Your Mac’s screen has plenty of pixels, so when you think about it for a moment, you’ll notice that there’s actually plenty of Mac screen real estate that goes mostly unused while we’re busy working on this or that app.
There’s the Dock at the bottom of the Mac’s screen. Yes, it can go sideways, but who does that?. There’s the Menubar at the top for both applications and utility widgets. It’s the left and right sides of the screen that could use populating with clever apps. Here’s a useful Mac email app for Yahoo! mail that still lives in the Menubar.
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Maybe there’s a reason Apple allows the Dock to be placed left or right on the Mac’s screen. Likewise, there’s probably a reason why most Mac users keep it at the bottom of the screen. Similarly, there’s probably a good reason why most add-on utility-like widgets live in the already overcrowded Menubar, rather than blazing a new trail to the side of the Mac’s screen.
Philosophical reasoning aside, YMailTab is a nifty, hand, and ultimately very affordable Mac pop-down app that lives in the Menubar and gives you access to your Yahoo! email account with a click. The 99-cent advantage here is YMailTab is accessible with a single click so you can read and compose email for Yahoo! That’s as opposed to a click to switch to the Mac’s Mail app and do the same thing.
A click is a click, right? The advantage being that once you use YMailTab to do the deed with your Yahoo! Mail account, you’re already in the app you were using before you started to use Yahoo! Mail.
Install YMailTab on your Mac and then add your Yahoo! Mail login information and you’re good to go. Options are nominal but much of what you’d expect. Set YMailTab to login automatically when you startup your Mac.
Click to read messages from Yahoo! And, click to create and send a message through your Yahoo! Mail account. The pop-down screen is resizable and the bottom toolbar makes it easy to sort through messages, reload, and set preferences.
Honestly, it’s not a bad way to do email if you want to keep your Yahoo! Mail account separate from the email accounts in the Mac’s Mail app. If all you’re after is convenience, try Herald. It does more, works with the email accounts already setup in the Mac’s Mail app, and it’s free.