Readdle’s Spark is an innovative new approach to processing your email

Spark supports multiple email accounts through Google (Gmail and Google Accounts), Exchange, Yahoo, iCloud, Outlook, and “other.” I’m not sure what else is supported with the other option, but it depends on your provider — chances are it may or may not work. I’ve been using Spark for the past month or so with my four Google emails and things have been working flawlessly.


Spark’s unique feature are the “cards” in the Smart Inbox, which help to filter and organize your messages, and the floating buttons in the corner for composing and other widgets mean quick access, especially on the larger screens of the 6 and 6 Plus. The side panel menu, which is accessed by tapping on the “hamburger” button at the top, provides users with full access to the app’s different sections, as well as any folders and labels that they’ve set up previously. There’s even a lot of choices for personalization in Spark, so you can customize the app to however you’d like.


The design of Spark is beautiful, as it features a clean, flat design that’s filled with vibrant colors and fluid, bouncy animations. Visually, Spark is one of the best looking email I’ve come across, and the design has helped me process my inbox much faster than before, so it’s not just pure aesthetics. I’m happy with the typeface that they’ve chosen since everything is easy to read from a glance, and I found all my messages display properly (wasn’t the case with some other apps). All of the button icons are easily recognizable so you don’t waste much time learning how things work — they just come naturally.


When email was first introduced, I thought it was one of the coolest things ever. At the time, I didn’t know better, because I was just a teenager when I got my first email address, and I used it as a way to stay in touch with my friends at the time. I never thought that once I got a job that involves email, or once I subscribed to a bunch of newsletters, I’d end up being flooded with messages on a daily basis, eventually making me dread checking my inbox each day. I’ve gone through many email apps on my Macs and iOS devices over the years, including some of the more popular choices like Sparrow, Airmail, Outlook, and Mailbox (sorry, was never much of an Apple Mail person), but none of these made me feel good about going through my email. They didn’t really help me with quickly going through and processing my inbox either. I was about to give up all hope for my email, but then Spark came along.


Spark – fast and smart email for your iPhone (Free) by Readdle is a fantastic new approach to your email, and it’s one of the best ones at that. We’ve gone through a ton of email apps in the past, but the search for the “perfect” email client is now over. Move over Mailbox and Outlook, because Readdle’s Spark has finally landed.

The Best iPhone and Applications for Time Management

Almost everybody has difficulty with time management–no matter who they are or what they do for a living. Even individuals who try to run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being on time and remembering the things they must complete daily. There are plenty of reasons for this. The main reason this is true is that there are countless distractions just sitting at our fingertips every day, which has become even more true since smart phones and tablets got to be fashionable. In this article we’ll show you how to take your iPhone or iPad and change it from a tool of diversion into a tool of time management.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is a program which can be used on your iPhone, your iPad and even on your computer. It’s one of those excellent time saving “read later” applications. How many times, throughout your day, do you find interesting sites or content that you seriously want to read but don’t have time to really check out? How often have you thrown off your entire schedule by reading or taking a look at it anyway because you knew you will not remember it later? You could integrate Instapaper into your Twitter account and also some other apps, and save yourself all kinds of time by saving the links you want to read for a time that is more convenient. The links get saved to one main account. This means that you can use any device (cell phone, tablet, and laptop) to catch up on your reading when you have the time.

Wunderlist is an excellent program. It’s your typical to-do list program but it hasn’t been dragged down by all types of graphics or complicated interfaces. Each day you can take a moment with this app and enter all of the things that you need to do that day. It’s free of charge. Along with being user friendly, it is simple to sync with a number of devices. Just train yourself to check the software as frequently as you check your email and you’ll quickly see just how much simpler it is for you to keep on task.

Evernote is really great and handy. It’s a central place to organize pretty much everything: your emails, downloads, pics, notes, thoughts, and so on. It can also be synced between devices–including a personal computer–and is extremely easy to incorporate with other software like Wunderlist. Unfortunately, this software is not cost-free–which is its only true negative quality. You can pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or get a full year of service for forty five dollars.

When it comes to calendar apps, Agenda is the greatest. This is true for a lot of reasons but the biggest is that it syncs with both iCalendar (the calendar app most Macs, iphones and iPads use) and Google calendar. This makes managing a calendar a lot easier for folks who have PCs and iPhones because they will only have to enter their information into one place and it is readily available on all their devices. In addition, it looks really good.

You’ll find all types of time management applications you can download. These are the most effective, but you will turn up a lot more with some extra research.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author