Letterbox
Letterbox
0.24b9
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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.
etang4luv
etang4luv
Aug 3 2011
0.24b9
5.0
Aug 3 2011
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
This is a great app! sadly it doesn't work with Lion. The reason we need it for Lion is for the reasons Carina stated. While you can change the amount of lines that show in vertical pane preview its still too wide/high and you can see your mail easily. I like the thin line of the classic way but vertical which only can be accomplished by having letterbox run on Lion. I would keep it the classic version of Mail and use letterbox to make it vertical. Im hopeful there will be a fix soon. I can assure you there are many people that don't like the new vertical view. thank you - g
Carina-st
Carina-st
Aug 1 2011
0.24b9
5.0
Aug 1 2011
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
I used to love this plugin and I'm quite sad that it is not available in Lion. While, yes, the new default view provides a 3 column layout the default view also sucks. Mainly because it is not possible to mark the unread messages (and only the unread ones) in bold. To do that you have to switch back to the classic view with the old layout. But without letterbox this classic view sucks too. So now I can choose between not being able to properly see which of my messages are unread or using an ugly layout. Not sure which of these is the lesser evil. I hope they fix this.
Tribtris
Tribtris
Jul 22 2011
0.24b9
4.5
Jul 22 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
Love the application but is not working under lion. When can we expect a fix
vinjah
vinjah
Jun 27 2011
0.24b9
4.5
Jun 27 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
This is such a must-have for me that I'm holding off on upgrading to 10.6.8 until I can confirm that it works. Anybody try it yet?
Cerebrl
Cerebrl
Apr 2 2011
0.24b9
4.5
Apr 2 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
This is a must have for me!
Luke-armstrong
Luke-armstrong
Mar 22 2011
0.24b9
5.0
Mar 22 2011
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
Invaluable and indispensable addition to Mail. You do, however, need to check for updates whenever Apple updates Mail and disables bundles (it doesn't update itself and plist is difficult to find). Once you use it you will wonder how you managed without it!
Hendricx
Hendricx
Mar 11 2011
0.24b9
5.0
Mar 11 2011
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
This makes Mail what it should be. Finger crossed for the new Lion Mail version though. 5 stars all the way for being free.
Lopoz
Lopoz
Mar 5 2011
0.24b9
5.0
Mar 5 2011
5.0
Version: 0.24b9
Great piece of software! Love the ability to merge From and Subject to tide me over till Lion Mail 5 comes out ;)
skikel
skikel
Mar 5 2011
0.24b9
4.5
Mar 5 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b9
Newest update works like a charm. Thanks for the quick fix and a fantastic mail add-on. Best!
skikel
skikel
Feb 26 2011
0.24b8
4.5
Feb 26 2011
4.5
Version: 0.24b8
Must have mail add-on for me. Broken with my day old early 2011 MBP 13inch i7, Mail build 1082/1082.1. Bummer!
heidiskinner
heidiskinner
Jan 10 2011
0.24b8
4.0
Jan 10 2011
4.0
Version: 0.24b8
looking forward to using this again for the 10.6.6 update
Jdblades
Jdblades
Dec 16 2010
0.24b8
0.0
Dec 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b8
I have the 0.24b8 installer on my desktop but when I try to install Letterbox I get this message: The document “Letterbox.mailbundle” could not be opened. TextEdit cannot open files of this type. I've had previous version of LB, which worked fine and I want it back. This is a new one on me. Thanks for the help.
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Nov 22 2010
0.24b8
0.0
Nov 22 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b8
One of those Mac OS gems, which make our life easier and more beautiful. Congratulations to the author. Romanian website http://command-n.ro/ still has the note on this app on the first page (I did it!), and some old users have adopted it immediately. I forgot about it when switched to SL, the then version of Letterbox was not compatible with the new OS.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Nov 22 2010
0.24b8
0.0
Nov 22 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b8
Good news! Aaron has updated Letterbox to work properly with 10.6.5. Great job Aaron. Thanks so much for the plugin which make Mail one of the best email clients in the world.
Macman4hire
Macman4hire
Nov 18 2010
0.24b8
5.0
Nov 18 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b8
This plugin for Mac Mail is a must have. Besides allowing you to take advantage of your wide screen real estate, Letterbox also allows you to add alternating row colors with a line divider. This makes perusing through and processing large amounts of email more efficient.
