Mail.appetizer
Mail.appetizer
1.4 Beta

4.6

Mail.appetizer free download for Mac

Mail.appetizer1.4 Beta

24 September 2009

Glance at incoming email without switching to Mail.app.

Overview

Mail.appetizer displays a transparent notification on top of your screen when new messages arrive. It shows only sender, subject and the first plain-text lines of the message, so you can determine whether the message requires your immediate attention. The prominence of the notification can be defined by adjusting transparency and display time.

Mail.appetizer is a plug-in for Apple's Mail and integrates seamlessly. It is dynamically loaded when launching Mail and you can change settings from within Mail's preferences.

Note that Mail.appetizer uses - as all Mail plug-ins do - several of Mail's private internal methods. Use it at your own risk.

What's new in Mail.appetizer

Version 1.4 Beta: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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120 Reviews of Mail.appetizer

5
zx
28 August 2009
Version: 1.3b1

Most helpful

Please add 10.6 support. Can't work without it!!!! *And start charging got it...it's 2good:)
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7h31ll3g4l
16 June 2010
Version: 1.3b1
hi... 10.6.4 don't work Do you have fix for that? thx
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tomasno1
16 June 2010
Version: 1.3b1
Mac OS X 10.6.4. broke the Mail.appetizer build 149. Do you have any fix for that?
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Roro01
22 April 2010
Version: 1.3b1
DOESN'T WORK ON SNOW LEOPARD I would be very grateful if the developer could upgrade it.
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5
Valentinissimo
20 March 2010
Version: 1.3b1
Mail.Appetizer is now compatible with Snow Leopard. The product shows incoming mail in a translucent, overlapping window. A bit like Growl but in a larger window in which you can actually read the text (not the pictures!) and decide directly whether to delete it or to take other actions. It's a huge productivity improvement because you don't need to open mail and interrupt your work. The product is a plug-in for mail.app and is fully customizable via mail preferences. Very nice integration, very unintrusive.
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F451
10 November 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Latest version is 1.4 (v149). Yes, it is still a beta.
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F451
10 November 2009
Version: 1.3b1
The original and still the best! You can grab the latest betas (including one that works with 10.6.2) by following the developer's twit: https://twitter.com/BronsonBeta
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Erik-Hinterbichler
11 October 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Since Mail.appetizer has not been updated for Snow Leopard yet, I wrote my own plugin called Herald that has similar functionality. You can get it here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/32744/herald
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5
AdamT
11 October 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Great little app... miss it in Snow Leopard! Would be willing to pay for the upgrade.
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Bliving
04 September 2009
Version: 1.3b1
I would definitely LOVE it to support snow leopard. Thanks for hearing us out!
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Wajisin
03 September 2009
Version: 1.3b1
It's Leopard but's(no)w Leopard!
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taja
31 August 2009
Version: 1.3b1
I'd like to add to the chorus - please add support for Snow Leopard!
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Gregr
29 August 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Dying for Snow Leopard support!!!
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5
zx
28 August 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Please add 10.6 support. Can't work without it!!!! *And start charging got it...it's 2good:)
(6)
5
Charlie-Zhu
11 February 2009
Version: 1.3b1
Support. The best plugin for apple mail :)
(4)
Qubex
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
I'm rejoicing!
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5
Oneblessedguy
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
I got an email this morning telling me this plug-in was now updated! All I have to say is THANKS!!!!! This is THE best notifier out there for Mail.app. If you haven't donated, you should. It's that good! I thought it was dead but it lives! Support this guy! Stephan, you rock!
(0)
5
J-A-X
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Yay!!! Finally! Best mail plugin ever!
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5
Groovydave
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
YES! YES! yES! My Leopard update is complete! This was the one add-on to my everyday work that was sorely missing! An old (and one of the best) friend has returned! Please consider donating so the developer keeps up his excellent work!
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5
F451
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Simply the best mail notifier in the Mac world. So glad to see it back as I missed it dearly. Mail.appetizer was always ahead of it time, and nothing beats it for convenience and elegance.
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5
Web-Jive
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
THANK YOU FOR UPDATING THIS WONDERFUL PLUGIN!!!!!
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Marchintosh
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Been missing this plug-in.
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5
mswfujowdffyc
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Currently, this is the only mail notifier app for OS X mail that boasts this many features and has such an efficient UI. For those of us who use Apple Mail as our central means of e-mail communication, the Leopard release of this app is a godsend. Please donate and help further development of this app! So far, I have not encountered any problems with this beta release. I will be submitting bugs that I find to the developer if/as they appear.
(0)
5
Rusty-Mitchell
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Great! I have missed this so much. Thanks for getting an update out.
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5
dan-friml
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Wow! Finally! Thanks a lot! Seems like it works with no problem (like the old good Tiger version did) and my Mac is now complete again :) Donation sent!
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Semioticmonkey
26 March 2008
Version: 1.3b1
Finally! Many many tnx. An invaluable add-on to Mail, Leopard ready.
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Groovydave
