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Rocketbox1.0.8

22 September 2011

Powerful e-mail search for Apple Mail.

Overview

Rocketbox is a powerful, new way of searching your e-mail in Apple Mail.app. It's never been faster or easier to find what you need.

  • Search by person - Rocketbox provides intelligent search-by-person suggestions, making it easy to see your e-mail correspondence with a person. Rocketbox's engine analyzes your e-mail correspondence providing a list of important contacts when you search.
  • Powerful filters to handle lots of e-mail - Powerful filters make it easy to deal with lots of e-mail. Filter by time, person, folder, account and more.
  • Inline search previews - Inline previews show you exactly why a messages was found, making it easier to find what you need. The highlighted sections help you improve your queries and takes the guess work out of using search.
  • Advanced search support - Rocketbox supports a sophisticated and powerful query language for more advanced users.
  • Save time managing e-mail - Spend less time manually filing messages and instead use search to find what you need.

What's new in Rocketbox

Version 1.0.8:
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion

Please note: Rocketbox is no longer being actively developed or supported. For more details, see this page.

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How would you rate Rocketbox app?

20 Reviews of Rocketbox

Drdul
27 January 2010
Version: 1.0

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I would welcome an improved search capability within Mail. I wanted to like Rocketbox, but I found that I could not adequately define search terms to find what I wanted. For example, I was searching for messages related to "parking" sent to a client in "Anytown" (name changed to protect the innocent). Rocketbox returned messages with the word "park," even when I enclosed the word parking in quotes in the search field. I was also unable to limit the search to messages sent to the "anytown" domain, and instead would get all messages that mentioned Anytown. In comparison, a search in Mail sorted by rank found the messages I wanted. I like the inline preview that Rocketbox offers, but Mail gave me better search results and was not any slower than Rocketbox. In fact, because Mail searches immediately while Rocketbox requires that I press the Return key to initiate the search, one could argue that Mail is faster. I tried several other searches with comparable results. So for now, I'll stick with Mail.
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Ocean1204
15 April 2015
Version: 1.0.8
not compatible (yet) with Mail 8.2 :(
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Flash1296
24 March 2011
Version: 1.0.6
The mod to v. 1.0.6 works — in letting RocketBox do its searches, but I can no longer OPEN the mail found ! Hmm.
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Flash1296
22 March 2011
Version: 1.0.6
While robotank's tip, I am sure works; it is way over the heads of 99% of the purchasers of this excellent Mail bundle. Updating Rocketbox is obviously a no-brainer. PLEASE update !
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Robotank
22 March 2011
Version: 1.0.6
See here for directions on getting bundles to load in new versions of Mail by adding strings to the bundle's info.plist files: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100823103751355 This hint is written for GrowlMail, but it works with any bundle. I just got Rocketbox and a couple other bundles tweaked for 10.6.7/Mail 4.5 without issue.
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dwp-1
17 March 2011
Version: 1.0.6
No updates in almost 5 months, I'd stay away from Rocketbox. It appears to be one of those version 1 only app's. Very disappointed because is has such great potential.
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Flash1296
11 November 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Upgrading to OS X 10.6.5 upgrades MAIL to Version 4.4 (build 1082) Now Rocketbox is auto-disabled by MAIL>
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Frankns
21 September 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Definitely resource intense! I am impressed with the features, functions, and speed. But the fact that my CPU jumps up some 20 degrees hotter when RocketBox runs really surprises me. What is happening behind the scenes to be this resource intense? (MBP 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 10.6.4) As no one else has reported this, it's possible that it is something in my configuration.
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dwp-1
13 August 2010
Version: 1.0.5
They don't seem to be in any hurry to update their new Mail search product ;(
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Andrew-Scott
21 July 2010
Version: 1.0.5
