Unibox
Unibox
1.9.2

3.7

Unibox free download for Mac

Unibox

1.9.2
14 October 2018

Email client with messages organized by person.

Overview

Unibox is a people-centric email client that organizes your messages by person. It avoids having email like a to-do list.

Features
  • Unibox supports IMAP servers:
    • Gmail
    • iCloud, me.com, mac.com
    • Yahoo!
    • Exchange if IMAP is enabled
    • Hotmail, outlook.com, live.com
    • Self-hosted IMAP servers
    • Many more
  • Single window: Instantly compose your messages without opening new windows.
  • Conversations: Easily drill down into a conversation view with multiple participants.
  • Unified Accounts: View messages and conversations across all your accounts.
  • Switch Accounts: Focus on single accounts or folders when necessary.
  • Attachment List: Quickly find documents and files you exchanged with other people.
  • Attachment Grid: Visually browse your attachments and images.
  • Quicklook: Preview attachments without launching external apps.
  • Aliases: Use multiple identities with a single account, including separate SMTP servers.

What's new in Unibox

Version 1.9.2:
  • Mojave compatibility update

26 Unibox Reviews

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JasonE
10 December 2013

Most helpful

Great potential in this app. We would be interested in this mail client, if it supported pop accounts as well as imap accounts.
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Version 1.0.1
ahmedhatata-ah
20 May 2019
Still the best email client for me as student , quickly and easily navigate through my daily emails , reply , group them by people make it very easy to reply to all . Very powerful and convenient email client for me , just need the dark mode. Definitely 5 stars and no issue at it .
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Version 1.9.2
Aargl
27 April 2019
I've just found another issue: URLs that you paste in a mail won't be recognized as such in any mail manager under MacOS 10.4.11 PPC (I couldn't test 10.5) — tested Mail.app, Postbox and Thunderbird — and won't be clickable by the recipient. They are probably somehow malformed. I've tested the same text sent by Mail.app, Postbox or Thunderbird: no problem. The funny thing is that the only one I've found that has the same issue is the old Sparrow, from which Unibox is very "inspired"... ;-) You might say that very few people still use Tiger, but who knows if the issue is not present in some other OS? Anyway, using an app that you can't rely on at 100% is quite daunting... :-(
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Version 1.9.2
Zoidbert
03 January 2019
Still love this app. It's a regular launch for me when I want to cut through my emails pretty quickly, but it's not my go-to mail app (that's still Apple's own Mail) because it doesn't handle filing and etc. as seamlessly as it could.

Still and all, it's unique in the field and a great app. I won't call it dead in the water -- the developer did just update it in October 2018 -- but its feature set seems to have stalled and, like a few others, I've not received any feedback on feedback.

FWIW, Eightloops does have a Twitter account, but there's never been any activity. I'll keep checking it, this page, and their site, and hope they continue development -- it's a good app and well worth consideration.
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Version 1.9.2
1 answer(s)
Zoidbert
Zoidbert
12 June 2019
Checking back in; still a regular launch -- even holds a place in my Dock. Still not my go-to email app b'c of reasons noted above.

If you're a casual email user, it's perfect. If you're a heavy folder/filing email user, it's challenging but still usable.

I'll keep hoping for updates and any feedback from eightloops (I've never received anything other than an acknowledgement email that I submitted a ticket/request). I'm also in the Beta program but have never received a beta of any sort.

I don't want to call it abandoned, but it feels like it's sitting at the curb and the author is about to drive away.

