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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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Postbox 3.0.10

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Postbox has released version 3.0.10 of its eponymous email client, with support for Retina displays. The update also automatically resizes images to fit the message pane window, adds the capability to whitelist an entire domain to load remote images, fixes a slowdown issue with Yahoo IMAP servers, fixes an issue that prevented some preferences from being saved, stops Address Book notes from overflowing, and improves French, Italian, and German localizations. ($9.95 new, free update, 22.9 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

 

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Maurice Weitman  2014-06-09 07:25
Okay, so I'm still suffering through the loss of Eudora, having tried just about everything.

Postbox looks promising, maybe even very promising, but for one glaring detail: no iOS support. Am I missing something?

I've been forwarding my (too many) email addresses to a gmail catchall, then filtering these by content, subject, addressee, etc., into various tags for gmail, Mailplane, and gmail's iOS app.

I'd used Eudora since the late '80s (until Rosetta died) as an historic database. It was terrific. Licenses, invoices, negotiations, etc., were easily stored and found. AND annotated.

I could also send mail from any of my email addresses without going through all the crap gmail forces me to do.

I followed Adam's path to gmail, but for reasons above, and the terribly slow appearance of POPped mail, I gotta go.

But without an iOS version, I might not be able to use Postbox.

Any thoughts from those who might know?

Thanks.

Regards,
Maurice
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-06-09 09:04
Based on what you say, the problem is POP. It's just not feasible if you're going to use more than one device to read mail.

Why not point Postbox at Gmail from the Mac, and use the Gmail app on iOS?
Maurice Weitman  2014-06-09 15:07
Thanks, Adam.

I know I've got to move to IMAP. Promise, I will. I'm a slow adopter; mistrust of clouds, etc. Burned several times by mobile me.

But POP is not the only source of my problems with gmail.

If I were to switch to Postbox, I'd cut the cord with gmail and use IMAP directly with my mail server and suffer with webmail on the iOS devices.

I know, I know. I want everything my way. Sorry.

Thanks again.

Regards,
Maurice