Spark Is the Best Google Inbox Alternative: 11 Reasons Why It’s Worth a Look

MakeUseOf | 4/23/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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Google’s alternative email client, Inbox bit the dust a day after Gmail’s fifteenth anniversary. Despite announcing its departure months ago, though, Google has yet to bring Inbox’s best features to the main Gmail app. So which is the next best Google Inbox alternative?

There are a host of other third-party platforms you can try and the one we recommend you begin with is Spark. Here are reasons why Spark is the perfect Google Inbox alternative.

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The Spark app comes with a charming and modern aesthetic. Its biggest highlight is that it doesn’t overwhelm you even if you have hundreds of pending messages.

Spark achieves this by padding emails as well as individual messages inside long chains. The interface also employs color combinations that are easy on your eyes and don’t feel exhausting.

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To ensure your time doesn’t drown under a deluge of emails, Spark offers a feature called Smart Inbox. When enabled, it organizes your inbox in bundles like Personal, Notifications, Newsletters which can be discarded together or attended one-by-one.

Plus, the notification settings can be tweaked to match this as well. Therefore, you will only receive alerts for emails that are important. Smart Inbox is compatible with all your accounts too allowing you to quickly clear up each one of your inboxes.

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The majority of Spark’s design elements are customizable. Hence if there’s a toolbar you don’t find useful, you can disable it to make room for the rest. You can also place a floating button at the bottom of the app and inside, add your most frequently used links such as Archive or Reminders.

Swipe gestures, which let you instantly perform an action on an email, can be personalized per your preferences too. Spark even allows you to alter the notification actions.

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Spark is capable of both snoozing and scheduling your emails for later. Whenever you...
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