After swearing off Outlook a couple of years and finally freeing myself from the tyranny of Exchange1, I really did not expect to be using a native email client anytime soon.
However, that quickly changed after using Sparrow.
Things I really like about Sparrow (and the recent 1.1 update):
- It is small and minimal
- Labels are easily accessible, but out of the way by default
- Supports priority inbox (which has worked really well for me)
- Easy access to multiple inboxes
If you use Gmail2 from a Mac, I highly recommend checking it out. There are free (lite) and commercial editions available in the Mac AppStore.
1 Telligent used Exchange for email.
2 Sparrow 1.1 added generic IMAP support, but I have not used it.