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Herald
Herald
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Herald free download for Mac

Herald

Version 8.0.2

Notification plugin for Mail.app.

4.5
Based on 79 user ratesRead reviews & comments

Herald 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 version 8.0.2

Updated on Oct 04 2017

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

Information

License

Free

Size

7.6 MB

Downloads

90918

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
  • macOS 10.13
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Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Apr 27 2019
8.0.2
5.0
Apr 27 2019
5.0
Version: 8.0.2
Dear Herald, I miss you... Hope to see you again!
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
Sep 28 2018
8.0.2
0.0
Sep 28 2018
0.0
Version: 8.0.2
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.
anonymous-snipe-277
anonymous-snipe-277
Oct 3 2017
8.0.2
4.5
Oct 3 2017
4.5
Version: 8.0.2
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.
cmotdibbler
cmotdibbler
Oct 3 2017
8.0.2
5.0
Oct 3 2017
5.0
Version: 8.0.2
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.
larrymcj
larrymcj
Oct 2 2017
8.0.1
4.0
Oct 2 2017
4.0
Version: 8.0.1
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!
larrymcj
larrymcj
Sep 30 2017
8.0.1
4.0
Sep 30 2017
4.0
Version: 8.0.1
Does Herald have a menu bar icon that shows the number of unread messages in your inbox?
mht-1
mht-1
Apr 3 2017
7.0.3
5.0
Apr 3 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0.3
Erik updated Herald. The new version (v 7.0.3) is compatible with Sierra 10.12.4
2stepbay
2stepbay
Jan 25 2017
7.0.2
5.0
Jan 25 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0.2
Very helpful plug-in for OS X mail. Anyone know if v7.0.2 is compatible with latest Sierra release 10.12.3?
artie505
artie505
Jan 24 2017
7.0.2
0.0
Jan 24 2017
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
Download link doesn't work...had to go directly to developer.
Wgibson648
Wgibson648
Dec 16 2016
7.0.1
0.0
Dec 16 2016
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
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.
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Nov 17 2016
7.0.1
5.0
Nov 17 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0.1
Fantastic!
Poppayanke
Poppayanke
Oct 24 2016
7.0
0.0
Oct 24 2016
0.0
Version: 7.0
v.7 seems to be broken (or rather, not allowed) by the update to macOS 10.12.1.
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Oct 6 2016
7.0
5.0
Oct 6 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0
Since Dockstar is dead, this is still the best Mail-Notification-App.
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Sep 23 2016
7.0
4.5
Sep 23 2016
4.5
Version: 7.0
Fabulous… it’s become truly invaluable to me.
Screentom
Screentom
Sep 23 2016
7.0
5.0
Sep 23 2016
5.0
Version: 7.0
Great!! Thank you very much.
Parchment Press
Parchment Press
Jul 24 2016
6.0.3
0.0
Jul 24 2016
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Attention MacUpdate Staff: "Related Links" are broken -- currently, they all download the current 10.11-specific version of Herald, not the older versions. In order to get the older version for Yosemite, I had to go to the developer's site for the specific version download.
Farrow
Farrow
Mar 25 2016
6.0.3
0.0
Mar 25 2016
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Great to have this indispensable Mail plugin back. Hoorah to the developer for keeping on top of Apple consistently breaking useful add-ons.
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Mar 25 2016
6.0.2
5.0
Mar 25 2016
5.0
Version: 6.0.2
He is back! The day is saved!
(http://erikhinterbichler.com/apps/herald/)
Farrow
Farrow
Mar 23 2016
6.0.2
0.0
Mar 23 2016
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Sadly broken in the latest OS X update 10.11.4
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Dec 10 2015
6.0.2
5.0
Dec 10 2015
5.0
Version: 6.0.2
Merry Christmas to the developer!
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