WideMail
WideMail 2.0pr4
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Adds two-column vertical view to Mail; does not support OS X 10.7 or later.   Free
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WideMail (formerly WidescreenMailPlugin) is a plugin for Mail.app for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard which turns the message view from a two-row horizontal view, to a two-column vertical view.
What's New
Version 2.0pr4:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.7 support
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later





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WideMail User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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SnazzyGent reviewed on 19 Jan 2013
The look is great, but the customization could use some more options (the ability to make the sender or subject bold, perhaps?). Also, I found the software to be just too buggy for everyday work and personal use. I've had to dump the bundle and re-install after crashes too many times, just because I altered a visual setting.
[Version 2.0pr4]


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JeeJeeBee commented on 21 Sep 2012
As with the upgrade to 10.6.8 and the introduction of Mail 4.6 my much loved Widemail was disabled by Mail (same for Letterbox), I have searched on many sites for a solution.
I'm very glad i found a simple and working one. As many former users have the same problem I like to share it with you here.

The solution I found is called Mailpluginfix, wich automates the repair of Widemail and Letterbox.
You can download it for free here:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix

It made my day and hopefully yours too!
[Version 2.0pr4]

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JeeJeeBee replied on 22 Sep 2012
As you can see this solution is also found on Macupdate:)
Reading the info about the plugin it suggests that it works on all Mail changes. But I'm not sure if this will be for Lion too. If any Lion user tries it, please let me know.

Thnx!
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KKuro replied on 23 Sep 2012
Thank you very very much!
"widemail" works on 10.6.8
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serbiffi replied on 02 Oct 2012
Great!
Tanks! Now Widemail works on 10.6.9
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jebbgraff replied on 02 Oct 2012
Thanks!
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leocrespo reviewed on 18 Aug 2012
I'd totally pay $50 for this plugin for Lion / ML. Please make a new release!
[Version 2.0pr4]

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serbiffi replied on 02 Oct 2012
Ops, excuse me, works on 10.6.8!
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jims525 reviewed on 01 Feb 2012
Works great for me on 10.6.8, so did letterbox but WideMail allows you to adjust the row heights and a few other features. Haven't had any memory problems.
[Version 2.0pr4]

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menotti replied on 21 Sep 2012
How can I install on 10.6.8?
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hellojello reviewed on 26 Aug 2011
How do I uninstall this?? I followed the instructions on the official site but I can only find 1 of the 2 files I need to delete? Support?
[Version 2.0pr4]


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dkjacks reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
I too liked this plugin, until I looked at Activity Monitor for something else and saw Mail.app using over a Gig of Virtual Memory. There is a memory leak somewhere in the plugin. Others have reported it too. If there will be no more development of the plugin, I suggest you use something else.
[Version 2.0pr4]

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hellojello replied on 26 Aug 2011
were you able to uninstall widemail? I can't seem too? I can only find one of the two files I need to delete. Do you know if there is an uninstaller?
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Trekker commented on 27 Jul 2011
Dane - Please update Widemail for Lion. Even though Apple has made progress with Mail.app in Lion, I really need the alternating row colors that Widemail provided but which Apple doesn't. It's so much easier on my upper-middle-aged eyes. Please...
[Version 2.0pr4]


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Ausx reviewed on 23 Mar 2011
I really like this plug-in. I sent an email to the developer, and he promptly updated it to work with 10.6.7. You can get it from the developers website.
[Version 2.0pr3]


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Lep19 reviewed on 21 Mar 2011
Love this plug-in; however, Mac OS 10.6.7 immediately disables it as incompatible. I hope there is an update in the works.
[Version 2.0pr3]

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Robotank replied on 21 Mar 2011
Fortunately, there's a fairly easy way to make Mail bundles work with newer versions of Mail by simply editing the bundle's info.plist file. See the directions here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100823103751355

This hint is for GrowlMail specifically, but the exact same method can be used on any bundle. I just finished successfully editing three bundles, including WideMail, for use with 10.6.7/Mail 4.5.
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iUseFree replied on 22 Mar 2011
replace the widemail info.plist array (at bottom of plist) with


1C58722D-AFBD-464E-81BB-0E05C108BE06
9049EF7D-5873-4F54-A447-51D722009310


save and make sure the widemail plugin is not on the disable bundels folder in library->mail. If it is drug it back to bundels folder.
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Jkbayley replied on 22 Mar 2011
Freeuse's fix works very nicely!
Tranquility restored.
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Tracer replied on 22 Mar 2011
Thanks, Freeuse! it fixed the problem for me!!!
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Lep19 replied on 22 Mar 2011
Thanks Freeuse. One question which strung do I replace? There are several in the info.plist
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Lapsang Souchong replied on 22 Mar 2011
You change the last two.
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Lep19 replied on 22 Mar 2011
Thanks Freeuse, your solution has apparently resolved the compatibility issue. All seems well again.
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Bdfu replied on 23 Mar 2011
Robotank's suggestion works great!
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Harv commented on 25 Nov 2010
Please disregard my earlier post(s). I finally did get WideMail to work, but alas, 'twas Operator Error at fault and in no way the developer's fault.