24 November 2007
Version: 1.2b4
I'm no developer, but I'm hoping someone that is can rewrite this program for Leopard. I'd surely pay for it... :)
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5
Bigdave56
30 October 2007
Version: 1.2b4
Adds very useful functionality and as someone else said, don't know what I'd do without it. Feels like an integral part of the app, which is the highest compliment I can give a third-party plug-in. All software should be this good. I want to know about Leopard-readiness also. (Not doing the early-adopter thing this time.)
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Crow
30 October 2007
Version: 1.2b4
I do hope it is re-tooled for Leopard. I don't know what I'd do without it!
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Joel-Sanchez
30 October 2007
Version: 1.2b4
Unfortunately, this great application does not work with Leopard. :-(
(0)
Cruentatio
26 October 2007
Version: 1.2b4
I love this plugin!!
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5
Ridogi
31 March 2007
Version: 1.2b4
Very nice mac like interface. I like that it stays there if my mouse is over it and I can click through as I read messages, but it unobtrousively stays out of the way if I ignore it. Very customizable as far as appearance. My only complaint is that it does not have a flag (and mark as read) button.
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Muney
29 September 2006
Version: 1.2b4
I installed mail.appetizer and enabled it through the mail pref. pane, but nothing happens when I get new mail.. no notification comes up. I tried various settings to no avail. I was using two screens but tried also with just my laptop. I have a Powerbook G4 running latest version of tiger. Am using IMAP mailboxes with mail being sent by my mail filter rules from my inbox to other IMAP folders.. I disabled all other mail plugins, that didn't help.
(0)
asmeurer-2
27 August 2006
Version: 1.2b4
Please add a junk button.
(0)
Psxd
01 July 2006
Version: 1.2b4
I totally agree with previous poster. Great app. I use constantly.
(0)
5
Xboxdruggie
22 June 2006
Version: 1.2b4
This plug-in is stellar! It does what it states and does it impressively well. It was first located because I needed some sort of notifier to let me know when I get emails. Well this pop-up window is perfect! It gives complete control to the end-user, which mail boxes to display mail in, header info, hide after time amount... just flawless! I also enjoy being able to interact with the mail message directly from the notification (delete, view) without switching to Mail; though my only request would be to please add a reply arrow :) Please keep up the good work!
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4.5
Jazzaddict
23 May 2006
Version: 1.2b4
Sweet... I like it more than using Growl for notifications. I keep my dock hidden, and usually have my system output going to my headphones which are often not on my head. This is really useful. Keep up the good work.
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5
Jt-xiii
14 April 2006
Version: 1.2b4
I rarely participate in reviews, but with pithhelmet and other little marvels, this mail extension is one of the things that distance OSX from other OSes by an interstellar mile. Keep on.
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4
Flash1296
02 January 2006
Version: 1.2b4
Excellent ~ when it works. I am getting a rapid response re: tech support, so hopefully the bugs will be squashed soon.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
09 November 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Wow, this is cool! Especially since I hide my dock icons. It integrates completely with mail.app.
(0)
4
Anonymous
05 September 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Looks great and have loaded the latest version, but it does not work. I have so far had 16 new emails flood into the inbox but no notification! Running Tiger 10.4.2 with 1.2b4
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5
Anonymous
27 August 2005
Version: 1.2b4
this little application is just gergeous. 5/5 stars. hope its support will keep up in the future. please support this guy with donations. thanks.
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but when I click the "Show message in Mail" button it brings up the main Mail window, but not the message itself. In the previous version, you could click on the message header and it would bring up the actual message in mail, not just the main Mail window. Anyway, this is just a minor thing, otherwise this is a great app.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
11 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Yay, Tiger compatibility!! This is the one app I was waiting for, it's indispensable.
(0)
3.5
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
after installing this I launched mail which alerted to me that the "mailbox index is damaged", fortunately Mail.app offered to repair the index next time I launch it. After a five minute repair of the index it launched ok, but the index wasn't repaired properly, i had to delete about 30 email which had already been read and sorted to folders.
(0)
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Now when I use it I get a new application opening on my dock everytime I open apple's mail application. This didn't happen in previous versions.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Everything works as it should now. Great notification app.
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Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Strangely, it was working fine. But now I'm getting double Mail.appetizers - A new window and the older looking Mail.appetizer window underneath it. Any fix for this?
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4.75
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Oh, this is really nice! Thank you. I would appreciate it if you could add a spam-button in the window, so you don't have to switch to Mail to mark it. Then it would be perfect. Thanks.
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3.75
Elevated
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
I was having problems with Mail freezing at launch with Mail.appetizer installed. There's apparentely a conflict with Mail-Act-On. I can only use one or the other...
(0)
5
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b4
Thank you very much! Works great and is quick in response! Keep it up!
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b3
Welcome back! We missed you on Tiger!
(0)
Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 1.2b3
Still shows the notification window when Mail is in front. Otherwise great :)
(0)
5
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b2
YES!!!!!!
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b2
Thanks for getting the Tiger-version ready. Impressive app.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b2
