updated 09:40 pm EDT, Thu October 26, 2006
New .Mac webmail UI
Apple today launched its revamped webmail user interface on .Mac, its suite of paid internet services. The company previewed the interface several weeks ago, but did not provide a release date. On Thursday, the company quietly launched the new UI, which is akin to its Mail.app desktop email client. Mail.app ships free with its operating systems, including both Panther and Tiger. Dot-Mac (.Mac), which costs $99/year, offers a plethora of services, including file sharing with 1GB of combined storage, photo sharing, email, backup, group collaboration, computer-to-computer sync services, and integration with iWeb, Apple's webpage creation application, and Mac OS X. The new interface brings drag & drop support, a message pane, smart refreshes, quick reply, an integrated Address Book, message previews, message flagging, and keyboard shortcuts.