If nothing else, I hope Apple or anyone adopts the "email arranged like Messages" layout. There's nothing better for quick cleaning of a clogged mailbox.
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Aargl
15 November 2018
I'm on my way to switching from Mavericks to El Capitan and tried this last version of Unibox: it doesn't see or import the mail accounts from version 1.5.2 — and probably from any other version! :-o Apple Mail 9.3 is horribly slow compared to Maverick's but I don't have time to set up again my many accounts in Unibox, just because the dev didn't even think that former users might someday update their app... ;-) Luckily v1.5.2 still works ok in El Capitan.
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Version 1.9.2
2 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
18 December 2018
I found the solution!
You have to move your Unibox Application Support folder and preference file, respectively to:
~/Library/Containers/com.eightloops.Unibox/Data/Library/Application Support/
and
~/Library/Containers/com.eightloops.Unibox/Data/Library/Preferences/com.eightloops.Unibox.plist

The idea came to my mind because I've already had the issue with some other app... ;-)
What I don't get is why they don't include some checking and automatic copy of the data to the required places instead of leaving the user on its own... :-(
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Aargl
Aargl
18 December 2018
P.S.: you also have to delete the database files for old messages to be displayed (~/Library/Containers/com.eightloops.Unibox/Data/Library/Application Support/Unibox/Database)
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lazk
04 November 2017
NEW version November 3, 2017 - 1.8.2
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Version 1.8.2
5 answer(s)
larrymcj
larrymcj
31 December 2017
Might be a new version, but I just downloaded it to try it again and it's still has many problems under High Sierra. Main UI window won't stay sized or positioned where I put it, most of the preferences won't stay selected and keep reverting to the default preferences. This used to be a great app, but I have my doubts that it will ever be great again, which is sad, since it always had a lot of potential.
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zlazkow
zlazkow
01 January 2018
To larrymcj...I hope developer reads your comment. I'm using Spark, not Unibox. But would like very much to use Unibox. Regardless, I never rush to update my OS, so I'm still with Sierra. Maybe even I'll skip HS and wait for the next version.
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larrymcj
larrymcj
01 January 2018
@zlazkow: Something tells me he won't read it ☹️ It's a shame, because Unibox is a really nice email app that I'd like to use. I've tried Spark several times as well, trying to like it, and while it's also nice, the font size in the main UI is just too small for my farsighted eyes and there is no way to change it. Newton is the best email app on the planet, but not for $50/yr!
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zlazkow
zlazkow
01 January 2018
to larrymcj: I don't use any application with subscription. It's a pure greed. But contact Unibox developer. He replied to me. Tell him what would you like to see in Unibox. Maybe he won't reply right away, so email again.
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larrymcj
larrymcj
01 January 2018
@zlazkow: I've already sent my comments to the developer about the things that don't work using Unibox with High Sierra, but no reply yet. Regarding subscriptions, for me it just depends on how useful the app is. Out of 60 apps I have only two subscription apps (1Password for Families and TextExpander). Simply my choice as I use them both all day long and I always have the most current apps on both my Mac and iPhone with a subscription..
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lazk
23 August 2017
I posted today a reply(not comment) that Unibox developer responded to my question about the development. It's in work, updates...etc. So I think it's a good news.
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Version 1.7.2
5 answer(s)
anonymous-dragonfly-3164
anonymous-dragonfly-3164
03 October 2017
Haha, what a joke. They‘re saying this since months or years! It‘s abandonware...
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lazk
lazk
04 October 2017
to Lucas-mueller...it works great, does everything that other programs don't.
Sometimes when there is not much to update there, then an update once or twice a year is enough. Last update was in April. So, this is fine. Canary Mail and Spark get updated too often, mostly to fix this and that. I contacted the developer. If all who are interested in keeping Unibox alive would care to contact also, then the developer will know that there are customers who want to use it, but reluctant. So, contact him.
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anonymous-dragonfly-3164
anonymous-dragonfly-3164
04 October 2017
you don't know how often I did this :-) asked for swipe gestures and much support in general.
support is non-existent and no new features and same bugs since the introduction (both macOS anbd iOS apps)...
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anonymous-dragonfly-3164
anonymous-dragonfly-3164
08 October 2017
