MailBar
MailBar
1.3.2

3.1

MailBar free download for Mac

MailBar1.3.2

05 October 2015

Manage your Inbox from the menu bar.

Overview

MailBar enables you to check your inbox and manage your emails directly from your Mac's status bar.

The light and discreet application is designed to run in the background and display the number of new emails next to its menu bar icon. Thanks to MailBar, you can monitor and manage up to four different mailboxes. From MailBar's status bar menu you can easily view all existing emails or filter the list by showing only the unread messages. On top of that, MailBar comes with a powerful built-in search form that enables you to narrow down the list of displayed emails.

What is more, MailBar offers you the option to mark a message as read, reload it and even open it and read it directly from within the app. MailBar also offers you the option to pin its status bar menu to your desktop as you read and go through your emails. By accessing the Preferences window, you can easily assign different colors to you mailboxes, enable or disable an inbox and select a different sound notification for each inbox. In addition, MailBar can be configured to automatically check for updates and launch at startup.

What's new in MailBar

Version 1.3.2:
  • Added support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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How would you rate MailBar app?

17 Reviews of MailBar

1.5
CareyB
27 December 2014
Version: 1.0.7

Most helpful

Not disagreeing with any of the positive reviews, but it REQUIRES Mail to be running, so you gain nothing. Mail will give you notifications, so all this does is repeat those in the menu bar. Find some freeware, this is NOT FREE!
(3)
artie505
17 January 2018
Version: 1.3.2
Clicking on "Download" returns "Safari can't find the server...." This app is deceased and needs to be taken down. :(
(1)
Michael Frankel
11 October 2017
Version: 1.3.2
In addition, the website, mailbarapp.com, appears to be gone.
(1)
1
anonymous-snipe-277
26 December 2016
Version: 1.3.2
Really liked the app but it looks as if the developer has abandoned it. Has not responded to any inquiries. It's a shame as it was perfect for my needs.
(1)
Sonnendeck
27 September 2016
Version: 1.3.2
Seems to be dead. Does not work with Sierra. And the developer did not answer.
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JamesLeBlanc1849
21 September 2016
Version: 1.3.2
Will this be updated for MacOS Sierra? I am thinking of trying it out, but not sure if it works with Sierra...
(0)
artie505
12 December 2015
Version: 1.3.2
My immediate impression is that it does what it promises and suits my needs perfectly with Notifications turned off.
(0)
1
bvanlenten
03 May 2015
Version: 1.1.9
I just downloaded MailBar to try out and it told me I had "0" days left in the trial! Now THAT"S a Catch-22!
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Edeerly
21 January 2015
Version: 1.1
I've been testing it for few days now and like it. It is easy to set up, customizable enough for me, and a good way to monitor mail while doing something else. But of course there is always room for improvement. For instance, if left running for an extended period with either IMAP or Exchange account, MailBar will eventually go out of sync with Mail App. showing already trashed/moved/archived email as unread. The interface is nice but the tools don't have tooltips, so I'm forced to "find out" what the triangle icon is with my email. Some icons are simply poor choices, for example, the archive icon more resembles what we have come to understand as an inbox. It seem more reasonable to imitate the nav scheme of mail app, since this was created to be used with Mail App. Over all I think this is mostly successful and it adds needed features to Apple's Mail.
(0)
1.5
CareyB
27 December 2014
Version: 1.0.7
Not disagreeing with any of the positive reviews, but it REQUIRES Mail to be running, so you gain nothing. Mail will give you notifications, so all this does is repeat those in the menu bar. Find some freeware, this is NOT FREE!
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5
KemerT4250
12 December 2014
Version: 1.0.2
This was a pleasant surprise: it has a carefully thought out design, elegant GUI, and provides a compelling reason to put another tool on the precious menubar real estate. The fact that it works in conjunction *with* mail.app and doesn't try to replace it should give critics a clue to its intent: this doesn't try do do it all, rather it focuses on getting to the most important mail. I hope they stick to their design goals and avoid turning this into more bloatware.
(0)
ylluminate
11 November 2014
Version: 0.9
Would use it if I could check all of my many (>10) mailboxes and also associate it to open up other email readers such as Unibox.
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Sonnendeck
12 July 2014
Version: 0.7.5
Very nice! A possibility to choose a mailbox for "drafts" would also be fine!
(1)
Hobojoe
06 July 2014
Version: 0.7.4
Hi Andrew, Something a bit odd: It seems some of the rules I had set up in Mail have disappeared. It's very strange. This seems to have happened more or less when I installed MailBar. I'm not saying MailBar is to blame, but it is a coincidence. What do you think? Is it a possible bug, or do you think it's unrelated? Thanks!
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5
Andy-Hewitt
06 July 2014
Version: 0.7.4
I've only been using this a couple of days, but already like it. The idea of different colours for the accounts is great, and showing in the menubar is helpful. It seems to be stable at this time too, and doesn't appear to cause any issues with Mail so far. However, as mentioned earlier, I'd also like to see it hidden in the Dock, as it seems an unnecessary use of the space in the Dock. Nice bit of free software, thank you.
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5
Sonnendeck
05 July 2014
Version: 0.7.4
Thanks for this App! It would be great if MailBar could just run in the Menubar and not in the dock. (And it also would be great if Germany could win the Soccer World Cup in Brazil!) Regards
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4
Hobojoe
05 July 2014
Version: 0.7.4
Just installed on 10.9.4, and works just fine with Mail. It runs as a separate app as opposed to an extension like Dockstar used to. Man, I really, really miss Dockstar... Has some simple preference settings like color of each of the dots, and sound effect for new mail. Couple of things: - Asks for permission to access Contacts. I denied access, and still running fine, so not sure why it needed that access in the first place. - CPU load is minimal (currently at .1%). - Wish it had option to turn off the number setting (it shows the number of unread emails, as well as showing a colored dot for each account that has new mail; in other words, I'd like to just see there's new mail, without needing to see the number, which is additional clutter in the menu bar). - Only gives access to mailboxes in the Inbox. If you have set up filters and other mailboxes, it doesn't show new email if they are automatically filed. All in all, a great effort, and gives hope that something will replace Dockstar. Personally, I'd be glad to pay for this app if it encourages further development and adding features.
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JeremyNewton9714
05 July 2014
Version: 0.7.3
Hrmmm. Sounds like a hopeful replacement for Dockstar which never crossed over to Mavericks. Unfortunately, the app crashes on my system. Still hopeful for something, though. No support from the website linked from this site.
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$9.95

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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