Designg
Designg
Nov 13 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 13 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
My Mac disabled this great app at the last update. Tried downloading it again after 10.6.5. Displays an error. Used Widemail for a while but 10.6.5 disabled it. I like the 2 column vertical so much better. Now I'm back to having to scroll to read my emails..real drag.
Ozman929
Ozman929
Nov 12 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 12 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
Just added the strings, worked after third attempt. May want to add the note that if you've opened up the mail app, additional folders are present [i.e. - bundles (disabled) 1 & bundles (disabled) 2. Must delete the corrupted plug-in and move the updated version into bundle folder. Worked like a charm thereafter. Thanks guys.
Milieux
Milieux
Nov 12 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 12 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
Try WideMail. It does the same thing but comes with more options for formatting the columns. (search this site for it or go to: http://widemailplugin.com/)
Tim-French
Tim-French
Nov 12 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 12 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
Did the fix and works fine. Love this plugin.
Luke-armstrong
Luke-armstrong
Nov 12 2010
0.24b7
5.0
Nov 12 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b7
I just added the two suggested strings suggested. Took less than 5 minutes (and I am not a techy) and now works perfectly again. I have absolutely no idea what the strings are or what they do, but they restore the use of this much appreciatedsl utility... you don't realise how valuable something is until it is taken away!
Waltermax
Waltermax
Nov 11 2010
0.24b7
5.0
Nov 11 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b7
Well, it's nice to see that others appreciate Letterbox as much as I do. I have been using it for many years and was appalled when it didn't show up in the recent osx update. The technique for fixing it is so far over my head, I have no idea where to start. I'm not a techie. Just a senior citizen who loves to play around with the computer. If anyone can walk me through it step by step, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise, I'll wait for the fix.
Mimusope-183
Mimusope-183
Nov 11 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
I've use your modification with success, the once thing is to correct the mention "disabled" if you want that Letterbox boot with Mail.
Uranium-Dragon
Uranium-Dragon
Nov 11 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
Not compatible with MacOS X 10.6.5. Mail just kicked it out.
Kenneth-Lister
Kenneth-Lister
Nov 11 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
The fix listed below works great. I don't really know why, but I am glad. I also used it successfully to get Herald, Mail Recent, and Mail Followup to work just fine. I hope it doesn't cause some other problems..... Thanks for the fix! KL
E-sapwater-%aze
E-sapwater-%aze
Nov 10 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 10 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
Mac OS X 10.6.5 update disabled Letterbox stating that it was now incompatible.
Amcarter3
Amcarter3
Nov 10 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Nov 10 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
This is simple, but very nice add-on to Mail. However, it no longer works with the latest version of Mail (4.4) released 11/10/10. I hope the developer is aware of this and will supply an update soon!
Designg
Designg
Oct 13 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Oct 13 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
I was lovin this app until 10.6.4 disabled it :(
Nigel-Smith
Nigel-Smith
Sep 15 2010
0.24b7
0.0
Sep 15 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b7
WARNING: Upcoming 10.6.5 will disable this plugin
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jul 10 2010
0.24b7
5.0
Jul 10 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b7
I've been using Letterbox for years since my PPC days. One of the must-have enhancements. Works great under 10.6.4. I also compared it to the alternative WideMail, but the latter is too buggy, and I'll stick with Letterbox.
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Jun 16 2010
0.24b7
5.0
Jun 16 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b7
Yaaaay! It's back and it works with 10.6.4 and the update Mail. I cant' believe how much using Mail sucked not having the ability to create vertical panes! Thanks for this incredibly useful add-on!
sbchavel
sbchavel
Jun 16 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Jun 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Get it here: http://harnly.net/category/software/letterbox/
Foulger
Foulger
Jun 16 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Jun 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Yay - faster than a speeding bullet Aaron does it again. beta7 available from his website.
Foulger
Foulger
Jun 16 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Jun 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Please Aaron - make an update - my Mail.app is nude again and like a man with a wooden leg. Pretty Please?
Designg
Designg
Jun 16 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Jun 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Just downloaded 10.6.4 update, did a restart and a message came up saying (to the effect) that Letterbox has been disengaged and check with developer for compatibility with Mail 4.3 and Message 4.3 Tried to start it with no luck.
Green*skeeter
Green*skeeter
Jun 7 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Jun 7 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
When I attempt to download, I get this message............ Not Found The requested URL /projects/letterbox/downloads/Letterbox-0.24b6.dmg was not found on this server. Apache/2.0.54 Server at harnly.net Port 80 I am running Mac OS 10.6.3
Dochoz
Dochoz
Apr 12 2010
0.24b6
5.0
Apr 12 2010
5.0
Version: 0.24b6
For a long time I have been looking for a Vertical Layout. Tried several other programs and plug-ins. So far this the best one I've found and it's a donation-ware. My only problem was with installing the application. Double clicking opens an email message to Aaron. I just copied the plug-in to the email plug-in folder.
