Releases
released
October 5, 2020
  • New: Extensive support for list unsubscribe. There are a number of ways that mailing lists can expose their unsubscribe links in their headers, and Mail Pilot now supports every single one. So here they are:
  • One-click unsubscribe by email and URL. If a list supports either of the one-click unsubscribe methods — email or URL — you will see a "One-click unsubscribe" button at the top of the email card.
  • Open unsubscribe link. If a list only supplies a URL that you can open to unsubscribe, you will see an "Open unsubscribe link" button at the top of the email card.
  • You can even hold your "alt" key to open the unsubscribe link for a mailing list that provides both one-click and a link, if you want to manage your preferences more deeply on their site. When you see "one-click" just hold alt to see if it swaps out to an "open link" button.
  • New: CMD + Return to move from body to subject. When you are composing a message, you can now press CMD + Return to move your cursor from the body of the message down to the subject (when the subject is empty). Press it again to send the message. Pressing it when there is no subject will never send the email (see below).
  • Improved: Messages cannot be sent with an empty subject field. If send is pressed with an empty subject, your cursor is moved to the subject field.
  • Improved: Messages cannot be sent without a recipient. If send is pressed without a "to" recipient, your cursor is moved to the recipient field.
  • Improved: Quick reply cannot be sent with an empty field.
  • Improved: "Show all" now just says "show" if just one message is collapsed.
released
October 5, 2020

Mail Pilot now autoscrolls to the top of the newly selected message after you move a message.

released
October 5, 2020

There were some issues where keyboard shortcuts wouldn’t always work after certain actions, mid-thread actions wouldn’t always work after certain actions, and other related message selection issues. As a part of fixing these, I’ve rewritten how we manage the selection state of messages and messages within threads.

The new Mail Pilot has a fairly novel interface, so often we have to do a whole bunch of little things to get the interface components to behave as we would naturally expect it to. This rewrite of managing selection state moves us a lot closer to what is naturally expected.

Today’s version also shows system notifications even when the app is in the foreground (so you’ll never have to worry if you missed the notification just because the app was up), and it speeds up the time to when the notification is posted (should basically be instant now; it used to wait ~5 or so seconds).

Enjoy today’s update, and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

released
September 2, 2020

Happy Tuesday! Today's release includes a number of highly requested changes:

  • Saves compose window location on close
  • Setting to mark as read on selection
  • Setting to mark as read on move
  • Fixes issue where compose window would appear partially off screen
  • Improved isAutomated checks

I hope you enjoy it, and have a great week!

released
September 2, 2020

New version day! Quick reply now has drafts!

Here's how it works: Whenever you type anything into quick reply, it will always automatically persist for that thread.

So you can type something, go to another view, come back, and it'll still be there. You can type something, move the message in another app, return to the thread in Mail Pilot, and it will still be there. You can type out a long reply, quit Mail Pilot, shut your computer off, travel across the country, start your computer back up, open Mail Pilot, and your message will still be there, waiting, in that same quick reply box.

Enjoy!

released
September 2, 2020

Happy Thursday! New version today, featuring mid-thread actions and an expansion on print:

  • Reply to or forward the selected message within a thread. Use the Message menu in the menu bar or the keyboard shortcuts (CMD + Shift + R/F) to open a reply or forward window for the message you've currently selected within a thread! (The action bar, including quick reply, does not yet do this too – needs a bit more time to make sure what's happening if fully obvious particularly if the open message within a thread is changed while writing a reply).
  • Print without headers. In case you missed it, print landed on Tuesday, and now the File menu features "Print without headers…" as well.
  • Print the selected message within a thread. Now, when you hit print, it'll print off the message you have currently open within a thread.
released
September 2, 2020

Today's update brings one new feature: Print.

When you've selected a message, you will now be able to print it (File > Print, or CMD + P). This will print the main message of the selected thread in full (stay tuned for actions specific to other messages in a thread – coming soon!)

released
July 10, 2020

Version 4.15 brings a number of big changes.

