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Attachment Tamer for Mac

By Lokiware Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 9, 2013

Attachment Tamer for Mac makes Apple Mail attachments like photos and graphics easier to handle, and also uses HTML formatting to improve readability for recipients. A basic, accessible app, it does what it promises but it can be slightly annoying, at times. Still, it's worth trying out.

One of the first things that you notice about Attachment Tamer for Mac is a window soliciting the purchase of the full version of the app. This annoying window keeps reappearing each time you open the app, even if you've dismissed it before. The app doesn't have a feature-packed menu of its own but comes as an enhancement for Apple Mail, operating quietly in the background. To use it, you must select one of the preset options available in the Apple Mail preferences menu. The main attraction of the app is that it lets you control the way attached files appear in e-mails. For example, it can make large images display as small icons, making them easier to manage and view. This trick also works with video, PDF, and HTML files. During testing, the preferences selected worked properly, and image files attached to the e-mail did not display as a large photo, but rather a smaller icon, which was easier to place and manage.

Are you frustrated by the attachment features in Apple Mail? Attachment Tamer for Mac can enhance them, making file-handling easier, for you -- as well as for the recipient.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Attachment Tamer for Mac 3.1.13.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.14b9

  • compatibility with the OS X 10.9.5 (Mail 7.3) update to the same extent as previous pre-release builds
  • code signatures updated according to 10.9.5 and Yosemite Gatekeeper security requirements


Release September 18, 2014
Date Added September 18, 2014
Version 3.1.14b9

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Attachment Tamer(Formerly known as Mail Attachments Iconizer) gives you control over attachment handling in Apple Mail. It fixes the most annoying Apple Mail flaws, ensures compatibility with other email software, and allows you to set up how attachments are displayed and sent. Attachment Tamer can: display (and print) images, PDFs, audio and video as icons with an optional file size limit and exceptions, send messages compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and other software, preventing the superfluous "ATT0001" attachments, send images as regular attachments, making it easier for the recipient to manipulate the image files, send images embedded in HTML layout and safely mix embedded images with other attachments, display full attachment names regardless of length instead of truncated names, prevent unwanted image resizing or set a default size for automatic image resizing.

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