Rocketbox
Rocketbox 1.0.8
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Powerful e-mail search for Apple Mail.   Shareware ($14.95)
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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
What's New
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.

Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later





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Rocketbox User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Flash1296 commented on 24 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0.6]

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Flash1296 replied on 24 Mar 2011
Just updated to v. 1.0.7
Same problem persists though.
Any thoughts ?
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Flash1296 reviewed on 22 Mar 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 !
[Version 1.0.6]

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Robotank replied on 22 Mar 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 commented on 21 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0.6]

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Flash1296 replied on 22 Mar 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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Donperreault commented on 17 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0.6]


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Frankns reviewed on 21 Sep 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.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Donperreault commented on 13 Aug 2010
They don't seem to be in any hurry to update their new Mail search product ;(
[Version 1.0.5]


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Andrew-Scott commented on 21 Jul 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.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Peternsteinmetz reviewed on 19 Jun 2010
Very handy for rapid searches.
Responsive developer that rapidly fixed for 10.6.4
[Version 1.0.5]


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Flash1296 reviewed on 17 Jun 2010
Extraordinarily useful if you are a serious email person.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Tomeck commented on 25 Feb 2010
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.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Flash1296 had trouble on 11 Nov 2010
Upgrading to OS X 10.6.5 upgrades MAIL to Version 4.4 (build 1082)

Now Rocketbox is auto-disabled by MAIL>
[Version 1.0.5]

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Mronge2 (developer) replied on 11 Nov 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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Mtcobra replied on 11 Nov 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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7h31ll3g4l had trouble on 15 Jun 2010
hi... please do you fix for snowleopard 10.6.4? current version don't working thanks
[Version 1.0.4]

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Mronge (developer) replied on 22 Jun 2010
10.6.4 compatibility is now available on Rocketbox 1.0.5. Give that a try,
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Downloads:5,109
Version Downloads:890
Type:Internet : Email
License:Shareware
Date:22 Sep 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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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.


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