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Mail Pilot

By Mindsense LLC

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Experience intuitive email with a simple, task-oriented approach!

Quickly manage & productively organize your inbox with Mail Pilot.

Featured as a Best New App by Apple — #1 Paid App in over 50 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, Cult of Mac and 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.


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 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.


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.


Easily achieve Inbox Zero — Set Aside messages that can’t be organized immediately and drill through them when you have more time.


Add all of your Google, iCloud, Yahoo!,, 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.


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.


Every common action is an intuitive keystroke away. We designed keyboard shortcuts to be a headline feature and not an afterthought.



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:
• Founders Email (Alex & Josh):

* 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 1.3

For this update, we focused solely in on polish. No more reply window jumping as you type when you have quoted reply enabled, plenty more speed, and tons of other enhancements.


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Customer Reviews

Potential, but issues and horrible service. AVOID

Do yourself a favor and just buy the Mail Act-on addition for the built in Apple Mail program. Mail Pilot has some potential, but it’s missing key features. An example; I have to type the label header also to move things to a specific folder. With the Mail Act-on addition, I only have to type part of the folder name, and it pops in.

Additionally, I was experiencing a consistent bug and I emailed the support two weeks ago and still have not heard anything. $20 is a laugh for this program. It might be worth testing if it was $5.

AVOID. Don’t waste your money. Go buy some microbrews or something.

iCloud account syncing still not working

Most everything else is fine (though I’ve had to re-“complete” messages more times than I’d like), but the fact that the iCloud account syncing doesn’t work between my iOS devices and my Mac is irksome. I reported a bug against 1.2, and have the same problem with 1.3 (though it’s quite possible that they had already submitted 1.3 to the App store for approva)l. Either way, please get that fixed for 1.4 and I’ll be a very happy camper.

buggy, crashes & sync fails

I’ve been using both the Mac and iPhone versions for a couple of weeks now, and while I really want to like/use them they are just too buggy. I have multiple google-hosted email accounts which may contribute to the issues, but seriously - who doesn’t?

While there is a lot of potential here, I’m giving up for the time being.

Mail Pilot
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 4.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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