GyazMail, an up-and-coming Cocoa-based email client for Mac Os X, has been updated.
The new version (1.5) brings some other welcome improvements as well as a big feature bump–IMAP support.
Adding support for the IPv6 addresses and the ability to save messages in plain text, RTF and other formats are fine additions to any client, but it’s IMAP support that finally makes GyazMail almost a grown-up email app.
The interface is unapologetically modelled on Mail.app:
There is not much that it cannot do. GyazMail supports multiple accounts, a variety of screen layouts including an “Outlook-style” wide-screen format, message threading, rules and filters, SSL/TLS support, labels, customisable keyboard shortcuts, some AppleScript support and more (see the full feature set on GyazMail’s web site).
Personally, I think Mail.app still holds the edge in at least two ways: the “Unified Inbox” and the ability to extend and customise it through plugins (two of the five reasons to be grateful for Mail.app).
But after fooling around with it for a day, I’m happily prepared to put it ahead of Mail’s two other main rivals, the Behemoth and the Wildebeest’s Butt.
GyazMail is shareware (USD 18), although you can try it for free first in a 40-day demo which is available at the developer’s web site .
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