Bolobar
Bolobar
Mar 11 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Mar 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Tried to install Letterbox 0.24b6 by double clicking on the app's icon and I get the following dialog box: The document “Letterbox.mailbundle” could not be opened. TextEdit cannot open files of this type Am I missing something?
Paddy-nyc
Paddy-nyc
Mar 11 2010
0.24b6
0.0
Mar 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b6
Confused why this isn't an option w/ Apple Mail by itself, but certainly grateful the developer coded this.
Paulskeldon2
Paulskeldon2
Feb 3 2010
0.24b5
0.0
Feb 3 2010
0.0
Version: 0.24b5
HELP! How do I install this... where do I open the folder ~library/mail/bundles... what do I put in it and how do I open terminal? Sorry bit of a novice
allanmacam-1
allanmacam-1
Dec 10 2009
0.24b5
0.0
Dec 10 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b5
I get the same sort of thing as LonePalm. Annoying for an app that otherwise fits the bill beautifully.
Lonepalm
Lonepalm
Nov 20 2009
0.24b5
0.0
Nov 20 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b5
Does what it says ti does. However, I'm seeing a quirk when running b5 on Mac OS X 10.6.2. What happens is that periodically, for some unknown reason, it stops working and drops back to the Apple default view where preview is below the message list. I go into Mail preferences, de-select Letterbox, re-select it and quit mail. Upon coming back up, Letterbox is again functional. This happens to me on 3 different Mac all running 10.6.2. Anyone have an idea of why Letterbox drops out periodically ?
Hal0thane
Hal0thane
Oct 21 2009
0.24b5
5.0
Oct 21 2009
5.0
Version: 0.24b5
This is the single most important Mail.app bundle you can install to increase your productivity in the app you spend so much time using. Fast, easy, and unobtrusive, Letterbox is a beauty for keeping your attention where it should be: on the message. An idea I'd like to see, though, is switching the 2nd and 3rd column so that the middle column (center) is the message -- it's where the focus is visually, and so it should be where you focus on the most important stuff.
Kankei71
Kankei71
Oct 19 2009
0.24b5
5.0
Oct 19 2009
5.0
Version: 0.24b5
Thanks to the developer. This makes Mail.app really much better.
Dokter-mac
Dokter-mac
Oct 19 2009
0.24b5
0.0
Oct 19 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b5
I'm very happy to say that this great 'mailplugin' also works fine on PPC Macs!!! I've just installed version 0.22, since I'm running Mac OS 10.5 on a PowerMac G5. -Installation on PPC Mac running 10.5 without any problems! -First launch of the Mail app and everything works just fine! -Preferences are all working! -Auto Update works also! -In short, everything works just fine like it should be! On both architectures :-) ... To the developer: Could you please correct the requirements from Intel to PPC/Intel. You've made a lot of PPC users very happy with this mailplugin!!! I'll write a complete 'review' when I used the plugin a couple of months. But for now 5 stars!!! With kind regards.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Oct 19 2009
0.24b5
5.0
Oct 19 2009
5.0
Version: 0.24b5
Yes! It's working perfectly! Why couldn't Apple have this setting as default in the first place? Thank you, Aaron Harnly!
Kankei71
Kankei71
Oct 19 2009
0.24b5
5.0
Oct 19 2009
5.0
Version: 0.24b5
I love LetterBox, have been using it since long ago. I installed this beta version (just replaced older version with this new one), Mail was back to the classic horizontal view and LetterBox was no longer on the preferences. I had to reinstall the previous version for having the 3 column view back. Not sure if I did something wrong... seems there is a problem. May someone confirm?
