPhone, and Mac which is frustrating because if you delete emails on your iPhone you can then expect to see them UNREAD when you check your email on your Mac. Email signatures that you create on your iPhone will not sync to your Mac or iPad. Also, if you do not use your iPad for a week (Spark installed) - you will be inundated with zombie emails that were replied to or deleted already. Additionally, there’s no option to create email lists/groups. This is frustrating because as a teacher I like to create email lists of my students. Aside from that my Smart folder is unorganized. Emails marked as spam still come through to my inbox. The added team features are just unnecessary bells and whistles. I’m in the process of transferring my emails to Edison Mail. Spark has become headache.
I like this... mostly
by keem0h on 2019/08/23 02:03
Since my beloved gmail app turned sour, I’ve tried so many email apps for my phone. This one has some handy features, I like being able to view all of my new mail across multiple email addresses, it’s still sorted in handy categories. Customizable swipes, sharing features, it’s all great! The layout is simple and straightforward. My main complaint: if you’re a super multitasker like I am, every second counts, so the lag when I open this app, is annoying. If my mail is pushed, why do I have to wait for my inbox to update? If I don’t remember to wait for the app to load the newest messages.... that means the message I thought I was clicking is not the newest anymore and has been shuffled out of view and now I have clicked an irrelevant newer message and have to go back to my inbox to scroll to find what I’m looking for. It’s that frustrating feeling like I’m not clicking fast enough. Is it a deal breaker, no. But it’s annoying when you have limited time during the day to check email and now have to remember to mark the accidental email as unread so you remember to deal with it later. Not efficient for me... but I’m sure my issue is probably irrelevant to most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost Perfect - Dark Mode Has A Long Way To Go
by LP852 on 2019/12/18 23:59
I love this, it helped me clear out thousands of irrelevant emails that have been haunting me for months. I love the search features and smart folders that let me combine folders from different emails together which was the main thing I wanted from an email client. But the dark mode is the worst of any of the half dozen or so email clients I’ve been experimenting with as part of a New Years resolution to get myself together when it comes to email. I didn’t realize how important dark mode was to me until I saw the results of how much battery it saves and now I think it might be a deal breaker for this app. I see most emails coming through as awkward bright white blocks against a dark background (not just newsletters, pretty much every single email I get which is just some plain text and a signature) and even when that doesn’t happen, black text almost never turns white against the dark background. It’s making dark mode difficult/awkward and the black mode practically unusable. I hope this gets better.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great for email. Bad for calendar.
by DJ Rizzo on 2020/07/01 14:34
The Spark apps for iPhone and Mac have my email under control. I’m a big fan and grateful that such great tools are free. I only have 2 criticisms that keep me from giving 5 stars: 1) I’d prefer to integrate with the native iOS calendar app instead of having to use the one built into Spark. I don’t care for the way Spark handles events and the syncing of events with my iCloud calendar is unreliable. Just today I received a calendar invitation and no matter what I do I can’t get it to sync from the Spark calendar to my native calendar. PLEASE just give me the option to use the native calendar!! 2) The Watch app is pretty useless beyond screening emails. Unless the email is text only and very short, you can’t read it. In comparison the native watchOS mail app does a great job in allowing me to read my emails on the watch. I really hope Spark is looking to improve their watch app. That being said, if all your looking for is a great email client and don’t care about the calendar or Watch app, you’ll find Spark to be a superb app; especially when paired with the Mac version.
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.
So many great things about spark, but...
by iggy1345 on 2020/04/18 10:39
Unfortunately, it has happened again where I inadvertently deleted an entire thread when all I wanted was to delete an individual email. This time, though, it occurred far back enough where I couldn’t find the email I was searching for in the deleted items. There are a lot of things I really like about Spark, so I hope your dev team addresses at least these two very important feature requests: namely, fully-featured search capabilities, and the ability to archive/move individual emails even when they are part of a thread. I have submitted these feature requests, and have been told they will be addressed. Also, lots of issues with iCloud calendar integration, but that’s not a deal-breaker for me, as is it’s not business critical. However, for now, I can’t afford to wait for Readdle to make these changes while I keep using this as my main email client. I will need to migrate to a different client. I am on the Readdle mailing list; please keep me informed of Spark’s development. I hope I can get back on it soon.
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.
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
Good functionality, painfully slow sync
by Dumbhead on 2018/04/27 00:15
The syncing issue seems to be a recent one. I open Spark and can wait minutes before syncing is completed. For someone who wants an efficient email experience across devices this is not something I want to deal with. Developer initially asked that I remove my gmail account since that had been part of a known issue. I removed it, with no effect. So I added back my gmail account and removed my yahoo account, and suddenly the sync issue was gone. I communicated this to the developer and received a response that I interpreted as meaning that there was a known yahoo issue. I was told that they had to de-prioritize this issue since all attention was on upcoming release. It has been more than a month and I am on to another email program that is working well, and that does a good job of segregating important emails from other stuff. Maybe I will try Spark when there is a new release, but every day reduces my feeling of urgency to do so.
great so far, two requests
by redgreybeaky on 2020/01/29 06:50
So far, this is better than the stock Apple mail app. It makes it so easy to go through various email quickly to clear my inbox or save ones for later. I like that you can easily work on multiple emails simultaneously (which the Apple app can do but is really buggy about, with drafts vanishing and needing to be re-opened). I have two requests for the developers that would surely be very simple to implement! 1. Please adjust how the swiping mechanism works when there are different functions assigned to short vs long swipes in a particular direction. I had short-left as Pin and long-left as Delete. I had to disable the Pin function because when I wanted to delete an email, if I moved my finger too fast, it would Pin it, even though I moved it the full long distance. 2. Please include a function to search for text *within* the specific email I’m viewing.
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.
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.
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.
Re-ignite the Flame
by GrandValleyDave on 2020/04/25 16:49
After becoming totally fed up with Apple Mail 5 years ago, I started on what turned out to be a long journey to find a better email application. I spent more than two years with Airmail, a year with Edison Mail, then some bouncing back and forth. There were parts of both I liked and parts of both I hated. And then I decided to try Spark. By far, Sparknis the best email app out. I use it on my phone and iPad. Syncing is seamless. Message creation is quick and looks good. And the most important part, plowing through the chaff to find the seed is so much better than any other solution, that I actually like the process. On several occasions I have found myself going through my 10+ email Inboxes cleaning them out for fun! It used to be something I had to steel myself to do and usually procrastinated doing almost anything else instead. I. Love. Spark!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great product experience
by Rik E. on 2018/02/09 13:11
You’ll find lots of praise on the product and I agree Spark is sparkilicious. I have been using the iPhone and Mac app for one year now and find the small things to add up immensely over the competing apps. Once you have your accounts and signatures and preferences setup, they sync once you login via new device. Also, I appreciate the integration with 1Password! And I enjoy the support from Readdle.... they are quick and they LISTEN. I was pleasantly surprised to get a meaningful response that gave me an idea of when I’d see the change I was requesting (cc: and bcc: options on the iOS app). I got another reply back to let me know the feature I had wrote about would be part of their next release. It’s what you would expect but so many other companies drop the ball on meaningful engagement. Keep it going!
