iAlert and Growl

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Two interesting Mac OS apps: iAlert
Both are designed to present alerts from various apps (like iTunes and Mail) in a semi-transparent, momentary window that self-dsmisses after a preferences-specified length of time (I use 2 seconds).

iAlert window

iAlert telling me I have (a lot of) new mail

iAlert alternate colours

ith Mail and iAlert because when it started up, it proceeded to show me *all* the mail I hadn’t read yet, including the 120 messages I haven’t read in the Rails mailing list.
So I had to disable the plugin.
Maybe I’ll try re-enabling it after I’ve caught up, but it isn’t unusual fo rme to have large amount of unread mail in mailing lists, so I would consider this a design flaw.
It should only show mail that is new since Mail started up.


About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

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