Rocketbox
Rocketbox
1.0.8

3.7

Rocketbox free download for Mac

Rocketbox

1.0.8
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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20 Rocketbox Reviews

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Drdul
27 January 2010

Most helpful

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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Version 1.0
Ocean1204
15 April 2015
not compatible (yet) with Mail 8.2 :(
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Version 1.0.8
Flash1296
24 March 2011
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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Version 1.0.6
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Flash1296
Flash1296
24 March 2011
Just updated to v. 1.0.7 Same problem persists though. Any thoughts ?
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Flash1296
22 March 2011
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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Version 1.0.6
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Robotank
Robotank
22 March 2011
I agree that an update would obviously be the best solution here, but with so few signs of life from Rocketbox in the last few months, the prospect of a quick update appears uncertain. Anyway, the procedure for editing the Info.plist should, it seems to me, be accessible to most users of Rocketbox who would see this page. Even if you don't really understand what you're doing, following the directions step by step should be doable for anyone with basic Mac knowledge, like how to navigate folders in the Finder and open Terminal. I figure that most users looking at Mail bundles on MacUpdate are likely to possess at least this level of sophistication. After all, the least sophisticated Mac users I know wouldn't even have any idea what a Mail bundle is. This tweak isn't very dangerous in any case. Even if someone somehow completely destroyed their Info.plist and didn't have it backed up, simply re-downloading and reinstalling the bundle would instantly restore the original Info.plist. Provided you don't accidentally run sudo rm -rf /System or something like that you should be safe enough...
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Robotank
22 March 2011
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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Version 1.0.6
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Flash1296
Flash1296
22 March 2011
The tip worked perfectly. I used PListEditPro. I still imagine very few ordinary Mac users would be capable of doing this mod'
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dwp-1
17 March 2011
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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Version 1.0.6
Flash1296
11 November 2010
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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Version 1.0.5
2 answer(s)
Mronge2
Mronge2
12 November 2010
Hey Flash, I just released a version compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.5. Make sure you download Rocketbox 1.0.6 which is the right version. Matt
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Version 1.0.5
Mtcobra
Mtcobra
12 November 2010
All these numbers... sooner or later it will all get sorted out. Looking above at what we’re getting and reading the comments below as to what we’re getting, version wise, will all sort itself out, sooner or later. OS X 10.6.4? Or OS X 10.6.5 compatibility? I think this 1.0.6 version is compat with 10.6.5 but who’s counting or keeping the numbers? For me? Just GLAD to have (again) Rocketbox BACK having upgraded my MAIL with the new OS X whatever’s the latest... (Just think of all the FUN we’ll have dealing with tweeks and quirks once the LION emerges!)
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Version 1.0.6
Frankns
21 September 2010
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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Version 1.0.5
dwp-1
13 August 2010
They don't seem to be in any hurry to update their new Mail search product ;(
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Version 1.0.5
Andrew-Scott
21 July 2010
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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Version 1.0.5
Peternsteinmetz
20 June 2010
Very handy for rapid searches. Responsive developer that rapidly fixed for 10.6.4
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Version 1.0.5