Sparrow 1.0 coming to Mac App Store

Sparrow—the slick new Gmail client for the Mac—is coming out of beta and to the App Store soon.

According to the developer, there will be two versions:

  • Paid: Sparrow will cost $24.99 but early birds will benefit from the $19.99 introductory price.
  • Free: Sparrow Lite will be ad-supported. Carbon Ads is providing the nice ads you have certainly seen in the latest Beta version. The free version will allow one-account creation only.

Sparrow supports threads that include sent messages (like Gmail) and includes labels, notifications and more.

I’ve used Sparrow on and off during the beta period and have been impressed. It feels like a more modern app than Mail does, taking cues from Twitter for Mac and others. I’m excited to see it coming to the App Store.

Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him on Twitter. Oh, and he has a dogcow tattoo.