First, various redesigns started and will continue. A lot of items in the app had gone untouched since the first beta and needed polish as we prepare for the new Mail Pilot to become publicly available.

Second, the app is now fully hooked up to the new account management server. My favorite part: whenever you click a link to go to any part of your account management portal online, Mail Pilot will automatically generate a "magic link" in the background to sign you in before the page opens in your web browser.

Third, lots of little improvements. Here's the change log with the highlights emphasized:

New

  • New navigation bar. It replaces both the compact and regular navigation bars from before.
  • Alias support. You can now add aliases to accounts, use them as your default sender address, and select them in compose. You can add as many to an account as needed. (Note: this is for aliases that send out on the same account; not for those which need to connect to a different SMTP server or account.)
  • Manage your Mail Pilot account. Your Mail Pilot account is now connected with the app, and whenever you click to open the account management portal, Mail Pilot will automatically log you in before opening the page in your browser. Magic! (To try it out, click Mail Pilot > Manage Mail Pilot account. Try logging out then doing it again to see the magic in action.)
  • Send reply and complete. In quick reply, press CMD + Shift + Return to send the reply and automatically complete the thread once the reply is sent.
  • Smart thread actions added to action menu. The smart thread actions shown below a thread are now the first actions suggested in the action menu, so you can get to them using just the keyboard ("." then "return"). (These are the actions that come up when, for ex., a message you set a reminder on receives a reply and appears back in the inbox. The action will send the thread back to your original reminder.)
  • Reminder hot keys. An original feature from Mail Pilot 1 has returned: with a message selected, you can press any digit (0 - 9) to set a reminder for that many days in the future. It pops up confirmation in the action bar to avoid mistaken moves. So to set a reminder for 1 week from now, just press "7" then return!
  • Fire off searches from contact cards.

Improvements

  • Redesigned navigation icons. You'll see them in the new navigation bar and the more tab.
  • Changed cutoffs in Important to 5 days or 100 messages (it used to be 3 days or 10 messages).
  • Refreshed app icon. The app icon is beginning to embrace the depth that is making a glorious comeback in macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • The original message is now quoted when using quick reply if you have that setting enabled.
  • Setting to enable quoting original message was also added to the inline quick reply settings menu.
  • Added reply, reply all, and forward to menu bar under a new "Message" menu item.
  • Added reply, reply all, and forward to the action menu.
  • Truncates long folder paths in action menu in the middle rather than the end.
  • Lots of other little redesigns and updates.

Fixes

  • Fixed issue where you could not reply to a message using quick reply more than once without quitting and restarting.
  • Fixed an issue where the more tab could lock up during a search if two accounts had any identical folder paths
  • Potentially fixed Fastmail sent folder issue
  • Fixed issue where blurred backgrounds were not completely blurring
  • Fixed some other little things

Finally, in case you missed it: Earlier this week I posted a video sharing, for the first time in almost half a decade, Mail Pilot on iPad. It's just a preview, but it shows where we're headed next. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Sat5WCmeVYs

released
June 14, 2020

Hey crew! Huge update available today.

This release will be known for its addition of search, but it actually has a ton of improvements in it.

Virtually every piece of the new Mail Pilot has been refactored in some way to make it faster and less error prone. There’s more to come, but this is a huge, foundational release. It clocks in right around 7,000 lines of code changed.

I need to give a huge shout out to the folks who tested this thing early, getting rocky builds, finding bugs, and giving me feedback. Since this was such a wide-spanning release, this wouldn't be what it is without your help!

Here's the changelog:

Highlights
  • Search is here. It uses natural language processing to complete your queries and help you quickly filter down to what you're looking for. It builds a message cache on your machine to bring up results as fast as possible.
  • Super fast navigation. Hit "/" and type the first few letters of any view or list to navigate faster than ever before.
  • Quick keys. "." opens the action menu (to move a message or send it to an app integration), and "/" opens the search box (to find messages anywhere in your accounts or to immediately navigate to any other view).
  • Smart thread actions. When a thread pops back up to your inbox, you'll see a new button to send it back to where you originally moved it (reminder, list, set aside).
  • Wide-sweeping performance improvements.