Simply brilliant. Thanks for making this available - it makes my life so much easier!
(0)
3.5
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b2
Very nice app - esp. since you can configure which mailboxes show up in notification...
(0)
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b2
Works, but even though Mail is in front and I have checked that appetizer should not show when Mail is active, it still does. Also after updating it still says 1.2beta 1 in appetizers prefs.
(0)
Strifer
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
great! it's back! :) works flawlessly for me, even when i select 'ALL' in the prefs. i must admit it only started working after rebooting and after selecting 'custom' and then 'all' again...
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5
Petr-Václavek
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
true true. the appetizer is back! thanks god. :-) I could not make it working but the anonymous is right: just uncheck all mailboxes, choose custom... and check the inbox - then it works! :-) petr from prague
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
it works fine if you use "custom" instead of "all"...
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
Can't get it to work just right yet, but LOVE the fact that it's back...will hold off on review until they shake these first minor bugs off
(0)
5
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
This is the one single thing I lost on my Mac that left me incomplete when I upgraded to Tiger. I don't know why, but Mail.appetizer was always something I loved and sorely missed. Switching to Growl did not satisfy my yearning. It's back! Now, I couldn't get it to work at first -- Tried restarting Mail and then the Mac, but what finally got it going was when I chose "Custom" for which mailboxes I wanted for notification. Then I checked off the .Mac account while leaving my Inbox checked on (which is my .Mac account). I don't know if this affected it or not, but it's working fine now.
(0)
Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
me again. another awesome feature would be able to have an option to 'add to junk and bounce' command at the bottom where you have 'delete' etc. keep up the great work! cheers. bv.
(0)
Kith
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
Thank you very much. Been waiting for this for a long time!
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Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
can't get it to work... tried restarting mail and mac - didn't help.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
thanks so much! i'm glad its back on my tiger running machine. one request would be to be able to customize the color of the text and window. thanks again!!! bv.
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4.25
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
Well I just restarted my Mac and now it seems to work. Awsome :) Restarting Mail only didn't do the trick.
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5
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
Works exceptionally well for me, seems to have fixed the Tiger compatibility issues. The new features are really nice. To the previous poster who says it doesn't work, if you're using filters, are you sure you've set it up to notify on the mailbox that your messages are going to?
(0)
Anonymous
04 July 2005
Version: 1.2b1
Do I need to restart my Mac? It has not shown a single window alert even though I have received several mails since installation.
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Vancouveryogi
04 July 2005
Version: 1.1b1
FYI - a Tiger-compatible version of is now available at www.bronsonbeta.com. I've only just started using it, so unfortunately I can't provide any feedback on its reliability. But, it looks like a solid and well though-out release with some welcome new features (there's even support for Intel Macs!). Many thanks Stefan!
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.1b1
Here, here. I've come to depend on Mail.appetizer as well. Everytime Mail chimes in that I have a new message, I glance up at my monitor, only to realize that my "mail at a glance" is no longer available at a glance. I eagerly await an update.
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5
Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.1b1
A quick - but somewhat unnecessary - comment. Why unecessary, you ask? Because we all know very well that this little app is absolutely perfect. It's implementation into Mail.app is flawless, its functionality brilliant, and its aesthetics unparalleled. Perfect, that is, except for its lack of Tiger compatability. I would be remiss if i didn't mention how OFTEN i use this app, and how crucial - however sad that is - it has become to my daily work habits. Thus, i am deeply saddened that i must live without it in Tiger. Yes, i know the developer is hard at work on an update, but let me be the first one to how EXTREMELY EAGER I am to see this again in Tiger. Growl is nice, but it's nothing like this. -jack
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4
Wompedy
20 May 2005
Version: 1.1b1
ATTENTION DEVELOPER: PLEASE UPDATE THIS FOR TIGER! I love this app and want to badly to be able to run it again.
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Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 1.1b1
growl has a similar functionality with its growlmail plug-in.
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Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 1.1b1
Not yet compatible with Tiger - click "more info" - it is on the developers webiste. Come on people! RTFM.
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4.75
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 1.1b1
Please, does anyone know if this works in Tiger ? If not, will it cause any problems to Mail and how can I disinstall it ? Great little plug-in !
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5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 1.1b1
Incredible app. Elegant, functional, does what it says. One feature that would be nice is to be able to choose what key combo deletes a message. Like right now it is ctrl-shift-click, but it would be even more convenient if I could just right click to delete a message. But otherwise the app is perfect.
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5
Anonymous
09 March 2005
Version: 1.1b1
This App does exactly what you want. It is easy to install and easy to use. Before this I used an apple script to alert me and speak new mail headers to me. But in an office this is rather annoying for your colleges. Mail.appetizer does this by a simple elegant window appearing. With one click you can dismiss it or open your message. It is one of the most simple apps, elegant to use and I could not imagine my work without it after only a week of usage.
