Herald
Herald 4.0.6
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Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7) and 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's Mac OS X 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
What's New
Version 4.0.6:
  • Fixes an issue where messages would not be moved to junk mailbox after being marked as junk. Messages will only be moved to junk if you use the "Move it to the Junk mailbox" setting in Mail preferences.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later





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Herald User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(9)
Your rating: Now say why...
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+706

Jazzyguy reviewed on 10 Mar 2014
Excellent New Version Of Herald.FREE as in BEER!!
[Version 4.0.6]


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+72
Tvalleau commented on 10 Mar 2014
Mavericks only. Too bad, because as of Feb 2014, less than half of Mac users were on OS 10.9 or later. Given that the app is free, I guess that's a rational call for the developer. However, no one who was making actual money from an app would abandon 50-60% of their customers.
[Version 4.0.6]

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J.a.duke replied on 10 Mar 2014
If you actually used the software, you would find that, after downloading one of the older releases and installing it on a supported OS version, the software just works. I'm currently using 3.0.6 on Mt. Lion with no problems whatsoever.

I'm supporting a number of clients and family with older releases and have had no problems with the older versions of Herald and their supported OS/Mail versions.

Cheers,
Jon
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Tvalleau replied on 11 Mar 2014
I have "actually used" the software since the day it was released. My comment was about that he's quit improving the Lion version.
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artie505 commented on 28 Feb 2014
Don't waste your time d/l'ing the earlier versions of Herald that are available from this page.

As per correspondence with the dev, no version of Herald works other than the current, Mavericks-compatible, version.
[Version 4.0.5]

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J.a.duke replied on 10 Mar 2014
I find it difficult that you actually had a conversation with the developer in which you were told that the older versions don't work. They might not work in Mavericks, but for their supported OS/Mail versions, they work just fine. I've not had any trouble installing older versions of Herald on the appropriate older version of the OS.

I'm personally using 3.0.6 on Mt. Lion until all of the software I need runs on Mavericks. No trouble whatsoever.

Try finding the facts of the matter before posting something with which you have no hands-on experience.

Cheers,
Jon
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artie505 replied on 11 Mar 2014
You ought to learn how to ask a polite question before coming on like an arrogant a-hole!

I d/l'ed and installed v 1.3.1 for OS X 10.6 (from the above link) and Mail immediately told me that it was incompatible, at which point I e-mailed the dev.

When he responded - in the context of the non-functional version - that none of the older versions were supported I misunderstood his intention, jumped to a bad conclusion that he used the wrong word, and posted incorrectly.

Sorry for both that and that you messed your pants over it.

(Note: There is no d/l link for v 1.3.1 on the dev's Website, and had he been fastidious and removed the bad link from this page there'd have been no problems.)
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+706

Jazzyguy reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
Excellent Version of Herald works in 10.9.2
[Version 4.0.5]


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+706

Jazzyguy reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
Excellent Version of Herald. It is comatible with 10.9.1
[Version 4.0.4]

1 Reply

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+706
Jazzyguy replied on 18 Dec 2013
I like it because in Moments where I am idle it calls my attention to new emails.
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-1

+706
Jazzyguy commented on 07 Nov 2013
Since the latest software update of Mail.app it has been disabled by the OS.
[Version 4.0.2]

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+26
cmotdibbler replied on 08 Nov 2013
Give the developer about 8 hours, he always comes through and did it again.
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+706
Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
He DID come through with a good app that works in Mavericks.
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cmotdibbler replied on 18 Dec 2013
New version 4.04 compatible with OS X 10.9.1 at developer's site!
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+706
Jazzyguy replied on 18 Dec 2013
Thanks for reminding me cmotdibbler I might have missed it otherwise Thank You!It is a GREAT Free app
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+26
cmotdibbler replied on 26 Feb 2014
Version 4.05 compatible with 10.9.2 at developer's site.
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+8

Dabluest reviewed on 29 Oct 2013
Awesome plugin. I've been using since Snow Leopard and love that this continues to maintained. Keep up the good work.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Jimw commented on 28 Oct 2013
In principle I like this product but it does become irritating at time as it seems to show its window even when I am in mail or if I am viewing a mail link in Safari. With Mavericks the left screen sidebar feature has does give the notifications in a smaller format and allows me to work in other apps with less intrusion than Herald with Mail activated, so I am trying that for now. However the lest screen bar does not have some of the features such as junk mail and delete handling directly from the alert box. For my needs the title of the message is mainly what I need which can alert me if I want to immediately handle the message. Overall I seem to prefer this approach - at least for now.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Mkay reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 4.0]


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+706
Jazzyguy commented on 24 Oct 2013
Still and all it's nice when it works but unfortunately it does not.
[Version 4.0]

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Erik Hinterbichler (developer) replied on 27 Oct 2013
It does work. I use it myself all day, every day.
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+706
Jazzyguy replied on 27 Oct 2013
Since I used Mavericks as My OS ,it is now working.I get the trumpet...the whole thing.Thank You Developer! I am wondering why it didn't working Mountain Lion.
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+37
ivanovitch had trouble on 21 Mar 2011
Doesn't work with Leopard 10.6.7. :-(
Waiting for an update.
[Version 1.3.1]


