Posts tagged Gmail

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.

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.

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

Mark as Read/Unread

In Sparrow, you can mark a mail as unread by:

  • Right-clicking on a message and selecting ‘Mark as unread’
  • Use the ⇧-⌘-U shortcuts
  • Or simply clicking on the blue dot

In Sparrow, you can choose to attach images either inline or as a classic attachment.

Drag & dropping an image to the bottom of the compose window will add the image as a classic attachment.

Drag & dropping an image in the upper part of the window or in the text will add it as an inline attachment.

You can also use the ⇧-⌘-A .

QuickLook on attachments
You can preview any attachments by selecting it and pressing ‘Space’. 
Sparrow allows you to do this while reading your mail and also while composing it. Attach any file in a new mail, select the attachment and press ‘Space’ to quickly verify this is the document you wanted to send.

QuickLook on attachments

You can preview any attachments by selecting it and pressing ‘Space’. 

Sparrow allows you to do this while reading your mail and also while composing it. Attach any file in a new mail, select the attachment and press ‘Space’ to quickly verify this is the document you wanted to send.

Affecting labels
Affecting labels to your mail to keep a clean Inbox is easy. Right-click the mail you want to labelize and select the ‘label' section. The list of your existing labels will be displayed. Clicking a label in the list will affect it to the mail.
Do the same to ‘Archive and Label’ a mail.
You can also affect a label with ⌘-L
or Archive and Label with ⇧-⌘-L

Affecting labels

Affecting labels to your mail to keep a clean Inbox is easy. Right-click the mail you want to labelize and select the ‘label' section. The list of your existing labels will be displayed. Clicking a label in the list will affect it to the mail.

Do the same to ‘Archive and Label’ a mail.

You can also affect a label with ⌘-L

or Archive and Label with ⇧-⌘-L

Using the Conversation View
To Open the Conversation View, jus click the bottom-right corner icon in Sparrow’s window. The right pane will open allowing you to see your mails as conversations.
You can also open/close the Conversation View with ⇧-⌘-T

Using the Conversation View

To Open the Conversation View, jus click the bottom-right corner icon in Sparrow’s window. The right pane will open allowing you to see your mails as conversations.

You can also open/close the Conversation View with ⇧-⌘-T

Reply/Reply All toggle 
Sparrow makes it simple to toggle between Reply/Reply All. Right within the compose window, you can change your mind and include other recipients by clicking the icon at the far right of the ‘To' field.
To Reply, you can use the ⌘-R shortcut
To Reply All, you can use the ⇧-⌘-R shortcut

Reply/Reply All toggle 

Sparrow makes it simple to toggle between Reply/Reply All. Right within the compose window, you can change your mind and include other recipients by clicking the icon at the far right of the ‘To' field.

To Reply, you can use the ⌘-R shortcut

To Reply All, you can use the ⇧-⌘-R shortcut