Newton Mail, one of the many third-party email clients available today, would be ending its ambitious journey today. The app was launched as ‘CloudMagic’ email app in 2013 and was later renamed to Newton Mail in 2016 when it launched with a subscription model. Unfortunately, early last month, the company announced that it would be shutting down Newton Mail app on September 25th, 2018.
At Readdle, we understand that the email business is hard, and sustaining here is a significant challenge, especially when you’re up against giants like Apple and Google. Spark Mail app is available for free on all devices and is powered by a stable business model that ensures we’re here for the long haul. If you’re one of the thousands of Newton customers who’re looking around for the perfect alternative to Newton Mail app, rest assured that Spark Mail app has your back.
Readdle welcomes all Newton Mail app users to try out Spark Mail app.
Spark is a beautiful, powerful, and feature-rich email client available for iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, and is coming to the Android platform very soon. Spark is easily the best alternative to Newton Mail app.
When you Switch to Spark Mail app from Newton, you’re not only joining a community of millions of happy users; you also get to enjoy the tons of amazing features that Spark Mail app ships with.
Here are some of the notable features in Spark Mail app:
1. Smart Inbox + Smart Notifications
One of the best features of Spark Mail app is its Smart Inbox feature. The Smart Inbox in Spark automatically categorizes and sorts all incoming email in your inbox. Your email is sorted as Personal, Notifications, Newsletters, and Pins, followed by all emails you’ve Read.
This automatic and intelligent sorting of emails allows you to focus on the important and direct emails first, while easily ignoring the other junk. Smart Inbox in Spark is designed to save you time, be more productive, and works across all your devices. Your emails stay in sync, so you don’t have to perform the same actions over and over again.
The goals of Smart Inbox are supplemented by the Smart Notifications feature in Spark. With this feature, Spark will only notify you about the important emails, while silently delivering emails that you care less about, such as marketing emails. Smart Notifications help you focus on actual work, while Spark works in the background to ensure that your email experience doesn’t come in the way of your productivity.
2. Send Later
Send Later is one of the most indispensable features of an email client and Spark Mail app has had native support for sending emails later for a long time now. The Send Later feature works in the background, so you don’t even have to keep Spark running all the time.
If you’re working late at night, just schedule an email to be sent in the morning and you can safely shut down your computer and go home. Spark will automatically send out the email to the recipient for you, and you can get some comfortable sleep in the meantime.
3. Follow Up Reminders
You know those times when you’ve emailed someone a few days ago, but they haven’t responded to your email, so you have to follow-up with them for a response. If sending out emails is a routine part of your job, it becomes difficult to keep track of all the emails you have to follow-up with. That is unless you are using Spark Mail app.
Spark has an excellent feature up its sleep, wherein you can ask it to automatically remind you about an email at a date and time of your choosing. When you send out an email, pick a date and time in the future, and Spark will remind you about that email with a notification if it hasn’t received any replies from the recipient.
Pretty cool, right? What’s cooler, is that the Follow Up Reminders feature works across all your email accounts, and across your devices.
4. Snooze & Pin Emails
Of all the emails that land in your Inbox, chances are that only a few of them are priority emails or emails that need a reply immediately. There are many other types of emails, such as bill payment reminders, order confirmation emails, etc. that aren’t relevant until a few days later. Typically, these emails keep sitting in your inbox, cluttering up space for the rest of important emails.
With Spark, you get the ability to temporarily snooze these emails. With a simple swipe or click action, you can snooze any number of emails and choose the exact date and time when you want to see them back in your inbox. This is great to temporarily clear up your inbox, so you can focus on other important emails.
Similarly, you can PIN important emails to the top of your inbox, that you want to pay attention to and not miss any updates. Pinning an email message in Spark is as easy as clicking on an icon. You can even pin multiple email messages to the top in Spark.
5. Customizable Swipes for Actions
Spark Mail app allows you to perform certain actions on every email that is displayed in a list. These are actions such as Archive, Delete, Mark as Read/Unread, Move, Move To, etc. Spark makes it easy to quickly perform these actions on emails displayed in a list by allowing you to swipe on the emails left or right.
There are two types of swipes you can perform — Short Left, Long Left, Short Right, and Long Right. Each of these swipes can be assigned to a specific action, such as short left swipe to mark an email as read and short right swipe to archive an email. These swipes are customizable, so you can pick exactly which action you want.
Swipes are a great to way clear up the clutter in your inbox and get more productive.
Switch from Newton Mail to Spark Mail App
With Newton Mail app shutting down on September 25th, if you’re an existing Newton user, you will have to switch to using an alternate email client. Thankfully, switching from Newton Mail to Spark is very easy. With a quick, one-time setup, you’ll be up and running on your iOS and Mac devices in no time.
To get started, download Spark for Free on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Spark supports email accounts from all email service providers, including Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook, and more. To set up your Email Account in Spark, follow these simple steps.
The release of Spark for Android is just around the corner, so stay tuned!