When Sparrow debuted on the Mac, it won the hearts and minds of email power users everywhere.
Now the Sparrow team has brought its streamlined email experience to iOS.
It's currently available in the iTunes App Store for $2.99.
We spent this morning noodling around with it. It's good.
Sparrow is the app Apple and Google wish they could make for Gmail. Not only is it functional, but it's also one of the best looking apps on the iPhone right now.
It's the kind of leap forward Tweetbot made with its Twitter app.
However, there are some drawbacks. Because of Apple's strict rules for iOS apps, Sparrow can't send you push notifications when you get a new email. That means you have to constantly check the app for new emails, sort of like you have to constantly check Twitter for new tweets.
Apple's rules also won't let you set Sparrow as your default email client. That means if you open an email link on a website or another app, Apple's Mail app will launch instead of Sparrow.
Drawbacks aside, we're big fans of Sparrow's new app. But it really has to be seen to be believed. Keep reading for a full screenshot gallery.
Let's fire up the new Sparrow app
Type in your email credentials. It'll work with any major email service, not just Gmail.
If you want full Sparrow functionality, connect it to Facebook -- this will let you see pictures of the people emailing you
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