Top Tens must be a seasonal thing. Everyone’s doing it. Digg blogged a list of top ten apps for Mac. TUAW made a kind of anti-list.
There’s a list of ten fastest growing branded web sites with Apple on top. There’s even a list of ten signs that you are a GTD disciple.
Here’s my list – the top 10 plug-ins, add-ons, scripts, and helpful apps that every Apple Mail user should have. The best stuff is at the top:
- MailTags. (That was easy). Just get it.
- Mail Act-on. Sorting emails on the fly with user-defined rules.
- MailAppetizer. Beautiful and useful “in your face” notification.
- Mail Scripts. Excellent AppleScripts for Mail.app. I haven’t blogged them in detail. Andreas Amann’s own web site is the best introduction.
- Mail Stamps. Those lozenge-shaped buttons in Mail 2.0! What were they thinking? Banish them forever.
- MailUnreadStatusBar. Discreet and useful notification.
- JunkMatcher or SpamSieve. It’s a draw for me which of these offers the better additional protection from spam.
- Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger. The only book dedicated to help you get the most out of Mail 2.0. Packed full of tips and other goodness.
- QuickSilver. Generally excellent and the most valuable third-party app I use. It sneaks in here because you can also email files directly from its interface and do lots of other neat things. Free. Astonishingly.
- Spell Catcher X. Spell checker, snippet manager, on the fly formatter. Useful in Mail.app and elsewhere.
There are lots more that didn’t make it due simply to the way I use Mail. But you can find them all in the Hawk Wings Plug-in and Add-on List.spam, top 10, top ten, GTD, email
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