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Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7) and 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's Mac OS X email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, more...

What's New

Version 4.0.8:
  • Support for OS X 10.9.4.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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I've been using it for years now and never had any issues with it.

A great little quick-action tool and very configurable.
Plus the author is very quick releasing updates every time there's a new Mail.app version.
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Version 4.0
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Nosch Member IconReview+0
Nosch
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Great tool. I've been using it for years. Just donated again. It's worth it.

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Version 4.0.7
Mac-Freak Member IconReview+0
Mac-Freak
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Great Software Tool for Apple Mail. New Version for 10.9.3 http://erikhinterbichler.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/software/Herald.zip?v=4.0.7

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Version 4.0.6
Shane-Smith Member IconComment+273
Shane-Smith
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Mavericks update 10.9.3 stops Herald from working.

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Version 4.0.6
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3680
Jazzyguy
+2

Excellent New Version Of Herald.FREE as in BEER!!

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Version 4.0.6
Tvalleau Member IconComment+104
Tvalleau
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Mavericks only. Too bad, because as of Feb 2014, less than half of Mac users were on OS 10.9 or later. Given that the app is free, I guess that's a rational call for the developer. However, no one who was making actual money from an app would abandon 50-60% of their customers.

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Version 4.0.6
J.a.duke
+4

If you actually used the software, you would find that, after downloading one of the older releases and installing it on a supported OS version, the software just works. I'm currently using 3.0.6 on Mt. Lion with no problems whatsoever.

I'm supporting a number of clients and family with older releases and have had no problems with the older versions of Herald and their supported OS/Mail versions.

Cheers,
Jon

Tvalleau
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I have "actually used" the software since the day it was released. My comment was about that he's quit improving the Lion version.

artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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Don't waste your time d/l'ing the earlier versions of Herald that are available from this page.

As per correspondence with the dev, no version of Herald works other than the current, Mavericks-compatible, version.

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Version 4.0.5
J.a.duke
+4

I find it difficult that you actually had a conversation with the developer in which you were told that the older versions don't work. They might not work in Mavericks, but for their supported OS/Mail versions, they work just fine. I've not had any trouble installing older versions of Herald on the appropriate older version of the OS.

I'm personally using 3.0.6 on Mt. Lion until all of the software I need runs on Mavericks. No trouble whatsoever.

Try finding the facts of the matter before posting something with which you have no hands-on experience.

Cheers,
Jon

artie505
+0

You ought to learn how to ask a polite question before coming on like an arrogant a-hole!

I d/l'ed and installed v 1.3.1 for OS X 10.6 (from the above link) and Mail immediately told me that it was incompatible, at which point I e-mailed the dev.

When he responded - in the context of the non-functional version - that none of the older versions were supported I misunderstood his intention, jumped to a bad conclusion that he used the wrong word, and posted incorrectly.

Sorry for both that and that you messed your pants over it.

(Note: There is no d/l link for v 1.3.1 on the dev's Website, and had he been fastidious and removed the bad link from this page there'd have been no problems.)

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3680
Jazzyguy
+2

Excellent Version of Herald works in 10.9.2

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Version 4.0.5
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3680
Jazzyguy
+1

Since the latest software update of Mail.app it has been disabled by the OS.

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Version 4.0.2
cmotdibbler
+3

Give the developer about 8 hours, he always comes through and did it again.

Jazzyguy
+2

He DID come through with a good app that works in Mavericks.

cmotdibbler
+1

New version 4.04 compatible with OS X 10.9.1 at developer's site!

Jazzyguy
+1

Thanks for reminding me cmotdibbler I might have missed it otherwise Thank You!It is a GREAT Free app

cmotdibbler
+0

Version 4.05 compatible with 10.9.2 at developer's site.

Dabluest Member IconReview+8
Dabluest
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Awesome plugin. I've been using since Snow Leopard and love that this continues to maintained. Keep up the good work.

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Version 4.0.1
Jimw Member IconComment+455
Jimw
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In principle I like this product but it does become irritating at time as it seems to show its window even when I am in mail or if I am viewing a mail link in Safari. With Mavericks the left screen sidebar feature has does give the notifications in a smaller format and allows me to work in other apps with less intrusion than Herald with Mail activated, so I am trying that for now. However the lest screen bar does not have some of the features such as junk mail and delete handling directly from the alert box. For my needs the title of the message is mainly what I need which can alert me if I want to immediately handle the message. Overall I seem to prefer this approach - at least for now.

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Downloads 78,139
Version Downloads 919
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 01 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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