Search
  • You can open search with the quick shortcut "/", the system standard CMD + F, or the new button on the bottom-left of the main window.
  • Mail Pilot offers suggestions of search queries based on what you initially type using natural language processing.
  • Continue to filter down to the message(s) you're looking for by using multiple search queries at once.
  • Search suggestions will pop up as you type to help you find messages based on who is in the conversations, when the messages were sent, what attachments were included, and more.
  • You can also use the search bar to quickly navigate by typing the first few letters of the view you'd like to switch to.
  • Mail Pilot uses a new message cache on your machine to store message headers, allowing search to be super fast. Initially, it builds the cache slowly to stay light on your CPU, and it pauses out whenever you're actively using the app. You can search even while the cache is still building, but results will be incomplete and slower until the initial cache is finished. Allow Mail Pilot to stay open in the background to allow the cache to build. If you have a high volume of accounts, folders, or messages, this process may take more than an hour after launching this update.

Other new items
  • Smart thread actions: when a thread receives a new reply in your inbox that you had previously moved to a list, reminder, or set aside, Mail Pilot will now show that to you below the message card with a button to send the entire thread back to that list, reminder, or set aside.
  • Avatars next to messages and in contact cards. Images are pulled from your system contacts and Gravatar as available, otherwise falling back to initials.
  • When it isn't otherwise obvious, a message's location is indicated in its header details. For example, threaded messages or search results will indicate what accounts and folders they are in.

Fixes
  • System contacts access has been fixed, bringing your system contacts into suggestions within compose and search, and contact images into the message list and contact cards.
  • Opening messages from "mailpilot:" URLs no longer fails for older messages once your initial search cache is built.
  • Issue where inline images from other messages might appear instead of the correct image.
  • A few bugs where moving threads was slow or incomplete.
  • A few bugs with moving or viewing a message which was present on more than one account or in more than one folder.
  • Lots of other little fixes throughout the app.

Improvements
  • A compose button was added to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Improvements were made to the natural language processing of dates for setting reminders in the action menu and searching for messages in the search bar.
  • Improvements were made to the responsiveness with actions like message moves, opening reply or forward windows, and sending replies.
  • Loading views with many messages is now much faster.
  • Loading long threads is now much faster.
  • Loading message contents is now faster.
  • Loading message headers and system contacts is now faster.
  • You can now trigger a reload of your system contacts from the help menu. It will pop up an alert to let you know its status.
  • Error reporting has been improved.
  • Performance improvements around the entire app — virtually every aspect of the new Mail Pilot was overhauled in one way or another to improve performance in this update.
  • Lots of other little improvements throughout the app.

About the version number: This build is version 4.14. The last one was 4.12. It isn't because of superstition — this build was originally branched off of 4.11, and we began testing with it at 4.14 to leave room for two updates before search would be released. But since only one update was released - 4.12 - we will have coincidentally skipped unlucky number 13. (This is how obscure traditions begin.)

released
March 2, 2020

I've got a pretty big update in the works right now, so today's release is a smaller one! Here's the change log:

  • New: Delete button in the action bar (at the bottom of each message card) to delete just that message. This does the same thing as CMD + Delete.
  • Improved: When you open a reply in a new window using CMD + Shift + R, it respects your reply / reply all setting. So if you have Reply All enabled (in the menu that pops up when you click the vertical ellipses in the quick reply box), and you use CMD + Shift + R on a message with multiple recipients, the reply in the new window will include those recipients.
  • Improved: A message card will not shrink to be too small for it to be clickable (for expansion).
  • A few other little improvements!
released
February 13, 2020

This is our first major release since rolling out the new Mail Pilot to all Yacht Club members. We've got a huge list of improvements and fixes in this release, and as always, there's more to come!

