Mailplane

Version: 2.5.4 || Release Date: 2011-11-15 || License: Shareware ($25) Developer: uncomplex gmbh | App Owner: mailplane

Most productive way to use Gmail on your Mac.

Do you love Gmail? With Mailplane, Gmail becomes even more productive and fun. Acting as a site specific web browser for Google’s Gmail, Mailplane is a full fledged Mail client for the Desktop:

Save time using photo drag and drop to send attachments.
Personalize your messages with formatted signatures.
Easily switch between different Gmail accounts.
Get notifications and never miss an important message.
Link Gmail conversations with Mac documents.
Make Mailplane your default email client

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40 Opinions

It is a great application for people with many active gmail accounts, however if you only have the one account then, as suggested, IMAP your gmail and save your money.

Nice App and I was considering buying it for my girlfriend. But with Gmail's IMAP support I willl spend the money on drinks and set her up Apple Mail.

Forget wasting $25, get IMAP for Gmail and use it in Mail
https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=75725

If you don't feel like paying $25, get a better Gmail using this GreaseMonkey script:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4866

If you think the price is worth it, pay it and use the app in all good health. If you think it's too much, don't pay it and don't use it in good health. But bickering about it is of little use.

Someone posted this for another piece of software with a controversial pricetag on iusethis, and I think it bears repeating here:

http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong

And also: http://daringfireball.net/2006/11/pinprick

Echoing the statement that 25$ is simply way, way too much. I was interested in it during the beta phase, but what it offers isn't worth 25$ when I can just use Gmail's web view for free.

5$, probably even 10$, would have been the sweet spot for me. Nice app, not so nice price.

I think the app has its niche, but for $25, it is horrendously overpriced. Let's face it, Google does all the work and offers Gmail for free, MailPlane adds a few little features and puts Gmail into a window and offers it up for $25.

No talk of what happens if any of the functionality is broken by Gmail updates (there are rumblings of a major update, including offline access, coming up).

"Maybe I'm missing the point here, but why not just use Mail.app with GMail through POP3?"

Mail is good for conventional email use, but if you want to use GMail as a webmail and take advantage of all its features (labels, archives, search...) from anywhere, you shouldn't use POP3. Mailplane allows to use GMail as a webmail (so the messages stay available online) through an independant software (with buttons, Growl and dock notifications, no need to launch a web browser...)

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