Readdle's Spark picks up huge new iPadOS 15 widgets and more

Spark Extra Large Ipad Widget
Spark Extra Large Ipad Widget (Image credit: Readdle)

What you need to know

  • Readdle's Spark has been updated to take advantage of new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features.
  • Spark on iPad has a new extra large widget, while Focus support has also been added plus more!

Following the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, popular email app Spark has been updated to include support for a ton of the new features those two releases offer.

Starting on iPad, the updated Spark now includes support for the extra-large widget that was added as part of IOS 15. Your emails and calendar have never been so ... big!

Spark brings two extra-large new widgets for your iPad:Email and calendar – see your latest emails and upcoming events. You can decide which emails and calendars to display on a widget. For example, you may want to see only Newsletters from one of your accounts and display events only from your work calendar.Custom widget – we know you love customization, so explore this one. Pick the email categories, accounts, and calendars to show on the widget. Configure both right and left sides of the widget, so you can either see the email list and calendar side by side or have the entire widget for emails (for example, your latest emails from people on the left and Pins on the right).

Alongside the widgets, Spark now fully supports the new Focus mode that was added as part of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, making it easier for you to avoid your email and calendar alerts when you need to.

Quick Notes support has also been added, making it easier and quicker to capture thoughts.

Imagine you want to capture your thoughts on an insightful newsletter you read in Spark. Just swipe up from the bottom right corner of the screen to start a Quick Note. Spark lets you add a link to the original email, so you can easily find it in your Notes later.

All of this is available in the free version of Spark that can be downloaded from the App Store right now for iPhone and iPad.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.