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MailBar allow you to customize the Mail.app icon in the dock. Add unread badges for up to 4 mailboxes and unread mail status to the menu bar. Featuring unread status control panel and full message list with filtering.

What's New

Version 0.7.6:
  • Add "Reply to" icon to messages list
  • Add "Forwarded" icon to messages list
  • Fix some bugs with message content scale
  • Fix bug with attachment view size after message content scale


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Sonnendeck Member IconComment+36

Very nice! A possibility to choose a mailbox for "drafts" would also be fine!

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Version 0.7.5
Hobojoe Member IconComment+108

Hi Andrew,

Something a bit odd: It seems some of the rules I had set up in Mail have disappeared. It's very strange.

This seems to have happened more or less when I installed MailBar. I'm not saying MailBar is to blame, but it is a coincidence.

What do you think? Is it a possible bug, or do you think it's unrelated?


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Version 0.7.4
MailBar (Developer)

Hi. What you mean as rules? Smartboxes?
I think MailBar can't be a problem.
It don't change anything in Mail.app, only read information.
If its situation repeat, write comment again or send me email please.


Thanks for the reply.

In Mail > Preferences, there's a "Rules" tab that allows you to set up automatic actions on incoming email.

It was probably a coincidence that some rules I had created disappeared, but will let you know if it happens again. I've never had this issue before.


Andy-Hewitt Member IconReview+135

I've only been using this a couple of days, but already like it. The idea of different colours for the accounts is great, and showing in the menubar is helpful. It seems to be stable at this time too, and doesn't appear to cause any issues with Mail so far.

However, as mentioned earlier, I'd also like to see it hidden in the Dock, as it seems an unnecessary use of the space in the Dock.

Nice bit of free software, thank you.

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Version 0.7.4

Thank you for review, I remove icon from dock in next update.

Sonnendeck Member IconReview+36

Thanks for this App! It would be great if MailBar could just run in the Menubar and not in the dock. (And it also would be great if Germany could win the Soccer World Cup in Brazil!) Regards

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Version 0.7.4

Thank you for review, I fix this in next version.

Hobojoe Member IconReview+108

Just installed on 10.9.4, and works just fine with Mail. It runs as a separate app as opposed to an extension like Dockstar used to. Man, I really, really miss Dockstar...

Has some simple preference settings like color of each of the dots, and sound effect for new mail.

Couple of things:

- Asks for permission to access Contacts. I denied access, and still running fine, so not sure why it needed that access in the first place.

- CPU load is minimal (currently at .1%).

- Wish it had option to turn off the number setting (it shows the number of unread emails, as well as showing a colored dot for each account that has new mail; in other words, I'd like to just see there's new mail, without needing to see the number, which is additional clutter in the menu bar).

- Only gives access to mailboxes in the Inbox. If you have set up filters and other mailboxes, it doesn't show new email if they are automatically filed.

All in all, a great effort, and gives hope that something will replace Dockstar. Personally, I'd be glad to pay for this app if it encourages further development and adding features.

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Version 0.7.4

Thank you for my first review and 4 stars! I very glad that you like it.

App ask for contacts to show people icon if it exist in you contacts. Maybe you right and ask this at start little bit strange. I add this option to preferences.

Today is first day MailBar in public access and maybe some features work not like people expect. Give us some time and it will work like a charm.

P.S. I miss DockStar too..

JeremyNewton9714 Member IconComment+1

Hrmmm. Sounds like a hopeful replacement for Dockstar which never crossed over to Mavericks. Unfortunately, the app crashes on my system. Still hopeful for something, though. No support from the website linked from this site.

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Version 0.7.3

don't work on 10.9.4 last version mail.app plugin crash


Add support for OS X 10.9.4. Please download new version from site

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Downloads 765
Version Downloads 161
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 17 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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