Let me cut through the noise and tell you straight up: I am smitten with Airmail 2.0 and wished that all my Windows user friends could use this Mac email client.
I finally settled on Sparrow.
It was a nice bridge from native Gmail and offered enough features to make me happy. It was a good balance of options, power, minimalism, and ease of use for me. However, it has always felt like it lack a little something. I have also been on Bloop’s Airmail Beta program and had tried Airmail several times. It too felt like it fell a little short; half baked, even, but once Sparrow rode off into the sunset—it hasn’t been updated in a very long time—I figured that I would hop on over to Airmail.
So when I saw that Bloop released Airmail 2.0 along with the Yosemite update, I had a feeling that I had found the perfect email client.
And I was right.
The layout and design of Airmail 2.0 reminds me a lot of Sparrow and Airmail 1.0 in all the right ways. Meanwhile, it touts features and feels that go far beyond either of these predecessors. Whether you’re using one Gmail account or four of them, Airmail 2.0 has all the right bells and whistles to make email more awesome.
- Adding email tags is super quick and easy.
- Enabling Quick Reply on all of my accounts makes typical email replies super quick and easy.
- The interface is the most Yosemite styled app I’ve seen, yet.
- Keyboard shortcuts are great—not really sure about the touchpad motions.
- The layout can be tweaked several different ways.
- Send to Evernote, Calendar, etc…
You can also integrate Google Drive, Dropbox, Droplr, CloudApp, FTP and Open Directory.
I recommend going through all the preferences once you’ve installed Airmail 2.0 and wired up your email (Exchange, iCloud™, Gmail™, IMAP, POP3, Google™ Apps, Yahoo!™, AOL™, Outlook.com™ or Live.com™) and tweak Airmail 2.0 to your liking. It’s subtle, but has been really nice to tweak a few things to function like Sparrow in a few areas, while fixing some of the annoying Sparrow settings.
As for future features, I am sure Bloop will sculpt and make Airmail 2.0 even better (although that’s hard to imagine—LOL). They have also set up Airmail Plugins, so I’ll be curious to see if and how developers might expand Airmail 2.0’s power.
Unless you’re a Mailbox kind of email user, Airmail 2 is the Mac email client for you. If you’ve enjoyed Sparrow, you’ll become a die-hard Airmail 2.0 fanboy like. It’s lighting fast, has just the right features, and has made the time I spend in my email so much more enjoyable. Sparrow made my inbox battle tolerable, Airmail 2.0 has made it awesome.
For a limited time, upgrade pricing is available at a 50% discount. Normally you’re going to pay $19.99—which is totally worth the price—but with the price at only $9.99, it’s a no brainer.
Have any questions about Airmail 2.0? Ask me!
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