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).
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.
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Spark - Email App by Readdle
Description
Spark brings the best email experience for professionals and their teams. Effortless, beautiful and collaborative. "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. **Dark Mode** We've carefully selected the colors to help you work better at night and save battery life. Select the Dark or a truly Black mode in Personalization settings > Appearance. It’s available for all iOS Spark users. **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
Brilliant; needs data management opts
by Julianstanley on 2020/07/03 12:11
I’ve been using Spark for a while (maybe around 4 years now?) and it’s fantastic! My only gripe is that it takes up ~2GB of space on my phone, and I can’t find any options to lower that amount. I would really appreciate some data management options (e.g. offload all messages that are X months old)
Great tech support
by hammelcamel on 2020/07/03 04:19
If you notice an issue with the app, tell them. They are receptive to feedback and have great transparency regarding their troubleshooting steps. Very refreshing to see that these days. ❤️🤘
Good Email Client
by Dinosaur Eggs on 2020/07/03 00:05
Please add the option to include the blue colors on top again in light mode. The app is very plain looking without additional colors.
Color issues still not addressed
by Elijah Kleehammer on 2020/07/02 18:50
Some hyperlinks and phone numbers are highlighted in a very dark blue. This is hard to see in dark mode as the background itself is also very dark. I enjoy this app and I enjoy dark mode, however the execution is below expectations.
Notifications keep multiplying
by RaevynReaper on 2020/07/02 02:56
I love this app and the ui, but I am so tired of my notifications saying I have 12 emails and not even having 1. I keep badges on because I have my emails delivered silently and only check when I have a notification, and this has been happening for months.
Great for email. Bad for calendar.
by DJ Rizzo on 2020/07/01 14:34
The Spark apps for iPhone and Mac have my email under control. I’m a big fan and grateful that such great tools are free. I only have 2 criticisms that keep me from giving 5 stars: 1) I’d prefer to integrate with the native iOS calendar app instead of having to use the one built into Spark. I don’t care for the way Spark handles events and the syncing of events with my iCloud calendar is unreliable. Just today I received a calendar invitation and no matter what I do I can’t get it to sync from the Spark calendar to my native calendar. PLEASE just give me the option to use the native calendar!! 2) The Watch app is pretty useless beyond screening emails. Unless the email is text only and very short, you can’t read it. In comparison the native watchOS mail app does a great job in allowing me to read my emails on the watch. I really hope Spark is looking to improve their watch app. That being said, if all your looking for is a great email client and don’t care about the calendar or Watch app, you’ll find Spark to be a superb app; especially when paired with the Mac version.
Constantly crashes
by smallbizreview on 2020/06/30 12:43
Great app but crashes so often it is basically unusable. Had to switch back to the native mail app. I reached out to their support who attempted to help but the issue was never resolved.
What Did You Do?!
by LuvDraco on 2020/06/30 01:13
What did you do to the reply function in dark mode?! Why is my whole screen white? Omg, can I undo this update because I hate it.
Used to love, recently hate
by theamandashow27 on 2020/06/29 11:22
I have had this email app for YEARS. I absolutely loved it. It was one of the only apps that worked with both my personal and work emails. I love the layout and honestly just everything about it. However. Recently, as in maybe the last month, maybe a little longer, it is so incredibly slow I had to get rid of it. It has been absolutely ridiculous. I have the app on both my iPhone and my MacBook and both are god awful slow. I check my emails multiple times a day, just to stay on top of clutter, and it can load and load for minutes at a time and nothing new pop up. Then when I log in through a web browser I have a ton of emails. Even my priority emails that I have notifications for aren’t showing up. This makes me disappointed because this app used to be my absolute favorite. I can’t handle it anymore. I hope this gets fixed because I hate to use any other email app.
Love the crap out of Spark
by juubee on 2020/06/28 20:29
Been using Spark for so long I can’t even remember since when. I also use PDF Expert on my Mac with it and love it so much. Hope one day maybe could incorporate email notifications during specific times. Specifically when I have personal and work emails linked on the app. Thanks!
Really like this but no badges
by LeonMmm900 on 2020/06/28 19:47
Clean, works fluidly, no readability issues, a ton to useful features stock email app fails to deliver. Why the hack are budges turned off by default.
Swipe right
by gaubububu on 2020/06/28 15:39
When I swipe right I just wanna go back to my inbox, but most of the time it just goes to the previous email! Wrong wrong wrong!!! I have to try hard to swipe in a way so that I can return to my inbox, otherwise it will just go to the previous email!! I don't want to see the the previous email, I want to see my whole inbox!!! Disable this feature!!! It's so stupid!!!
Great app!
by Nhadams on 2020/06/28 02:27
Highly recommend this app, thanks so much for making it!
Great app
by Taco Crisma on 2020/06/28 00:42
Excellent app. Works to circumvent gmail “fetch” problems on iOS. Everything pushes as it should without having to use Alphabet co. apps to do so. I been using this faithfully since December for 3 email accounts and it has worked above and beyond my expectations.
I don’t hate email apps anymore
by Acegold79 on 2020/06/27 23:14
Seriously, I thought this was going to be a generic email app. I was looking to replace the default mail app and my Gmail app, this was perfect. Minimal learning curve and then email becomes one less to stress over about.
App not working - Black screen
by Gnomeling2016 on 2020/06/27 21:37
App is not working today. It loads then after I put in my fingerprint (password) it turns into black screen. Other than that issue, this is pretty decent email! I like to use two email apps since sometimes one or the other fit my needs more. Also, in case one bugs out just like today! I discovered this Spark app after I had issues with my other email app called, “myMail”. I still recommend this app. It is quite rare for it to have issues. I will leave 1 star for now so it can get their attention. ***UPDATE*** I fixed the issue by uninstalling the app then reinstalling. It is OK now.
I USED to Love this App
by AGEON on 2020/06/27 13:14
Can’t understand what happened to this app. There was just a couple of little dumb things I could overlook about it but what has finally broken me is that some months back the app quit showing the little red badge icons. Yes I get an alert when an email comes in, but sometimes I can’t get to it right away and I use the badge icons as a reminder. I use the Spark app for my personal business email so this is important to me. Every time I open my phone, I’ll see that I have business to attend to when I see the badge icons. I’ve notified them several times through the support feature of the app and it is just not getting addressed with their updates. I think this is REALLY dumb. I am now in search of a replacement app.
