23 Jul '12, 10am

Double Shot #920

Monday, July 23, 2012 at 5:45AM Things just never seem to slow down, do they? Sparrow + Google - Sparrow dear-johns its customers. This sort of thing is inevitable in a world of VC madness. Makes me sort of look forward to the coming Dot-Bomb 2.0, when we won't see so many promising apps sucked into corporate oblivion. How to prepare for Google's acquisition of Sparrow - Yep, pretty much. I've had friends argue that the existing code is good enough to keep running, but that just leaves you vulnerable to sudden breakage at some unspecified future point. Better to switch in a controlled fashion. Mailplane - There aren't a heck of a lot of alternatives to Sparrow out there (though I expect a lot of wannabe apps to launch shortly). Mailplane isn't bad, if you want a better GMail experience than the web UI offers by itself. LibEtPan - Apparently the mail library underneath Spar...

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