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Sparrow Rethinks the Email Attachment in Latest App Update

The latest version of Sparrow’s Gmail client for Mac users is now live in the Mac App Store. Although it’s not a major release of the product, it does attempt to take a new approach to an old idea: email attachments.

Sparrow 1.4 integrates with quicky-and-easy filesharing service CloudApp to enable user to include links to files without using the traditional email attachment functionality (which is still included in Sparrow for those who want to use it).

Users can “attach” files by dragging them into the body of the email from their desktop (or any directory on their computer). Sparrow will upload the file to CloudApp and automatically embed a download link into the body of the email.

In addition to being an easy way to attach files, this has the added advantage of bypassing Gmail’s file size limitations and allowing users to avoid eating up their total storage on Gmail.

Sparrow is a simple, nicely-designed IMAP email client for Mac desktops that got a lot of positive feedback when it first launched. Our initial impressions were positive as well. This latest update also includes various bug fixes and improvements to the app’s interface.

Sparrow is available as a paid downloaded or as an ad-supported version, Sparrow Lite.

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