Is it just Me?
by Sharkey 5150 on 2020/06/26 23:14
I’ve used Spark for years after accidentally running across the app. while casually just looking through the App Store to see what was out there. I am also a Music instructor that teaches between 3 school locations in the general area. At that time “Spark” worked so well and fast that many of my fellow instructors as well as the owner/director of all three schools, asked me what app I was using. Mainly because how fast I was able to reply to emails with the “pre-written” responses as well as they liked the signature section I had at the bottom with a Thank You, my name as well as having the three schools listed below with school name, location, phone #, as well as a hyperlink to each schools website, etc. Looked and still looks very professional as well as fooling your average dummy into thinking I was taking the time to type in all that extra info at the bottom of every email. Now for the “Is it just me” part. I’m not the most computer/iPad/iPhone savvy person, which seemed to not matter much with the Spark app Bc it was so easy to use once set up. It just always worked well and worked fast no matter if right after an update. I’ve gone as far as to remove the Apple Mail app from all of my devices and use Spark as my only email app across all but, the past month or so the app has been just plain aggravating. The main problem I’m having with Spark is it has become mind numbingly, often infuriatingly S L O W..... so much so that most of the time now, I just give up. The email’s sender and subject shows up in the left column, as usual, I click to read the email and the window opens showing the senders info w/ subject across the top but, No email text where it should be. Only the little spinning/thinking wheel of death that just seems to go forever. So long that I don’t have time to wait any longer. Now, all I get from fellow instructors is: ”Have you not read the important email I sent you yet?” Now my answer is, well No, Bc after waiting sometimes over 7-8 minutes for 1 email text to propagate I’ve had to just move on.Ive got student’s waiting and can’t wait any longer. Like I said, maybe it’s just me or my IPad Pro, IPhone 11, or my MacBook Air that’s having issue? I have what’s considered in my area, fast internet service, that usually runs at 100 to 150mps download speed. All my other online apps still work just as fast as ever but, not Spark. I hope this is only a bug and the Dev’s will be able to repair the situation soon but, as it stands now, I guess I’m gonna have to either go back to Apple mail 👎or for the love of all things Holy, I may have to try Goggle Mail. Yikes, I got a stabbing pain just writing that. I know, I know , I have a Gmail address but, I was so early to the party with Gmail that I was able to get my first w/ last name as my email address which, lets just face it, works awesomely when in a hurry I can say, just email me! My email is “my name” @gmail.com.
Spark is amazing!
by EuropeaninCalifornia on 2020/06/26 03:56
I’ve used mail, help scout, and countless other mail programs on my Max and iOS. Nothing compares to Spark! The only item that would be helpful would be ability to “tag” emails without creating new folders. Being able to search for key words by using tags would allow email searches to be so much more efficient.
Great but crashes
by Elpern on 2020/06/26 02:55
I love spark but I wish it wouldn’t crash all the time. It means I will need to find an alternative. I also do not love that you need to leave your calendar in spark to go back to email to pull an address and then start all over in the calendar
Missing some features
by nickarnet on 2020/06/26 01:42
Well, I really like the UI. But I miss widgets, different types of views for the calendar and some fonts. Hope to see these features soon.
Slick Email App
by *IphoneUser13 on 2020/06/26 00:59
This is the most robust and user friendly email app. Does everything you can do on a computer better. Thanks Spark developers!
Outlook combined with Edison Email!!
by iCodyapp on 2020/06/25 16:56
This is just what I was looking for. Seriously with outlook combining calender and email, and Edison email killing it with super speedy email i was using both for a while. Found spark and I didn’t have to look anywhere else. It’s both of the 2 previous services I just mentioned combined!!! Lol. This app will hit top 20 in the next year! I’ll be sure to share it as often as I can.
Love it
by Nicky Boy J on 2020/06/25 07:50
Don’t know why I waited so long to use Spark. Am using it exclusively now. Love the quick swipes and how you can program them to what you need. Use email a lot and Spark saves steps in dealing with them. Great app. Thanks Readdle.
Good email client..but
by maverik7019 on 2020/06/25 07:42
Like the app, but they should really fixed the spam option... its doesn't work and its really annoying. June 19 App doesn’t work anymore and cannot be updated on the Apple Store.
It has everything I need!
by Lesleyabb on 2020/06/24 21:36
I love this app. It has all of the tools that I need including creating multiple signatures! It also has a smart folder so you can group your emails together. I love the way they it has you attach files. You can either hold down for image or send it as an attachment. Thank you for creating app! I love it! P.S The interface is beautiful also!
I just love it
by 10secfwd on 2020/06/24 16:57
UPDATE: people think I am crazy cuz I often mention how much I love my email app. I wish I didn’t. I have tried to fall with the company line and use the Outlook app (a fine app, no doubt) but I just can’t give up Spark as my default, bottom bar, email app. I have struggled to find an email app that does the little things I want. I used the gmail app, outlook, the nativa app on my iPhone and all did the basics. I stumbled on Spark and it is just great. It is aesthetically very pleasant. It is full of helpful functions. It is simple and intuitive. It is easy and flexible to customize. I am very, very happy with it.
Best of all
by Andy93940 on 2020/06/24 16:25
Smooth, reliable, configurable and does it all. Gets better with every update and beats all others,. Easy transition to new devices, seamless among all devices. Only way to go for iOS, iPad OS, and MacOS.
Pros & Cons
by Rawrsaysdinosaur on 2020/06/24 16:22
I like the smart inbox feature, very convenient. But unfortunately whenever I mark things as spam, I still get the emails from that spam address. This is a dealbreaker for me unfortunately. Other than that it is a very streamlined, well made email app.
Wow
by Lil_chepe on 2020/06/24 02:59
I absolutely love this app, the user interface, the features, the color, the freedom of managing your work/personal emails is just amazing! I cannot believe on how I was giving myself a hard time using the stock mail app 🙄... this is definitely a 10/10 app, I’m glad I found it
SPARK IS STILL BROKEN
by iZen 2.0 on 2020/06/23 12:00
I’ve been using Spark since the beginning. It’s an awesome email program, but the developers now seem to be more interested in adding new gimmicky features to the program, rather than fixing the existing features that are still broken. The spam button does absolutely nothing. Spark.... please listen to your customers.... THE SPAM BUTTON DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Others have complained about this, so I won’t belabor it here. The push notifications no longer work. I’ve told Spark about it, and others have complained about it, but Spark doesn’t seem to be interested in fixing it, or they simply don’t know how to fix it. The dark mode STILL is blacked out in some threads making it impossible to read emails in dark mode. They said that they fixed it, but they only made it better.... they didn’t fix it completely. Spark is a great email program, but it could be much, much better if the developers simply fix what’s still broken.
