MacOS X Lion, first impressions: Mail.app, and lots of incremental changes

So, I’ve made the jump. Initial impressions: 1. Most changes are incremental. Mission control seems nice, full-screen mode is nice for some applications; haven’t yet tried airdrop. 2. The faux leather / physical object skin for iCal and Adressbook…

So, I’ve made the jump.  Initial impressions:

1. Most changes are incremental.  Mission control seems nice, full-screen mode is nice for some applications; haven’t yet tried airdrop.

2. The faux leather / physical object skin for iCal and Adressbook is annoying and silly.  SRSLY, Apple?

3. The biggest positive change so far is Mail:  GMail-like conversations, and — if you pick the right options in the preference menu — automatic retrieval of archived e-mails.  My current setup:  Using rules, I store a backup copy of each incoming message in an archive folder. I rigorously delete things that I’ve seen from my inbox.  If a thread is revived, Mail.app will pull the thread together from my archive folders.  Yay, finally!  The other important addition to Mail.app is, well, speed: The search is now usable even for large archive folders.  

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