OK, so you’re on the internet and traverse the world wide web. Good for you. That also means you have an email account or two. Work, personal, ISP, and even ancient email accounts from the past that just won’t go away. What email app do you use?
If your email inbox gets a dozen or less messages per day, then move along; nothing to see here. If you have Gmail or Yahoo! email, or Outlook, or Apple Mail on your Mac, then you understand the benefits of choice. Apple’s Mail is decent, feature-laden, and priced right. Ditto for Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, and many others. Free. Free. Free.
For whatever the reason, a Mac app developer in Japan took it upon himself to venture into email app development and launched an elegant– and mostly free– Mac email app called SweetMail (understated lowercase ‘sweetmail‘). It’s been around a few years; already up to version 8.6.x, and it remains a work in progress.
No, not the Japanese. If SweetMail seems visually familiar then you used Eudora somewhere in the past. I cut my public internet email teeth on Eudora for Mac and Windows, and SweetMail has that alluring fragrance of days gone by; an homage to a happier and more pleasant era– with no spam.
SweetMail does not blaze new email ground. It handles most IMAP accounts and POP3 email. Messages can be moved between accounts. Folders make it easy to manage saved messages. The one-click All Messages window can be remarkably handy unless you have many thousands of messages. Keyboard shortcuts speed up message management. Incoming messages can be filtered into specific folders. A few bucks gets you an option for multiple email accounts.
SweetMail is, well, for lack of a better term– a sweet throwback to days of yesteryear when email apps were friendly, pleasant, and not infected with featuritis.