Badge notifications don’t work
by Nene____ on 2020/06/23 00:54
I used to love Spark and used it for years. The past few weeks though, the badge notifications haven’t worked. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, checked for updates, restarted my phone, etc., but it’s just not working. Sometimes I don’t see the banner notifications or forget about the banners, so I need those badge notifications. I’ve since moved on to Edison and it’s faster and easier to use anyway.
Freezing and glitchy
by ayee1001 on 2020/06/22 16:21
Overall, I enjoy the app for regular emails, and particularly because I can combine my gmail and outlook in one place. But, I find that I often have to close and RE-open my app when trying to respond to calendar invites. Anyone else find this to be a consistent issue?
Unbearably slow
by mday358 on 2020/06/21 17:28
It takes FOREVER for email to come through and to load. I used Gmail before this and the app is still on my phone...so I can see emails come through but they don’t show up in Spark for hours (sometimes not even until THE NEXT DAY). When they finally do it can take up to 45 min for the text of the email to load. Same story on my mac. I’ve reached out to support but gotten no response. It’s such a shame because I really liked Spark for the first day, but it’s just too unreliable to depend on for my emails. Avoid this app! You’re just giving a company your data in exchange for a useless product.
Terrible Support
by The_MacWarrior on 2020/06/21 04:10
I have asked twice for help on an issue where I can’t setup email accounts using TLS. Have worked with HostGator to resolve and they feel that it is an issue with Spark. But I don’t know for sure because NO ONE FROM SUPPORT will answer my emails and help me with the issue. This has been going on now for almost 2 weeks. Looking at other email apps now to look at switching. Absolutely Ridiculous and Frustrating!
Spark Email is.....
by R.A. LaMond on 2020/06/20 21:59
The best in class!!! I’ve tried every email client out there, and Spark got it right first time around. If you’re still using email apps that don’t update frequently, or don’t ask for your input when you require a certain feature to make your life easier, then get rid of them and get what you’ve been waiting for. Try it and see. It’ll make a believer out of you like it did me. Keep up the awesome work!!! You guys rock!!!
Unresponsive Support - Sluggish App
by App_Reviewed on 2020/06/19 21:22
The app was great but now it takes 60 seconds after hitting the reply button for the app to compose a blank draft. I've sent a ticket to their support but no response. It's a shame, I use to be a big fan of companies but not now.
Pretty Good
by freesounds2500 on 2020/06/19 16:56
I really like this app, it is much easier to use than the original Mail app on my iPad. There are a few things I think could change: No select function, I think that it would be much easier to clean out your inbox or accidental Archives if you could just select multiple instead of having to slide each individual one. Another thing is that I can’t figure out how to attach multiple email addresses, it says that you can do this, but they don't make it easy enough. Developer Please Read This, it would be a five star app if these things were fixed. Other than these two things it is a really great app, definitely would recommend.
Good email client: I use it on iPhone, iPad, MacBookPro
by fjpoblam on 2020/06/19 13:58
Believe it or don’t, THE TWO THINGS I choose Spark over mail.app (and Gmail and any other client) are these two: (1) When I open a folder, Spark doesn’t automatically open (or display the contents of) the first message in that folder. ¡Important! (2) Spark has one-swipe (no “select all” needed) delete of Trash and Spam. Believe me: if Spark ever loses these I wll immediately drop Spark like a hotcake. Beyond these, Spark has—if you want it—easy and quick additions of either other accounts or aliases (like for Gmail “send as”). Multiple signatures—especially in html—is nice. There are many other features I’ve explored, but don’t use. The calendar sync—and especially display—is rather puny and, I’d say, an ignorable waste of time, effort, and space. Sync with the mail server can lag. I use Spark.
Smart Notification Doesn’t Work
by AjayB51241993 on 2020/06/19 13:30
It used to be a great app, but today I’ve been getting notifications for every single email despite having my settings on “Smart” where it only shows notifications for non-bot/newsletter emails. I’ve had to turn notifications off as a result. Will leave this 1 star until it gets fixed...
Can’t work well in China
by gooa alex on 2020/06/19 05:50
Only can add account but can’t get any notifications. When try to connect the service the App show internal wrong.
25mb limit on attachments killed it for me
by v from midlo on 2020/06/19 01:21
I send a lot of pdf files and I have an app to shrink them. I had a 66mb pdf today that I shrunk to 27.2mb and STILL couldn’t send it even using Spark on my iMac. I don’t want to put it in the Cloud and send a link. This isn’t 1998 with a dial up modem. I understand if people send 1GB attachments but 27.2mb is too much? It is too much for me to keep using this app. HELLO EDISON you are next on my list.
Amazing app
by NCSGoff on 2020/06/18 19:06
Love the TickTick integration!!!!
Option to change color of emojis
by Chelli337 on 2020/06/16 20:58
Perfect if I could change the color of the emojis to match my skin tone.
Mobile Does Not Sync Human Emails
by Scott2300 on 2020/06/16 13:22
I used to love this app but the mobile app does not sync email conversations with real people. It will load newsletters and other automated emails just fine and give me notifications for them, but now the actual important emails are only getting synced to the desktop app client. I don’t know if this is a known bug but for me it ya made this app untrustworthy, and undermines the entire reason to have a mobile email app.
Great UI/IX
by GuyverV on 2020/06/15 16:32
With the demise of Google's Inbox, Spark has really stepped in the fill the void. Intuitive gestures, clean interface and fast syncing. The only thing missing for me are more integrations. I'd love it if this application synced with msft Todo or Google tasks.
Please change writing emails in dark mode
by thelonious monk on 2020/06/13 19:28
I love this app, but when I reply to someone while using dark mode, everything looks weird and the keyboard becomes inverted in color, and the text box is completely white. Could you please fix this? Everything else is fantastic!
Took the place of....
by the SOLD man on 2020/06/13 00:21
Gmail. Still have that for certain uses (verification), but use this 99.9% of the time. Love the SWIPE options.
Constant issues
by el3ctr0nic on 2020/06/12 16:33
I’ve used spark for about two years but have more recently come into issues of the app crashing anytime I try to use it as well and search no functioning well and being extremely slow. I will be moving on another app unfortunately.
