What’s New

Version 3.1.4

Searches now ignore diacritics. For instance, searching for "Celine" will match a mailbox named "Céline."

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

atharkhan ,

Great App! Wish it had Filing Suggestions (Like MailHub)

This is a great app but it would be just perfect if it would offer suggestions like MailHub does. I think something like Baysian analysis would do it but I guess it is hard to implement. Anyway, definitely worth the money.

ah…. ,

Great app from a great developer

I don’t write a lot of reviews but in this case, I feel I have to. I first bought Msgfiler in 2009 (before the app version existed). It was a plugin for Mail and it was $10. I have used it ever since - and it has been updated countless times. Yet the dev never asked for another dime. Even once the app came out, he continued to update the plugin to this very day.

I just got a new mac and figured it’s time to give him more money to encourage continued development of this essential tool.

If you get (and file) a lot of email, this tool will make you SO much more efficient. You can open, read, and file mail without ever taking your hands of the keyboard. It just works. It’s always updated in time for the launch of a new version of the OS. It doesn’t waste time with annoying glitz - rather, it just gets the job done in the most elegant and efficient way possible. Kudos to the dev of this workshorse software.

In Situ ,

A really useful, time-saving filing tool

This app lets you quickly file emails in mailboxes with keyboard shortcuts. I have a large hierarchy of mailboxes in 7 email accounts (Gmail and generic IMAP) so for me, is a huge time saver. I’ve used it to file 374 messages in just the last few days.

It also does other things like let you open mailboxes with shortcuts, and create new mailboxes on the fly. Nice added bonuses. The developer is also very responsive and friendly.

While I’m giving it a 5-star rating I hope the developer fixes two bugs: (1) the “recents” feature doesn’t work when restricting mailboxes to the current account. Still, in actual use, I don’t notice that not working so much. (2) The other bug is more annooying - an error message that pops up when creating a nested mailbox. That one I really hope he fixes!

Basically finding and filing in mailboxes works very well, and is extremely fast.

I had been a Mail Act-On user, but it stopped working with Yosemite for the case where you have a Japanese keyboard installed. I love indev too. They are really nice and responsive. But they indicated they cannot fix that bug and refunded my money. If you are not using foreign language keyboards their software is also great. More expensive, but very nice.

However, I had been using Mail Act-On just for the filing shortcuts and it was no longer working. MsgFiler has no problems in finding English and Japanese mailboxes.

One note: Some people might think $10 is a high price for an app which “just files.” That was my original reaction too, and I was hesitant about trying it. But I contacted the developer, asked a few questions, he responded quickly and pointed me to a deprecated plugin version I could test with first. I was hooked and purchased right away. If you haven’t tried filing mails with a couple of keystrokes you probably don’t yet appreciate how much of a time-saver this is over drag-and-drop, or going through the hierarchical menu (as we must in iOS), or even using the clumsy CMD+Shift+? keyboard shortcut for moving mails.

If you have a large hierarchy of mailboxes, and multiple email accounts, this is definitely a huge timesaver.

So for heavy Mail users I would say it is worth it. And I hope the developer updates it soon with those couple of needed fixes.


Adam Tow
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