Popular iPhone email app Sparrow has received a new update, providing users with new features including landscape composing, the ability to create and edit labels and folders, vertical message navigation and localisation in nine languages.

The new features add to the ‘send and archive’, built-in web browser and attachment features adding in the Sparrow 1.1 update, but also fixes scrolling issues and fixing bugs that displayed drafts as empty cells in the mail view and poor contact suggestions.


Sparrow’s Dom Leica says (via MacStories) that Push is coming, but due to issues with Apple restricting implementation of the feature, it will have to be performed on Sparrow servers, requiring a yearly subscription:

You were more than 16 000 helping us on our Apple quest to get the VoIP privilege. We can’t thank you enough for your support. Unfortunately, Apple has confirmed that they are not willing to do any exception to the rule and that Sparrow will NOT be granted with the privilege.

This means we’ll have to do Push on our side and that it will be integrated as a yearly subscription into Sparrow’s future update.

With or without Push, Sparrow is still the best iOS mail application on the iPhone. If you haven’t, download it now.