Following the presentation covering Mac OS X Yosemite, Craig Federighi jumped into his discussion of iCloud Drive and Mail.app. Federighi described iCloud Drive as a "hard drive in the cloud." It works similarly to Google Drive or Dropbox, based on his description, but now "with iCloud Drive all of those docs are accessible from within the Finder" and the files sync across all your Macs (and, as Federighi quipped, "What the heck, we're throwing in Windows too").
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
If you use Mail.app on a regular basis, then you probably know about the fancy animations that it uses to animate in the reply message view. While this animation is fun, it does add time to composing a reply message. If you want to speed this process up a bit — and get rid of that fancy animation — then you can use the following handy tip, which makes it easy for you to disable and re-enable this animation right from the command line.
Keyboard shortcuts are the lifeblood of many productive Mac users. Not only can they cut down on the time needed to complete a task, but they're also just plain cool. Here are 10 of the coolest, including several that most people haven't heard of.
Mail Pilot for iOS debuted in early 2013 as a third-party attempt to build a better mobile email client. The developer has since turned its attention to the Mac platform, with the same modus operandi: Incoming missives are treated as tasks that can be checked off, swatted aside, or resurrected in the future. For someone who frequently treats his inbox as a to-do list already, this sounds like a match made in heaven.
Mac OS X Mavericks is free and cool, but as some users have learned all too well since its launch, some of its features aren't quite where they should be. The biggest culprit is perhaps Mail.app, which still gives some users trouble when they want to check for new mail or move or delete messages. Apple fixed some of the issues with a patch last November, but for users who're still having trouble, MacRumors reports that Apple's published a manual workaround.
Can there really be one iOS email app to rule them all? Moscow-based Mail.ru thinks so, and is bringing its experience serving more than 100 million users in Russian-speaking countries to a new mobile email client for the rest of the world. myMail consolidates multiple email accounts into a free, universal app, and the service uses proprietary algorithms to detect settings for virtually any IMAP or POP email service, including Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Outlook. All that’s required is the address and password.
Many iPad users have a love-hate relationship with Apple’s built-in Mail app, and there are certainly many things that it could do better — some of which can be found in MailDeck, a new app billed as “forward-thinking email.” While the developers have done a fine job of creating new and interesting ways to view and manage electronic missives, the app is curiously limited to the iPad, at least for now. That limitation aside, MailDeck allows tablet owners to add an unlimited number of email accounts with ease, keeping them from prying eyes with an optional user-specified password. The app is task-oriented, intelligently plucking dates and to-do items from emails with just a tap, which can be managed from the Tasks tab or Apple’s built-in Reminders app.
It’s the week of updates and shutdowns, of explosions and insomnia. In short, it’s another week of the biggest news stories from the writer of Mac|Life, getting you up to date with everything you ever might have missed that you shouldn’t have. So without further ado….