coras is Dashboard widget that provides an ambient monitor for your Apple Mail or Gmail status. It adds a coin to the stack for each new email in your account, up to twenty. In addition, it can filter for text in the sender or subject of your emails, allowing you to watch for an important email. Perfect for watching online auctions and payments!
Apple Mail mode requires no configuration, it's automatically set to monitor your inbox. In Gmail mode, click on coras to go to your gmail account in your default web browser.
coras is shareware. If you like it, you are obligated to pay for it. coras is $3.00 per single computer license.
A generic email count widget has been released to the public domain on my generic widgets page, with all of the same functionality as coras
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you're using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you're using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
6/21/05: coras 1.4 fixes google's change of RSS feed URL. Skipped version 1.3 to maintain parity with other email widgets
5/6/5 @ 2pm: coras 1.2
new features include a massively updated interface and, most of all Apple Mail support. 1.2 version number used to achieve parity with flores.
5/4/5 @ 2am: coras 1.0 released
email me with your questions!
q: How to I uninstall coras?
a: Apple's answer:
You cannot remove widgets from the Widget Bar or change their order.No, but really, just remove it from ~/Library/Widgets/ . Dashboard is pretty bad about noticing the difference, but it'll figure it out, just scroll left and right.
5/11/5 @ 6:30 pm: I have rescinded the Creative Commons license on coras. It is now a shareware product. Existing users are graciously granted a single non-transferable license in perpetuity to coras 1.2 or lower, and are not entitled to upgrades. A generic email count widget has been released to the public domain, and may be found on my generic widgets page. I am entitled to do this under the terms of the Creative Commons License, section 7, subsection b, to wit:
Licensor reserves the right to release the Work under different license terms or to stop distributing the Work at any time5/6/5 @ 1:00 pm: coras 1.2 updated to merge changes to flores, including support for Apple Mail.