The Mail client on Mac OS X has come under a lot of criticism lately. Users complained about its complicated interface and bumpy integration with other mail providers. After the update some users were mollified, but others are still not happy with the usability of the Mail client. We, at TheAppleGoogle, have done some research in alternative mail clients for Mac and present to you our five favourites. Read More
Unbelievable, right? I know it. Sparrow, the extremely famous mail App for Mac and iOS has been acquired by Google. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed by the Sparrow team or by Google. The Sparrow CEO has made it clear that they won’t be releasing any updates to the App as they will now focus on their work at Google. The entire Sparrow team will be moving to Google to work on future products. Hopefully, a better Mac Gmail client will be made available, but for avid Sparrow users, this is sad news. Sparrow will however provide updates for critical bugs and also support for users. Read More
Slow Message is an App on the App Store which is currently free for the month. It allows you to simply send mails at a later date and time. Just fire up the App, compose your mail, choose a date and time and Slow Message will automatically have that delivered for you at the desired time. The user interface is very well-designed and is a pleasure to use. Coming from Social Print Studio, Slow Message is not an entire new product, but a feature that should have been a part of the Apple default Mail App. Read More
A recent mail of Steve Jobs posted by MacRumors appears to suggest that iWeb will be discontinued. While MacRumors has not posted a valid screenshot of the mail, it should be true. A customer sent a mail to Steve asking if he should find an alternative to iWeb’s website builder and someone to host his sites (iWeb), and Jobs replied saying “Yep.”. Read More
With iOS 5, Apple has added over 200 new features to iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. iOS 5 will include Notification Center, Newstand, Reminders, and more. Apple has also modified the Mail App on iOS devices to make it even more powerful. Read More
Google is making the two extremely handy Google Labs features, “Don’t forget Bob” and “Got the wrong Bob” available to every Gmail user starting from today. “Don’t forget Bob” suggests contacts that you email frequently, and asks you every time you are entering information in the To field if you want to include that person or not. On the other hand, Got the wrong Bob identifies duplicate contacts and prevent you from sending emails to the wrong contact. Read More
A new labs feature called Smart Labels has been released today that automatically categorizes your incoming email into groups like “bulk”, “forums”, etc. All mails that are newsletter or informational type are categorized under “Bulk”, while mails containing important information like card statements, tickets etc are automatically categorized under “Notifications”.