Scott Morrison has released another public beta of the undisputed prince of Mail.app plugins.
How do you make the best plugin better? By making it even more reliable, slicker and easier on the eye.
Scott has polished the interface. You will see substantial tweaks to the to-do pop-up. Alarms have been added for to-dos and events (message with or without audio alert), a nice calendar makes picking the due date for to-dos easier and the tab key now does what it is supposed to:
A long-standing issue with the possible double download of messages in some situations has been fixed. And .Mac accounts now authenticate properly.
Memory leaks have been plugged, leaving Mail “more stable, snappier and less memory-hungry over time”.
You won’t believe how fast Mail now opens large mailboxes.
And the main MailTags pane continues to see improvements. The old “Due Date” section gets a name change to “Deadline” in order to avoid confusion with iCal items.
Parts of the pane are more compactly designed and the Notes section collapses more elegantly.
Behind the scenes, a “Reindex Tags” button has been added to the About/Register Tab of the MailTags Preferences.
This performs a Spotlight import of tags if smart mailboxes are not working properly.
The expiry date for Public Beta 9 has been extended to 15 April 2007, when Scott expects that the final version will be out.
Not bad, eh?
This long list only picks the best bits out of a much longer changelog on the MailTags web site.
You can read more about MailTags 2.0 and download the new public beta from Scott’s web site , where you will also find a forum for any questions.
- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta 5: Attachment bug fixed
- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta 3 released
- MailTags 2.0 Public Beta 4: Events, copy URL, faster
- MailTags for Leopard: New Public Beta
- New MailTags Beta: Multiple to-dos and events
Tags: Apple Mail, applescript, events, iCal, mail.app, mailtags, Productivity, public beta