Now that MailTags 1.2.1 is out , Scott Morrison has begun work on improvements and features for the next version.
These things are too interesting to keep to oneâ€™s self, so here is a teaser of what is still to comeâ€¦
The next version of MailTags will allow you the option of displaying your metadata in the Message Listview window. Here it is – live and real – in Scott’s own inbox:
Up until now, MailTags has stored its metadata in the local IMAP cache at the end of each message’s individual emlx file like this:
(Here you can see a message which among other things belongs to my “Hawk Wings” MailTags project).
Unfortunately, this data was only readable on one Mac.
Scott is working on a method for storing the metadata (encoded in base64) in an X-Header on the server itself, so that the information will be readable by any Mac (with MailTags installed) which connects to your IMAP account.
This is how it looks when you display an email’s headers (View > Message > Long headers):
The method that Scott is using may also allow you to enclose tags (at your discretion) when sending email to others and be able to accept the tags that are enclosed in email you receive.
In addition, Scott is working on something inspired by Boris Anthony’s ideas for an iCal-Mail.app mash-up and which will be well worth waiting for.
This continued development of MailTags outmatches any mail management system/enhancement at any price. The USD 20 suggested donation is outstanding when you think of what you get.
If you have been holding off your support of MailTags, now is the time to encourage its future development.
- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta is here!
- MailTags 1.2.1: Tweaks, Partial IMAP support
- Tabbable MailTags: Another improvement?
- MailTags 1.2.2: Mouseless tagging and more
- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta 10: Even smarter IMAP tag handling
Tags: iCal, IMAP support, keywords, listview, mailtags, metadata, plugins, projects, tagging