Changelog
  • New: View settings menu. You can access it with the button in the bottom-left corner of the window.
  • New: Setting to delete all messages at the end of batch, instead of complete & archive. You’ll find this setting in the new view settings menu when in Batch.
  • New: Delete all messages from a sender in Batch. There is a new button next to the complete button for this.
  • New: Compact navigation bar. You can find the setting to enable it in the new view settings menu.
  • New: Show all email details by default. You can find the setting to enable this in the new view settings menu.
  • New: Customize message card sizes. Go bigger or smaller, or anywhere in between. You can find the setting for this in the new view settings menu.
  • New: Batch list freezing. If new messages arrive in Batch while you’re reviewing your Batch list, these messages will not be included in the Batch list, so that you do not inadvertently complete or delete them.
  • Fixed: Issue where the top message would become unresponsive.
  • Fixed: Replies’ contents are now loaded immediately after being added to the thread.
  • Improved: Batch list handling. A number of improvements, outlined below, to how the Batch list interacts. Most of the big issues have been cleaned up, and the remaining improvements are coming soon!
  • Fixed: In Batch, when using “show more” or “load more”, messages are shown in their own independent sender groups, rather than earlier groups in the list.
  • Fixed: In Batch, issue where after messages were completed, the wrong message would be selected next. Now the correct, next message is selected.
  • Fixed: In Batch, issue where if you were viewing one sender, and moved all of their messages, the control to switch back to all senders (or another sender) went away.
  • Fixed: In Batch, when completing or moving a message in a group, the rest of the group used to be moved to wherever it would be correctly sorted by date. Now, the groups stay in their original location, even as you complete or move any group’s top message.
  • Fixed: Window does not scroll randomly when moving a message anymore. But: It still does not scroll to the next message correctly if it was not already scrolled to the top of the moving message. The fix for that is coming soon.
  • Fixed: In Batch, issue where after some messages were completed, existing messages below it would flash. 
  • Fixed: Issue where contents of reply box would sometimes reappear after reply was sent.
  • Fixed: Occasional crash related to receiving an error from iCloud.
  • Improved: Message cards start at the right size based on your window height, rather than animating down when they load. Now they only animate down if the message contents take up less height than the message card’s collapsed height.
  • Fixed: All of the message counts are now accurate and consistent; before some counted sender groups vs. messages, some counted all messages in a view vs. those visible, etc. They’ve all been cleared up and made consistent.
  • Fixed: Other little bugs in the message list.
  • Improved: Buttons on side of window are now more visible when the Inbox Zero illustration is shown behind them.
  • Improved: Other little improvements to the navigation bar and message list interfaces.

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

For direction on getting started, head to the learn portal. There you will find a full guide to Mail Pilot, a list of keyboard shortcuts, and more.

released
February 2, 2020

This is our final major release before we begin the broader rollout! The next few weeks' builds will focus on polishing all the existing functionality, fixing bugs and unhandled edge cases, and making sure that everything works exactly as expected before we get back into major new functionality.

Changelog
  • New: Onboarding. It is a very simple, three-screen onboarding flow. The intent is to put the "learn" material inline within the app's empty states (coming soon).
  • New: Main window remembers its size when you quit and subsequently relaunch the app.
  • New: Main window remembers if it was in full screen mode when you quit and subsequently relaunch the app.
  • Fixed: Calendar invites and other attachments not showing up are now displayed.
  • Improved: Show trash in the action menu when you begin typing "trash" or "delete".
  • Improved: A note was added to the Mail Pilot account sign in screen that explains the account is not used for syncing email.
  • Improved: The keyboard shortcut for complete and archive, CMD + period, is shown on the complete and archive tooltip in the action bar.
  • Improved: Main window will no longer go below a reasonable minimum size.
  • Improved: Before a remembered size is used, main window starts with a reasonable default size.
  • Improved: Updated the Fastmail logo
  • Fixed: Bugs relating to what folders were displayed in the action menu
  • Fixed: Bugs relating to what folders were displayed in the more menu
  • Fixed: Badge indicator on app icon would sometimes remain even once the app was brought to the foreground.

