Cool alert plugin for Mail.app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AlBDamned, May 15, 2007.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    I just found this while digging around on the OS X downloads section of Apple.com.

    Mail Unread Menu 2.3 shows your unread mail in an icon in the top menu bar. it works similar to Google Mail alert, and rather than just show you the red icon in the dock when you have mail in your inbox, it also alerts you when you have mail that's been automatically directed to other boxes using rules.

    When you click on the icon, it will tell you what mailboxes the new mail is in and you can go straight to that mailbox.

    Pretty handy! See more info here.
     
  2. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Excellent find. I keep my dock hidden and I need to show it with a keyboard shortcut in order to see if I have mail. Not any more.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Mail.appetizer is good too, though it's a window.
     
  4. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Excellent. There's something about top menu bar items that i really like too. Not sure why, though. Currently it's showing all of the below. Anyone got any more?
     

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  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I use Growl with Growlmail...I like it because it lets me know who the mail is from and part of what it says. Of course if I leave my computer when the mail comes in, I still have check the dock icon to see if I missed anything.
     
  6. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    @TheAnswer, I find Growl Mail too intrusive.

    Well it's not strictly a menu bar item, but it does sit on the top bar, X-Assist, it brings back the OS9 drop down menu. It hasn't been updated for a while but it's working fine in the 10.4.9
     

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