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Mixalis 2010-12-27 06:04 AM

Postbox as alternative to Apple Mail
 
I have recently started using Postbox as a more fully-featured mail client. I love it, but inevitably I've lost my ability to clip mail items to OF. Are there any clipping functions that can be added to Postbox or is there an easy workaround?

Greg Jones 2010-12-27 06:49 AM

Postbox added support for clipping emails to OmniFocus back in March. [url=http://www3.postbox-inc.com/?/blog/entry/new_support_for_omnifocus_and_things/]Linky[/url] to the Postbox blog announcement.

Mixalis 2010-12-27 07:12 AM

Postbox support
 
Thanks, Greg. I'll look into this further.

Mango Himself 2010-12-29 05:09 PM

[QUOTE=Mixalis;90917]I have recently started using Postbox as a more fully-featured mail client. I love it, but inevitably I've lost my ability to clip mail items to OF. Are there any clipping functions that can be added to Postbox or is there an easy workaround?[/QUOTE]


Hi Mixalis,

just wondering, how's Postbox working out for you? Is it an improvement over Apple mail or is it just different?

Thanks for your feedback.

Mixalis 2010-12-29 10:15 PM

Postbox, I love it
 
Hi,

I'm getting on really well. You might want to read the review I wrote in my blog:

[url]http://www.macfilos.com/2010/12/postbox-if-you-want-more-than-mailapp-this-is-it.html[/url]

Michael

Mango Himself 2010-12-30 05:31 PM

HEy Michael,

thanks for the review tip. Looks nice. I tried it for a few days once but got distracted with other things and when I wanted to try it again the trial period had expired.

I also read a lot of complaints from users saying that they had practically no support form the developer. I must admit that made me a little uncomfortable and played a big role in not buying it then.

I will go ahead and buy it since it seems to be what I need.

Mixalis 2010-12-30 11:16 PM

Hi again,

Good luck with it. I'm sure you'll be happy, particularly since the new version has been introduced since you last tried. I get hooked on it more and more every day and so far haven't found any snags or things that make me wish I was back with Mail.app.

Michael

ksrhee 2010-12-31 06:04 AM

I've been trying it out for a few days, and this morning (while getting ready for my new year's day mail archiving task) I've decided to switch it over to it completely from Apple Mail. Rather appropriate to start with a new mail client with 2011. With several add-on's I've downloaded, it saves me having to run several other programs in the background.

Great find - thank you.

Ken

Mixalis 2010-12-31 06:17 AM

Addons?
 
I'm glad to hear that. Always nice to have something new for the new year. What about those add-ons? I would be interested to know what you chose.

Michael

ksrhee 2010-12-31 06:21 AM

[QUOTE=Mixalis;91084]I'm glad to hear that. Always nice to have something new for the new year. What about those add-ons? I would be interested to know what you chose.

Michael[/QUOTE]

I've installed the following:

Quickfolders - now I can easily switch back and forth between multiple inboxes.
Quicktext
Vacuum
ReminderFox - great reminders and to do list review
Import/Export

Ken

Mixalis 2010-12-31 06:56 AM

Thanks, Ken, I will have a look at these and take my pick. Happy New Year.

Michael

dbyler 2011-01-06 01:21 PM

I tried it for a couple trial periods and almost bought it but could never quite get over some of its quirks. E.g., sometimes the headers would get stuck so when I switch to another message, the prior message's headers would still be displayed. Not a huge deal, but enough that I could never quite trust it (what happens if I hit reply and the display bug is happening? who am I replying to?).

While I loved a lot of the features (e.g. Quick Reply), in the end the only truly killer feature that I could't live without is the ability to archive a message with a single keystroke. I hacked together an AppleScript+Fastscripts solution for this and haven't looked back.

Mixalis 2011-01-06 01:26 PM

[I]<sometimes the headers would get stuck so when I switch to another message, the prior message's headers would still be displayed>[/I]

This has happened to me, now you come to mention it, and it is a worrying aspect, I agree.


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