Spark mail receives a significant increase in productivity thanks to a new Home Screen, a smart inbox, and email blocking

Spark mail receives a significant increase in productivity thanks to a new Home Screen, a smart inbo ...

Readdle has released a massive update for its popular Spark email client today. It includes a new Home Screen, a Smart Inbox, a Priority Email, a Set Aside feature, a Command Center, Gatekeeper email blocking, and much more. For the first time, Spark is expanding beyond Mac, iOS, and Android, which is now available on Windows.

In a blog post today, Readdle revealed the following changes and additions to the new Spark:

We need more wants and needs than we have the capacity to do so. People and apps will unseat most often unless we actively limit them. Periods of focus time are needed to make meaningful work, but those decisions are often costly. Equality and collaboration are enhanced. A fresh approach is required.

Readdle notes that The new Spark is bringing a fresh productivity paradigm, an updated experience, a set of powerful new tools, and a much-awaited Windows version.

Sparks'' new productivity philosophy is based on four components:

And here''s how the new Spark ties in those concepts:

New features in Spark mail app

With the most recent release, here''s a look at everything new:

  • New Smart Inbox
    • Shows emails from real people at the top, while newsletters and notifications are grouped below.
  • Priority Email
    • Never miss an email from important senders by marking them as Priority. Messages from your priority contacts stay at the top of your inbox, highlighted for quick identification.
  • Shows emails from real people at the top, while newsletters and notifications are grouped below.
  • Never miss an email from important senders by marking them as Priority. Messages from your priority contacts stay at the top of your inbox, highlighted for quick identification.
  • Shows emails from real people at the top, while newsletters and notifications are grouped below.
  • Never miss an email from important senders by marking them as Priority. Messages from your priority contacts stay at the top of your inbox, highlighted for quick identification.
  • Mark as Done
    • Treat emails like tasks and mark them as done once the work is complete. Spark removes done emails from your inbox and presents a beautiful reward for achieving inbox zero.
  • Set Aside
    • There are emails you may want to deal with later like a newsletter to read on the weekend or a message you cant answer immediately. Set them aside for a more convenient time and reclaim your focus for the things that matter now.
  • Command Center
    • Act on your emails faster than ever with the ommand enter. Think of it as a hub with shortcuts to all the actions Spark has to offer.
  • Home Screen
    • Home Screen helps reduce the number of times you open email throughout the day and encourages better email habits. To reduce stress and distractions and boost productivity, you can compose and engage with priority emails without entering your inbox.
  • Treat emails like tasks and mark them as done once the work is complete. Spark removes done emails from your inbox and presents a beautiful reward for achieving inbox zero.
  • There are emails you may want to deal with later like a newsletter to read on the weekend or a message you cant answer immediately. Set them aside for a more convenient time and reclaim your focus for the things that matter now.
  • Act on your emails faster than ever with the ommand enter. Think of it as a hub with shortcuts to all the actions Spark has to offer.
  • Home Screen helps reduce the number of times you open email throughout the day and encourages better email habits. To reduce stress and distractions and boost productivity, you can compose and engage with priority emails without entering your inbox.
  • Treat emails like tasks and mark them as done once the work is complete. Spark removes done emails from your inbox and presents a beautiful reward for achieving inbox zero.
  • There are emails you may want to deal with later like a newsletter to read on the weekend or a message you cant answer immediately. Set them aside for a more convenient time and reclaim your focus for the things that matter now.
  • Act on your emails faster than ever with the ommand enter. Think of it as a hub with shortcuts to all the actions Spark has to offer.
  • Home Screen helps reduce the number of times you open email throughout the day and encourages better email habits. To reduce stress and distractions and boost productivity, you can compose and engage with priority emails without entering your inbox.
  • Gatekeeper
    • Pre-screen new senders and decide who is allowed to email you. You can easily block unwanted senders to save time and mental energy on dealing with their emails.
  • Pre-screen new senders and decide who is allowed to email you. You can easily block unwanted senders to save time and mental energy on dealing with their emails.
  • Pre-screen new senders and decide who is allowed to email you. You can easily block unwanted senders to save time and mental energy on dealing with their emails.
  • Group by Sender
    • Getting too many emails from a specific sender? Group them together to declutter your inbox and mark them as done with a single click.
  • Mute threads
    • Remove yourself quietly from ongoing conversations by muting a thread thats no longer relevant. Its perfect for long email chains where you were CCed or BCCed.
  • Large email attachments
    • Send attachments larger than 25 MB directly through Spark. A recipient will get a secure link to download your file.
  • Spark expands to Windows
  • Getting too many emails from a specific sender? Group them together to declutter your inbox and mark them as done with a single click.
  • Remove yourself quietly from ongoing conversations by muting a thread thats no longer relevant. Its perfect for long email chains where you were CCed or BCCed.
  • Send attachments larger than 25 MB directly through Spark. A recipient will get a secure link to download your file.
  • Getting too many emails from a specific sender? Group them together to declutter your inbox and mark them as done with a single click.
  • Remove yourself quietly from ongoing conversations by muting a thread thats no longer relevant. Its perfect for long email chains where you were CCed or BCCed.
  • Send attachments larger than 25 MB directly through Spark. A recipient will get a secure link to download your file.

New pricing

Spark is getting a fresh pricing structure along with all of those updates. Users may continue to use the free version (and existing customers will keep all of the features theyve had).

Spark Premium will pay for all of the advanced and latest features in this update.

  • New individual usersfor $4.99 per month with an annual subscription ($59.99) or $7.99 per month with a monthly subscription.
  • Existing individual usersenjoy a lifetime discount of 30% on annual subscriptions, bringing the fee from $59.99 to $41.99 ($3.49 per month). Monthly access is priced at $7.99.

Spark is a free download formacOS, iOS, Android, and Windows.

In this Readdles blog post, you may find out more.