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Use a menu extra to get unread Mail count in all mailboxes Apps

Shartworks has just released an update to The Unread, an amazing menu extra that shows you how many unread messages you have in all your mail folders, not just the 'in' box. It also lets you pick and choose which mailboxes to watch. e.g., I don't have it watch my mail-list folders.

Great stuff! And free, too!

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Use a menu extra to get unread Mail count in all mailboxes
Authored by: n9yty on Jan 23, '04 12:26:14PM
MailEnhancer does this too, but uses the dock icon for Mail to reflect the unread count. It also does a few other things....

http://home.insightbb.com/~n9yty1/MailEnhancer

Just another option.... Choice is good.

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Use a menu extra to get unread Mail count in all mailboxes
Authored by: Faux Plastic on Jan 23, '04 01:48:03PM

Figures.... I wish I could apply the customizability of TheUnread with the dock-oriented notification of MailEnhancer.



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From the developer...
Authored by: PsiPhi on Jan 23, '04 05:49:22PM
Hi, this is Peter Schart (I am schartworks, and I long time macosxhints reader). I just have The Unread as a menu bar item because my Dock is always hidden. I usually write programs the way I use them, release them, then sit back and wait for people to tell me what they'd like to see (works for me since I'm just one guy and don't have a marketing and research department) - I'm very receptive to feedback from users (just ask all the people that told me, "please get rid of the flashing score help - it makes my head hurt" in reference to early versions of my game DooZee).

I could fairly easily make it appear in the Dock instead of (or in addition to) the menu bar with a badge like Mail has. I have a few bugs to clear up and a few new features that are almost ready to release. I'll toy with adding the ability to have a Dock icon as well.

-pete

p.s. Thanks to cfoster for the kudos in posting this "hint" - I swear I don't know who he/she is and did not put them up to it! ;)

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From the developer...
Authored by: Faux Plastic on Jan 23, '04 10:50:13PM

Sounds great. I posted the original request. I tried both apps today, and of the two, I prefer The Unread for the ability to choose which folders are polled, but I would definitely prefer to get the unread count in the dock. I'll look forward to updates. :)



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From the developer...
Authored by: snit on Jan 24, '04 02:02:36PM

Earlier today as I went to check my mail, I thought to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be great if there was a quick way to see how many e-mails, if any, were waiting for me in my sub-folders in my mail".

I *was* thinking in terms of the mail icon on the Dock, but, since I keep my Dock hidden - your solution is even better.

Thanks!



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