Popcorn is a small email client that connects itself to a POP3 server and informs you whenever there's a new message waiting in your inbox.
The advantages of a portable app
The application is fully portable, which means it can be easily copied on a USB Flash drive and used on the go, without prior installation. In addition to that, it means that the Windows registry is not going to be affected in any way and no leftovers will remain on the disk after its removal.
Clean GUI and support for accessing several accounts in the same time
Although the support is limited to POP3 accounts exclusively, Popcorn may still come in handy to a number of users, not only because it's so light, but also thanks to the fact that it's extremely easy to set up.
The straightforward interface offers you instant access to your inbox once an account has been configured, with a panel to switch accounts. Popcorn supports several e-mail accounts at the same time, with a dedicated manager to configure settings for each of them.
Set up your account, manage an address book and non-obtrusive app
While setting up a new account is easy, provided that you know all details such as server name and passwords, not the same thing can be said about the main window, which comes with small buttons, each of them assigned to a different task.
Of course, it is all a matter of time until you find out what's the purpose of a certain button, but a more intuitive look or detailed descriptions could be useful.
Last but not least, Popcorn allows you to set up an “Address Book” and write new messages quick and easy, with a tiny icon that sits in the System Tray and allows you to either check for new emails on all accounts or compose a new message.
A last evaluation
Overall, Popcorn is useful especially because it can be used on the go, but otherwise, the lack of more customization options and a more attractive interface may disappoint some of the users. Nonetheless, the computer’s performance is not going to be hindered, and the response time is quite good.
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