You can sort mails in the conversation in ascending or descending order.
By default, Sparrow shows the newest message on top but you can reverse it.
Go to Advanced Preferences and tick the ‘Show older message first' option as shown above.

You can sort mails in the conversation in ascending or descending order.

By default, Sparrow shows the newest message on top but you can reverse it.

Go to Advanced Preferences and tick the ‘Show older message first' option as shown above.

Using Dropbox with Sparrow

Sparrow 1.5 introduces Dropbox support for attachment. 

  • Go in Sparrow’s “Preferences”
  • Click on the “Services” tab

Prefs

  • Log out from CloudApp (if needed)
  • Click on Dropbox & enter your credentials
  • You’re all set

Login

Once you have activated CloudApp in Sparrow, here are the basics of how it works:

  • Dragging and dropping attachments in the composer will directly upload it with CloudApp.
  • Dropping an attachment to the bottom of the compose window will attach the file the classic way.

  • Using the Attachment button in the top-left corner will always upload files the old classic way.

  • Dragging and dropping attachments on Sparrow’s dock icon will opens a new composer and upload the file with CloudApp.

  • Pressing ‘Cmd’ while dragging and dropping a file in the composer will attach it the classic way.

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Using CloudApp

Once you have activated CloudApp in Sparrow, here are the basics of how it works:

  • Dragging and dropping attachments in the composer will directly upload it with CloudApp.
  • Dropping an attachment to the bottom of the compose window will attach the file the classic way.

  • Using the Attachment button in the top-left corner will always upload files the old classic way.

  • Dragging and dropping attachments on Sparrow’s dock icon will opens a new composer and upload the file with CloudApp.

  • Pressing ‘Cmd’ while dragging and dropping a file in the composer will attach it the classic way.

Defining your default account in Sparrow

Go to Preferences > Account.

Drag and drop your mail accounts to re-order them the way you want. Re-ordering accounts in Preferences re-orders them in Sparrow’s sidebar.

Placing one account on top of the list tells Sparrow this is the default one . Sparrow will  always use this address by default when composing a new message.

⌘-Click on a link will open it in the background.

⌘-Click on a link will open it in the background.

Disabling the Priority Inbox

If you want to disable the Priority Inbox in Sparrow, here is what you can do:

Go to your Gmail Web app Settings > Labels

and

Untick the ‘Show in IMAP' corresponding to the 'Important' label.

Wait 5 minutes for the change to be taken into account by Sparrow and restart the app.

Priority Inbox markers should have disappeared.

Minimal Sidebar
If you’re a mad minimalist like us, you might like the option to hide the sidebar in Sparrow 1.3.
To hide/show it, just tap ⇧-⌘-M.
You can also use the Sparrow Menu > Window > Sidebar

Minimal Sidebar

If you’re a mad minimalist like us, you might like the option to hide the sidebar in Sparrow 1.3.

To hide/show it, just tap ⇧-⌘-M.

You can also use the Sparrow Menu > Window > Sidebar

The Extended Sidebar

There are 2 ways to activate the extended sidebar in Sparrow.

You can simply drag the separtor between the message list and the sidebar to the right

or

You can do it via the Menu > Window > Extended Sidebar

Send & Archive
Sparrow 1.3 brings you a precious tool to reach inbox zero: Send & Archive.
Just tick the ‘Enable Send & Archive’ in Sparrow Advanced Preferences and you’re done. 
Once activated, the Send & Archive will respond to usual Send shortcuts in Sparrow. Pressing ⇧-⌘-D and ⌘-Enter will make the message you’re responding to and your reply disappear from your inbox in a glimpse.

Send & Archive

Sparrow 1.3 brings you a precious tool to reach inbox zero: Send & Archive.

Just tick the ‘Enable Send & Archive’ in Sparrow Advanced Preferences and you’re done. 

Once activated, the Send & Archive will respond to usual Send shortcuts in Sparrow. Pressing ⇧-⌘-D and ⌘-Enter will make the message you’re responding to and your reply disappear from your inbox in a glimpse.

To create a new label/folder in Sparrow:
go to Preferences > Organize and click the ‘+’ button.
You can choose the color of your label by clicking the colored square on the left side and picking any color you like from the color wheel.

To create a new label/folder in Sparrow:

go to Preferences > Organize and click the ‘+’ button.

You can choose the color of your label by clicking the colored square on the left side and picking any color you like from the color wheel.

In Sparrow 1.2.1, the sorting bar has been hidden by default. You can activate it through Sparrow Advanced Preferences as described above.
The Sorting bar allows you to easily toggle between your unread mails and your inbox.
If you have a Gmail account with Priority Inbox activated, it will also allow you to view your Priority mails only.

In Sparrow 1.2.1, the sorting bar has been hidden by default. You can activate it through Sparrow Advanced Preferences as described above.

The Sorting bar allows you to easily toggle between your unread mails and your inbox.

If you have a Gmail account with Priority Inbox activated, it will also allow you to view your Priority mails only.

Sparrow lets you open links in the background. 
All you have to do is press ⌘ when clicking a link.

Sparrow lets you open links in the background.

All you have to do is press ⌘ when clicking a link.

To open and close the right pane in Sparrow 1.2, you can:
- Use ⇧-⌘-T
- Use the Menu > Window > Message Panel
- Tap → to open and ← to close when a message is selected
- Use a lateral three-finger swipe from left to right to open

To open and close the right pane in Sparrow 1.2, you can:

- Use ⇧-⌘-T

- Use the Menu > Window > Message Panel

- Tap → to open and ← to close when a message is selected

- Use a lateral three-finger swipe from left to right to open

Start hidden at login

To launch Sparrow when starting up your Mac, do the following:

In Sparrow Preferences, make sure that you have ticked the ‘Start Sparrow at login’ option.

And in your System Preferences > Account > Log In Items, tick the Sparrow corresponding box as seen below:

 

Keep it minimal

In Sparrow 1.2, we added a lot of new features but also made sure that hard core minimalists and shortcuts lovers could keep a streamlined Sparrow.

Here is how to keep it minimal: 

Go into Sparrow Preferences and you’ll have all the option you need:

  • 'Hide pictures' will allow you to hide avatars in the message list
  • We’ve added an option to ‘hide the selection bar in the inbox’
  • You can also hide the unified inbox avatar if you like