updated 10:30 pm EDT, Wed September 2, 2009
Mail.app tool offers organzation, filtering, more
Indev Software has released Mail Act-On 2.1, an update to its organization and management tool for Apple's Mail application. Mail Act-On integrates it's outbox and rules into Mail's rules editor, and provides simpler ways for moving, copying and filtering messages. The 2.1 update contains new features including bringing the maximum number of configurable destination mailboxes up to 10, and the ability to have inbox, outbox and Act-On rules now activate other defined rules. Users can also apply Act-On rules to prior messages, enabling the program to automatically file messages that the user just replied to, or re-file sent mail whenever a reply is received.
Other improvements deliver new contextual menu items for moving or copying rules from one group to another, and support for the Macs latest Snow Leopard operating system. Mail Act-On also provides added outbox and Act-On rule criteria, and a "do not mark messages as read" rule in the message viewing options.
The company also offers better Sparkle support for automatic updates, along with other plug-ins such as WebMail or Letterbox, and Danish localization support. Users can also expect to see bug fixes regarding preference window resizing, compatibility with MailTags 2.3 open beta, and registration issues in HUD windows.
Mail Act-On has also reset its trial period to enable previous users to re-try the application, and extended the time from 21 days to 30. The program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be purchased for $25.