Letterbox is a great little program.
I agree with many of the postings here, that the Lion version of mail, while giving the 3 column view with one hand, has made the middle column useless. What a disappointment!
Problems with the new middle view:
- abandoning columns makes sorting by a column nearly useless. You can still sort, but it has no value as you cannot see the results of the sort.
- not having nice columns makes the info harder to see
- I am thinking that they decided to adopt the design used by many smart phones, without realizing that they are severely degrading usefulness
- the often-mentioned lost of the bolding function, which no longer works except in classic view
So as many others have said, the classic-plus-letterbox design is far more useable. Even with the difficulty Letterbox has always seemed to have in sizing the third pane (either too big or invisible in many cases, unless you resize the whole window to get it to behave). For this reason I am downgrading the stability rating.
So I am another one who is eagerly awaiting the new Letterbox for Lion, as I don't expect they will want to fix it at Apple.
But in case you are listening Apple: it would be really best if there was a "classic-middle" that kept the new features for the third column, but left the middle column in classic mode.