More than 20 years after the internet became public we’re still using the original killer app the same way. Email is an evil scourge, the result of technology gone wild. My email inbox gets 500 to 600 messages a day, and only a few dozen are legitimate messages. If you want to manage email spam, get SpamSieve. If you want to become a more efficient email user, get MailBar.
What you get is more control over email by putting it in its place. Email becomes a drop down menu in the Mac’s Menubar; easily accessible from within any Mac app, easier to use than Mail, therefore, you become a more efficient and productive email user.
Click the Menubar and Voila! Email.
MailBar’s Menubar icon displays the number of new messages in your inbox so there’s no need to switch to Mail to check on email. Think of MailBar as mini-Mail. You can monitor and manage up to four different email accounts, search messages, read email, mark messages as read, reply to and send messages (even with photo attachments).
MailBar lets you preview attachments, view Calendar events, integrate signatures from Mail, and use keyboard shortcuts to speed up the process. Though I have many more than four email accounts, most messages come to four accounts, and MailBar makes it faster and more efficient to manage email as it arrives, or when I want to check it, all without switching back and forth between apps.
Just think of MailBar as a mini-Mail app that’s easier to use, faster, and more focused. That reduces the time you devote to email messages; always a plus. But MailBar isn’t a Mail substitute. SpamSieve is still needed to capture and isolate spam messages, and MailBar doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, including mail management options, stationery, and so on.
It’s just a faster way to manage email.