We have some bad news to tell you all. If you were hesitant about jailbreaking your iPhone, then you need to stop being hesitant as the popular Sparrow for iPhone email client now requires a yearly subscription in order to enable the push notifications for the incoming messages. This news was confirmed by Dom Leca, the developer, and the Sparrow team.
According to the news that we received, apparently the Sparrow team and developer were told by Apple that they were not willing to do any exception to the rule regarding the push support in Sparrow. Though this news is sad for some of us, however, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, then you can download the Sparrow Push, a tweak which adds the push support feature to the email client for free.
The Push notifications are coming in the future version of the Sparrow for iPhone. The Sparrow for iPhone has been updated, and the 1.2 version can now speak in nine languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch and Chinese), landscape message composing support and better navigation between messages by swiping up and down, also enables you to rename, create or delete all the labels and folders.
Some bugs have also been fixed. These bugs include composer scrolling with some keyboards, draft being displayed having empty cells in all mail and also the problem of wrong contact being kept in autosuggest when composing.
According to the official blog post, you will have to get a yearly subscription if you want to enjoy the push notifications for the incoming mail messages when this feature comes in the future versions of Sparrow for iPhone.
You can download the Sparrow 1.2 for iPhone from the App Store for $2.99.
By the way, the Sparrow for Mac 1.6 is ?coming soon” as the developers have confirmed.
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