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Mailplane for Mac

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    Mar. 16, 2009
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    Free to try; $24.95 to buy
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Editors' Review


Are you a Gmail user with a huge inbox and archive? Mailplane gives you desktop-app functionality with the security of keeping your mail safe on the gServers. Mailplane works just like Gmail, offering the same functionality you've come to expect online right on your Mac desktop.

Along with e-mail, you can continue to have conversations with friends, labels for easier sorting, global access to e-mail, spam protection, and more. But even better than the online client, Mailplane integrates seamlessly with iLife apps, so you can browse and attach photos from iPhoto and music from iTunes. Drag-and-drop support makes attachments quick and painless (even when dropping attachments directly into the body of a message), and extras like automatic photo optimization means you won't have to fuss with an image editor before sending a photo. You can also use Mailplane to read your mail offline, and you can switch between multiple rich text signatures. If you have Snow Leopard, Mailplane adds new service menu items that let you easily search your inbox and send messages while in other apps.

If you're a Gmail user, Mailplane is a great way to get more control over your e-mail.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Very well implemented..."

June 15, 2009  |  By tersonodesign

 |  Version: Mailplane 2.0.7


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A surprisingly useful little app. It's easy to assume that a web browser is the best way of accessing a web-based mail service, but MailPlane adds a lot of extra functionality and is a whole lot easier than trying to manage a gmail account via Mail.app.

I wasn't entirely sure MailPlane was for me when I first started using it, but now I find that I miss the extra functionality whenever I'm reduced to accessing GMail via Safari.

A great little app for the Gmail power user. Maybe just a tad on the expensive side, but useful enough to warrant it, imho.

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5 stars

"A nice surprise."

May 11, 2009  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Mailplane 2.0.7


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The developer has been responsive and now MailPlane is working as advertised. It turns out that this application is very well designed and complete. MailPlane makes all the features of GMail readily accessible and easy to use. A really handy application for the heavy GMail user who wants to use this excellent Google service in an true mail-client setting on the desktop. Kudos to MailPlane's authoring team for a developing this a really useful GMail client! An excellent value for the serious GMail user.

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5 stars

"What is the point of this program?"

April 20, 2009  |  By molex1000

 |  Version: Mailplane 2.0.7


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
What is the point of downloading and installing a program that is absolutely nothing more than a browser that accesses only one page?

That's all this program is. It's a browser (just like Safari, Firefox, IE etc.) but all it accesses is gmail. In otherwords, what you see in Mailplane is the *exact same thing* you see when you access gmail from your web browser.

There are one, MAYBE two interesting features, but everything else you can already do right in gmail... in your web browser... what is the point of having a second program running that does the EXACT same thing as another program??? I don't get it.

It gets 5 stars for being slick, stable and well made. But it serves no purpose. it's just a mini brower, that's it. Why bother? Just open a new tab in your web browser, log into your gmail account and... you have the exact same thing.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.7
  • FIX: Click the Growl notification or an unread message opened a compose second window. Same problem when printing emails.
  • FIX: Gmail wasn't properly focused after hiding the app or re-opening the main window.
  • FIX: Preferences->Tweak UI->highlight selected row didn't work for unread messages
  • FIX: BadRequest/Timeouts when authenticating.
  • FIX: Unread message notifications stopped working for some users.
Publisher uncomplex
Publisher web site http://mailplaneapp.com
Release Date March 16, 2009
Date Added March 16, 2009
Version 2.0.7
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Gmail account
  • Optional: Growl
  • Optional: iPhoto
Download Information
File Size 34.72MB
File Name Mailplane_3_1665.tbz
Total Downloads 8,725
Downloads Last Week 5
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $24.95

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