Mailplane for Mac

Mailplane for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    March 26, 2010
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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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  • 4 stars

    "If GMail is your primary email, get this app"

    January 15, 2013   |   By maury.markowitz

    Version: Mailplane 2.5.4


    If you use GMail on the Mac you normally have two basic interfaces, Apple's Mail with all of its well known problems, and the browser, which limits the amount of Mac-ification of the experience.

    A single example: clicking a mailto: link in a browser will normally launch Mail. If you use a browser to access your GMail, this is frustrating. If you do use Mail, it's slow.

    Mailplane bridges those gaps, providing an application experience over GMail. mailto: links fire up a new message on GMail, spell checking works, you have your Address Book with no effort, etc.


    Has problems whenever GMail changes things. And it only works with GMail, so if you have multiple accounts on multiple providers, you may find Mail to be easier to use in the long run.

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  • 1 stars


    January 10, 2013   |   By Mopach

    Version: Mailplane 2.5.4


    When it works...which isn't's a good thing.


    One of my two Gmail accounts will randomly log out, no matter how often I log back in. Frustrating.


    I have had many issues with Mailplane not playing nicely with Gmail. Just this morning, I could not save a draft email and when I wanted to send it, I couldn't. I have two Gmail accounts, and usually only one will work -- when I switch accounts, the other one will continually log itself out, I continue to log in and it will continue to log me out. It is not just the one Gmail account consistently -- it's very random -- but I can't go back and forth between accounts at all. I wrote to Mailplane about this and they were good at getting back at me, but pointed the finger at Gmail.
    I don't mind that it's still just a web-based application, but it's frustrating and annoying that I can't use it to full advantage.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.1.6
    • Mailplane now supports the Share > Send via Mail menu items. Depending which app you use (Numbers, Pages, Keynote), you can send your document as a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, or as native format. As a result, Mailplane will compose a new message and attach the document to it.
    • Load "Rapportive" Gmail plugin to replace ads with contact information. You can enable the plugin per account. Open Preferences > Accounts > Advanced to change the setting.
    • Updated Translations
    • FIX: Cmd-T only worked on first result page.
    • FIX: Some keyboard shortcuts/menu items/toolbar items stopped working because of Gmail changes
    • FIX: Rare authentication/Load problem at startup
    • FIX: iPhoto Gallery "Tell a friend" now inserts the link/text into the message body. FIX: External URLs clicked in a "separate" window opened inside Mailplane instead of the preferred browser.
    • FIX: "Inserting Image" lab feature didn't work in separate windows.
    • FIX: Italian only: Chat in main window caused unexpected scrolling.
    Publisher uncomplex
    Publisher web site
    Release Date March 26, 2010
    Date Added March 26, 2010
    Version 2.1.6
    Category Communications
    Subcategory E-mail Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    Additional Requirements
    • Gmail account
    • Optional: Growl
    • Optional: iPhoto
    Download Information
    File Size 17.41MB
    File Name Mailplane_3_1185.tbz
    Total Downloads 8,484
    Downloads Last Week 3
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $24.95

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