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Friday, December 21, 2007

Mail in a more widescreen way!

This applies to both Tiger and Leopard. The Mail application is great, but it could offer more when it is used on a widescreen display. It would be nice to be able to use the whole height real-estate to read the email. It is possible to change the look of Mail so that it appears as three columns. An easy way of doing this is with the Mail plugin called Letterbox. What I really like about this plug-in is that the DMG file where you install the plug-in also includes "MailPluginManager". It is then very easy to uninstall these plugins in the future. You can learn more or download this application here on MacUpdate.

5 Comments:

Blogger zevie said...

I kinda prefer the way mac had it set up.

December 21, 2007 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger astridz said...

Mail gets stuck after installing this ever so handy plugin, I can't send any mails or even close the program (OSX 10.4.11) Tried both version 0.22 and 0.16... help!

December 21, 2007 at 2:26 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

This is a nice little plug in. It's easy to install and uninstall. I guess it's a matter of preference, though, as to whether you like the Outlook-style three column view, or the original Mail view. I used letterbox for a while, then went back to the way Apple intended it to be, because some emails I receive are copies of web pages, and I ended up having to expand the right panel way out to the side. Call me picky, but I kind of like having a nice little compact Mail window.

I have thought about trying Letterbox again to see if it makes reading my RSS feeds in Mail any nicer, since it would probably be easier to scan the headlines with a fully verticle second column, because I would be able to see more at one time.

In short, give it a shot and see if you like it.

December 21, 2007 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

This is a nice little plug in. It's easy to install and uninstall. I guess it's a matter of preference, though, as to whether you like the Outlook-style three column view, or the original Mail view. I used letterbox for a while, then went back to the way Apple intended it to be, because some emails I receive are copies of web pages, and I ended up having to expand the right panel way out to the side. Call me picky, but I kind of like having a nice little compact Mail window.

I have thought about trying Letterbox again to see if it makes reading my RSS feeds in Mail any nicer, since it would probably be easier to scan the headlines with a fully verticle second column, because I would be able to see more at one time.

In short, give it a shot and see if you like it.

December 21, 2007 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

mozilla thunderbird has this feature built in

December 22, 2007 at 6:50 PM  

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