unibox is crashing under high sierra (at least on all of my macs)... now you'll see how good the support is :-)
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lazk
lazk
23 October 2017
To Lucas-Mueller: to tell the truth, when I left my comments, I was only trying Unibox. I liked it, but decided to ask the developer about future updates. Despite assuring me that it's being developed, but not seeing any other response here, I of course did not buy it. I also used Canary, but stopped my choice on Spark. This is the best. Tried Airmail briefly, didn't like, too many features that I don't need.
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Aargl
17 July 2017
After leaving it aside for a few months, I've recently started using Unibox 1.5.2 on a daily basis. I really love the clear and simple interface, it turns the daily use of mails into a delight! Having no support for Spamsieve, it means that you have to have Apple Mail (or Postbox ;-) ) running in the background, and run to those apps when you have some complex stuff to do. So, it is not a Mail replacement for demanding users, but rather a pleasant interface for it, and it's ok when you think of it that way — though it's probably perfect for common users with 1 or 2 accounts (but those probably don't feel the need for an Apple Mail replacement...) Unfortunately, they stopped supporting OS 10.9.5, so this review is for v1.5.2.
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Version 1.7.2
3 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
17 July 2017
I forgot! It would be nice additions if we could set a delay to mark as read, and disable quoting!
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lazk
lazk
23 August 2017
I'd like to use it, because I like the way it is designed. But the big obstacle, the developer is not replying to email, doesn't post here if it is being developed, or what...
I was using Spark, but realized it is consuming quite a lot of CPU. Canary much less, but still much more than Apple Mail.
Interesting how much CPU Unibox uses ?
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lazk
lazk
23 August 2017
GOOD NEWS!
The developer has finally emailed me, that Unibox is in development.
They keep updating the application based on customer feedback.
and their main focus is to get rid of bugs and ensure OS compatibility.
That's very encouraging. They must know that UNIBOX is a very unique application, and there is a future for it, more than any other email applications.
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lazk
11 July 2017
I'm trying Unibox at this moment. The first few minutes of looking how brilliantly this application works, I'm totaly amazed! It took 30 seconds for Unibox to identify all my gmail settings and then presented me with absolutely fresh idea of sorting the email in the most efficient way, sorting it 'from/sender". Sure, Apple mail has all kinds of sorting, even "from". But NOT like Unibox does it.
It's not only by "sender", but also chronologically. If you get an email from Jerry, it goes on top, and all emails from Jerry are included. A number on the right side shows the total number of Jerry's emails. So, here you have a very easy opportunity to clean up all your emails.
So, so far it's brilliant and super effective!
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Version 1.7.2
1 answer(s)
lazk
lazk
13 July 2017
update: after initial excitement I looked again at what it does, and realized that it is indeed a unique applications.
Most of emails I get are not from people, but mass mailing from websites, newsletters...etc. For that it's fine, since I'm getting about 30 every day.These are on top of inbox. The rest of emails are down down the list, the ones which are infrequent.
So, this creates a problem, since I don't notice them. For now I don't yet if I'm going to use.
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probably abandonware... nothing new since many months. it once was under active development, but that was like 2 years ago..
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Version 1.6.2
Pjot
23 November 2016
I purchased Unibox a while ago, liked the way it handles mail but wasn't happy completely. I discovered some minor bugs about which I sent mail to the developers but never received an answer so I stopped using it. After a recent crash I reinstalled Unibox from a backup, opened it once and returned to my present standard mail programma. After clicking on a mail link on a websit Unibox opened. Eeh? I checked the settings of Mail and indeed, Unibox had promoted itself without my consent to my standard mail program. I changed the setting in Mail back to my standard mail program only to find out that Unibox again had returned as the standard mail program. I repeated this several times but to no avail: Unibox kept coming back as the standard mail program. This is unheard of. So I removed Unibox completely from my system and believe me, it will never return there. Pity as it has a lot of potential. For the software as such I could easily give 4 stars, the arrogance of the developers to ignore reactions from users and the impossiblity to remove it as standard mail program scales the rating down to half a star.
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Version 1.6.2
$13.99

3.7

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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