Email newsletters are the cat’s pajamas these days. Recomendo, from Kevin Kelly and his Cool Tools crew, is among my favourites. “A weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff,” they describe it. And that’s what it is. Here’s a recommendation that I followed this week:
For many years I’ve used Gmail’s web interface. I’ve tried lots of standalone apps, but they always fell short and I’d return to Gmail. Then I tried Spark (Mac OS X and iOS) and I’m hooked. It’s smart, snappy, and has lightning fast search. I have not used Gmail since installing Spark.
I installed Spark immediately, and am trying it out to see whether I agree (I’m comparing it to Apple’s Mail.app, not to Gmail; I’ve never been a serious Gmail user).
While you’re subscribing to email newsletters, give Mita Williams’s University of Winds a try too; it’s also accurately described: “Three links to things in the world every Saturday.” And that’s why you get.
(I am so glad that I have neither first nor last name that ends in “s”–I’m not sure I could handle the apostrophic ambiguity of it all).