AOL isn't exactly the first name in innovative web services anymore, so I was surprised when I was asked to check out a new web-based email client designed to "bring visual relief to overloaded inboxes."
Admittedly, I wasn't expecting much, but Alto is every bit the radical email overhaul AOL says it is. From its vibrant, distinctive interface to its clever handling of message threads and attachments, Alto is like no other email client I have ever used. It's so different, it doesn't just feel like a new email client, it feels like a whole new form of communication.
Despite having flags, VIPs, folders, and other modes of structure and storage, emails are inherently difficult to keep track of. Especially whenever you have a message that must be replied to by a certain time. Luckily, both the Calendars and Reminders apps can play nicely with email, allowing you to create reminders and events based on messages in Mail. Read on, and we’ll show you how to create reminders from your mails.
Software is the big news these days. Whether it's Apple's long-awaited incredibly popular Mountain Lion or it's apps that work with it or fixes for it. Whatever the case, we love ourselves some software, but there were other stories of interest this week, just take a look and see.
There was much internet lamentation on the day Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, announced that the company had been purchased by Google. If you are one of Sparrow's devotees, you groaned along with us. Sparrow, for those not in the know, is a truly excellent mail app for the Mac and the iPhone that simply puts others to shame with its slick interface, its ease of use, and its outstanding implementation of nearly everything you could want in an email client.
With the development team likely being tasked with improving the Gmail app, it's unclear how long support for Sparrow will continue and if we will ever see the long-teased and longer-hoped for iPad version of the app or push notifications. While on the Mac and on the iPhone, Sparrow continues to shine, a day will come when you'll need a new email app on your iOS device. Here a few we've found to try to take the sting out of losing our favorite little bird.
Our iPhones and iPads are ubiquitous devices that come with us wherever we go, but because of this they can also get clouded up with data that we might not actually need. Take email for example: sometimes you just want to wipe your phone clean of all that superfluous data and face the day with a fresh, clean slate. Fortunately you can do so in just a few steps.
Ever wonder what happens to your email after you hit the “Send” button? If so, you’ll be fascinated by Google Green’s latest entry, which promises to “take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path.”
It has been quite the manic Monday around MacLife.com, with widespread rumors of new Macs swirling fast and furious throughout the internet. As always, we try to take them with a grain of salt -- and speaking of which, now is a good time to take a long, hard look at DigiTimes, a frequently cited source for said rumors. Read on and find out all about that and everything else making news for this Monday, May 14, 2012.
If you’re not a fan of Apple’s built-in Mail app, you’ve no doubt discovered Sparrow for iPhone, which just got a little better with version 1.2 on Monday -- and there’s some good news and bad news about push being added to the app as well.
Travel, travel, travel, it's what we're starting to think about now that summer is on our calendars. And just by sheer luck, there happen to be a lot of great travel related apps out there on sale this weekend. It's almost like the App Store is telling you to get out there and have some summer fun.
Taking your email signatures from blah to bling is a simple way to set your messages apart from others, and it can be especially important if you need branded emails for your business. If you’ve ever seen one of those fancy email signatures that have Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking links, then you know what we’re talking about. Try as you might, but you won’t find any option in OS X’s Mail app to create image and link-based signatures. Fortunately, you don’t need any special software to pull this trick off. Continue reading to learn how it’s done.