I’m not sure if that implies importance, what users want to do with email, or what email may eventually do to users. Regardless, email is mostly a pain to manage so it’s refreshing to seen a unique approach to managing incoming messages. Jesus would appreciate this free Mac app that helps you manage email.
The latest addition to my Mac and OS X’s Mail app is Herald, which bills itself as Mail notifications done right. It’s not so much the notifications that are valuable. It’s what you can do from within the notifications that makes managing email better.
Herald uses the standard pop up notification but comes with a unique toolbar at the bottom of the window.
That quick action toolbar is the most useful component. Without leaving your current app, without bothering to open Notification Center, you can read, mark as read, reply, and delete email on the fly– right from within pop up window.
Herald is simple on the front end but comes with plenty of useful configuration options– all the way from the color of the pop ups to how long they stay visible on the screen. You can even assign Herald to watch specific email accounts.
Adjust the fonts and size, the background, text color, even transparency. Add or delete buttons from the quick action toolbar. Even read the entire email message in a small pop up thanks to the scrollbars in the pop up window.
Every Mac user swimming in email needs Herald. It’s just too easy to try, too easy to use, remarkably useful for email junkies, and I can’t believe it’s free.