Could be irreplaceable with two improvements
by ackshaeys on 2020/06/12 11:44
Spark is very close to being the one email and calendar client to rule them all - I love it. It could be better, with the following improvements. 1) Add Microsoft Todo as a service, Wunderlist is deprecated 2) Performance, performance, performance. I’m seeing slowdowns on phone and mac. Either way, this is an awesome app, thanks for developing!
I used to just let that banner go...
by Loveit200times on 2020/06/12 09:28
I’m a busy guy. Constantly on the go. When I am at my computer, I don’t have time to go through every single email to decide what’s important or not. Like most people I get so much junk mail (thanks to all the free trials I’ve signed up for over the years), and I’ve always struggled to keep up. Rather than take the time to go through them, I get complacent and leave the non-essential stuff for later. Problem is, later never comes. I used to let the banner number go up, and up... and up. I’d let it go to the thousands sometimes, then finally decide enough is enough and that it’s all trash if I haven’t even opened it. So I’ll finally go through on my computer to get rid of everything all at once. Sound familiar? I thought it was just me being the unorganized and lazy person that I can be at times. But then I realized, it’s not. It’s because I HATED the stock email app (and any other email app I’ve used on my iPhone). It was so difficult to manage multiple emails from multiple accounts at once. There was no way to decipher what was important by default and see it at a glance. When you open the Spark app it says “Love your email again” on the splash screen, and I thought this was hilarious the first time I saw it. “How could anybody ever LOVE their email”? But I immediately started to realize why that’s there. There’s so many great things about Spark, it’s hard not to love. The ability to pin things to the top and have items grouped by categories automatically (like Gmail - but trust me, this is better). The ease at which to manage your inbox is next level. Gestures are all quick, easy, and intuitive. Best of all, you can manage multiple emails or an entire category with just one single swipe. No more hitting edit, clicking and dragging to select multiple emails, and then finally deleting. The UI is great and it just feels natural and familiar to use. You can customize your swipe gestures for specific functions depending on your preferences. There’s even a feature that shows you your calendar when you swipe from the left, and will show you a preview of an event on the calendar at that time (so you can see if you’re available). It’s incredibly well made. It truly feels like the app that Apple should have made for their devices. I’m a mobile app developer myself, and I have an extensive background in UI/UX as well. I’m very hard to please but when I see good design, it brings me so much joy. I’m honestly not sure if I’ve ever left a review on an app before, but I honestly felt so inclined to because.. well.. I love my email again.
Outlook.com Email Account can’t be added
by MBRO95 on 2020/06/11 18:28
I have no issues logging into my account everywhere else. Used to have it connected to my spark account, it was removed for some reason without my doing. I cannot add it back after multiple attempts. App is useless now.
Wow what an App!! Fixes all that’s wrong with Mail
by Razz88 on 2020/06/10 23:24
Not sure where to start but this takes care of all my issues and frustrations with Mail. With Smart Inbox on its so easy to see what’s important and to easily delete what’s not. This integrates so well with other apps that I use everyday. Can’t say enough good things about this app. Well done!
Doesn't Support 2-Factor Auth
by sparepair on 2020/06/09 22:19
I was hoping to trial this with my O365 account. However, we need to use Duo to authenticate and the app doesn't support it (app-specific passwords are not allowed). The Nine app was able to handle it, so I know it's possible for third-party apps to implement. This one just has not.
Wish I had not wasted my time
by txrver on 2020/06/06 20:02
Great app at first but then it would crash every time I tried to empty spam. Now it crashes every time I try to see my emails - 22 times today. Installing a different app then it is goodbye forever Spark.
Updates. Updates. So many updates.
by cnwells on 2020/06/06 02:30
Normally love this app. Most recent update has made it unusable due to hang-ups and crashes.
What happened to you?
by Scoby13md-1 on 2020/06/05 12:58
After a long time of reliable email function, my reply emails stopped sending. I cannot have that breach of reliability. Frustrating.
One of, if not THE first app I download when I get a new device
by DrumKing13 on 2020/06/05 02:58
This mail app is amazing. It provides everything I need and more. Bugs are presented from time to time, but then again it’s technology and technology can be fixed.
Nice
by Edenxavier on 2020/06/04 20:41
Cool email app. Very good yes.
Where has this app been all my life? It’s fantastic!
by Scrimpets on 2020/06/03 19:43
I am LOVING Spark. The catch phrase is great, first of all, because “Love your email again” is so relatable. People have grown to hate it and in many cases they argue you don’t even need it at all. I’m not one of those folks, I do think one needs email. But as an Apple ecosystem consumer, I just find iOS mail doesn’t cut it when connected to my Gmail account. Specifically, I constantly lose connectivity to a GMail server, particularly from my iPhone, but sometimes also from my iPad. The first thing I noticed about Spark is great connectivity. Sure, once in a while I’ll get a hiccup where for just a split second I see a preview of a message or something like that, but I sure do not see the “last updated at” a date/time that’s not just minutes but sometimes over 20 minutes old. With Spark, I can be confident my messages both inbound and outbound are being delivered and sent. I had to sometimes monitor my Outbox (for SHAME) with iOS mail! That’s Neanderthal stuff. One Spark feature I’ve grown to love are the great search tool, which is actually accurate (iOS not so much), let alone the natural language feature. That search tool feeds into the excellent filtering capability for smart folders. I am loving smart folders! I don’t have to create them server side (I know GMail doesn’t even use folders anyway, just labels), I live having them client side only. The bonus to searching is you can do a Select All on the search RESULTS. Hello, that’s exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, yet even Google has not found a way, on an iPad, even when switching to “Desktop Version” of enabling “View all conversations.” You’re still stuck with “1 of xx” number of pages of messages from your search result. All you want to do is find those messages from senders you don’t care that much about and not have to go page by page hitting select all, delete, next page. Just show them all to me. I’m a good user to use an example for this feature, as I have email messages back 3 years and the search tool in Spark finds them pretty quickly. Once in a while it doesn’t populate those old messages in the search result immediately, but I never have to give it more than two attempts to find them and delete them. That feature alone sold me on Spark. I’m also loving the great text feature options on the bottom bar which INCLUDE bullets and numbering AND hyperlinking (seems like those last two are secondary features on most email management tools these days). I also like the ease of signatures. One thing I’m still trying to figure out is snoozing vs. reminding. I get freaked out when I use the clock icon and the message disappears until the time I set but I guess I’ll get used to it. I basically just want to flag a message and leave it visible but I’m not sure how to do that. In most cases it’s an action item I may need to follow up on so maybe I just need to explore action items? Anyway, this is a great tool and as I further explore I’m sure I’ll find even more useful features.
