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Experience intuitive email with a simple, task-oriented approach!
Quickly manage & productively organize your inbox with Mail Pilot for Mac.
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Featured as a Best New App by Apple — #1 Paid App in over 45 countries
• MacLife: "keeps users as close to inbox zero as humanly possible"
• Lifehacker: “if you treat email like a task, Mail Pilot is a great way for organizing it”
• TUAW: “For the first time in recent memory, I had an empty inbox. A couple days later, I was caught off-guard when the reminders kicked in and let me know I actually had stuff to do. And, I did them.”
featured by TechCrunch, The New York Times, Wired, The Verge, Cult of Mac and many more…
Finally, you can interact with email the way you already think about it. Mail Pilot simplifies email with a task-oriented approach. From deleting an advertisement to remembering to pay your cell phone bill, all messages are action-based.
COMPLETE YOUR MESSAGES
When you’re done with a message, simply change its status from Incomplete to Complete, just like a to-do list. Gone are the days of tricking your email client by toggling “mark as unread”.
SET REMINDERS FOR MESSAGES
Set a reminder for a message and Mail Pilot will prompt you when it’s time to deal with it. Free your inbox of messages you can’t yet tackle and never miss a meeting, bill, delivery or due date again.
ORGANIZE YOUR WAY
Mail Pilot complements any workflow and empowers you to become better organized.
• Organize based on message status – as Incomplete, Complete or set for Reminder.
• Collect groups of related messages – across all of your accounts using Lists.
• Folders and labels – can be accessed and utilized anytime.
SET ASIDE MESSAGES FOR LATER
Easily achieve Inbox Zero — Set Aside messages that can’t be organized immediately and drill through them when you have more time.
SIMPLY COMPATIBLE WITH IMAP EMAIL ACCOUNTS*
Add all of your Google, iCloud, Yahoo!, Outlook.com, AOL, standard IMAP, or IMAP-enabled Exchange email accounts. Mail Pilot remains securely synchronized with your email servers and other clients. Mail Pilot is not compatible with POP accounts because they do not allow two-way synchronization.
SECURE & PRIVATE
Mail Pilot never stores, processes, or transmits your data through any third-party servers. All of your account information, passwords, personal data, and messages are securely stored on your device. All communication occurs directly between your device and your email server.
Get notified of new messages with fully-integrated system notifications as new messages are pushed to your Inbox.
Seamlessly send messages from an email address that you have forwarded to another account. Add signatures and customize the From Name for each of your aliases.
View conversations intuitively with Nested Threading. Browse and filter long threads to find clarity and context. Add to the conversation quickly and naturally with in-line reply.
FIRST CLASS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
Every common action is an intuitive keystroke away. We designed keyboard shortcuts to be a headline feature and not an afterthought.
GET IN TOUCH
Mail Pilot was initially funded on Kickstarter in 2012 and is created by Mindsense LLC — a small, bootstrapped company based in Blacksburg, Virginia. We’d love to hear from you.
• Mail Pilot Support: http://www.mailpilot.co/support.html
• Founders Email (Alex & Josh): email@example.com
* Mail Pilot for Mac is compatible with standard IMAP accounts. It is not compatible with POP accounts or Exchange accounts without IMAP enabled. For security reasons, Mail Pilot for Mac does not allow SMTP accounts that do not support authentication. Mail Pilot requires that servers support some common IMAP extensions. If you are concerned about compatibility with your own server, contact us.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
• [New] Preference to show URL when hovering over a link in a message
• [Fixed] Possible crash when trying to open preferences window without finishing onboarding tutorial
• [Improved] Syncing with Mail Pilot on devices
• [Improved] Auto-save width of sources list
• [Fixed] Opening links in messages that don’t define a protocol
• [Fixed] First List or folder name not appearing in drop down menu
• [Fixed] Fixes related to the refresh button & refreshing spinner
• [Fixed] Most common crashes
If you find any bugs, you can report them in the application via the “Help” menu. Or feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Concept, but missing some key features
I really want to love this app because I think making emails actionable is a great approach to handling your inbox. That being said, there are a couple things with Mail Pilot that slow down my workflow too much:
1) Gmail shortcut keys are not supported. I’ve used these for so long that I lost the “feel” of what it’s like to use the mouse/trackpad. Mail Pilot helped me remember that it’s slow and extremely cumbersome.
2) No integration with Omnifocus. This isn’t really a knock on Mail Pilot as the only program I know that does is MailMate, but this would be a natural fit and a much better approach than creating a million nested folders in my Gmail account (I can’t stand that).
3) While it supports Gmail and my folders/labels (I use Gmail more like a traditional IMAP server), there’s no quick way to archive an email. I rely on this, and not being able to map my “All Mail” folder to the archive (or “Completed” folder) in Mail Pilot feels like an oversight to me.
Overall it’s a pretty nice app, but with a few tweaks it could be revolutionize email.
EDIT: You CAN actually map your folders. To do so, go to “Preferences”, select “Accounts” and select the account you want to map. This makes sense, but as a software developer I consider myself a power user and I didn’t find this very intuitive. Being able to context-click (right-click) on the folder in question and map it in the interface would make this much more accessible.
Some issues, but the experience is well presented
I bought this app as yet another attempt to replace Apple’s Mail app. After several tries to get Mail Pilot working with my primary web hosting provider I pretty much gave up. But I did get iCloud and Gmail working easily enough, pretty basic stuff there though.
I do have some performance issues when scrolling the messages list, and the presentation on replies I receive to messages I’ve sent is a little unintuitive, but I’m getting used to it.
Exactly HOW Mail Pilot manages it’s filing/folder mechanism seems interesting to me, but I’ve only gotten MP to work with iCloud and Gmail, so my experience is much more limited than it -should- be with this feature.
Outside of the issues, I think Mail Pilot is fantastic. I find it meets my workflow needs beter than most mail clients, reminds me of upcoming items I’ve set reminders for and provides flexibility with how I file and organize my emails.
In the corporate business world, emails really are tasks, and rarely are ignorable. It’s great to have a mail client which thinks that way.
I would like to see some strong enhancements to performance and compatibility with IMAP accounts as well as the option to select the “theme” color of my choice. I don’t really like the red they’ve chosen to use. Choosing my own color through OS X's color picker would be nice. I would also like to see a menulet for faster access to sending/receiving emails.
Work in progress
This is a specialized application that needs further work from the developer but it useful now. If you’re considering buying it, ask yourself first how you use email. If your inbox amounts to a series of actions that you do to clear away the message (trash, archive, etc.) then you will want this app right now, and when it’s polished it will kill off every other email app you’ve used (for me that’s Apple Mail, Postbox, Inky, MailPlane, MailMate … There must be more).
However, in ways this feels like a beta release. The app is buggy: it crashes when running or doing nothing, it crashes when it opens. Sometimes it doesn’t open. It doesn’t consistently update the inbox and while it works well with my mobile email apps (I’m not using iOS Mail Pilot) it doesn’t always work with them, a strange case of all or nothing.
There are a few odd things about the interface: file attachments are weird, you have to drag and drop, and an email chain accumulates all attached files and puts them with each message. Reply, then trashing the original message ends up returning both those messages to the inbox before you can trash them again. It can be difficult to identify a particular message within a chain due to the nature of the interface.
But I trust that development will continue, and the fundamental concept and features means that this is on the way to Classic status.