Mail Badger
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Mail Badger is a free plug-in for Apple Mail that lets you create multiple badges to Mail's dock icon, to indicate the number of messages in different mailboxes, or the number of messages that satisfy a set of conditions.

The main features include:
  • Create badges that indicate the number of unread, read, or total messages in a mailbox or group of mailboxes
  • Create badges that indicate the number of messages that satisfy a set of criteria (such as the number of messages from a particular e-mail address, or the number that contain attachments)
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What's New
Version 0.4:
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused random crashing when the badge was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Gabriel Radic reviewed on 28 Oct 2013
I want Mail Badger to exist again, now that DockStar is no longer available.

I will pay for it.
[Version 0.4]

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Sethira replied on 01 Nov 2013
Ditto.
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Cpfusion replied on 24 Jan 2014
Ditto ∞
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Gabriel Radic commented on 23 Nov 2010
DockStar is a paid alternative, I'm a registered user and it works well for me.

Mail I would love to have the option to collect items from multiple folder, like Mail Badger does.
[Version 0.4]


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Ericf reviewed on 17 Nov 2010
Was using this in Leopard, and now doesn't work in Snow Leopard. The developer's website only says something to the effect of "under construction" so there's no indication of if/when it will be updated.

Very dissapointing.
[Version 0.4]


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Ogman reviewed on 17 Jul 2010
Sounds like a great idea; but if the developer won't update it, it's useless. Maybe somebody else should pick it up.
[Version 0.4]


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donebylee commented on 05 Sep 2009
There's an old saying: "You'll never miss your Mother until she's gone." Kind of how I am feeling on Snow Leopard without Mail Badger.

The good news is the developer is working on a SL release. Hopefully, we'll get it soon and can go back to not realizing just how much this makes our lives easier.
[Version 0.4]

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Donebylee replied on 28 Sep 2009
Well, I've moved onto DockStar. It works and it is ready now.

After weeks of waiting for a comment or a response, I gave up and moved on.

I love free apps and have donated to the few I use, but this really does underscore the difference between paid and free apps: responsiveness.
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Scottishwildcat replied on 02 Nov 2009
On the other hand, at least I can actually download Mail Badger, unlike DockStar, which constantly gives me "connection reset by peer" errors...
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c-had reviewed on 04 Jun 2009
I don't know how I got along without Mail Badger. I have rules that automatically sort email to 2 of my email addresses into separate folders. With Mail Badger, I can have a badge for each folder, so I can see when I have new messages in either folder. It works great.
[Version 0.4]


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jkeller87 commented on 10 Feb 2009
I can't get past the Installation destination pane when trying to install 0.4, does anyone have any advice?
[Version 0.4]


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orgopete commented on 29 Nov 2008
To remove, go to users/user/library/mail/bundles and remove Mail Badger.mailbundle.
[Version 0.3]


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Jobby commented on 26 Nov 2008
Causes hangs for me as well - taking a sample from Task Manager confirms it's Mail Badger at fault (seems to be trying to update the icon badge at the time).

Unfortunately I closed the sample window without saving it (doh!) so I don't have anything to send the developer until it does it again :(
[Version 0.3]


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macaddress reviewed on 12 Jun 2008
MailBadger-0.3 hangs the Apple Mail in my system after a short time (20min to 2 hours).

I'm Using Mac OS 10.5.2 and 10.5.3, on a imac with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB ram.

I set up Mail Badger with 3 counts, each counting unread email from a different mailbox, nothing else.


It has a nice interface, so I'll use it when there are no more bugs.
[Version 0.3]


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Roro01 had trouble on 22 Apr 2010
DOESN'T WORK ON SNOW LEOPARD

I would be very grateful if the developer could upgrade it.
[Version 0.4]


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Version Downloads:6,473
Type:Internet : Email
License:Free
Date:10 Jan 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Mail Badger is a free plug-in for Apple Mail that lets you create multiple badges to Mail's dock icon, to indicate the number of messages in different mailboxes, or the number of messages that satisfy a set of conditions.

The main features include:
  • Create badges that indicate the number of unread, read, or total messages in a mailbox or group of mailboxes
  • Create badges that indicate the number of messages that satisfy a set of criteria (such as the number of messages from a particular e-mail address, or the number that contain attachments)
  • Create badges that take their value from an arbitrary block of AppleScript code
  • Customize the appearance of your badges - choose their shape, font, color, transparency, size and location; even use your own images instead of the built-in ones!


Mail Badger integrates seamlessly into Apple Mail, adding its own section to Mail's Preferences pane to make adding new badges to the dock icon as easy as possible. Documentation is included in the form of a standard Help book that can be accessed by clicking the purple "Help" button on the Mail Badger preferences pane.


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