Mail Pilot 2: Slick Mail app for Mac(

8 years ago from CTodd Lombardo, VP of Product & Experience @ Vempathy // Data Viz & Product Geek // Adjunct Prof @ MICA and IE Business

  • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    I'm very happy with Airmail 2, but the 'Dash' component of Mail Pilot 2 looks really interesting.

    EDIT:Don't buy this app if you are fussy about design and typography. I've only used it for about 5 minutes and I've seen badly designed introductory slides, blurry icons (and strong anti-aliasing in general), some tool-tip text that didn't fit into the bubble properly, not to mention a crash. I also really don't like the jumble of different typefaces, small preview text, the warm tint to the menu and the fact that the 'new message' and 'send' icons aren't super obvious. But that stuff is certainly down to taste.

    3 points
    • Lance LiuLance Liu, 8 years ago

      Thanks for the heads-up. Poor alignments and spacing are absolutely intolerable. Now since you just pointed out these badly design elements in 5 min which means you're quite sensitive on the visual part, it makes me wonder how did you live with Airmail in the first place? Or is it again, a taste thing?

      1 point
      • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, 8 years ago

        Frankly, I do quite like how Airmail 2 looks. I don't remember having any problems with how the first version looked either, but maybe I've just gotten used to it, or maybe that's just how I like my email client to look, yeah!

        0 points
        • AJ MAJ M, 8 years ago

          I've been using the Airmail 2.5 beta for some time and I am quite happy with it. It's kind of a "dumb" email client, in the sense that it doesn't do any fancy sorting or auto-scheduling for me. And I appreciate that.

          1 point
    • Brett JonesBrett Jones, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

      Thanks for the heads-up regarding some of the shortcomings of Mail Pilot 2, was considering buying it, will hold off for now.

      Curious to see all the people happy with Airmail 2 — I find some issues with the typography, icons and general UI sluggishness (the list scrolling in particular) bug me enough I just can’t use it. Hard to put my finger on it, but it just feels as if the UI was closely modelled after Sparrow, but weighed down with extra bloat...

      0 points