Another App Bites the Dust
by B_radHilton on 2020/06/03 05:00
I’ve been using Spark for quite a while. Today, I received an authentication error on both my MacBook Pro and iPhone. I reached out to support and received a canned response and no further correspondence. My native Mail apps work fine. I can’t have my email just go down due to app problems, especially with no support.
Super clean and works flawlessly
by worthless piece of shi&@ on 2020/06/03 02:40
This is one of the best apps I’ve used. Very configurable to exactly the way I want it. It works flawlessly!
Suddenly stopped working with iCloud email
by misterjoshua on 2020/06/03 00:18
The app was nice for a few days with iCloud & gmail. Then I was prompted to input my app specific password. The password didn’t work. Created a new password, no change. Uninstalled & reinstalled the app no luck.
Great app, one new problem..
by vailmcc on 2020/06/02 17:18
I’ve used Spark for several years without issue, but lately, and I don’t know if it was your recent update or iOS’s 13.5.1, but I’m having trouble copy and pasting into my emails. Copy and past works fine everywhere else, it seems..
Bugs bring it down
by maxipoo :) on 2020/06/02 16:34
Generally great experience, but dismal calendar integration is a deal breaker - semantic links on event times don’t work, fails to accept calendar invites using built in UI, and so doesn’t integrate with other calendar apps.
They store all your email on their servers
by Deadwalrus on 2020/06/01 17:39
They changed their policy. Now they don’t allow you to use this app with local storage only. SO THEY PUT ALL YOUR EMAILS ON THEIR SERVERS. YOU CANNOT DISABLE THIS. If they are breached, YOU ARE BREACHED. Beware.
Won’t open now :(
by NurseVeeRon on 2020/06/01 10:58
This was becoming my favorite app and now it won’t open! It just goes to a black screen with the “loading” or my son calls it the “thinking” symbol going around in circles in the top corner and the app never ever loads, just stays black!
Terrible updates
by lgb0250 on 2020/06/01 09:57
Everything was working fine until the update two weeks ago. Starting then my push notifications basically stopped. Yes, I checked everything they said to check plus a few more with no success. Also having problems using the all and smart mailboxes with my EarthLink accounts. Keep getting error codes. This would be tolerable if support didn’t take a couple of days at best to get back with me only to suggest the same thing they did the day before. On the verge of just going back to the IOS Mail app and calling this an experiment gone wrong!
Slick and Refined
by Fight the Lunatic Death Cult on 2020/05/31 22:12
Finally an email application that makes me grin out loud. Every single thing I wanted to change turned out to be user-tweakable. Excellent without caveat.
Nice App
by RayDodd on 2020/05/31 22:03
I like the slick design. I'm holding off making it my primary mail app until the badge count update is resolved. Looking forward to it Still waiting for badge count to update in background. Can't believe you have to launch the app to update the badge I’ve updated my review to 5 stars. There is no doubt that spark is the best email app available. I’ll still try others but now it’s the top app in my opinion
I Love It! BUT it keeps freezing up! Looking for Help!
by Aloha_Kala on 2020/05/31 21:58
I believe this could be the best e-mail app, however lately I have noticed some annoying issues. 1. When I’m typing a response if I stop while typing and move back to add text it begins with CAPS in the middle of a sentence. 2. Some e-mails freeze the app. I can’t scroll past the e-mail, if I delete the e-mail to trash then once I scroll down in trash the app freezes once I reach it. I have search and deleted it, but it isn’t removed from trash. Headache!
Wow!
by s.l.cook on 2020/05/31 02:24
I am just a few days into this new email system, but I am absolutely loving it. Spark has Identified precisely what has frustrated about email and has created solid solutions/fixes/work-arounds. Wow!
Worst bug
by vimals1717 on 2020/05/30 18:54
Been using this app for last 4 years. From last 2-3 week there is a bug in the app that when I open my excel sheet; sheet 2 never opens.
App is great. Crashes in trash, though.
by FreekieGeekie on 2020/05/30 16:35
When you scroll through the trash folder, the app crashes. Love the design and functionality, though. Just has a couple bugs that need to be squashed.
My fav app for years, now not working
by smashvilleTN on 2020/05/29 22:48
Unfortunately their team will not let their user community know that the platform is having major issues with iCloud after this last update in the last week by both Apple and Spark. Communicate with people!!!
Notifications from lock screen crash app
by InMyOpinionMinion on 2020/05/29 22:05
Tapping on an email notification from the lock screen crashes the app for me, been happening for the past couple months.
Buggy app
by AdamRCman on 2020/05/29 07:54
All of the sudden the app stopped sending emails whe in WiFi mode. Technical support is poor and no responsive. I don’t recommend.
DON’T get this APP...
by Gertiestella on 2020/05/29 06:21
And expect to ever be able to get a question answered or a bug fixed. I might as well have tossed that money in the trash can.
Nice UI, but buggy.
by Turbo4 on 2020/05/29 02:41
iCloud calendars will not sync with Spark, and the account doesn’t even show up when attempting to set it as the default calendar. If that gets fixed (and more robust) it’ll be my default app.
This sshhit is having errors
by reckonerv on 2020/05/28 22:47
It asks me log in
Buggy
by gfgjdfigdhjvdf on 2020/05/28 21:33
Didn’t sync email. Also doesn’t show new email when it’s moved to a sub folder by server rules. Program is useless.
Loved Spark - until they stopped support
by HappyCritic2011 on 2020/05/28 21:23
I love Spark since I installed it. But 2 of 3 email accounts stopped working - inexplicable “failure to authorize” error messages. Reached out to support and after 2 weeks nothing but crickets. Guess they shut down their support. Sad, but will have to find a different email app now.
Great email alternative
by Fiebert on 2020/05/28 13:40
I recently started using Spark on my iOS devices and my iMac after using Airmail for a long time. After continual issues with Airmail I made the switch. The interface and syncing are excellent. The app provides a lot of functionality and I would definitely recommend this as an alternative to Apple Mail or Airmail
Smooth and well maintenance
by 007Prison on 2020/05/28 09:51
I find the app. Works very well. I’ve had no problems with it. This app seems to be kept up-to-date.
Simply the best email app on iOS
by D9 on 2020/05/28 01:51
I could go into detail, but honestly, it's free and you have to try it to see. Just try for one week and I'm sure you'll be convinced. Sidebar - Not sure how people get so confused on app functions and operations...I guess that speaks to UI/UX needing improvement. But when I see 1- and 2-star ratings for this app because someone thinks there’s no Reply All, or that contacts can’t be saved, or that unsubscribing is automated, it makes me shake my head in bewilderment.
Calendar sync bugs
by @ l e x a n d e r on 2020/05/27 21:35
Constant calendar sync bugs. No matter how often I add, accept, open calendar invites, fails to add to calendar.
