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Popular email app Spark was today updated to version 2.0.15, introducing support for Siri Shortcuts on iPhones and iPads running the iOS 12 update.

Spark has introduced a number of different Shortcuts that can do things like compose an email, search email, or open a folder, with a list available from the release notes.

- Open any folder: if you keep all your to-dos inside Pins, create a shortcut to this folder with a phrase like 'Hey Siri: "Open Pinned email in Spark."
- Search email: frequent travelers can create a shortcut for searching all emails from Airbnb/Booking.com to see your reservations.
- Compose an email. Create a shortcut for composing an email to specific people if you email them often. Next time, you'll just have to say: 'Hey Siri, email my team!'
All of Spark's Siri Shortcuts can be accessed by opening up the Spark Settings and selecting "Siri & Shortcuts."

Spark can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Spark Email App Gains Support for Siri Shortcuts
 

macduke

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Looks cool, but as soon as I buy this it will get bought out by a bigger company and shut down months to a year later. It always happens to me with email apps. I'm basically doing you all a favor by not purchasing this, lol.
 

Nozuka

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Looks cool, but as soon as I buy this it will get bought out by a bigger company and shut down months to a year later. It always happens to me with email apps. I'm basically doing you all a favor by not purchasing this, lol.

it's free.


but i stopped using it, because it didn't work well on my apple watch. always told me to open the app on the phone to read the email...

so i went back to the iPhone Mail app and now i can read the whole e-mail on the watch without problems.

this also finally encouraged me to ditch Gmail (since push doesn't work with the Apple Mail app) and lord knows they got too many sources to collect my data already.

alot of services/websites to change my e-Mail, but i think it will be worth it in the end.

and now i stopped using Chrome too...
one thing led to another... ;)
 
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slammer0

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Do they no longer store email passwords on their servers? I bet they do. This app is still serious security threat and useless because of that.
 

Nozuka

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Do they no longer store email passwords on their servers? I bet they do. This app is still serious security threat and useless because of that.

depends on the mail service. with outlook or gmail you have to log in on the website of Google/Microsoft and they don't get your password, but you allow their service to access your account.
but it is still a privacy nightmare, because they get full access to your e-mails.
and one always has to wonder why they make it free.
 
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macduke

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Spark is free.

it's free.


but i stopped using it, because it didn't work well on my apple watch. always told me to open the app on the phone to read the email...

so i went back to the iPhone Mail app and now i can read the whole e-mail on the watch without problems.

this also finally encouraged me to ditch Gmail (since push doesn't work with the Apple Mail app) and lord knows they got too many sources to collect my data already.

alot of services/websites to change my e-Mail, but i think it will be worth it in the end.

and now i stopped using Chrome too...
one thing led to another... ;)

Even if I install it, it will probably be killed, lol. Every damn time. Also I'm kind of wary of free apps that have access to my personal info, because if it's free you're usually the product, so it's probably for the best for me to refrain. I love trying new Siri Shortcuts though so it's hard to resist.
 

mikeka

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Anyone figure out a way to import .mbox folders into Spark? Their tech support was no help.
 

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Even if I install it, it will probably be killed, lol. Every damn time. Also I'm kind of wary of free apps that have access to my personal info, because if it's free you're usually the product, so it's probably for the best for me to refrain. I love trying new Siri Shortcuts though so it's hard to resist.

Readdle as a company has other revenue apps that supports them. Also, https://readdle.com/blog/2016/12/a-few-words-about-sparks-business-model. I understand the cynicism though.

PDF Expert is worth every damn petty on iOS and Mac. Scanner Pro as well. And Calendar 5. I'd give them more of my money once they implement creating forms in PDF Expert. All their apps work really well for me and my uses. I love them.
 

now i see it

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I use Spark side by side with the stock iOS Mail app because I have a lot of email accounts.

Differences:
When an email gets sent to you, Spark will alert you right away. iOS Mail can take up to 30 minutes even with Push set to on. Sometimes when Spark tells me I've got mail, I'll check iOS Mail and pull down to refresh from the server and it still shows no mail.

When first booting up the phone, iOS Mail will alert to a new email immediately once the home screen invisible. Spark can take a lot longer.

Spark allows you to add as many attachments and pictures as you want (up to your max mail server allowed MB limit) by sequentially selecting them all at once. Super fast. But Spark doesn't allow you to place inline images in text. They're all dumped at the bottom of the message.

iOS Mail lets you create folders. So do most online email services. Spark does not. But once a folder is created in iOS Mail, it will show up in Spark.

Spark does not support zoomed type. There's no way to make the fonts bigger to read. iOS Mail in the phone settings does. So reading email with spark and composing it requires squinting at tiny tiny text. That kinda sucks.

But I still like Spark and still use it.
 
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macduke

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Readdle as a company has other revenue apps that supports them. Also, https://readdle.com/blog/2016/12/a-few-words-about-sparks-business-model. I understand the cynicism though.

PDF Expert is worth every damn petty on iOS and Mac. Scanner Pro as well. And Calendar 5. I'd give them more of my money once they implement creating forms in PDF Expert. All their apps work really well for me and my uses. I love them.
Oh I didn't realize it's Readdle. I used to use a lot of their apps back in the day, and they were some of the best on the store. I really liked what they said on that blog link you posted. I might have to try it out, but don't blame me when Facebook buys them and shuts them down in July.
 
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Oh I didn't realize it's Readdle. I used to use a lot of their apps back in the day, and they were some of the best on the store. I really liked what they said on that blog link you posted. I might have to try it out, but don't blame me when Facebook buys them and shuts them down in July.

Perhaps you can just use Facebook to communicate and hopefully they will shut down themselves.

I'll take my chances on you using Spark though. But if you're concerned, perhaps support them by buying some of their paid apps. :)
 

menace3

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How about using LTE on the Watch. I want a separate account that works on the watch without my phone being nearby or wi-fi.
 

GC251114

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Spark needs to update their app so their watch application supports new infograph watch faces.
 

Apple_Robert

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The latest Spark email beta (released today) now includes the ability to create templates (for MacOS and iOS). I just tested it and it is very easy to setup and use. With this feature and the read receipts, which I hope makes it to the final release, it is helping to make Spark much more practical.
 

giselflorez

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Spark is clogging my whole computer and making everything lag with the beachball. It takes about an hour to do one search through my accounts, and half the time it doesn't even find the email (even if I search by the address of the person who sent it! ) What am I missing why is there no tech support or any info about this? Can anyone help me make it quicker? Or is there a better email program that will work quick and efficient.




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Popular email app Spark was today updated to version 2.0.15, introducing support for Siri Shortcuts on iPhones and iPads running the iOS 12 update.

Spark has introduced a number of different Shortcuts that can do things like compose an email, search email, or open a folder, with a list available from the release notes.

All of Spark's Siri Shortcuts can be accessed by opening up the Spark Settings and selecting "Siri &amp; Shortcuts."

Spark can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Spark Email App Gains Support for Siri Shortcuts
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