Herald
Herald
8.0.2

4.6

Herald free download for Mac

Herald

8.0.2
04 October 2017

Notification plugin for Mail.app.

Overview

Note: Herald no longer works on macOS 10.14 or later. The latest supported version is Herald 8.0.2 for macOS 10.13. For versions that work on 10.12 or earlier, see the Herald website.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's macOS email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, size, shadow, transparency, and position of the window. Herald even provides a scrolling text view so you can read full messages without having to switch back to Mail. Herald is a free download and requires macOS Sierra. Note: Mail plugins are not officially supported by Apple. While Herald has been thoroughly tested, it's possible it may cause unintended conflicts with Mail or with other unofficial Mail plugins, especially after OS updates. It's recommended that you backup your computer before installing Herald or any other Mail plugin, and always before installing any updates to Mail or macOS.

Note: While the software is classified as freeware, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Herald

Version 8.0.2:
  • Fix issue with preferences crashing if using a custom theme

130 Herald Reviews

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Mkay
24 October 2013

Most helpful

I've been using it for years now and never had any issues with it. A great little quick-action tool and very configurable. Plus the author is very quick releasing updates every time there's a new Mail.app version. Oh - and it's free.
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Version 4.0
Sonnendeck
27 April 2019
Dear Herald, I miss you... Hope to see you again!
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Version 8.0.2
Sergesouszero
28 September 2018
Unfortunately, it could be the end of Herald. I just read on the dev website that he now works for Apple and he’s looking for someone to take over.
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Version 8.0.2
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
03 November 2018
Yeah, too bad. Let's hope someone picks it up. In the meantime I've switched back to Apple's built-in Mail notifications. I've also bought the Mail Perspectives as part of the new SmallCubed Mail Suite… going to test that one too.
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anonymous-snipe-277
03 October 2017
I love this plugin. I have it set so the window pops up when I get an important email. Has worked flawlessly and the developer is very responsive.
Like (1)
Version 8.0.2
cmotdibbler
03 October 2017
The developer (Erik) is quick to respond and provide fixes. I get lots of email that is only occasionally relevant and Herald provides a way to quickly, skim and dump without going into the full blown mail app. The default light them is nice but it is easy to make it yellow background with black text.
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Version 8.0.2
larrymcj
02 October 2017
This is the nicest plugin I've ever used with Mail.app and the developer is very responsive and helpful. But unfortunately, I had to uninstall it as soon as I found out text formatting is not supported. I receive too many emails that I need to read as HTML and for that reason only, I just can't use Herald. If this doesn't bother you and you're OK with plain text, then you're going to love it!
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Version 8.0.1
larrymcj
30 September 2017
Does Herald have a menu bar icon that shows the number of unread messages in your inbox?
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Version 8.0.1
mht-1
03 April 2017
Erik updated Herald. The new version (v 7.0.3) is compatible with Sierra 10.12.4
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Version 7.0.3
1 answer(s)
cmotdibbler
cmotdibbler
26 September 2017
I've been on the beta train for a long time and so happy to get this app back working.
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2stepbay
25 January 2017
Very helpful plug-in for OS X mail. Anyone know if v7.0.2 is compatible with latest Sierra release 10.12.3?
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Version 7.0.2
5 answer(s)
2stepbay
2stepbay
26 January 2017
Just installed 10.12.3. Current version of Herald is compatible.
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mht-1
mht-1
30 March 2017
Not compatible with Sierra 10.12.4.
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artie505
artie505
31 March 2017
Emailed developer yesterday...got my fingers crossed.

MailBar went belly-up; let's hope Herald doesn't follow suit.
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artie505
artie505
02 April 2017
Got positive response from dev; update on the way. :)
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vandy72
vandy72
02 April 2017
Version 7.0.3 is compatible with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and available at the dev's website.
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artie505
24 January 2017
Download link doesn't work...had to go directly to developer.
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Version 7.0.2
Wgibson648
16 December 2016
Recognizing that this is free software, it is incompatible with the newest version of Mail (10.2). Any idea when an updated version of this tremendous add-on might be released? Thank you.
Like (2)
Version 7.0.1
1 answer(s)
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
18 December 2016
The new, updated version of Herald is here:
http://erikhinterbichler.com/apps/herald/
Like (1)
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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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