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What’s New in OS X Mail 7

26 June 2013 7,726 views No Comment

What's the difference between OS X Mail 7 and v6.x? Not much. However, an FP informant has provided some details on what expect in Mavericks Mail…

What is the difference between OS X Mail 7 and the currently shipping version? As of this writing, not one heckuva of lot. We “know” this because a Fairer Platform informant has provided some details about what to expect in OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mail 7.0:

• Reply to email with Notifications — Quickly reply to messages or delete them directly from Mail notifications

• Search for attachments, more — Search for message attachments by name or type (i.e. “keynote”), Passbook passes and flagged messages

• Share Passbook passes — Easily share a pass using Mail or Messages, and know at a glance if a pass is still valid

• Focus Smart Mailboxes on specific accounts — Define Smart Mailbox criteria to include specific accounts, limit messages shown in a mailbox

The ability to reply to an email within a Notification is a nice little feature that regular users will likely make use of. The other three bullet points will appeal more to power users and perhaps not very many of them.

Not exactly the kind of meat and potatoes functionality one would expect in a whole number update. As it is still quite early — Mavericks won’t ship until the Fall — there’s still plenty of time for Apple to fatten up OS X Mail 7.

That said, of the people already using Mail 7, more than a few say it’s much snappier and less likely to confront the user with a beach ball, a perennial issue.

Have you spent time using OS X Mail 7? Sound off in the comments below…

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