Email might be the killer app of the internet age, but it’s also the app that kills. It kills time. It kills relationships.
It kills motivation. And it probably kills brain cells, too. As email applications go, what Apple gives us Mac users in Mail is sufficiently competent to be used by the masses, but not necessarily loved by the masses.
What’s missing? Besides a free service which manages your email for us while we drink mint juleps and complain about the weather in Hotlanta?
Well, Mail doesn’t do comments, due dates, project notes, or priorities. Fortunately, there’s a Mac app that does. MailTags. This unique app is aimed at the Mail user with too much mail, and enough frustration to match.
Check out what MailTags does for you that Mail doesn’t.
Email messages can be organized by keywords, projects, importance, color, due dates, tags and much more– instead of just the folders Mail gives us by default.
Searching through tens of thousands of email messages requires a special attribute, and MailTag’s search option is one of the best I’ve used. I hate to use the word workflow to describe a better email management experience, but MailTags is that good.
MailTags syncs tag information between your Mac and standard IMAP email servers. It also syncs with iCloud, Dropbox, and Box. And, right from within Mail, you can create Calendar events and Reminders. MailTags is well done, made mostly for power users who live in Mail (or Mac users with too much mail and who hate email but have to live there too much), and a huge time save.
Time saver? Except in the beginning. It will help to devote time to using MailTags in Mail and walk through the basic feature set to see what it does, how it does it, and how you can improve your own email life (if you want to call email part of your life).