Other than a little complexity, Apple’s Mail in OS X is decent, if not a bit overbearing. There’s just a lot going on; HTML, signatures, Junk mail, stationery templates, blah, blah, blah. What’s not in Mail is an easy and fast way to wade through hundreds of messages in a blink.
Blink, Mail Is Done
The new kid on the email block is called BlinkMail, a memorable name, and an ideal– get through your email in a blink; or, it’s fast as a blink.
Well, maybe not, but BlinkMail does a few things that can speed up your effort to chew through all too many email messages.
First of all, BlinkMail is accessible from the Mac’s Menubar, which means you don’t have to switch to Mail to check on or do something with the latest messages.
Use the keyboard shortcuts, keyboard arrow keys, spacebar, and the Enter key and you can cut through a clog of email like Drano.
Built-in to BlinkMail is Quick Reply and Quick Compose– faster ways to send replies or messages with the least amount of effort.
Preferences give you options to move messages to specific mail folders with keyboard shortcuts.
Even the shortcuts are customizable to match your power user level. BlinkMail works with Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and most other IMAP-based email accounts.
BlinkMail does not have all the features of Mail. It’s simply a free email app which gives you a quick response way to move through many messages in the shortest amount of time possible.