Ukrainian developer Readdle today released an update to its free of charge Spark email client for iPhone, iPad and Mac that brings text formatting features to the iOS app while extending the existing set of editing options available in Spark for macOS.

With this update, Spark customers can now write better and more structured emails by being able to:

• Change text style (bolditalics, underline)

• Add indents and bullet/numbers lists

• Start a list by typing a ‘dash’

• Change text color

• Highlight text

These comprehensive formatting features are available across Spark’s iOS and macOS apps. This is the first time the iOS app has gained the ability to use rich text formatting while writing emails. Spark for iOS is smart enough to handle bullet points and numbered lists when needed: simply start a new row with a dash and the app will automatically start a bulleted list.

Before the update, the Mac app featured basic text styling like bold, italics, underline, bulleted\numbered lists and increasing the indent level so the update extends these features with improvements like the ability to change text color and highlight text or Start a list by typing a “dash”.

Aside from existing styling options, Spark for Mac now supports changing text color.

This is a missing functionality many people have been asking for. Readdle has been updating Spark consistently in an effort to make it the best email client for personal and professional use.

Spark developers told me they’re also working on an email delegation feature for the app that may arrive as early as next week so be sure to watch this space for further Spark updates.

To learn more about this update, visit the Readdle blog.