Software company Readdle announced today that it’s adding new third-party integrations to the Spark email app. Version 1.4 of Spark for macOS and Spark 1.9 on iOS will now work directly with Things, Todoist, Wunderlist, Trello, Asana, and even Apple’s own Reminders app.
Each service integration has gotten its own custom design from Readdle, which looks much more dynamic than the typical Share Sheet dialog box that often serves as the transition between apps on iOS. For example, the new Spark on iOS will let you pluck a PDF from an email, send it to Asana, and assign the task to a particular person or project inside that service, all without leaving the app. On macOS, you can bounce an email between Spark and Evernote, similar to how Adobe lets you move edits between Photoshop and Lightroom, continually building on it along the way.
Here’s the part where I point out that email clients are in a never-ending arms race. Other apps, even new ones like Wavebox, also have deep third-party integrations. Finding the right client for you is almost more about personal preference than anything. Speed is a big factor, too. No one wants to sift through their email for any longer than they have to. Spark’s been fast and fun before, and the new integrations should help it survive even longer. Whether it can change your feelings about email is a totally different story.