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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why pay $25 for a free service?"

    January 31, 2009  |   By Digital Fury

    Version: Mailplane 2.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Gmail is free and works fine with any browser.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Mailplane works well"

    November 11, 2008  |   By billso--2008

    Version: Mailplane 2.0rc1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been using Mailplane for over a year with multiple Gmail accounts. The app works very well, and the developer releases regular updates to handle new Gmail features.

    The best part about Mailplane is that it doesn't need a web browser. If you use Google Documents or Calendar from Gmail, a web browser provides a better experience.

    If you have more than 2 Gmail accounts that you check regularly, you'll appreciate Mailplane's ability to keep you logged into to all of these accounts. Growl will notify you when a new message arrives in any of these accounts.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "just might be worth your money"

    October 5, 2008  |   By ayjay

    Version: Mailplane 2.0b9

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It's certainly worth mine, for the following reasons:

    1) Mail.app's Gmail IMAP implementation is a disaster, as many users have noted.

    2) I am addicted to Gmail's way of doing email, from conversation views to labels to search-don't-sort.

    3) Mailplane uses WebKit, and I find WebKit's rendering of text much more readable than that of Firefox and other Gecko browsers.

    4) In Firefox, Gina Trapani's Better Gmail scripts add a lot of functionality, but not the key functionality offered by Mailplane. You can't drag and drop images or attachments into any other browser-based version of Gmail, or create a new message with attachment from the PDF options of the print menu in any app; there's no media browser; keyboard shortcuts work inconsistently or not at all, depending on which browser you're using; you can't conveniently switch back and forth between different Gmail accounts, or choose from the menu bar to compose a message from the account of your choice. You can do all these things in Mailplane.

    Yeah, it's a little pricey, but my mail client is one of the most important apps I use. It's worth 25 bucks for me to have one that works just the way I want it to.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not worth $25...$5 or $10 no more."

    September 8, 2008  |   By Digital Fury--2008

    Version: Mailplane 1.61.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The application itself and the idea of wrapping webapps as standard applications is not bad, but $25 (really???) for something that can be +95% done for free in a browser? Furthermore Gmail account switching can be done with a simple (and free) Firefox.

    Again it's not all too bad, but it's just not a good value at $25.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Some good reasons to adopt Mailplane"

    March 14, 2008  |   By lukum_dotmac

    Version: Mailplane 1.61.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Mailplane is kind of wrapping Google Mail in a client app. I found it faster than a regular browser for retrieving mails from mail accounts. My web browser can be off, thus I waste less CPU. Though I used Mail.app until now, the drawback with Mail is that it leaves gmail messages as unread on the gmail server. Thence Gmail notifier always displays unread messages even if they were already retrieved by Mail. Since Mailplane "wraps" Gmail, its interface looks somewhat less cleaner than Mail, however the iMedia integration makes it quite functional. I'm testing this app for 4 days, without major noticeable issues. The only limitation I found comes from Gmail itself, which doesn't allow to retrieve messages from more than 5 email accounts. Since I have 6 of them, I still need to check my mail with Mail.app for a 3rd account, otherwise I could definitely stick to Mailplane for all accounts.

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