Mailplane
Mailplane 3.1.3
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  • Switch between accounts instantly. No need to sign-out and sign-in.
  • Google Calendar is a perfect match for Gmail. Mailplane combines them in one app. No separate calendar set-up required and accepting an invitation intuitively switches to the correct calendar tab.
  • Mailplane is a native OS X application and integrates naturally into OS X. Apple Mail like keyboard shortcuts, acting as default Mail Client, Mail PDF from Print
What's New
Version 3.1.3:

Convert Image Type:

  • Next to resizing an image you can now also convert the file type (e.g. JPG, PNG) of an image while attaching it to a message.
OmniFocus Clippings Plugin:
  • Mailplane does now automatically install the OmniFocus Clippings Plugin if you use OmniFocus. This makes the installation process easier and less error prone.
Embedded Store:
  • Buying and installing a new license is now much easier through our embedded store. Simply go to "Mailplane 3 > License..." and press "Buy a new license" or choose one of our upgrade offers.
Improvements:
  • Support longer top level domains (e.g. john@doe.travel)
  • Our notifier works now more reliable with 2-step verification
  • Fixed download issues for files with Chinese or Russian file names
  • Don't crash if opening download history while toolbar is text-only

Version 3.1.3:

Convert Image Type:

  • Next to resizing an image you can now also convert the file type (e.g. JPG, PNG) of an image while attaching it to a message.
OmniFocus Clippings Plugin:
  • Mailplane does now automatically install the OmniFocus Clippings Plugin if you use OmniFocus. This makes the installation process easier more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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larrymcj commented on 20 Jan 2014
I really want to like this app...but I see very little difference between it and other similar apps that simply open their own inherent browser windows to a Gmail account. It's the same as apps like MailTab Pro, with the exception of having a tab for the Google Calendar. Am I missing something? I'm a Gmail addict and after losing the Gmail Notifier a few days ago, I'm trying to find something else.
[Version 3.1.2]

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JessicaM6295 replied on 21 Jan 2014
Hi there, I am Jessica-Customer Support for Mailplane. I haven't actually used MailTab Pro myself, so I can't say too much on their features vs ours.

Mailplane is a completely stand alone app. You see the badge and notifier (with detailed unread message list) right on your desk top. We work with the notification center. A huge plus is using Gmail OUTSIDE of the browser prevents your web surfing from being tracked, period. You don't have to log out of your accounts to be protected. (I'm not sure what it's like on their end...)

We have a bunch of plugins (Rapportive, Boomerang, Awayfind, Right Inbox and newly added Streak). You can use both Gmail and Apple shortcuts as well as define your own within our Preference menu. We have a nice 'do not disturb' feature.

I don't know about MTPro, but with Mailplane, you can sign into an unlimited amount of accounts (and Calendars) and switch quickly and easily between them.

Not to mention our customer support is top notch! ;)

We pride ourselves on quick, personal responses from myself and the developer. We truly appreciate our customers!

If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Again, I'm Jessica. My email is support@Mailplaneapp.com.

Cheers!
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larrymcj replied on 21 Jan 2014
Thanks for the reply, Jessica. I am definitely aware of your good support, but in all honesty, MailTab Pro has good support as well...I have a couple of their apps. Please understand I am simply doing due diligence before spending $35 (family license for me and my wife).

I only use my one Google Apps gmail account, so having multiple accounts is not a benefit, but since losing the Google Notifier, having a Google Calendar tab is a plus. Not sure it's worth the extra $33 though when I can simply add the Google Calendar to my Safari Bookmarks Bar.

Both apps work outside the browser, and with all of Gmail recent changes, such as options when right-clicking a message while still in the inbox, most of Mailplanes extra GUI buttons at the top are no longer needed. In fact, I'm still trying to figure out why "New, Reply, Forward, and Trash" (at the top of the Mailplane GUI) are even needed? These actions are very readily accessible in the existing Gmail interface.

