What’s the Mac app we love to hate? Mail, right? If ever there was a necessary evil, it’s email. So, here’s a way to read your latest email messages without having to switch from what you’re doing and move to Mail. And it’s free.
MailBar In The Menubar
A benefit to putting utility apps in the Mac’s Menubar is ease of use. One click to the Menubar app of your choice and you’re good to go.
Add the free utility app MailBar to the Menubar and that click turns into a list of all your recent email messages.
MailBar is lightweight, doesn’t do much more than give you quick access to your email, but it does work with up to four different email mailboxes.
It displays recent email, but has a built-in search function so you can check on specific messages that were received previously.
Messages can be marked as read, reloaded, even opened from within MailBar. Other basic options include auto startup when the Mac launches, and a way to assign a different color to each mailbox (and a different sound for incoming mail).
One click and this is what you get.
So far as I’m concerned there are too many ways to view email; maybe that’s another reason why we hate to use email. MenuBar just makes it easier to get to the messages that matter.
Nicely done and it’s hard to beat the price tag.