Psychos
Psychos
Oct 7 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Oct 7 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
Feature suggestion: It would be awesome to have multiple message lists available. That is, multiple copies of the mailbox list (if open) + message list on the left (with a separate columns header for each message list if possible, preferably toggleable), with a single preview pane on the right. You should be able to drag the message list separators to resize them. Things like individual sorting/threading options for each would be nice. I'd love to be able to have, say, 3 message lists open: One sized to about 60% vertical height for work email, one sized to 25% vertical height for personal email, and one sized to 15% vertical height for non-important work email (automated notifications and such.) I currently manage this by using rules to set background colors for different categories of work/personal mail (viewed as a unified inbox of two IMAP accounts), and I don't even bother displaying the non-important work mail since the volume is too great to mix it in with my inboxes, but if I could have a non-intrusive view of it taking just a bit of space, that'd be nice. This, of course, results in an interleaved view; what I want is a non-interleaved view of multiple message lists, each sorted separately. Oh, and another feature suggestion, as if I wasn't already asking too much: A From/To column. Or, just the ability in the "From" column to have it display like "To: " if it's a sent message (or however else this can be matched if possible.) I like to display my sent mail with my inboxes as well, which I also color code. But it'd be nice to be able to see the recipient of sent mail in the same "From" column, rather than just see that it's from me. I could accomplish this through a couple of different hacks, such as having a script on my IMAP server copy sent mail into an archival mailbox for the original, then rewriting the From to "To: xxx" in the main sent mailbox. Or perhaps creating a Smart Mailbox and using an Applescript to do the same. But it'd be nice to just have a simple way to do it.
Stroute
Stroute
Oct 4 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Oct 4 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
I wasn't able to install manually but I succeeded this way: Installed version 2.2 that brought up the Mail Plug in auto installer application. After installing .22 and running mail, it automatically disabled the plugin. I then ran the Mail plugin auto installer, had it open the .24beta file and had it install it for me. I then ran Mail, and letterbox works perfectly now.
Dominique
Dominique
Sep 30 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Sep 30 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
Super sur Snow Leopard ! Il faut bien suivre la procédure manuelle d'installation.
Seven310
Seven310
Sep 18 2009
0.24b4
5.0
Sep 18 2009
5.0
Version: 0.24b4
I absolutely love this Plugin & cannot stand Mail.app without it, So happy there's a 10.6 release available! Letterbox is a MUST HAVE!
Lauriei
Lauriei
Sep 16 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Sep 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
So happy developer released this beta of Letterbox. It came just when I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Now I can have Apple Mail just like I like :)
sbchavel
sbchavel
Sep 16 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Sep 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
D/l, installed as per instructions, pref pane does not show up at all. Any help appreciated.
Pengman
Pengman
Sep 16 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Sep 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
Another one of my indispensables. Sure missed this after upgrading to Snow Leopard. Beta version seems very stable. Mail is now much, much better. This man deserves donations.
Psychos
Psychos
Sep 16 2009
0.24b4
0.0
Sep 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.24b4
Letterbox allows sending anonymous data, which is okay with me. However, in the list of data to send, it shows a UUID. So my question is whether this UUID is always the same for a given installation, or if it's uniquely generated for each anonymous data send. (I'm not okay with sending data if the UUID stays the same, because it's really not anonymous anymore at that point.)
Harry-Hewitt
Harry-Hewitt
Sep 14 2009
0.22b
0.0
Sep 14 2009
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Letterbox is excellent but addictive - once using difficult to go back to old system. I have just upgraded to snow leopard so now back on the tired old system in Mail. We all desperately need a letterbox update for Mac OS X 10.6. Thanks!
Jmilleruk
Jmilleruk
Aug 29 2009
0.22b
5.0
Aug 29 2009
5.0
Version: 0.22b
This is a must for Apple Mail; looking forward to the 10.6 updated version.
Waltermax
Waltermax
Jul 17 2009
0.22b
5.0
Jul 17 2009
5.0
Version: 0.22b
I don't usually write reviews, but this one is too good. I have been using Letterbox for several months now and can't imagine being without it. It, indeed, takes advantage of wide screen and provides a great reading space for email.
Tuishimi
Tuishimi
Jul 16 2009
0.22b
0.0
Jul 16 2009
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Something I encountered with both Letterbox and WideMail was that resizing the message pane was very, very fickle. If I stretched the window beyond a certain size it would automatically make the message pane very wide (and messages do not get very wide) and I could not resize it to make it smaller. I could make it even LARGER, but not smaller. That was a little frustrating. But seeing how BOTH bundles did it, I am guessing it is some sort of very odd behavior of Mac OS X.
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Apr 16 2008
0.22b
5.0
Apr 16 2008
5.0
Version: 0.22b
This plugin is in my experience better than WideMail. Today Mail started freezing. The console revealed some serious errors, and a Google search nailed it down to... WideMail. So back to Letterbox that has worked fine in the past. Seems to still work fine. Featurewise, Letterbox is simpler than the Widemail, but it makes more sense, since it integrates better, because its columns are not custom, which means no wasted space. Sounds confusing, but makes sense in actual use.
