MiniMail is a plugin that allows Mail.app users to minimise Mail’s interface into an “iTunes like” mini-format, instead of to the Dock. It must have come out when I was on a break from Hawk Wings, so a new Leopard-ready release gives me a chance to look it over.
It installs as a classical Mail mailbundle. When active, clicking on the Green “+” button in the top left hand corner of Mail.app, reduces the interface to space-saving proportions:
It features a Get Mail, New Mail and Options menu with the most frequently used actions, as well as providing support behind the scenes for all of Mail’s keyboard shortcuts:
The pane itself can be resized to the dimensions that suit the user.
It also offers options in a pane within MAil Preferences which allows the user to chose which mailboxes to monitor for new messages:
MiniMail is shareware (USD 9) although it offers a 30 day free demo. You can get it from the developer’s web site .
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