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

For direction on getting started, head to the learn portal. There you will find a full guide to Mail Pilot, a list of keyboard shortcuts, and more.

released
February 2, 2020

Today we have a smaller, all-polish update:

Change log
  • New: App Icon — Today's build sports a new app icon aligned with the refreshed branding in preparation for broader release
  • Fixed: System notifications now post only for message in Important
  • Fixed: Overlapping messages or other UI glitches when loading message lists
  • Fixed: Issues where the navigation bar or other elements would not respond to all clicks in some views
  • Fixed: Issues where some elements, like the "All senders" bar in batch, were not the correct width when the window was less wide
  • Improved: The next message is now immediately selected when moving a message

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

For direction on getting started, head to the learn portal. There you will find a full guide to Mail Pilot, a list of keyboard shortcuts, and more.

released
January 20, 2020

Change log:

  • Fixed: Issue where contact card might not show correct Important / Batch setting
released
January 19, 2020

Another monster release this week. There are a number of changes that affect core functionality, so let me know if you have any issues with this update!

Change log
  • New: Custom settings for Important and Batch. You can now send specific senders to Important or Batch, and your settings sync using iCloud to all of your devices. You can change these settings in the new contact cards that come up when you click on a sender's name, or using the action bar when in Important or Batch.
  • New: Contact cards. Click any contact to pull up their contact card, in which you can compose a message to them, copy their email address, or change their Importances setting.
  • New: Learn menu. You'll see a new button in the bottom right of the window (don't worry if it looks a little lonely; there are two other buttons that will be there soon). Click it to open the new learn menu – in here you will find a guide to the Mail Pilot workflow, all of the keyboard shortcuts, these release notes, and more.
  • New: See all recipients of message by clicking "Show details" in the message card header.
  • New: See what account a message was received on by clicking "Show details" in the message card header.
  • New: There is a new end of batch illustration with a hover animation.
  • Improved: Rows showing multiple messages in a thread have been redesigned to make lengthy conversations clearer.
  • Improved: The cutoff indicator to show that a message can be expanded has been redesigned, and now features a slight fade out tapered at the very bottom so that it is visually obvious that there is more to see.
  • Improved: In Batch, the sender list is now displayed in a much more usable side panel, resolving the issues it used to have with scrolling.
  • Improved: Refactored how autoscrolling works so that it doesn't run on its own incorrectly, which should fix two bugs: one when you move a message, and one that spontaneously scrolled the message list to the top.
  • Improved: A light redesign of the header details in message cards makes the subject more readable.
  • Improved: The navigation bar does not switch to its compact variant when the Inbox Zero illustration appears so that it no longer "jumps" at that moment.
  • Improved: There is now an empty state illustration in the Batch tab.
  • Improved: Complete all in batch button design has been refined
  • Improved: Cleaned up how transitions occur in the message list as messages move or load.
  • Fixed: App would freeze for 15 - 30 seconds after idling for some time.
  • Fixed: A selection in the sender list in batch wouldn't take until it was clicked a second time.
  • Fixed: Complete all in batch button showing up when there were no messages
  • Fixed: Visual indicator of messages collapsed in a sender's group in batch now shows up to three cards. It has always been there, and always been in the designs, but a small bug kept the third one from showing until now.
  • Fixed: Clicking "show more" in batch, then opening the sender list and picking a sender that loaded as a result of "show more" wouldn't load.
  • Fixed: The "more messages" text would flash and show incorrect numbers.
  • Fixed: A sent message wouldn't be downloaded immediately if the server didn't respond to the request to save it.
  • Fixed: Upcoming reminders tab would cause the app to lock up.
  • Fixed: Action bar rows now light up when you hover over them, just as it does when you use your arrow keys.
  • Plus other little fixes and improvements under the hood — enjoy!

This update also brings big updates to the website. It now has a full Learn portal in response to testers' survey responses requesting documentation on how to best implement the Mail Pilot workflow, and for the first time in years, we're beginning to move our blog in-house, off of Medium, as a part of a larger effort that also saw us leaving Facebook earlier this year. So our new Blog is officially launched!

As you read through the main guide in the Learn portal, let me know what tips, tricks, and other pieces of the workflow you think should be mentioned.

