As apps go, Apple’s Mail isn’t all that bad and comes with plenty of bells and whistles, but it’s a full fledged email application that could a little slimming down, a little focus on the basics– notifications and responses.
If you’re at all like me and respond to email as it comes in then you know the problem. An alert shows up in Notification Center. You stop what you’re doing, open Mail, find the message, respond, and backup to what you were doing before you were notified.
Add Herald to your Mac and speed up that notify and respond process.
Herald’s notification also contains the tools to respond, delete, or ignore the email message right on the spot, without leaving what you’re doing.
The little quick action toolbar at the bottom of Herald’s notification window gives you quick access to what you need to respond.
Plus, you can setup Herald with all kinds of backend preferences to customize appearance, adjust window size, automatically dismiss certain messages, even enable specific mailboxes in Mail.
Handling email is a royal pain on most days, and there’s only three ways to get control over the mess. 1 – have someone else do email for you. 2 – do your email in batches at set times during the day. Or, 3 – use Herald and knock down the messages as they arrive.