Sincerely, if I'm missing something that could make Mailplane more beneficial than MailTab Pro or just using Gmail in Safari, please let me know. Again, I'm just trying to justify spending $35 in an ecosystem where the average price of an app is less than $5. Thanks again for replying.
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JessicaM6295 replied on 21 Jan 2014
I completely understand. I think you're taking advantage of the free trial by the sounds of your initial post. If not, please feel free to do so, as we offer 15 days. It'll give you a feel for our app. If you love it, fantastic, but if not, we do completely understand!

Cheers;

Jessica
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Imaginere reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
I've been using this app from Version 1 beta, it was free for the longest time before I was ever charged, there have been so many update for free and now ver 3 is a master piece of ease of use. The rapottative and other selective plugins are so well thought through before being added in. Get it ! love it! Share it!
[Version 3.1.0]


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KylaR3827 reviewed on 11 Nov 2013
I've used Mailplane since 2011 and when I got the notice about the updated version, I couldn't wait to upgrade! The app is excellent, does everything that it says it will, and their support team never fails to reply quickly and with helpful solutions. I've never had an app on any device that I'm more happy with - and that's because this is the unique combination of a great service with customer service that cares. In a small company that's tough to deliver, and Mailplane does on all fronts.
[Version 3.0.3]

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siamlotus replied on 19 Nov 2013
Agreed !! This is the only app. that I will use for Gmail and their support is great if you have a query.
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Mykl.biz reviewed on 05 Nov 2013
I've relied on Mailplane 2 as my primary interface to multiple Gmail accounts for the past 4 years, on my workhorse MacBook Pro (which is still running OS X 10.6). In recent times, it does crash more than it used to.

I use Mailplane 3 only sporadically on another MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8). So my ratings are really about Mailplane 2.

I'm pleased by Uncomplex's tech support via email.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Rampancy commented on 27 Oct 2013
Count me among the many 2.x users who have been left cold by the 3.x update. I've defended Mailplane and it's pricing in the past on places such as this, but now my own experience with 3.0 also seems to be that it doesn't offer much in the way of anything significantly new.

Today, my existing 2.5.x install of Mailplane is locked out of Gmail due to an endless login loop, and I don't think I can expect a fix anytime soon. I sadly don't have much inclination to upgrade, especially with them discontinuing 2.x development.
[Version 3.0.3]

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Mykl.biz replied on 05 Nov 2013
Uncomplex says "we’re working on an update for Mailplane 2", meanwhile offers these workarounds:

http://mailplaneapp.com/faq/entry/google_account_chooser_and_mp2/
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Momijigari replied on 18 Jan 2014
A temporary fix is to click "Load basic HTML (for slow connections" in the bottom right corner of every login page.

There are still many of us using Mailplane on computers running an OS below 10.7, so hopefully the developer will figure out a better solution.
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ThomasB9131 reviewed on 11 Oct 2013
I find Mailplane to be a great desktop app. It allows me to quickly see my unread mail and switch accounts easily, which is great for productivity.

The updates have really tackled the initial issues and the app runs flawlessly for me now.

Highly recommended.
[Version 3.0.3]


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+180

ylluminate reviewed on 12 Jun 2013
Really disappointed with this release. In many regards, such as with the drawer, 2.x was superior. Not going to be going for this version.
[Version 3.0]

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ylluminate replied on 09 Sep 2013
Looking like Mailplane isn't going to take constructive criticism this round. Well I'm glad to see some good competition coming now for them that looks like it will be eliminating this issue.
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Sofakinbd reviewed on 10 Jun 2013
I have been a long time user of MailPlane. With 3.0 the developers have done an outstanding job of accommodating all the changes Google has made to GMail.

They have added the ability to remove the password from the app without storing it in Keychain. For those that use 1Password this is a tremendous benefit. They made jumping to the top and bottom of the compose window brain-dead easy (cmd-up arrow/cmd-down arrow). Finally, the developers are very responsive to ideas and feature requests. I have been very pleased with all aspects of MailPlane 3.0.

