Letterbox
Letterbox
0.24b9

4.5

Letterbox free download for Mac

Letterbox for Mac0.24b9

05 March 2011

Adds three-column view to Mail.app; does not support OS X 10.7 or later.

What is Letterbox for Mac

Letterbox is a plugin for Apple's Mail.app that takes advantage of your widescreen monitor. It rearranges the interface into three vertical columns so the message pane is to the right of the message list, rather than below.

What's new in Letterbox

Version 0.24b9:
  • This version of Letterbox is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.7 and the build of Mail on new MacBook Pros.
  • Still incompatible with some Mail plugins that also use Sparkle for auto-updating.
  • The two-line combined From/Subject column doesn't play well with fonts other than Helvetica and Lucida Grande.
  • Changing the preview pane position with the menu item or keyboard shortcut does not visibly change the value in the preference pane.

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Aargl
Aargl
Oct 10 2013
0.24b9
3.5
Oct 10 2013
3.5
Version: 0.24b9
Dev's site has changed, it's now: http://montivagant.com/software/letterbox/ And it states clearly:"I do not have a version of Letterbox for OS X 10.7 and 10.8. These versions of OS X support a 3-column view in Mail." The Show/Hide function doesn't seem to work on 10.6 (though it does on 10.5), except for that, it's ok. ;-)
AmesMark
AmesMark
Jan 30 2013
0.24b9
0.5
Jan 30 2013
0.5
Version: 0.24b9
Used mailpluginfix and that does enable letterbox to show up in preferences, but it still doesn't work with ML
JohnnyBadger
JohnnyBadger
Dec 6 2012
0.24b9
0.5
Dec 6 2012
0.5
Version: 0.24b9
I have downloaded Letterbox for my wife's Macbook which runs OS 10.4. Having briefly enabled the Mail viewing pane to be to the right, it has now crashed Mail completely. Opening Mail brings up the top line menu but no Mail visible, so she has now lost everything. I have moved Letterbox to trash having attempted to uninstall 1st, with no effect. Help much appreciated.
JenDoc
JenDoc
Sep 26 2012
0.24b9
5.0
Sep 26 2012
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
Love this plug in!! Can't live without it!! The standard Mac view truly makes no sense. Wish every Mac user knew about this little gem.
Cgc
Cgc
Sep 23 2012
0.24b9
5.0
Sep 23 2012
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
The recent security update just disabled Letterbox in OSX 10.6.7 w/ Mail 4.6. Already miss it...
leocrespo
leocrespo
Aug 18 2012
0.24b9
4.5
Aug 18 2012
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
How come this is not available for Lion / ML? I'd pay $50 for that plugin any day.
ben-marko
ben-marko
Jul 21 2012
0.24b9
0.0
Jul 21 2012
0.0
Version: 0.24b9
Now seems to be broken. Mail gives an incompatible plug-in error on launch and disables it.
anonymous-squirrel-2998
anonymous-squirrel-2998
Apr 11 2012
0.24b9
0.0
Apr 11 2012
0.0
Version: 0.24b9
Here's one more vote for a Lion / Mountain Lion version. For me, the new 3-column view in Mail is unsatisfactory - hard to read and not well integrated. For example, while I can increase font size in the Message List, this only works when Mail is set to Classic view. Letterbox was a near-perfect product for me in Snow Leopard, and I'll greatly appreciate an update moving forward.
jasimon9
jasimon9
Sep 19 2011
0.24b9
4.0
Sep 19 2011
4.0
Version: 0.24b9
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.
Pugwash
Pugwash
Aug 5 2011
0.24b9
4.5
Aug 5 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
For those wondering whether or not it works under 10.6.8; it does.
Free

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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