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

For direction on getting started, head to the learn portal. There you will find a full guide to Mail Pilot, a list of keyboard shortcuts, and more.

released
January 10, 2020

Our first release of 2020 is here! And it's a monster release...

Change log
  • New: Inbox Zero postcard illustrations (which you can share, to brag about your inbox zero accomplishments), and a "get inspired" tab that brings back the long quotes into the new Mail Pilot.
  • New: More tab is now available (shortcut of CMD + 0), which lets you type to quickly filter to any view within the app.
  • New: Access to lists and folders via the More tab.
  • New: Set Aside is now within the "Inbox" tab so that you can easily pin items there from Important and Batch.
  • New: Login to your Mail Pilot account to authenticate the app.
  • New: Automatic updates should now work
  • Improvement: Major refactor and improvement of how the Important and Batch tabs are loaded with messages. This gets rid of an uncountable list of bugs and edge cases.
  • Improvement: Tons of performance improvements across the board.
  • Improvement: When 2 messages are left in batch, it now says "Complete both" instead of "Complete all 2" (Gerald, this one is specifically for you!).
  • Fix: Quick reply no longer closes when you click the vertical ellipses with no text in the box.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements — enjoy!

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Important. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article. You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here. All the support videos and docs are available in the support portal.

released
December 28, 2019

One more update in the decade in which Mail Pilot was born! 

Change log
  • New: Batch Indicator Ring — Following an enlightening discussion with Mike O., Gerald A., and Tom S., I built out the idea for a batch indicator ring: a method of indicating the contents of batch without prompting the user to want to clear it out too often. Hover over the batch indicator ring for an explanation of how it works! Huge thanks for the conversation in #area-51 this week.
  • New: Message count badge on Important — You'll see the number of Important messages next to the Important tab.
  • New: Message count number on reminder icon — You'll see the number of today's reminders superimposed on the reminder bell icon.
  • Improvement: Refactored how messages are loaded and displayed to fix a number of bugs and improve performance, particularly when many accounts with many messages are added.
  • Improvement: Signatures in Quick Reply are now off by default. NOTE: If you want them on, you need to go turn them on after installing today's build (using the vertical ellipses in quick reply — you only need to click it once; the setting will permanently save).
  • Improvement: Using a number of demo emails from Ferdinando which should have been in batch, I continued to improve the checks for automated messages (thanks, Ferdinando!).
  • Fix: Quick reply messages being set to and cc the same address when sending a reply all to a message with just one potential recipient.
  • Other little improvements and fixes.

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should.

In this build, you can navigate to:

  • Important
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders, which also includes Past Due reminders
  • Upcoming Reminders
  • Sent

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Important. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

released
December 20, 2019

Happy Friday, all. An early Christmas / holiday present: Today we begin weekly builds! Just like we used to do with Mail Pilot 3 when it was early in development, I'll be releasing a new build of the new Mail Pilot at the end of every week. This week's release is jam packed with a lot of little things you all have found that will help make the new Mail Pilot better for everyone:

Change log
  • New: Tooltips — For the buttons in the action bar
  • New: Reply in separate window — Using CMD + Shift + R on the selected message
  • New: Calendar in action menu — The dates in the action menu now work to set a reminder with one click
  • New: Freezes will automatically be reported along with crashes for me to debug (all anonymous as always)
  • Fix: Automatically select the correct next message when moving a message
  • Fix: Prevent a potential freeze when attempting to load inline attachments
  • Fix: When switching views, any expanded groups in batch are now re-collapsed
  • Fix: Message groups in batch sometimes not collapsing when asked to
  • Fix: A potential crash when opening Mail Pilot via a mailto: URL or share sheet
  • Fix: Ensure app responds to keyboard shortcuts when switching back from another app
  • Fix: Ensure message contents always load
  • Improvement: Reduced how long it takes for message contents to load
  • Improvement: New, smoother and faster method of scrolling to the selected message
  • Improvement: Remove Jump/Find so that CMD + Shift + F is dedicated to forward. Soon, the more tab will replace Jump/Find in the new Mail Pilot with a keyboard shortcut of CMD + 5
  • Improvement: Removed unused hover state in batched senders list
  • Improvement: Cleaner and smoother behavior of the batched senders list
  • Improvement: Message cards now animate in and out of the list when moved
  • Improvement: Sped up all animations a little
  • Improvement: Tons of other little things under the hood!