The app is far more than simply Fluid-like standalone browser window with numerous small attention to details Safari can't match.
[Version 3.0]


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siamlotus commented on 09 Jun 2013
Version 3.0 crashes if I don't re-dimension a jpeg before adding it to a mail even if it is less than 10m. When I send a mail using my web browser the cursor jumps to the mail part of the mail before I get a chance to add the recipients name. Other than these two small annoyances a great piece of software for Gmail.
[Version 3.0]


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macpayne reviewed on 03 Jun 2013
Great app for gmail user. My only complaint is it consumes too much memory. I use 6 gmail account and it eats 850 MB of my RAM :
[Version 3.0]


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Neuro7 had trouble on 14 Sep 2012
Using version 2.5.8 of Mailplane on Snow Leopard, the unread mail count on the Mailplane dock icon is showing up super small; in fact, it's so tiny that I almost couldn't see it and though it wasn't showing up at all. As a temporary workaround, I've set the unread mail status to appear in the menu bar, but I would prefer the count to appear as large as it used to on the dock icon.
[Version 2.5.8]

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Uncomplex Gmbh (developer) replied on 16 Sep 2012
Thanks for the problem report. It would be great if you could send me a screenshot showing the problem. My email is support AT mailplaneapp.com. Thanks! Ruben
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Neuro7 replied on 16 Sep 2012
Thanks for the quick reply Ruben. Here's a screen shot of the dock icon showing a very tiny 1 at the bottom left (above the wing):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgs6kusjdv18cfp/Mailplane_2.5.8_dock_icon_on_SnowLeopard.png
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Mischivo had trouble on 15 Jan 2011
Something is wrong here. Here's the situation:
I click on an email from my inbox and open the message. After reading it, I either want to reply, forward, or delete it. However, neither of the toolbar buttons for these actions works. They're clickable but the click results in absolutely no action. Funny enough, the "New" button works well and according to the parameters I've outlined in the preferences.

Help?
[Version 2.2.1]

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Uncomplex Gmbh (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2011
Sorry for the late reply. Please try "Mailplane > Reset Gmail Session". Does the latest 2.3 version improve the situation?

Thanks.
Ruben

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ThomasB9131 rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



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Lynnr rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



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Rynokins rated on 12 Jun 2013

[Version 3.0]



+8

Roes rated on 21 May 2012

[Version 2.5.6]



+82

Thomas1977 rated on 31 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.6]



Mirron rated on 28 Mar 2012

[Version 2.5.5]



rcorai rated on 22 Feb 2012

[Version 2.5.5]



Neuro7 rated on 11 Dec 2011

[Version 2.5.4]



Jan Imlauf rated on 15 Nov 2011

[Version 2.5.4]



mrt209 rated on 02 Nov 2011

[Version 2.5.3]


Downloads:45,097
Version Downloads:1,092
Type:Internet : Email
License:Demo
Date:21 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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Love Gmail? Mailplane makes it even better. Take a tour at our site. Download Mailplane and you can try it 15 days for free.
  • Switch between accounts instantly. No need to sign-out and sign-in.
  • Google Calendar is a perfect match for Gmail. Mailplane combines them in one app. No separate calendar set-up required and accepting an invitation intuitively switches to the correct calendar tab.
  • Mailplane is a native OS X application and integrates naturally into OS X. Apple Mail like keyboard shortcuts, acting as default Mail Client, Mail PDF from Print Dialog, OS X Services, and much more.
  • Enable great Gmail plugins on an account basis with a single click.
  • Hide ads or apply a custom stylesheet.
  • Resize images, compress directories or capture your screen and attach it to your message. No need to start another app.
  • Don't download attachments twice. Preview them with QuickLook.
  • Mailplane's notifier tells you everything about unread messages. It integrates with OS X notification center and the 'Do Not Disturb' mode allows you to stay focused.
  • Mailplane talks to apps like Safari, iWork suite, iPhoto, Contacts, Evernote, Things, OmniFocus, Alfred, and Lyn.
  • Mailplane has also an AppleScript interface to automate some of your daily workflows.


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