iPhone Mail Alternatives: 3 Great Apps

Mailbox for iPhone

If you’re not a big fan of the stock Mail app on your iPhone, here are three great alternatives that you should try out. The Mail app that comes pre-installed on your iPhone can be handy to have, especially if it’s all you really know, and since it’s natively integrated into the iOS ecosystem, it […]

Google Acquires Sparrow, iPhone App Won’t Get Push

Google acquires Sparrow

Sparrow, the company behind the fantastic Mac and iPhone apps of the same name is going to Google and will become part of the Gmail team. The company announced the acquisition on its website today, saying it’s “joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve […]

Notifications for Gmail on the iPhone Finally Arrive


Google is slowly making the iOS Gmail app better over time. Today’s update brings better Push notifications, and persistent logins. According to The Verge, the new Gmail for iOS now supports Notification Center, so users can choose to have banner show up on the lockscreen. The app should work like any other iOS app in […]

Sparrow for iPad In The Works


Sparrow for iPad is on the way. The team behind GottaBeMobile’s favorite iPhone email app launched a landing page for Sparrow for the iPad this morning. Unfortunately there are few details about the new iPad email app, but it is exciting for anyone who receives and sends a lot of email. The Sparrow for iPad […]

Sparrow Push Notifications Coming Soon with Yearly Subscription

Sparrow for iPhone 1.2

Sparrow for iPhone updated to version 1.2 this morning with some new features, but Push notifications are still coming soon. According to the Sparrow team, despite more than 16,000 people signing a petition to Apple, the company won’t let the app use the API it needs to enable Push notifications. That means the team needs to […]

What’s the Best Way to Use Gmail on the iPad?

I love checking my email on the iPad, but I’m looking for a better way to check Gmail on the iPad. Here’s why I love reading and responding to email on the iPad. The portability means I can answer e-mails in bed, on the couch or even in the car. The larger screen size means […]

Sparrow for iPhone Push Notifications Arrive for Jailbroken iPhones

Sparrow for iPhone Push Notifications Arrive for Jailbroken iPhones

Last week, Sparrow for iPhone arrived, an email client that my colleague Josh Smith described as a “nearly perfect email experience.” One of those reasons was that the app lacked push notifications, a feature that the developer says might not arrive for months down the road. Well, we have some good news. And some bad […]

Sparrow for iPhone Review: Nearly Perfect Email Experience


Sparrow for the iPhone has finally arrived, and with it the ability to use the iPhone to read email; something I haven’t been able to do since I purchased the iPhone 4S in October. Sparrow replaces the Mail app that you are probably using to read email on your iPhone now. Mail offers the most […]