Will Airmail replace Sparrow? Because Mail.app isn't in the running.
It's been a long time since I've been a fan of Apple's Mail.app - it's just too slow to sync my (way too large) mailbox, the DB gets corrupted way too often, and it sucks at auto-detecting server config. Because of that I've been using Sparrow for the last few years. Love it!
I won't be running back to Mail.app any time soon, either - I'm not on Mavericks yet (waiting for that point release bug fix!), but I'm hearing deal-breaking horror stories about Mavericks' Mail.app / Gmail integration. So, what's the big deal - stick with Sparrow, right?
Well. Sparrow development is dead :-( , and I dread taking an orphaned app into a new Mac OS. Even if things work fine, I assume that Sparrow will never get Mavericks tag support.
So, time to find a new client. Might as well do it preemptively - I assume that I'll have enough to deal with when I swap OSes.
I've been hearing great things about Airmail on Twitter, so I figured I'd give it a try. Looks fine so far - very Sparrow-like in appearance and configuration. I'll try it on for a few weeks and see if it feels right!
PS: Yes, I know that Apple is working on a fix. I also know that Apple breaks Gmail support every few OS releases. Learn to write an integration test.