CTM Development has released a new beta of its email client PowerMail.
The new beta (5.5b2) is now a fully native universal application, a development which the company says underscores its “commitment to PowerMail’s future”.
It is now twice as fast thanks to code rewrites for its new universal status and upgrades to the database format.
The developers also say that Intel Mac users will notice much improved stability.
I took a look at PowerMail, which advertises itself as “A better Mac OS X mail client than Appleâ€™s own”, at the end of last year.
I was unimpressed then with its IMAP support, lack of native spam filtering, its lack of extensibility and its cost (USD 82 = 65 euros including a bundled copy of SpamSieve).
Still, people with POP accounts who like more complicated searching than Mail.app can provide, extensive AppleScript support and a mail client with a built-in text snippet manager might like to try it out.
You can download a demo of the new universal beta from the app’s web site .
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