A new version of Dockstar, a utility that offers super-charged notification badges for Mail.app’s Dock icon, has been released.
Dockstar installs itself as a plugin with options in Mail’s Preferences that let you assign up to five different notification badges. You can choose different badge shapes, set the size of each badge and select the colour you want for each mailbox.
The result is a riot of notification badges, undeniably more colourful and possibly more informative:
The new version adds support for nested mailboxes and the ability to set the counter for unread, flagged, junk, or total messages:
It also offers the option to play a sound when each the count increases for each badge and comes with a screensaver and Dashboard widget.
DockStar is shareware (USD 8). A demo version is available from the developer’s web site .
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Tags: Apple Mail, badges, Dock, mail.app, notification, plugins, widget