Hurrah! Wonderful .Mail Email Concept Is Coming To Your Mac


It's coming!

Remember that concept we showed earlier this month you for an awesome email app called .Mail? We pleaded with creator Tobias van Schneider to turn his idea it into a reality, and it looks like he listened, because .Mail is coming to your Mac. And you can sign up now to be the first to know when it drops.

.Mail attempts to revolutionize email for the first time since its inception in the 1970s. Van Schneider feels it’s time for a change, and he’s aiming to make that happen with some of the incredible features he’s designed. His initial focus for .Mail — besides standard functionalities — is on “Actionsteps,” attachments, and notifications.

Van Schneider details his plan for each one:


Actionsteps solves the flagging problem, where every email you know that you need to respond to is of equal importance.

With Actionsteps you’ve a great tool that just complement your existing GTD workflow. Just one click and you added an Actionstep with a priority. Read the full concept for more information about how Actionsteps work.


Imagine finding every attachment someone sent you, sorted by date or name directly in your email client? It’s similar to the “All your files” functionality in your OSX Finder.

It comes in handy quite often, because you have all your attachments in one place, even if they haven’t been downloaded yet. Then you can drag and drop your files to wherever you want.


We’re getting a lot of Notifications these days. Basically we like the push character, we just don’t like it in our inbox.

So .Mail takes a Notification email out of your inbox and automatically turns it into a little notification. This means you still have the push message, but it’s not mixing up with your real and important emails anymore.

It’s still early days for .Mail, so there is no release date to speak of just yet. But you can sign up to receive updates via email. For more details on the concept, check out our previous article.

Source: Tobias van Schneider

  • Clem_E

    You could, at least, give the link to subscribe to the newsletter…

  • Jonathan Ober

    apple should absorb some of these ideas into…id love to see them buy this guy.

  • Beryn

    Thanks to Clem_E for posting the link. I’m sure it was just an oversight on the part of the article’s author.

  • thetoolwiz

    I’m still waiting for a way to add notations to emails. The only way to do it has always been to send yourself another email, which really defeats the purpose.

  • LarryMcJ

    Any ideas when the beta will be available?