The Bottom Line
Ways for MiniMail to announce incoming messages might be nice, and a few details could still be improved.
- MiniMail shrinks Mac OS X Mail to a handy window of bare essentials
- You can cycle through messages in MiniMail, preview it, reply and file
- MiniMail lets you keep a minimized tap on any folder, next to other full or mini windows
- MiniMail does not allow you to highlight text to be selectively quoted in your reply
- MiniMail could announce newly arriving mail
- MiniMail adds a compact display to Mac OS X Mail.
- The MiniMail window displays one message's sender and subject plus a few lines of body text.
- You can resize MiniMail's window to see more or open emails in a preview or standard Mail window.
- MiniMail lets you cycle through messages easily and lets you reply, forward, flag, delete and move mail, too.
- Using toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts, you can also check for new mail or start composing a new message.
- MiniMail shows unread messages drawn from Mac OS X Mail folders you can freely define.
- Minimizing multiple message viewers lets you keep a tap on folders, smart folders, RSS news feeds and more side by side.
- You can have the MiniMail window stay on top of other windows and make Mail start in MiniMail mode.
- MiniMail supports Mac OS X 10.5/6.
Guide Review - MiniMail 2.0 - Mac OS X Mail Add-On
What if you want a really compact Mail window that shows you but the bare essentials: your unread messages including a way to cycle through them plus a few buttons to reply, check for mail or start a new message? Try MiniMail.
MiniMail, at a click in Mac OS X Mail's green zoom button, compresses Mail to a small but resizable window that shows but one message and a few buttons. You can either open the message in a standard Mail window or MiniMail's more compact preview, reply to it, flag it, mark it spam, forward it, apply Mail rules, and so on.
Of course, MiniMail lets you check for new mail with but a click, too, or start a new message. All commands can be engaged through handy keyboard shortcuts.
MiniMail shows only unread messages, but you can choose the folders from which they are drawn freely or open multiple minimized folders side by side to watch additional smart folders or RSS news feeds, for example. Given its purpose, it might be nice for MiniMail to announce newly arrived mail.