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June8 had trouble on 12 Feb 2011
It works on 10.6.6 but it does not notify for the first message(s) just after the Mail.app opened even it is on the background. Notifications for next messages are okay.
[Version 1.3]


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Pedrotaquelim had trouble on 10 Jan 2011
Doesn't work with Leopard 10.6.6. :-(
Waiting for an update.
[Version 1.2.3]

1 Reply

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Erik Hinterbichler (developer) replied on 09 Feb 2011
It should work fine with 10.6.6, email me if you're still having problems
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+14
Jack Holland had trouble on 14 Nov 2010
Quit Mail

go to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles
Delete Herald.mailbundle
Reinstall
[Version 1.2.3]


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Djefis had trouble on 12 Nov 2010
This software does not work for me.
Is it possible that nothing happens?
If the software is "probabilistic" do not publish it . . . .
No conditions.
Leopard 10.6.5. Mail: the last.

apologies. . . .
[Version 1.2.3]


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Ivanovitch had trouble on 10 Nov 2010
I am also eagerly awaiting a version that works with 10.6.5
[Version 1.2.1]

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R1000m commented on 10 Nov 2010
1) Quit Mail
2) Move Herald.mailbundle back to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/
3) On the command line, execute:
defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Herald.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "857A142A-AB81-4D99-BECC-D1B55A86D94E"
defaults write ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/Herald.mailbundle/Contents/Info SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs -array-add "BDD81F4D-6881-4A8D-94A7-E67410089EEB"
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ivanovitch replied on 10 Nov 2010
Doesn't work for me. Followed instructions implicitly. I don't get an error when using the bundle (it isn't automatically disabled), but Herald doesn't operate.
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Minoumax replied on 11 Nov 2010
Work for me, thanks!!
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Piethh commented on 11 Nov 2010
@ IVANOVITCH:

Go to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles (Disabled)/Herald.mailbundle/Contents/Info.plist

(or, in your case, to …/Mail/Bundles/…)

Open the Info.plist in TextEdit.

Add (not! replace) the mentioned two lines to the Supported Plugin Compatibility UUIDs like this: http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3997/heraldplist.png

Save.

Move Herald.mailbundle back to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/

Restart Mail.app. All should be working fine now.


Thanks to R1000M! :)
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Petrouchka commented on 11 Nov 2010
For some reason (probably something I did wrong),
my Info.plist's permission got weird and I couldn't read nor open it.
I typed in the following command in the Terminal
sudo chmod 777 Info.plist
and Herald started working for my Mail 4.4.

Hope this helps.
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Ivanovitch replied on 11 Nov 2010
Hmmm. Both strings appear in the array of the info.plist file, and after a reboot it seems to work - some of the time. I send messages from one of my accounts to another, and nothing appears. Most strange.
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+42
Bushwhack had trouble on 10 Nov 2010
Does not work with 10.6.5.

I am awaiting an update to this great piece of software.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+56
ehd had trouble on 10 Nov 2009
Does anyone know if this works with the new 10.6.2 Snow Leopard upgrade? Is it an alternative to GrowlMail?
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

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+19
Randyharris replied on 10 Nov 2009
version 1.1 is working fine for me on 10.6.2
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Shadymac had trouble on 09 Nov 2009
I have tried to install this app several times but the installer keeps telling me it fails to install. I have no idea why it will ot install, any hints or pointers will be welcome.

I do shut down Mail.app when installing other than that there is nothing I cna figure that prevents this app from installing???
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

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Erik Hinterbichler (developer) replied on 10 Nov 2009
Hi Shadymac,

Can you check out the FAQ and see if your problem is answered there?
http://erikhinterbichler.com/software/herald/#faq

If not, feel free to send me an email and we can work it out (my address is on that page).

Erik
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Dcannis had trouble on 10 Oct 2009
The plug in don't work. Nothing appear!
Tested on iMac Intel 2 Core Duo - Mac OSX 10.6.1
[Version 1.0]

2 Replies

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Erik Hinterbichler (developer) replied on 10 Oct 2009
Is the Herald preference showing up in your Mail preferences? If not, there may have been a permissions issue when installing. I just released a new installer that should fix it, so try downloading that. If you still have problems, feel free to send me an email and we can try to fix it. (You can find my email on the Herald website).

http://erikhinterbichler.com/software/herald/

Thanks,
Erik
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Dcannis replied on 11 Oct 2009
Now it works! Thanks for your support!

+29

Screentom rated on 18 Dec 2013

[Version 4.0.4]



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Macbond rated on 04 Nov 2013

[Version 4.0.2]



+162

Psychos rated on 28 Oct 2013

[Version 4.0.1]



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[Version 3.0.6]



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[Version 3.0.2]



+6

Paws rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



rodintheus00 rated on 08 Sep 2012

[Version 3.0.1]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 3.0]



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Macbond rated on 03 Apr 2012

[Version 2.1.2]



+9

Christa_1980 rated on 02 Feb 2012

[Version 2.1.1]


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Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7) and 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's Mac OS X 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 OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. 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 OS X.

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


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