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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
Take advantage of Sparrow’s Multitouch gestures

Take advantage of Sparrow’s Multitouch gestures

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.

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 from the ToolBar
Sparrow’s Toolbar allows you to make all kind or reply and to forward mails.
To Forward or Reply All, just perform a long click on the Reply icon. A contextual menu will let you ‘Forward’ or ‘Reply All’ the selected mail.
To Reply All, you can also ⇧-⌘-R
To forward a mail, you can ⇧-⌘-F

Reply from the ToolBar

Sparrow’s Toolbar allows you to make all kind or reply and to forward mails.

To Forward or Reply All, just perform a long click on the Reply icon. A contextual menu will let you ‘Forward’ or ‘Reply All’ the selected mail.

To Reply All, you can also ⇧-⌘-R

To forward a mail, you can ⇧-⌘-F

Show/Hide Cc & Bcc fields
Click the grey triangle on the left of the ‘To' field to toggle the Cc/Bcc fields. Sparrow will remember your choice and will keep the fields hidden or shown depending on what you chose.

Show/Hide Cc & Bcc fields

Click the grey triangle on the left of the ‘To' field to toggle the Cc/Bcc fields. Sparrow will remember your choice and will keep the fields hidden or shown depending on what you chose.

Setting up an alias - Send as…
Sparrow lets you send mail from your main mail account with other mail addresses. 
To set up an Alias in Sparrow:
Go to Preferences and select the Alias tab 
Make sure that your alias is certified 
Click the ‘+’ button
Enter your alias address
You can set an alias as the default mail for your main account by clicking the ‘Make default’ button.

Setting up an alias - Send as…

Sparrow lets you send mail from your main mail account with other mail addresses. 

To set up an Alias in Sparrow:

  • Go to Preferences and select the Alias tab 
  • Make sure that your alias is certified 
  • Click the ‘+’ button
  • Enter your alias address

You can set an alias as the default mail for your main account by clicking the ‘Make default’ button.

Creating Labels
Open Sparrow’s Preferences via the Sparrow Menu (or ⌘-,) and select the Labels section. Just click the ‘+’ bottom-left corner button and name your new label. You can assign any color you want to your label by clicking the bottom-right corner button. 

Creating Labels

Open Sparrow’s Preferences via the Sparrow Menu (or ⌘-,) and select the Labels section. Just click the ‘+’ bottom-left corner button and name your new label. You can assign any color you want to your label by clicking the bottom-right corner button.