Spark as alternative to Cloudmagic

Cloudmagic used to be my email client on iOS. But with the introduction of Newton it became a paid service. Since there are free alternatives I decided to switch. My new favourite is Spark.

sparkapp

What I want

My list of requirements is short but specific:

  • Support for IMAP, iCloud and GMail
  • Integration with Evernote
  • Free or one-time-purchase

Spark

Setup was simple. Spark recognised my (dutch) provider and only needed my email address and password. Integration with 1Password made entering the credentials a no-brainer.
The integration with Evernote is great. Just grant access via the Evernote App and now you can swipe an email to Evernote. Swipe actions are customisable.
The interface needs some getting used to and I’m not sure if I’ll ever use the quick reply feature.

Alternatives

In my quest I noticed Boxer. Swipe actions just like Spark. Paid app usually mean great support but setup of IMAP failed miserably.
Outlook is praised everywhere. The integration is limited to Calendar events for Evernote reminders. So no chocolate.

Further reading

50 getting started tips for new Spark users on 9to5mac.com
Vimeo promotional video

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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