Popular iOS and MAC email client "Sparrow" now belongs to Google
Elegant, lightweight and fast email client "Sparrow" for Apple Mac OS X and iOS platform got acquired by Google, Sparrow is a popular utility which uses a simplified user interface and is tightly integrated with Google and other IMAP email accounts. The simple to use email client features drag-and-drop attachments, Dropbox/Box.net support for uploading attachments, Growl support, Gmail labels and keyboard shortcuts, as well as threaded replies and easy switching between accounts in desktop version.
Both the iOS and Mac versions of Sparrow offer a better usability then native email clients on respective operating systems.
With Google's purchase of the client utility, one can safely assume and expect "Sparrow" themed changes in Gmail in future.