Mark Grimes
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Mgrimes commented on 16 Dec 2009
It'd be nice if Everplay used artwork via coverflow when using radio. Also lacking is a shortcut to Find current track in iTunes, since Everplay cannot manage music, it's too much work to remove music from the iTunes library currently. Otherwise a solid iTunes controller.
[Version 1.0b4.1]

mgrimes commented on 11 Sep 2008
The 3.0 situation has been cleared up by the developer. If you go to the store it's a $10 upgrade. The initial reaction was simple... nowhere is it mentioned that this is a paid upgrade - and without that information immediate it would cause any customer to fly off the handle.
[Version 3.0]

mgrimes commented on 11 Sep 2008
Not very cool to make 3.0 a paid upgrade, fail to mention it, make it cost more than 2.3 cost (no upgrade discount) and then provide no way to download the old version.
[Version 3.0]

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mgrimes replied on 11 Sep 2008 will get you 2.3 again... would love to hear the motivations behind the 3.0 debacle.

mgrimes reviewed on 19 Apr 2007
Despite all the crap people seem to give this app, it gets my vote for the most sexy, aesthetically pleasing and a no-brainer for even the luddite to follow.

Even if it's an existing framework re-rolled, the interface is small form factor, requires no documentation, and is clearly understood what steps need to be completed to get the desired effect through the motions of the interface itself. This is a large leap to me from tons of cookie cutter HIG adherence with different substance yet the same tired interface. Compare this to Toast 8 which has got to be one of the most disgusting disc burning interfaces ever, but quite typical for a commercial software vendor.

If only the rest of Aqua looked this nice instead of decade old traffic light gelcap buttons and ribbed background windows. HIG is largely dead and antiquated -- Apple demonstrates clearly that its [HIG] a rule of thumb not a bible... one doesn't have to make a cookie cutter application to make it feel like an OSX app.

I feel following expected widget behavior (a button is a button not a pulldown, etc etc), kb shortcuts (
Cmd-P is always print) and menu hierarchy (top level menus follow same pattern as IB lays out) are plenty. It's just a shame you have to break the OS with haxies to get the rest of the OS looking as pleasing...
[Version 1.0.2]

mgrimes commented on 23 Mar 2007
With the frequency you're releasing updates, please consider using Sparkle ( or SparklePlus (
[Version 1.2.1]

mgrimes commented on 23 Mar 2007
Awesome! -- Quick comment about kb naviation: would definitely like to see Shift-Apple-ArrowKeys get replicated as Shift-Apple-{} because having to use the arrow keys on a MBP and probably any other Mac means ensuring that my right hand is moved off the keyboard for the most part. If you're really into keyboard navigation you'll find the latter more comfortable as your right hand will not move.
[Version 1.2]

mgrimes commented on 08 Mar 2007
Are you quite sure about that? I just did a search of a mail folder for a word that only shows up in the subject and not the body, selected Anywhere and it was a hit in the search results...
[Version 1.5.3]


mgrimes reviewed on 07 Mar 2007
If you do not care for Spotlight and do not need to send encrypted email... this *is* the gold standard of Cocoa email clients. Rock solid stability and performance! Best yet I actually feel like I have control over all the fonts so I can get a preferred condensed layout (Lucida Grande 9 (variable width), Consolas 9 (fixed width)).

This email client fit the bill for me, because I do not want to spend my communication life inside, nor want to spend weeks massaging a .muttrc, but yet I still want full connectivity with the rest of OSX that comes much easier in the form of a Cocoa application.

GyazMail reminds me [after years of] that a Cocoa email application doesn't have to be slow and crash occasionally -- sometimes often given that you need at least a half dozen plugins to make useful.

If you've ever seen how skimpy's preferences are, you'll be pleasantly surprised at all the little details you had no control over before. It also isn't evolving into the pos that is headed... there is no stationary, rich text email, checking your iChat buddy status inline with message headers... so if you're not into all the features built for your Mom, then by all means check out this alternative email client.

It also natively supports using SpamSieve, the mac gold standard in client-side SPAM checking. When used in conjunction with server-side filtering, you got that SPAM thing covered...

I would like to eventually see GnuPG support native to the application (like MailSmith).

All in all, it is nice to have a robust Cocoa email client that I do not feel the need to weight down with 3rd party plugins.
[Version 1.5.3]

mgrimes commented on 28 Feb 2006
v4.9.00.0050 seems to have fixed a lot -- still the same ole nasty installation footprint, but it's not kernel threatening.

mgrimes had trouble on 15 Oct 2008
Yup, Mail Act-On 2.0 is incompatible with the WideMail plug-in - confirmed by moving WideMail to disabled bundles folder and relaunching mail.
[Version 2.0]

mgrimes had trouble on 13 Jan 2006
Do not use v4.8.00.0490 if you updated to 10.4.4. The ipsec nke causes kernel panics. Tested by removing the client after safe boot. Reboot after safe boot worked fine. Installed v4.8.00.0490 again (fresh install), rebooted, kernel panic. Disappointing.

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