Looks like I picked the wrong time to decide I like Sparrow far more than the Mac’s built-in Mail app. I had made a couple abortive efforts in the past to use Sparrow, but over the last few weeks I finally got to know it properly and have switched over to it completely as my everyday mail application on my MacBook Pro.
That’s a story I thought had quite a happy little ending, and one I was planning to post about very soon. And then … as Alex mentioned earlier, Google bought Sparrow. And apparently in this case Google bought Sparrow is synonymous for Google killed Sparrow.
Although there are token promises to continue to support current users, it’s been made clear that there will be no new features for Sparrow and its developers will be working on other things at Google. So forget that upcoming Sparrow app for iPad too. Sparrow is effectively dead in the water.
So I guess I’m on the lookout for other Mac mail app alternatives now – suggestions welcome.