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should.

In this build, you can navigate to:

  • Important
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders, which also includes Past Due reminders
  • Upcoming Reminders
  • Sent

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Important. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

released
November 22, 2019
Change log
  • New: Forward — CMD + Shift + F allows you to forward a focused message
  • New: Reply All — Switch quick reply from "reply to sender" to "reply all" by clicking the vertical ellipses on the right of the quick reply box
  • New: Disable Signature — Disable or enable including a signature in quick reply by clicking the vertical ellipses on the right of the quick reply box
  • New: Delete — CMD + Delete sends a focused message to trash
  • Fix: Interface no longer permanently freezes (happened occasionally after switching views)
  • Fix: When an unfocused message is expanded, it will now receive focus when you click its contents
  • Fix: When a message's contents have focus (such as after clicking a link), it will now respond to keyboard shortcuts to collapse or move the message as expected
  • Fix: Button to complete all in batch and surrounding illustrations are now aligned correctly
  • Fix: Bug where multiple compose windows could open at once is fixed
  • Fix: Leftover residue after quick reply box animation is fixed
  • Improvement: Return key now toggles a message open as well as closes it
  • Improvement: Remove focus from action menu when the escape key is clicked
  • Improvement: Show loading blocks when a message list is computing
  • Improvement: Checks for automated messages have been improved
  • Improvement: Other under-the-hood improvements

For new users

Move a copy of the app into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should.

In this build, you can navigate to:

  • Important
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders, which also includes Past Due reminders
  • Upcoming Reminders
  • Sent

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Important. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

released
November 15, 2019
Change log
  • [New] Inline attachments are now rendered in received messages
  • [New] Regular attachments are now shown below received messages‍
  • [New] Regular attachments can be downloaded and opened individually or all attachments can be saved to Downloads at once‍
  • [Improved] Message bodies are now loaded more efficiently‍
  • [Improved] Performance improvements when loading messages, message bodies, and more‍
  • [Improved] Checks to determine if a message should be batched‍
  • [Improved] Various interface improvements‍
  • [Improved] Other stability and performance improvements‍
  • [Fixed] Potential crash when messages load

For new users

Move a copy of this build into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should.

In this build, you can navigate to:

  • Important
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders, which also includes Past Due reminders
  • Upcoming Reminders
  • Sent

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Important. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

released
November 1, 2019
Change log
  • [New] Added sent tab
  • [New] Added upcoming reminders
  • [Change] Removed "Ignore" tab
  • [Change] Change "Notify" to "Important"
  • [Change] Change CMD+3 to go to today's reminders
  • [Change] Removed Convos tab, replaced with Sent tab
  • [Fix] Don't show complete all in batch button unless > 1 messages exist
  • [Improvement] Improved efficiency when downloading message contents

For new users

Move a copy of this build into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should.

In today’s build, you can navigate to:

  • Notify
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders (which also includes Past Due reminders)
  • Upcoming Reminders
  • Sent

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Notify. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

released
October 25, 2019
For new users

Move a copy of this build into your Applications folder. It can peacefully coexist with Mail Pilot 3 on your computer.

I’ve largely removed everything that doesn’t yet work the way it should. The only exceptions are the navigation bar, which includes a number of items which won’t yet load views, and a few important interface elements which have outstanding improvements that need to be made.

In today’s build, you can navigate to:

  • Notify
  • Batch
  • Today's Reminders (which also includes Past Due reminders)

There is no onboarding yet, so when you first run it, you will need to open preferences and add your account(s) that way.

Right now, automated messages are in Batch, and messages sent by a person are in Notify. In the future, there will be controls to customize where messages go.

For direction on getting started, see the methodology article.

You can also get a full list of currently available keyboard shortcuts here.

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