Crash Crash Crash
by DDN2 on 2020/05/26 21:22
I really love a number of features in Spark. So much so that I have not (yet) switched to another email app despite problems ranging from small annoyances to major hassles. First, the way Spark sorts my multiple inboxes is great. I have not found another option that does it as well as this and it significantly cuts down my time spent messing with emails at all. This is a big one in the positive column because email is by far my least favorite task of the day. I also appreciate the ease with which I can switch between email accounts, template emails are very useful, and the ability to snooze emails is terrific. On the other hand, this app is ridiculously buggy. I have used Spark for probably four years and it didn’t used to be like this but anymore I count on it crashing at least once whenever I open it. Often it is much more than that. There are at least two people who, when I see their emails I don’t even bother to read them through Spark. For some reason emails from them crash the app every single time I try to open them. What’s more, it seemingly can’t handle certain types of attachments. I will be able to tell that an email HAS an attachment, I just won’t be able to open it. Also bothersome is the lack of email lists. Not being able to send emails to saved groups of people is a real pain in the neck. It feels like a smaller problem than the other issues and it is—until you run into the need to add 50+ email addresses to a message over and over again. The team features are fine. Maybe it is just how I work but they feel like bells and whistles that sound great but that I don’t have much need to actually use. Overall, if I found another email app that sorted my emails as well as Spark does, I would ditch Spark in a heartbeat.
Futuristic
by Snkerfeen on 2020/05/26 16:53
The way that everything is organized after reading your emails and how easy it is to access your most needed bookmarked emails for later.
5 stars but...
by Gonzo5926 on 2020/05/26 15:00
the app stopped allowing me access. Unless I restarted my phone, Face ID works sporadically. iPhone 11 iOS 13.5 I cannot seem to find a rhyme or reason. When I tap the app, no splash screen. Nothing. No options from that point on. Just get a blank screen. Switched dark mode on then off and still nothing appears until I restart my phone. This app worked very well until that started happening. Before I would just restart but now it’s becoming a nuisance and is making me rethink and browse for other mail apps that do work.
Calendar Event Issues
by tvieso on 2020/05/26 12:45
Nice app. Thanks for updating font sizes. Current Issues: Notifications do not disappear sometimes on iPhone when reading emails on another device. Not sure if this is on your end or iPhone though. Calendar events NEVER save. No matter how many times I click accept on an ics event, it never adds it to my calendar. That’s very frustrating.
NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS 10
by stephenjlebar on 2020/05/25 19:48
Love the client, would use it on all devices and my pic if it were available.
Feedback
by nfowndownsndowsn on 2020/05/25 03:57
I really like this app! My only complaint is that sometimes the unread message notifications hangs around even after I’ve opened the message.
Open files in office
by DriveThro on 2020/05/24 08:09
Cant open files in office (Word, Excel) have to download or save in Files before I can open in right app
So close, yet so far...
by Charm8er on 2020/05/24 07:33
At first, this seemed to be one of the best email clients available for iOS. After about a week of use I realized how many things I could not live with/without. 1. No "reply all" - What kind of mail client doesn’t have this option? 2. CSS/Display of Mail in dark mode is unacceptable - Many email messages display dark with dark text... This makes many messages unreadable. 3. Sync between devices is poor - When reading or deleting a message from my iPad, it doesn’t revere the right away on iPhone and vice versa. Sometimes it just doesn’t ever update the status to other devices. It’s too bad, because this app runs smooth and has a nunchucks of really good features...
Slow, inefficient syncing with Gmail
by Anhdru on 2020/05/23 13:46
Much as Spark has many features I love, it is slow in syncing with my two Gmail accounts. New emails take at least a minute extra to arrive, and cleared emails in Spark still show up in my inbox in Gmail. Even with background app refresh on all the time, it’s become frustrating. This is a long-standing issue which Spark’s help desk doesn’t ever reply or comment about, so YMMV. When Spark deals with this issue, I’ll try it again.
Solved My Problem
by duejcndh on 2020/05/22 23:27
I love this app. It is sleek and fast, and it solved my problem with AOL not playing nice with my new iPad. AOL now works better on this app than it does on my Windows PC or my Android phone.
i like the idea but...
by mckenziee05 on 2020/05/22 22:59
i like the idea of spark, but i have a few major problems. for one it's really hard to learn and has several "features" that are very hard to use, but the idea is good.
Amazing, so much better than gmail
by joerowens on 2020/05/22 17:55
All the features and speed, none of the annoying googlyiness. Great replacement to Inbox. Also very strong competitor to SuperHuman.
Well-designed, pragmatic
by arthurofbabylon on 2020/05/22 16:56
A wonderfully designed and effective mail app. By far my favorite. Thank you Spark team 🙏🏽
Has changed my outlook on email
by Kaitlin Roten on 2019/07/14 02:23
THANK YOU!!!!! I’ve been using spark for a few weeks now and I’m in love. I knew what I wanted from an email client but I thought it didn’t exist. I wished I would’ve been using spark YEARS ago. So many emails were getting lost because of my lack of motivation for email and now I’m back in business. I’ve always wanted to be a zero inbox kind of person but the task was so overwhelming. Spark has made it easy and I’m much more focused. I love the snooze feature because before I sometimes needed time to think about a response but I inevitably the email got lost. I’m a business owner so I should respond to emails in a timely way so this has really helped me retain more clients and keep up with email tasks. This really helps me focus when I get interrupted with an email or just need a little more time to think about my response but don’t want to forget about responding (which is what use to happen!) I also love how I can schedule my emails to look more professional sending them more at “business hours”. Email use to be this scary and terrible thing that I had to do, now it really is fun and enjoyable.
Spark was great - now it’s not
by Amanda_anguel on 2019/09/07 06:06
I’ve used Spark for the past 3 years. I have 5 e-mail addresses because I am a teacher at several schools and a law student. I turned to Spark to better organize my email. However, I now dread having to open the app every morning. My “flagged” emails are overflowing. My “seen” emails are overflowing. I can’t figure out how to unsubscribe from emails without having to physically go into each email to click “Unsubscribe”. The app does NOT sync between iPad, iPhone, and Mac which is frustrating because if you delete emails on your iPhone you can then expect to see them UNREAD when you check your email on your Mac. Email signatures that you create on your iPhone will not sync to your Mac or iPad. Also, if you do not use your iPad for a week (Spark installed) - you will be inundated with zombie emails that were replied to or deleted already. Additionally, there’s no option to create email lists/groups. This is frustrating because as a teacher I like to create email lists of my students. Aside from that my Smart folder is unorganized. Emails marked as spam still come through to my inbox. The added team features are just unnecessary bells and whistles. I’m in the process of transferring my emails to Edison Mail. Spark has become headache.