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4.75
Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Great app. I love the look of it, and the ease of customizing. One thing would be prefect though: menubar capabilities. That way, users wouldn't have to have mail running to use this app. My two cents though, still worth using.
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5
Anonymous
16 October 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Excellent app
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4.75
Anonymous
04 August 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Excellent! I love this app. Thank yooous!
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4.75
DRS
18 July 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Excellent. Tried earlier version but needed the 'only notify for selected mailboxes' feature (since I have dozens of mailboxes). Was what I was going to write if I couldn't find one just like this. Future options I'd love to see -- choose colors and delay times to vary between mailboxes (or as a rules option if that could be linked in), as well as different locations on the screen for different mailboxes, so e.g. non-work and work mail is clearly segregated.
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5
Anonymous
17 July 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Absolutely fantastic!
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5
Anonymous
13 July 2004
Version: 1.1b1
Spectacular. I love this app. I have only one thing on my wish list: an option to dismiss the notification after a set time. I'm too lazy to click the X. ;)
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5
Anonymous
13 July 2004
Version: 1.1b1
I'll give it 6 stars, no wait 7 stars no no 8 stars A great litle extra
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Anonymous
09 July 2004
Version: 1.0
Really neat and compact app, integrated nicely. Very helpful without being obtrusive.
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5
Timplaster
08 July 2004
Version: 1.0
Why don't you people try reading the instructions, where you'll find out that you can dismiss "all outstanding messages" with a simple click of the "X" in the notification window. And ADProf, sounds like a user error on your side, remember that you were using the beta of this program. This is the best notification software out there, and best of all, it's totally free. Great job, keep up the good work.
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5
Anonymous
08 July 2004
Version: 1.0
Very helpful. The beta vesions got better and better. I'm looking forward to the final release.
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2
Anonymous
27 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
After using the appetizer for a few days (I could not actually decide if I realy need it), my Mail application refused to open up or just collapsed immediately after opening. The remedy was to immediate getting rid off the appetizer. My Mail application feels much better now, thank you!
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Bronson Beta
24 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
I've set up a discussion list for those interested in the current and further development of Mail.appetizer. If you would like to join this list, send an email with subject "subscribe" to: mail.appetizer [at] bronsonbeta.com
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4.75
Anonymous
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
Great product, was wondering if an option could be added so that if you are already in Mail, the notification windows don't come up. So when I open Mail for the first time, and I get like 10 e-mails, I don't have to click through 10 notifications. Otherwise everything works flawlessly.
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Bronson Beta
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
The corrupt download has been replaced with a working one.
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Bronson Beta
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
Seems like I've uploaded a wrong version. I'm going to fix the download as soon as possible.
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3.25
Anonymous
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc5
No longer works at all and crashes mail. Had to de-install. PLEASE FIX THIS, This application has worked it's way into my daily workflow so completely I feel lost without it!!
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Anonymous
18 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc4
doesnt work for me, turned it on in the prefs and nothing comes up with new mail?
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4.75
Anonymous
17 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc4
I've been putting off commenting on this app which I started trying to use at 1.0rc2. The developer has had a breakneck speed with moving through the following two release candidates to this one. I must say that the developer has fixed every problem I had experienced. I find this to be the most useful addition to Mail.app since Mail scripts. I can't say enough about this notification application. Try it, you may love it. I only wish that I could customize the window a bit more, making it go thinner (I keep it set to appear stretched across hte bottom of my screen). I would also like to be able to add sound notifications to this window as Mail.apps sound is out of sync with it. Even without that it is a phenomally useful application. I Love It.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc4
Very usefully app and highly recommend. Thanks!
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4.5
Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc3
rc3 works great. If you recieve a lot of emails while you are working this program is just perfect.
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Saints1
12 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc3
Works perfect for me. I have been running it for about 3 days now and absolutely no problems with Mail. I have had no crashes and the product works as described! Great job! The one thing I would really like to see added to this little plugin is to be able to click on links in the window. There are links but you cannot click on it and go to that page. Other than that I like it a lot!
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Bronson Beta
12 June 2004
Version: 1.0rc3
I've accidentally uploaded a slightly outdated version. It was available for about 4 hours and has been replaced now. Please download Mail.appetizer again if you have an IMAP account and junk mail is shown.
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  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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