Like most people, I bought into all the glowing reviews.. pulled the trigger and purchased this app. I will start off by saying, after using this app for several months, I have really tried to make it work.
I like the interface.. and there are some “cool” features you won’t find anywhere else.. “but”, all things considered, this app really doesn’t measure up, especially when considering you are paying for it.
My three biggest issues with this app:
1.) Text/HTML formatting has been someting they seem to put in their “unimportant” action items for app updates.
If you like copying/pasting from a variety of sources.. well… let’s hope you know HTML and are comfortable working directly in an HTML editor.
No simple options to remove style/formatting of text you are pasting.. instead, you have to go through a very laborious process to change all the formatting to mesh with your normal email. Why not a simple “remove formatting” button or a “Paste without formatting” option.. like every other email client on the planet seems to have?
Want to change the text color? Click on the “color” button and it pops up a little color widget, outside of the main app.. and giving you a million options to change colors.. really?
It’s like a want to spread some butter on a piece of bread and you give me a swiss army knife with 30 different types of knive blades.. seriously.. I just want a butter knife.
But the one color option you won’t find? Changing the frekin’ background color!
If you want to change the background color of some text you pasted in… hold on to your hats! First, I only found this by trial and error… you have to right click on the text, select “font”, then “show fonts”… It then pops up the a font library widget and you have to select background color button.. which then pops up the other swiss army color widget! So now I have 2 seperate widgets open, to make a simple background color change. really?
This app desperately needs a simple and refined WYSIWYG editor.. however, I would suspect that the developers would rather be “different” and give you what “they” think you need..
2.) When I wake the system up from sleep mode.. it doesn’t sync automatically. And when I force a sync, it is painfully slow. I talking upwards of 5 minutes to get my email synced.. I usually have to quit the app and re-open to get any type of speedy email sync. Totally unacceptable. This isn’t an issue with “my system”.. I had this issue on another macbook pro and had purchased a new macbook pro and did a clean install of the app… same issue.
3.) The search function.. this is a slow, slow process..
For now, I will be flipping back to mac mail until they get this app refined. If you are a power user.. I would recommend going elsewhere.. or stick with what you have. In this case.. the juice is not worth the squeeze.