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Mailplane for Mac

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    Nov. 15, 2011
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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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4 stars

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

January 15, 2013  |  By maury.markowitz

2013-01-15 03:42:55  |  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

2013-01-10 05:04:58  |  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 2.5.4
  • FIX: Blank/White screen when composing messages or accessing a message draft.
  • CHANGE: The 'Advanced Attachment' uploader has been disabled to fix the 'Blank/White' screen. FIX: Gmail's New Style didn't work with Mailplane (Command-L;
  • Send/Save Now/Discard buttons; Printing)
Publisher uncomplex
Publisher web site
Release Date November 15, 2011
Date Added November 15, 2011
Version 2.5.4
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements
  • Gmail account
  • Optional: Growl
  • Optional: iPhoto
Download Information
File Size 23.21MB
File Name Mailplane_3_3080.tbz
Total Downloads 8,854
Downloads Last Week 0
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $24.95

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