This looks very promising. After taking on a new roll at work I'm seeing my email traffic increase markedly. Rocketbox looks like it'll make my email more manageable. However first impressions are that it could do with some interface improvements. The developers website shows some of its powerful advanced search abilities yet there is no obvious way to discover these from within the software. In fact there's no Help feature in Rocketbox at all nor a link to the website. Surely it would be a simple matter to add a "cheat sheet" of search terms. It would also be nice to be able to check the version number or check for updates from within the software. A panel in Mails preferences would seem to be a good way of achieving many of these things. Finally, presentation of search results could be more efficient. Rocketbox often shows multiple hits for the same message as well as content duplicated in quoted text across discussion threads. Abbreviated headers are shown but without date and time. Adding this information would help a great deal. Allowing search results to be threaded might be even better. Perhaps offering three sort results instead of two would be one way of doing this: Relevance, Date, Thread.
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Peternsteinmetz
20 June 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Very handy for rapid searches. Responsive developer that rapidly fixed for 10.6.4
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Flash1296
17 June 2010
Version: 1.0.5
Extraordinarily useful if you are a serious email person.
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7h31ll3g4l
15 June 2010
Version: 1.0.4
hi... please do you fix for snowleopard 10.6.4? current version don't working thanks
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TomEck
25 February 2010
Version: 1.0.4
This is a quite interesting plugin and it integrates well with Mail.app. However, I agree with DRROBERT that the search, while very fast, is extremely imprecise. It seems to me that Rocketbox does not index local stored emails correctly at the moment. I will keep an eye on this, certainly.
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Billindg
17 February 2010
Version: 1.0.2
Searches are very fast. For users with large mailboxes, Boolean search capabilities are critical to providing efficient searches. Interface still needs some tweaks, e.g., messages with 4 recipients show up 4 times in the search lists, but Rocketbox searches are already my default search mode. It is easy to switch back to the native search on the fly. Version 1.02 has some important bug fixes. If you were unsatisfied with earlier versions give this one a try. I'd give 5 stars if it weren't for the recipient problem.
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Mayersj1
05 February 2010
Version: 1.0.1
After an initial issue with Rocketbox 1.0 and Espionage (Rocketbox wouldn't index when the Mail folder was managed by Espionage), the 1.0.1 version has worked flawlessly for me. There are a few UI changes that would make this perfect and the developer is very responsive to suggestions. I find that the results that come back from Rocketbox are pretty much right on (with the help of it's advanced search syntax) whereas Mail.app's default search would leave me hunting through long lists of messages without much other filtering to be done. Looking excitedly forward to what the future holds for Rocketbox!
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Tom-mcdermot
02 February 2010
Version: 1.0.1
Absolutely great for looking up archived emails. Developer is very responsive as well
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Drrobert
30 January 2010
Version: 1.0.1
Excellent speed and interface. Like the tight and automatic integration with mail. A couple of dealbreakers: - the search itself, while very fast, is extremely imprecise.. returning far less accurate results than the mail program itself. - When I search for clusters of email, it is usually because I want to do something with them (delete, save, etc). With this app I have to search for them and then search again in Mail in order to perform a function on them. These two things need to be improved before the app is worth the price.
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Drdul
27 January 2010
Version: 1.0
I would welcome an improved search capability within Mail. I wanted to like Rocketbox, but I found that I could not adequately define search terms to find what I wanted. For example, I was searching for messages related to "parking" sent to a client in "Anytown" (name changed to protect the innocent). Rocketbox returned messages with the word "park," even when I enclosed the word parking in quotes in the search field. I was also unable to limit the search to messages sent to the "anytown" domain, and instead would get all messages that mentioned Anytown. In comparison, a search in Mail sorted by rank found the messages I wanted. I like the inline preview that Rocketbox offers, but Mail gave me better search results and was not any slower than Rocketbox. In fact, because Mail searches immediately while Rocketbox requires that I press the Return key to initiate the search, one could argue that Mail is faster. I tried several other searches with comparable results. So for now, I'll stick with Mail.
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Robotank
26 January 2010
Version: 1.0
Seems to work very well. Search results are instant and nicely laid out in message previews. The numerous possible criteria certainly make it a snap to find messages. One downside: it's written in Java, and uses a lot of RAM as a result. Otherwise, I quite like it.
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Sherman-Wilcox
26 January 2010
Version: 1.0
Great stuff.
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