MailWidget, a widget that polls for new mail every time you load the Dashboard, has been updated.
It provides notification of new mail whether Mail.app is running or not. Clicking on the widget launches Mail.app to deal with any new emails.
New features include notification of new mail by a female voice (“fe-mail”), auto-update capability, a German localisation, XHTML compliance and dozens or minor bugfixes.
The developer says that the widget does not work with encrypted secure connections. Also, it only monitors one account at a time, although you can a run a widget for each account you want to monitor.
Personally, I can’t see the point of this. It’s a cold day in Hell when Mail.app isn’t already running on my Mac and utilities like MailAppetizer and MailUnreadStatusBar provide more efficient notification, but widget nuts will love it.
MailWidget is freeware and available from the developer’s web site .
- Mail Widget 1.3
- MailWidget: Mail without Apple Mail
- Mail Widget 1.4: SSL support. Rebuilt. Fast.
- SwiftMail: Gmail, .Mac, Yahoo or AOL from the Dashboard
- MailUnreadStatusBar widget
Tags: Apple Mail, Dashboard, mail.app, notification, widget