MailWidget
MailWidget
3.61

4.5

MailWidget free download for Mac

MailWidget3.61

20 January 2015

Be notified of new email every time you open Dashboard.

Overview

MailWidget announces the arrival of new mail. It is a direct extension to Apple Mail. But Apple Mail does not have to run all the time in background. The usage is very simple and intuitive. Download it and try it yourself.

What's new in MailWidget

Version 3.61:
  • Resolved issue: iCloud accounts not being shown in OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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How would you rate MailWidget app?

27 Reviews of MailWidget

5
sbchavel
22 March 2009
Version: 3.0

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Looks nice, takes up little space, works well, good customization. But tracks the IN box, not all unread emails, so if you have rules set up to sort new mail, the widget will miss them. Suggestion: clicking on widget checks for new mail immediately.
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Jab47
31 July 2012
Version: 3.58
Not able to set up accounts in 10.8. I miss this widget.
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Pengman
27 February 2012
Version: 3.57
Still opens Mail nicely but still gives no indication of waiting mail. That stopped several versions ago (iMac, OS 10.7.3)
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4.5
OSX-FTW!
25 July 2011
Version: 3.55
Brilliant little widget! As another posted, it would be nice to be able to check multiple accounts with one instance of the widget though. Otherwise, it's simple, works great and I use it every day.
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Michael-Kwasnicki
18 June 2010
Version: 3.53
Some users report an issue after updating to Mac OS X 10.6.4. During installation Apple Mail gets updated and requires to update all mailboxes to work with the new version. However MailWidget seems to interfere this update process. To overcome this, please remove all instances of MailWidget from Dashboard. Launch Apple Mail from Spotlight or by finding it on the Volume and let it update the mailboxes. After that you can recreate your instances of MailWidget.
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5
jdanek630
31 May 2010
Version: 3.53
This widget does exactly what the developer says it does. No problems thus far, and it's great to finally not have to have Mail.app open all of the time. Thanks to the developer for continued widget development! Best Regards, JD
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Tweety-
22 December 2009
Version: 3.50
Thanks for dropping 10.4.x support, I'm going back to the older version and switch off the update function (if it's possible...)
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5
siamlotus
21 December 2009
Version: 3.50
Brilliant widget, thanks to the developer.
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5
Pablito
23 March 2009
Version: 3.01
I like so much this widget. I had an issue with 3.0, and the developer was kindle, gentle in the emails helping me; and promptly did an improvement and updated the software. It was really good to interact with him, I felt participating part of it. I truly recommend to use it, because you can check all emails account you have, instead of only Gmail, as you can do in the commons notifies; or leaving the Mail open. In addiction, the Leopard Mail icon is neat on dashboard ;)
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Pengman
22 March 2009
Version: 3.0
Doesn't work for me. Have logged out, logged back in. Won't inform me of new mail. The old version did, this one doesn't. OS 10.5.6 and 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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sbchavel
22 March 2009
Version: 3.0
Looks nice, takes up little space, works well, good customization. But tracks the IN box, not all unread emails, so if you have rules set up to sort new mail, the widget will miss them. Suggestion: clicking on widget checks for new mail immediately.
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hced
16 April 2007
Version: 2.0.6
Is there any chance of extending it, so you can check multiple email addresses in one instance of the widget? That would be the only quibble I have with this, otherwise, superb widget.
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4
hced
02 April 2007
Version: 2.0.4
Major advantage: Mail.app doesn't need to be open in order to check unread mail. Major disadvantage: You can't check more than one email account in the same instance of the widget. You have to use multiple instances, for checking more than one email.
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Sgilbert
31 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3
I answered the developer, and he now has 2.0.4 out that works flawlessly! Thank you!
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Michael-Kwasnicki
31 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3
Please mail me and describe what type of account you are using. mkii@bossmail.de
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Sgilbert
31 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3
v2.0.3 is broken, as Joe said. Can't get past the password. Reverted to 2.0.2 which works. And, yes, it would be great to have only new mail listed.
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mac-34
31 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3
i really don't need to know how many new messages i've got in my junk folder. isn't there a counter for inbox only?
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Jab47
31 March 2007
Version: 2.0.3
I tried 2.0 and it worked like a charm. This morning I upgraded to 2.0.3 and I can't get past the password page for my account. I press verify and nothing seems to happen. Can I get 2.0 back until this is fixed?
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5
adfasdfasdfasdf
28 March 2007
Version: 2.0
Works like a charm! (including .mac & other accounts) The first version that fulfills all my needs. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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martonium
28 March 2007
Version: 2.0
Now that I updated to v2.0, It will no longer let me choose my .mac account. Only Gmail or AOL. the last version actually worked. this one does not. shame I did not keep a backup of the old version.
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Pjn
11 August 2006
Version: 1.5
Mail password seems to disapear from time to time after a computer restart, then I have to enter the password again to let MailWidget do its scan.
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4.75
schmelding
04 May 2006
Version: 1.41
I love this widget, but I have two beefs (or beeves?): 1. It's enough to have the widget open Mail onclick, but it's too much to tell it to check mail also. When the osascript tells Mail to "check for new mail" it checks all accounts. Some folks (like me) have "send only" accounts in Mail. I "hacked" my MailWidget and removed line 302 and it worked great. 2. What is with the sounds? Can we get a choice? The included ones were too noisy. I hac -- ahem -- changed mine to be the simple "Ping" sound. Short and sweet. All-in-all though, it is one of my favorite widgets. Thanks!
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4.75
Xmrocks
20 April 2006
Version: 1.41
Pretty nice. The thing that differentiates this widget from all of the other mail checking widgets is that it doesn't open up Mail. Those widgets are kind of redundant in that you'd open Dashboard first, it would then open Mail to check for new e-mail, and then you'd switch over to Mail.app. In other words, you could have saved time by just opening Mail.app in the first place. Kind of pointless if you ask me. With this widget, it's an easy F12 to Dashboard. If there are new messages, you can then choose to open Mail if you want. If not, it doesn't care :-) It would be nice to be able to read snippets of the new e-mail and then have the option to open the Mail.app, but so far a good start!
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Shadownight
17 April 2006
Version: 1.4
The widget is nice and well-designed, but I thought I should point out that two copies of this widget open (I have two mail accounts) takes up 40MB of RAM on my machine while Mail only takes 30MB, so it may not be the tool of choice to replace Mail in RAM usage.
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4.75
Afmac
17 April 2006
Version: 1.4
This is a great Widget! thanks
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Moogle
13 April 2006
Version: 1.3
Nice idea, but does not seem to support SSL connections.
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Afmac
26 March 2006
Version: 1.3
Great widget Apple should have included this with Tiger!
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4.25
Skimpson
25 March 2006
Version: 1.3
Great handy widget, keeps Mail from running which uses more RAM and CPU etc...wish there was an option to preview messages but it works as advertised. thanks to the dev.
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