And so I say, a great 5 star app and bravo to all involved with the development. Their contribution to the Mac community is most appreciated!
[Version 2.0pr3]


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Aargl had trouble on 28 May 2012
The Leopard version is not available at the mentioned URL.
I've tried http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21899/letterbox instead, which works perfectly! :-)
[Version 2.0pr4]


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Frankns had trouble on 23 Nov 2010
I have removed WideMail. I like it very much, but it doesn't fit my work habits. But now I've lost the column in individual mailboxes and in the View>Columns menu. Does anyone know how to restore this?
[Version 2.0pr3]

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Frankns replied on 23 Nov 2010
Correction - I have lost the "Subject" column
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dkjacks replied on 28 Jul 2011
Your answer is here:
http://widemailplugin.com/?p=10
You must restore the subject column, per these instructions, BEFORE uninstalling the plugin.
Uninstall instructions here:
http://widemailplugin.com/?p=33
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Erikv had trouble on 18 Nov 2010
Had to pull the 2.0pr3 due to excessive memory usage by Mail.app (i.e. > 1GB VM). With WideMail removed, usage back down to ~250MB VM. If you need some diagnostic info, please let me know, I really would like to use the plugin.
[Version 2.0pr3]


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Anon-Bud had trouble on 12 Nov 2010
Okay. Why does the "About" section in WideMail prefs indicate version 0.5.4 if it's supposed to be 2.0pr3?

Very confusing?
[Version 2.0pr3]

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Misha replied on 12 Nov 2010
Yes, it's confusing. Alas, that's how the developer has configured things.
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Flash1296 had trouble on 11 Nov 2010
What does that mean ? "… adding strings"
[Version 2.0pr2]


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Flash1296 had trouble on 11 Nov 2010
Upgrading to OS X 10.6.5 upgrades MAIL to Version 4.4 (build 1082)

Now WIDEMAIL is auto-disabled by MAIL
[Version 2.0pr2]


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Irieology had trouble on 28 Aug 2009
WideMail 0.5.1 is not running with Snow Leopard!
We all have to wait for an Update on which the DEV is already working on.
You can support him by donating here: http://www.daneharnett.com/widemail/
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@ KOBALT:

The "workaround" you did will not enable WideMail on 10.6.
It's basically just a bugfix for "Mail.app" (without WideMail installed).
It's for users who recently upgraded to 10.6 while having WideMail installed.
When you edit the "*.plist" file you will be able to get your "Subject" column back.
It disapeared because WideMail provides to show/hide the "Subject" column.

So as the plugin isn't working you will have to uninstall WideMail for now and wait or an update which will be released, hopefully soon.
[Version 0.5.1]

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kobalt replied on 06 Sep 2009
@ IRIEOLOGY

Thanks for that explanation. Yes, I'm waiting with bated breath for the update!
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Mick G. had trouble on 02 May 2008
I love this plugin too and was happy to find this LetterBox replacement yesterday after my Leo upgrade nuked the Tiger only plugin.

But I'm curious, it seems to have created a slight delay in message deletions. Has anyone else experienced that? It now takes about 1.5 seconds for a message deletion that used to be instantaneous.

I'm running 10.5.2 with all the latest Apple upgrades and would be interested if anyone else has seen this.

Thanks,

Mick
[Version 0.5.1]


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failedsaint had trouble on 07 Mar 2008
for some reason, I can't seem to get the 2nd line to show up. i have both check boxes checked in the formatting section of preferences and I have reinstalled already. Any thoughts?
[Version 0.5.1]



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James-D rated on 03 Apr 2011

[Version 2.0pr3]


Downloads:30,902
Version Downloads:4,930
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:22 Mar 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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WideMail (formerly WidescreenMailPlugin) is a plugin for Mail.app for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard which turns the message view from a two-row horizontal view, to a two-column vertical view.


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