I like this... mostly
by keem0h on 2019/08/23 02:03
Since my beloved gmail app turned sour, I’ve tried so many email apps for my phone. This one has some handy features, I like being able to view all of my new mail across multiple email addresses, it’s still sorted in handy categories. Customizable swipes, sharing features, it’s all great! The layout is simple and straightforward. My main complaint: if you’re a super multitasker like I am, every second counts, so the lag when I open this app, is annoying. If my mail is pushed, why do I have to wait for my inbox to update? If I don’t remember to wait for the app to load the newest messages.... that means the message I thought I was clicking is not the newest anymore and has been shuffled out of view and now I have clicked an irrelevant newer message and have to go back to my inbox to scroll to find what I’m looking for. It’s that frustrating feeling like I’m not clicking fast enough. Is it a deal breaker, no. But it’s annoying when you have limited time during the day to check email and now have to remember to mark the accidental email as unread so you remember to deal with it later. Not efficient for me... but I’m sure my issue is probably irrelevant to most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost Perfect - Dark Mode Has A Long Way To Go
by LP852 on 2019/12/18 23:59
I love this, it helped me clear out thousands of irrelevant emails that have been haunting me for months. I love the search features and smart folders that let me combine folders from different emails together which was the main thing I wanted from an email client. But the dark mode is the worst of any of the half dozen or so email clients I’ve been experimenting with as part of a New Years resolution to get myself together when it comes to email. I didn’t realize how important dark mode was to me until I saw the results of how much battery it saves and now I think it might be a deal breaker for this app. I see most emails coming through as awkward bright white blocks against a dark background (not just newsletters, pretty much every single email I get which is just some plain text and a signature) and even when that doesn’t happen, black text almost never turns white against the dark background. It’s making dark mode difficult/awkward and the black mode practically unusable. I hope this gets better.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great for email. Bad for calendar.
by DJ Rizzo on 2020/07/01 14:34
The Spark apps for iPhone and Mac have my email under control. I’m a big fan and grateful that such great tools are free. I only have 2 criticisms that keep me from giving 5 stars: 1) I’d prefer to integrate with the native iOS calendar app instead of having to use the one built into Spark. I don’t care for the way Spark handles events and the syncing of events with my iCloud calendar is unreliable. Just today I received a calendar invitation and no matter what I do I can’t get it to sync from the Spark calendar to my native calendar. PLEASE just give me the option to use the native calendar!! 2) The Watch app is pretty useless beyond screening emails. Unless the email is text only and very short, you can’t read it. In comparison the native watchOS mail app does a great job in allowing me to read my emails on the watch. I really hope Spark is looking to improve their watch app. That being said, if all your looking for is a great email client and don’t care about the calendar or Watch app, you’ll find Spark to be a superb app; especially when paired with the Mac version.
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.
So many great things about spark, but...
by iggy1345 on 2020/04/18 10:39
Unfortunately, it has happened again where I inadvertently deleted an entire thread when all I wanted was to delete an individual email. This time, though, it occurred far back enough where I couldn’t find the email I was searching for in the deleted items. There are a lot of things I really like about Spark, so I hope your dev team addresses at least these two very important feature requests: namely, fully-featured search capabilities, and the ability to archive/move individual emails even when they are part of a thread. I have submitted these feature requests, and have been told they will be addressed. Also, lots of issues with iCloud calendar integration, but that’s not a deal-breaker for me, as is it’s not business critical. However, for now, I can’t afford to wait for Readdle to make these changes while I keep using this as my main email client. I will need to migrate to a different client. I am on the Readdle mailing list; please keep me informed of Spark’s development. I hope I can get back on it soon.
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.
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
Good functionality, painfully slow sync
by Dumbhead on 2018/04/27 00:15
The syncing issue seems to be a recent one. I open Spark and can wait minutes before syncing is completed. For someone who wants an efficient email experience across devices this is not something I want to deal with. Developer initially asked that I remove my gmail account since that had been part of a known issue. I removed it, with no effect. So I added back my gmail account and removed my yahoo account, and suddenly the sync issue was gone. I communicated this to the developer and received a response that I interpreted as meaning that there was a known yahoo issue. I was told that they had to de-prioritize this issue since all attention was on upcoming release. It has been more than a month and I am on to another email program that is working well, and that does a good job of segregating important emails from other stuff. Maybe I will try Spark when there is a new release, but every day reduces my feeling of urgency to do so.
great so far, two requests
by redgreybeaky on 2020/01/29 06:50
So far, this is better than the stock Apple mail app. It makes it so easy to go through various email quickly to clear my inbox or save ones for later. I like that you can easily work on multiple emails simultaneously (which the Apple app can do but is really buggy about, with drafts vanishing and needing to be re-opened). I have two requests for the developers that would surely be very simple to implement! 1. Please adjust how the swiping mechanism works when there are different functions assigned to short vs long swipes in a particular direction. I had short-left as Pin and long-left as Delete. I had to disable the Pin function because when I wanted to delete an email, if I moved my finger too fast, it would Pin it, even though I moved it the full long distance. 2. Please include a function to search for text *within* the specific email I’m viewing.
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.
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.
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.
Re-ignite the Flame
by GrandValleyDave on 2020/04/25 16:49
After becoming totally fed up with Apple Mail 5 years ago, I started on what turned out to be a long journey to find a better email application. I spent more than two years with Airmail, a year with Edison Mail, then some bouncing back and forth. There were parts of both I liked and parts of both I hated. And then I decided to try Spark. By far, Sparknis the best email app out. I use it on my phone and iPad. Syncing is seamless. Message creation is quick and looks good. And the most important part, plowing through the chaff to find the seed is so much better than any other solution, that I actually like the process. On several occasions I have found myself going through my 10+ email Inboxes cleaning them out for fun! It used to be something I had to steel myself to do and usually procrastinated doing almost anything else instead. I. Love. Spark!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great product experience
by Rik E. on 2018/02/09 13:11
You’ll find lots of praise on the product and I agree Spark is sparkilicious. I have been using the iPhone and Mac app for one year now and find the small things to add up immensely over the competing apps. Once you have your accounts and signatures and preferences setup, they sync once you login via new device. Also, I appreciate the integration with 1Password! And I enjoy the support from Readdle.... they are quick and they LISTEN. I was pleasantly surprised to get a meaningful response that gave me an idea of when I’d see the change I was requesting (cc: and bcc: options on the iOS app). I got another reply back to let me know the feature I had wrote about would be part of their next release. It’s what you would expect but so many other companies drop the ball on meaningful engagement. Keep it going!
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).
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.
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