Herald for Mac

Herald for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,018
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.10

Editors' Review

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Herald for Mac allows you to customize quite a few options related to the notifications you receive for e-mail. While the newest versions of OS X have included quite a few notification upgrades, Herald allows you to do much more, customizing the transparency, colors, fonts, and layout of the notification boxes that appear when you receive new e-mail on your computer.

To install Herald you'll need to first download and unzip the file. It is installed as a plugin for the tools included in your Mail's Preferences menu so that is where you will find the options. You can then change when the notifications appear, what they look like, which mailboxes you receive notifications for, the sound that plays when you receive e-mail and quite a bit more. Everything is very clearly laid out in a Mac-style interface, and the entire process takes only a few minutes to set up and seconds to customize in the future if you want to make changes. Combined with the tools, you get built-in with Mac OS X 10.9, this is a great plugin that makes it a lot easier to see what messages you are receiving and whether they deserve an instant response.

If you are looking for a more powerful plugin for your Mac's Mail app or if you want to customize the way those notifications appear when you do get mail, then consider Herald for Mac. The app is completely free, updated for Mavericks, and is a fantastic way to get more information without slowing down your productivity on a Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "So much better that ML's Notifications!"

    August 11, 2012   |   By martinez454

    Version: Herald 3.0

    Pros

    You can evaluate each message as it arrives, and respond/delete/ignore as you like. Very easy to customize, and the Developer updates within days of each new Mac version.

    Cons

    It freezes the Mail application when Herald is loading new messages-the only con I can think of, and it's Pros heavily outweigh this one annoyance. I've communicated with the Developer about this--he is aware and says he can't solve the issue yet.

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  • 5 stars

    "couldn't live without it."

    April 04, 2012   |   By fhcornew

    Version: Herald 2.1.2

    Pros

    Solid and inobtrusive. Rapid updates when MacOS or Mail.app updates break it.

    Cons

    None None.

    Summary

    Does what it is supposed to do. Allows me to do many other things on my Mac and be alerted when new mail comes in but is still in the background. The summaries allow me to disregard unimportant messages and keep working on whatever I was doing, or take care of business immediately.

    While free, I sent the publisher some $$ anyway.

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect Add-on"

    November 12, 2011   |   By sfkstater

    Version: Herald 2.0.2

    Pros

    An extremely valuable / useful application that works flawlessly with LION.

    Cons

    None that I have come across.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent until Mail updated to 4.5. No longer works"

    April 05, 2011   |   By fhcornew

    Version: Herald 1.2.3

    Pros

    Unobtrusive, allows screening of mail in foreground

    Cons

    No longer compatible with the latest version of Mail.

    Summary

    Fix it SOON. Pleeze...

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  • 1 stars

    "Not compatible with Mail 4.5 :-( Please fix, thanks"

    April 03, 2011   |   By thejerbone

    Version: Herald 1.2.3

    Pros

    Was great until updated to Mail 4.5

    Cons

    incompatible with Mail 4.5

    Summary

    Needs to be updated, it's a GREAT program

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  • 5 stars

    "Super pratique"

    November 11, 2010   |   By deneb77

    Version: Herald 1.2.2

    Pros

    légèreté, possibilité de trier les messages avant de les ouvrir dans Mail

    Cons

    rien - nothing

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  • 5 stars

    "It's ever ready and handy."

    November 09, 2010   |   By ccllyyddee

    Version: Herald 1.2.1

    Pros

    It never requires opening like some apps. I can find out what I need to know without having to open Mail and then going through a procedure to return to what I was doing.

    Cons

    It can be distracting when I am concentrating on a project and won't go away without clicking. When I receive multiple eMails at once, I have to keep clicking to get rid of them. Better that than having to remember to turn Herald on.

    Summary

    One of the best applications I have downloaded. And it is free. I have not encountered any glitches or conflicts.

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  • 5 stars

    "MANY, MANY THANKS!!!"

    June 16, 2010   |   By roro01

    Version: Herald 1.2.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ... for the product and for releasing it soon after the release of OS 10.6.4

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  • 5 stars

    "Great!"

    March 26, 2010   |   By skellener

    Version: Herald 1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    As a fan of MailAppetizer, I think Erik did a great job on this add-on for Mail. Keep up the great work!

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  • 5 stars

    "Can´t live without it !!!"

    December 15, 2009   |   By lassm0555

    Version: Herald 1.1

    Pros

    Great AddOn for Mac Mail.
    Good graphics and options.

    Cons

    Still searching !!!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.0
    • Support for Mac OS X Yosemite.
    • Refreshed UI.
    • New light and dark themes that utilize Yosemite translucency.
    General
    Publisher Erik Hinterbichler
    Publisher web site http://www.erikhinterbichler.com
    Release Date October 17, 2014
    Date Added October 17, 2014
    Version 5.0
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory E-mail Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 6.78MB
    File Name Herald.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,018
    Downloads Last Week 22
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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