Current Version: 3.1.4

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 981.6 KB - Download


MsgFiler is a keyboard-based email filing application for Apple Mail. Type to filter down the list of mailboxes and press return to file selected messages in Mail. Navigate, select, move and copy emails without ever lifting your hands off the keyboard.

• OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Users •

MsgFiler works best when paired with the MsgFiler Engine Mail Plugin (current version 1.2.6). Read here for more details:

• OS X Snow Leopard and Lion Users •

Visit the support page for details on MsgFiler 3.0.5 for your OS X.


- Fast search capability
- Move or copy messages with the press of a key
- No more dragging and dropping
- Access to favorite and recent mailboxes
- Open mailboxes quickly
- Create new mailboxes on-the-fly
- Customizable interface
- MsgFiler Engine Mail Plugin provides even faster filing performance (

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MsgFiler saves time over filing messages with drag and drop. Tame your inbox and get things done faster in Mail today with MsgFiler!


"MsgFiler is the fastest way to move, copy, and label messages in Mail. It also offers useful features for navigating and managing mailboxes." —Dan Frakes, Macworld, 4.5 Stars

"There's nothing better for quick keystroke access to mailboxes." —Vincent

"Thanks for a great program which I couldn't do without! I am probably saving 15 minutes per day, not to mention the fact that I no longer dread message filing!" —Art

"One of the most useful pieces of software I own; I'm sure it increases my efficiency in dealing with mail by several factors, if not an order of magnitude." —Ed

"MsgFiler is a great utility. It helped me regain control of my email and implement an Inbox Zero strategy." —Scott


If you are having problems with MsgFiler, please email your support questions at [email protected] in lieu of writing a review. It's very hard to contact you based on your review, since Apple does not provide us with your contact information.


Release Notes:

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


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.1
Review by Randomly selected

MsgFiler is a must have utility - 3.0.1 update: MsgFiler is now blazingly fast. If you weren't happy with the 3.0 release, update now! I've happily used MsgFiler with Mail for years; it's the first thing I install when I setup a new Mac and I get itchy if it's not available. Support and updates over the years have been above par and I expect this to continue. BTW, if you miss the filing speed of the old plugin version with IMAP folders, you can get an optional plugin that works with the application at the MsgFiler web site.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 3.1.4
Review by darbain1980

Messages keep re-appearing in my Gmail inboxes - After thinking this program would make my life easier, it turns out that the 100+ messages I was filing all day re-appeared in my inbox! What a bummer, this is a known bug according to support. Which I stumbled upon AFTER I bought it. I want a refund!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1.4
Review by 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.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 3.1.4
Review by dhnyny

Works well but updates broken - I've used this for some time. While it's not perfect, it makes Apple's Mail far more usable. Annoyingly, however, the App Store always tells me that there's an update available, no matter how many times I go through the updating process.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 3.1.4
Review by MarsigliaNOLA

Chokes when filing multiple messages at once. - Great concept that would be really important to me, if it worked more reliably. On my Late-2013 MacBook Pro (OS X Sierra 10.12.4) selecting multiple messages at once for filing causes this App to choke. One or three at a time is usually successful, but the more messages that are selected for filing, the more likely that it will leave some of them behind, without filing them. It’s kind of pokey too.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.1.4
Review by OurVoyage

Can’t Live without it! - Having used it for a week or so, I can’t live without it!! Thank goodness it was rapidly updated for Sierra 10.12.2

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1.4
Review by OurVoyage

Can’t Live without it! - I can’t live without it!! Thank goodness it was rapidly updated for Sierra 10.12.4

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people