Those conflicting emotions are made more intense by the fact that I’m sure I still have every email message I’ve ever received or sent going back to somewhere in the last century.
Yes, we all know email is the killer app of the internet. That means it’s going to kill us all one day, suffocating us under a constant barrage of cc, bcc, attachments, and meaningless replies and threads.
If your email situation is at all similar to mine then you’ll appreciate knowing about a better way to search for email messages that are buried by the tens of thousands. Wait. Make that find email with a better way. There’s a difference.
The folks who make Nisus Writer, a popular Mac word processor, also make InfoClick, an email search tool that works with Apple’s Mail on OS X. In a nutshell, this is the way to find email. It’s like a search engine for Mail; faster, better response, and more options.
InfoClick is also easy to use. Enter the keywords in the appropriate fields and the search results are display almost instantly.
You may find this hard to believe, but searching for messages this way is almost fun. It’s a major cool way to drill down through thousands and thousands of email messages.
The above image is the normal search method in InfoClick and it works very well. However, as your collection of email messages grows you might need a more details search.
Step by step you can drill straight through tens of thousands of messages almost instantly to narrow matches with simple choices. It’s so clever and simple I cannot understand why Apple doesn’t build something similar into OS X’s Mail app.
Well done (insert applause here).