Mac-Cognoscenti
Mac-Cognoscenti
Feb 4 2008
0.22b
0.0
Feb 4 2008
0.0
Version: 0.22b
I should add that I am aware of the auto-update capability, but what other data is being sent?
Mac-Cognoscenti
Mac-Cognoscenti
Feb 4 2008
0.22b
0.0
Feb 4 2008
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Letterbox does what it is supposed to do, however it seems every time I bring up mail, Letterbox sends unknown information without my permission to harnly.net. I caught Letterbox doing this via Lil' Snitch and banned Letterbox from communicating. To the developer, please explain what data you are getting from Letterbox and why you haven't disclosed this to users.
Fretwater
Fretwater
Feb 3 2008
0.22b
0.0
Feb 3 2008
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Hi- I loved Letterbox on my old computer running 10.4. But I cannot get the new version to install on my new 10.5 MacPro. It downloads into this: Letterbox-0.22.dmg.bz2 When I double click it, it turns into this: Letterbox-0.22.dmg.bz2.cpgz When I decompress it I get an empty folder named: Letterbox-0.22.dmg.bz2.cpgz1 I sure would like to put letterbox on my new machine. Can anyone help?
Gurubez
Gurubez
Jan 21 2008
0.22b
5.0
Jan 21 2008
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Great PlugIn!!! Works Perfect!!
Jan13
Jan13
Dec 28 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 28 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
fantastic !!!
Which-Button-Is-The-Any-Key?
Dec 6 2007
4.0
Version: 0.22b
This is über-damn-cool… as long as you have a proper display to get it in all its glory. While it is easy to cover all the screen real state making it difficult to drag&drop items into email body messages, Exposé comes, as usual, to the rescue. Anyway, liking it… very much, until now I used to use wideMail on Leopard but gladly switched back. Props to the developer, curiosity defeated me to look at this guy other jobs and it seems Letterbox is Aaron's maiden app and pretty much nailed it. Impressive dude, impressive.
Insert-coin
Insert-coin
Dec 5 2007
0.22b
0.0
Dec 5 2007
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Hey guy, I am currently enjoying Mail more and more thanks to your Letterbox plug-in, it really comes handy with big displays like mine. Thanks for doing it possible !! 
Flash1296
Flash1296
Dec 5 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 5 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Of no consequence for those with large displays; this is an OUTSTANDING enhancement for those of us who are MacBook jockeys with cramped screen real estate.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Dec 5 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 5 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Wow!!! Letterbox is the Mail enhancement I've waited for. Works like a charm - and I love its options. Now I even think of switching from Entourage to Mail as my main email application... Thanks so much for this great app!!!
Satyrica
Satyrica
Dec 5 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 5 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Awesome! Can't live without it!
Tapioca
Tapioca
Dec 4 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 4 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Simple and effective. It really adds to the ease of use in Mail. How come Apple didn't even think of it ?
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Dec 4 2007
0.22b
5.0
Dec 4 2007
5.0
Version: 0.22b
Thank you making this, and updating it for Leopard. If I encounter bugs I'll let you know. For now I enjoy the lettorbox layout of Mail. Great stuff. Modern and functional. Thanks again.
Macdeviant
Macdeviant
Dec 4 2007
0.22b
0.0
Dec 4 2007
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Not sure why, but the installer will not open. Using 10.4.11 and Mail 2.x.
Natehootner
Natehootner
Dec 4 2007
0.22b
0.0
Dec 4 2007
0.0
Version: 0.22b
Simple, nice interface, works with Leopard Mail 3.1. Well done!
Yoxi
Yoxi
Dec 4 2007
0.22b
0.0
Dec 4 2007
0.0
Version: 0.22b
v0.22b the bundle doesn't open as an app on my mbp using 10.4.11 - it just bounces once and closes again.
Smactron
Smactron
Nov 7 2007
0.16
0.0
Nov 7 2007
0.0
Version: 0.16
Download does not seem to be working, either from MU or from the dev's site.
Hotwiredwv
Hotwiredwv
Oct 8 2007
0.16
0.0
Oct 8 2007
0.0
Version: 0.16
Does not work with Mail 3.0 in Leopard.
Yacobus
Yacobus
Jun 23 2007
0.16
0.0
Jun 23 2007
0.0
Version: 0.16
I am a switcher and I liked this feature in Outlook a lot; and I painfully missed it in mail.app -- Finding it make up my day. Simple, easy, works, free...
