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Mailplane for Mac

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    Apr. 01, 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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5 stars

"Makes Perfect 'Gmail' Sense"

August 30, 2009  |  By byron_blake

 |  Version: Mailplane 2.1-beta


I am a big gmail user, and a big user of email in general, and I work with mulitple email addresses through the day - I this sounds like you, then I totally recommend Mailplane - this is the easily the best program I've ever found for those tasks.


Not cons so much as a couple suggestions for nice touches, I've added them in the summary instead.

The program doesn't seem to have many cons - but it has a lot of very interesting looking add-on functions that I've yet to play with properly.


At our house we have around 7 or 8 email business and personal address between us - there tedium of having to check email by signing in and out has long seemed like a unneccessary, time wasing process, mostly due gmail's lack of ability to handle multiple logins across different browers tabs.

This program blends the login/logout handling with the familiar web browser access so you don't need to click on a notifier program to make another program open - it's all integrated as one.

Instead of stating these as cons, I have a couple of suggestions (but I'm not a programmer so...)

1. In the menu bar there is a Mailplane logo and total for unread emails. It would great if there were a way to display a breakdown of the unread email different email addresses - then you create an 'at-a-glance' interface, for different people wanting to see if it's them who has recieved a new email.

2. This is purely GUI pickyness on my part - the 'sliding out from underneath' accounts tab could do with being an on-top thing instead like a regular preferences box. It's a cool trick, but when the window is maximised, it means your workspace suddenly gets shrunk to accomodate the tab. I just prefer choose window sizing for myself, rather than having the program make those choices. Yes - it's picky :)

3. There's this thing in the preferences called 'Growl' just would have like to know what Grown was before clicking on the bottom - a link to their site.

Just little things - It's such a great program.

Our other laptop is a PC so we're encouraged that Mailplane are talking registrations of interest for a PC version - here's hoping they get the interest they need. The 'Family' licensing option means we'll be first through the door if/when they release it. Fingers crossed.

I work as a screenwriter (excuse the 'pitch') and this has really helped get me get some much needed writing time back, and my wife liked it the first time she used it.

There's a yardstick of sorts. :)

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Full Specifications

Publisher uncomplex
Publisher web site http://mailplaneapp.com
Release Date April 01, 2009
Date Added April 01, 2009
Version 2.1-beta
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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