Spark for iPhone gains custom swipes in notifications, pinch-zooming and more

By , Jan 12, 2016

Spark by Readdle 1.0 for iOS teaser 001

Readdle’s Spark for iPhone is an awesome email client and I can’t wait to use it on my iPad (coming soon) and the Mac (it’s in the works). Today’s update makes it even better.

In Spark 1.5 for iPhone and iPod touch, you can now customize which swipes are available in notification actions for new messages. You can also designate an email signature to be your default on a per-account basis, zoom in on HTML emails and more.

New features

As mentioned, you can now assign default signature to en email account you’ve connect to Spark. Just go to Signatures in Spark’s settings, tap on a saved signature and select Set s Default for… at the bottom. Don’t worry, you can still override this choice and cycle between your saved signatures by swiping on the signature area at the bottom of the message on the compose screen.

Spark 1.5 for iOS iPhone 6s screenshot 002

I also like being able (at last!) to pinch-zoom on HTML emails. HTML messages often incorporate custom designs that makes it a challenge to read them on small screens at default zoom level.

Spark 1.5 for iOS iPhone 6s screenshot 001

Another feature, called Intelligent Email Move, lets you forget about scrolling to find needed folders when moving an email message from one folder to another.

Spark 1.5 changelog

Here’s everything that’s new and improved in this release of Spark.

  • Default signature—One of your most requested feature is here – now you can assign a default signature to each email account.
  • Custom swipes in notifications—For those who gets a lot of notifications, we added custom swipe in notification actions.
  • Intelligent email move—We’ve made Move even better and now you can use search for faster work. Moreover, the most important folders are available in Suggestions.
  • Zoom HTML emails—It was planned from day one. Now your can zoom in and out HTML emails.
  • Enhanced performance and stability.
  • Best of all, Spark is available totally free.


Spark requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 8.3 or later and includes a watchOS 2 app and a Glance to check important messages on your wrist, respond to emails with canned responses or dictation and more.

Grab Spark at no charge in the App Store.

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  • Allan

    full 3d touch implementation seems to be a key missing feature.

    • What are you talking about, Spark supports 3D Touch Home screen shortcuts and Peek/Pop actions.

  • ericesque

    I like Spark’s features but I couldn’t get used to the look and feel.

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Airmail for iphone… WHEN ?

  • Allan

    i am aware of 3d touch actions by clicking on the app itself, but i was not able to get this feature to work within an email, ala the apple mail app.

    • They work for me, on emails and attachments (and I haven’t updated to this version yet).

  • M2

    lol…how many times will they say ipad version coming soon?

    • Cristian B

      I’m waiting for the Mac version too lol

  • James Wheeler

    What’s the difference between Sparks HTML signatures and CloudMagics?
    Using the iPad beta and slide over and split view work (a bit buggy though).
    There’s a setting for read receipts in the beta but I haven’t used it…
    Also the beta claimed that iPhone Landscape worked too (but I’m not using beta in my phone). So I guess progress is being made…

    I’m not sure I like the iPad interface… The widget buttons make it odd. I feel like it would be better to put the menu button over there with icons of the menu items below (click menu button to reveal icon text and extra items). The widgets should be the same as the iPhone version.