Webmotiva
Webmotiva
May 2 2007
0.16
0.0
May 2 2007
0.0
Version: 0.16
Excellent plugin but there is a strange issue. The second pane gets strange after searching. I have to close the main window and open it again to fix.
Ridogi
Ridogi
Mar 31 2007
0.16
5.0
Mar 31 2007
5.0
Version: 0.16
So mac like it's surprising it's not built in to mail.app as a preference. It's stable and is free. My one complaint is that after a search the middle column gets messed up, but clicking on another folder restores it back to normal.
Cruzdrew
Cruzdrew
Mar 7 2007
0.16
5.0
Mar 7 2007
5.0
Version: 0.16
Works excellent I love it.
Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
Feb 6 2007
0.16
5.0
Feb 6 2007
5.0
Version: 0.16
Perfect, absolutely perfect ! Works beautifully on a 23 " cinema display. No problem so far with Yahoo mail, as some other users have experienced. Mail looks so great this way. Thanks to the dev.
Esgdinc
Esgdinc
Feb 2 2007
0.16
0.0
Feb 2 2007
0.0
Version: 0.16
I had the same problem and could not find a way to pass this error message, until that is I saw the original MailWide tread at Ars Technica. I simply copied the letterbox.mailbundle that comes with the dmg into the ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/ folder and launched Mail.app. It worked like a charm! This is great! This is the tread I mentioned... http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/972003839731
Ben-marko
Ben-marko
Nov 24 2006
0.16
2.3
Nov 24 2006
2.3
Version: 0.16
I noticed a very strange problem with this plug-in - all of my GMail and Yahoo mail vanished completely...not sure why. Only .Mac mail became visible. This was the case on both my iMac G5 and MacBook Pro. Not sure why...but I'm pretty sure the app needs some fine tuning.
Onestopad
Onestopad
Aug 30 2006
0.16
0.0
Aug 30 2006
0.0
Version: 0.16
Amazing - loved the 3 columns in Outlook and have been missing it - Mail is now complete!
Lonniehb
Lonniehb
Jul 24 2006
0.16
5.0
Jul 24 2006
5.0
Version: 0.16
This is still in the early stages and has tiny tiny bugs here and there with the redrawing on areas BUT this app has quickly become one that I can not live without! This is a great addition to mail and will only become better and better over time. If you are on a widescreen, download it. Try it. FIVE STARS.
Amcan12
Amcan12
Jun 15 2006
0.16
0.0
Jun 15 2006
0.0
Version: 0.16
Got the error message: "Could not save changes to this script because you don't have the necessary access privileges. -5000" What gives? I'm logged in as administrator.
Dburney
Dburney
Jun 9 2006
0.16
4.3
Jun 9 2006
4.3
Version: 0.16
I actually installed the bundle prior to this installer being available. I'm using the 3 column view now and I love it. I have no problem with condensed flags, subjects, senders or anything of that nature. It just took a little tweaking of the column widths - now everything I need shows up just fine. But this REALLY is only for wide monitors.
Darkoman
Darkoman
Jun 9 2006
0.16
0.0
Jun 9 2006
0.0
Version: 0.16
Installer fails. "Cannot complete the operation as there is already an item with that name." Strange since this is the first time I have ever installed it. Looks like a great app if it will ever install. And why does the .dmg include another copy of the .dmg inside it?
Guest
Guest
Jun 8 2006
0.16
4.5
Jun 8 2006
4.5
Version: 0.16
The author is clear that this software is intended for wide-screen monitors. You'll see in a subsequent review that everything gets compressed when you use this plug-in and that's no doubt true if you don't have a wide-screen monitor. On a 23" screen, the display works well and the software works as advertised.
Mischivo
Mischivo
Jun 8 2006
0.16
0.0
Jun 8 2006
0.0
Version: 0.16
The problem with this plugin is that it attempts to imitate the Outlook 2003 three vertical pane interface, but fails. Why does it fail? Because it doesn't change anything except for moving the preview pane from the bottom to the right. Why is this failure? Because now all of your message info, such as names, flags, dates, attachments, and long subject lines, are compressed into half the space. Entourage and Outlook 2003 solve this by rearranging how the email list displays the who, where, what, and when of the list to fit more smoothly into a narrower space; this does not. That is why it is flawed, just like Thunderbird's implementation of three vertical pane view.
Free
4.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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