Following this post, I think it is about time to (re)-consider the email client / app market in late 2022
I am a Spark user for years, it is not perfect (nothing is), but best available option for me. I use fastmail as my main day to day email service but also have several gmail accounts
In the past few years, I have tried
Mac Mail app
email by Spike
All these are either slow, cumbersome to use or lack of features. I also do not like using services like hey.com as I cannot use my domain name (unless they have changed).
AFAIK, there is no new breakthrough in this area. Seems this is a well saturated market, no longer shiny or sexy for new new app development. In comparison, note taking apps have increased exponenentially in the last couple years.
Spark has released a new update today with a new Windows app
I only get very few important emails on my personal mail so I find it pricey. I like the Smart Inbox implementation though and I wished it as cheaper as I like being able to filter sender and the priority Sender.
I have been one of Airmail’s biggest critics over the years but as I posted in a different thread, the developer has righted the ship and it is now a fantastic email app. There may be some rough edges still but its features I don’t use so I cannot speak to that.
and unless you want to beg the developer of @dueapp to restart development of Dispatch again, there are not going to be a lot of choices of power email apps.
in terms of features, I think it is comparable to Spark but much slower. I guess I shall stick to Spark V2 for the time being, until the developer forces me to pay for the subsription.
For Airmail, I still cannot work out whether I am on the grandfather pro plan for mac and looks like that I have to pay additional for using iPad and iPhone (but only $10 per year) . The web site is very unclear what pro plan covers
for me, Spark’s share features were lacking. Unless it has changed, Spark’s send to omnifocus for example did not let me pick a project, due date, etc… it just sent it to the inbox. Airmail allows full editing before dropping the email into omnifocus. Spark was also missing the fantastical and devonthink baked in shares that Airmail has. These are my 3 most used shares, so it was really important to me. Maybe others not so much.
I’ve got another client nobody mentioned — it’s has a Mac & Windows version too. It was good enough as a replacement for Mozilla Thunderbird (also not mentioned above) that we switched at work (a small office)… It handles copy/pasting complex Excel tables with ease (at least the windows version anyway)…
I’ve been using the Mac version for a handful of months now… it’s got a fair amount of features… The name of the client is “EmClient” and can be found here. I have no affiliation with the company — just a happy user.
They have a free version with a capability to handle 2 accounts or a pro version with unlimited that has a one-time fee of $49.95 (no subscription)
agreed, the feature comparison with Spark, Apple Mail and Outliook looks impressive.
However, the price for the individual pro version can be a little expensive (50 Euro) for just one device. Although the site emphasized 30-day money back guarantee, I have to give them the money first. Luckily, Euro exchange rates is favourable for some these days