Archive for July 23rd, 2012
Sparrow an email client has announced that Google has acquired it for $25 million. It’s believed that Google will use Sparrow team forces to improve ios Gmail client that compete with Apple Mail.
Sparrow known for its better designed email apps for Mac and Ios uses simple interface like Tweetie for Twitter clients. “We will continue to make available our existing products, and we will provide support and critical updates to our users. However, as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps.” Leca said in the blog post.
Leca on its joining with Gmail said that “Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.”
Sparrow said that though it now works for Gmail but it will also provide support services to its users. It’s also in talks that either Google has purchased it for new apps or to improve its Gmail client app.
With Sparrow’s this step you wont see Sparrow app for Ipad. As Google will refresh it, as a current Gmail to add some Sparrow functionality also.
Would Google launch its email client with Iphone 5???
Are you in habit of forgetting your things or do you need some one to remind regarding your things or location? Check Mark a location based reminder app is the newest app in App store that not even let you remind about things but also about location radius.
Due to this new feature than any of the reminder app it guides you about location area and gives you clues to reach there.
You can add location date and time reminders. When you add location based reminder by entering or leaving geofence around location Check mark reminds you regarding this.
This app uses custom ios-Home-screen-style pages of visited locations. This is easiest way to remind your self in this busy schedule. Firstly you add your location than you can search on map regarding locations you want to search. The best feature is that not only you can add your location in map but also you’re nearby locations. You can view your location reminders wise list of reminders.
You can use Check mark to remind about things like Get up early, meetings, call wife to remind and lot more. When you reach a certain location it reminders you to buy milk or house hold things.
There are also alerts regarding notifications like there are sound alerts for your reminder also you can opt other option like you can display an app-icon badge that show number of pending posts as we see in messages in our inbox.
Main drawback of this is that there is no cross device syncing or lack of Apple ecosystem. Its iPad, Mac and Web version is not there. Also Check marks don’t work with Siri. Means you cant add or view any Check Mark from Siri.
But the interface and icons of this app are awesome.
Download Check Mark for $0.99