The Bottom Line
- MailPop lets you know about new Gmail messages in Dashboard and by speaking to you
- Showing sender, subject and a few lines of body text, MailPop gives a nice preview of new mail
- MailPop can display sender pictures taken from the Mac OS X Address Book
- MailPop does not open individual messages as you click them
- You cannot move messages to the Trash, archive or mark them as spam directly from MailPop
- MailPop cannot check only or ignore altogether certain Gmail labels
- MailPop is a Dashboard widget displaying unread Gmail messages.
- The MailPop widget displays sender, subject and few lines of body text for each message.
- While hidden, MailPop can continue checking and announces new mail by speaking the sender.
- If you have assigned an Address Book picture to a sender, MailPop shows it alongside the message.
- MailPop supports Mac OS X 10.4.
Guide Review - MailPop 1.1 - Gmail Mail Checker
MailPop not only display that there are new messages in Gmail or how many but, at a single click, gives you sender, subject and some body text. Cycling through the messages is a snap and you can open your Gmail account in your browser easily, too. It's a pity MailPop does not open individual messages as you click them, though, and buttons for immediately archiving or deleting messages would be great.
MailPop shows a different kind of greatness when you get a message from a sender in your Mac OS X Address Book. If you have assigned a picture to them, MailPop stamps the message with the sender's happy face.
Unlike most Dashboard widgets (and acting a bit against Dashboard's design), MailPop can keep checking for new messages coming in to your Gmail account in the background. The event is marked by MailPop speaking the sender to you.