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Mailplane Reviews4.2.6

18 August 2020

The best way to use Gmail on your Mac.

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Dgerzeeboy
17 April 2019
Version: 4.1.3

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The gold standard for Gmail on your desktop. It's a bargain at $30 bucks.
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r-e-wefersbettink
07 April 2020
Version: 4.2.3
I have used Mailplane for over 5 years. But the last year the app crashes and loses function, I have moved back to working in my browser.
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Swo
04 December 2019
Version: 4.2
$30 for what is essentially a Gmail client!? Could someone please help me to understand why this application is so expensive?
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Dgerzeeboy
17 April 2019
Version: 4.1.3
The gold standard for Gmail on your desktop. It's a bargain at $30 bucks.
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5
Tomeg
16 October 2018
Version: 4.0.5
Best Gmail-specific email app I have ever encountered (with the possible exception of Newton, which sports a great GUI but is overpriced and now I understand discontinued).
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5
Noeleiffe
26 September 2018
Version: 4.0.5
Use this app everyday and have nothing but praise. If you use Gmail, it's worth having a look.
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larrymcj
19 April 2017
Version: 3.6.10
The Gmail web interface is not for everyone, but for those who appreciate it, I recommend giving Mailplane a try. I've been using it for many years and have come to rely heavily on the many feature benefits Mailplane offers over the actual Gmail web interface. Even though Mailplane is basically the Safari webkit integrated into the app itself, it adds things like menu bar notification of new email, add-ons, integration into the OS, ad removal in the Gmail right column, and more than anything, SUPERB customer support. Of all the apps I've ever requested support on in my life, this developer and his team are one of the best I've ever experienced. Simply an excellent product backed by solid development and support.
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4.5
Mykl.biz
23 August 2016
Version: 3.6.5
Mailplane has been my default email app for 7 years, always running in the background or foreground on my Macs. I appreciate how it integrates with the Mac experience and Contacts, and depend on it for instant access to multiple Gmail accounts.
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4.5
ylluminate
19 June 2015
Version: 3.5.2
Really appreciate the rapid response from the developers and resolution of problems. This last issue on multiple account stability was a real headache for me and they quickly implemented the change to allow a feature that I've always wanted, which was to handle the logins separate from Google's (faulty) mechanism. I look forward to some upcoming changes that seem to be in the works as well!
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Curmudgeon51
30 January 2015
Version: 3.3.4
I had an issue with updating to 10.10.2 and the customer support to fix it was exceptional: it was timely, reliable and most important the problem was fixed. Outstanding product and service. I've been using MP for years and will continue to do so.
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3.5
Graphic-Mac
26 May 2014
Version: 3.2.2
One thing so many people miss about this app vs. other 3rd party apps. The Google Chat feature works in the app! You get notifications when someone sends you a message, etc. just as if you were in your web browser. I've not found any other apps that do this
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larrymcj
21 January 2014
Version: 3.1.2
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.
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Imaginere
28 November 2013
Version: 3.1.0
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!
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KylaR3827
11 November 2013
Version: 3.0.3
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.
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Mykl.biz
05 November 2013
Version: 3.0.3
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.
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Rampancy
27 October 2013
Version: 3.0.3
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.
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ThomasB9131
11 October 2013
Version: 3.0.3
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.
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ylluminate
13 June 2013
Version: 3.0
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.
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Sofakinbd
10 June 2013
Version: 3.0
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.
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siamlotus
09 June 2013
Version: 3.0
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.
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3.5
macpayne
03 June 2013
Version: 3.0
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 :\
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NorfolkGirl
10 May 2013
Version: 3.0
I have loved using Mailplane for the past year or so but it has become increasingly unstable on my computer running Lion. I keep getting 'kicked out' whilst composing emails - saying the internet link has gone or something similar. I have recently been using a Chrome window for my emails and have had not a single problem with composing or sending emails. What a pity as it is easier to see how many emails you have and a snippet etc. with Mailplane. I am not going to spend £13 on an upgrade when it does not work.
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4.5
rramito
17 April 2013
Version: 3.0
For a long-time user, I also don't find a need to upgrade, that is not reason to pay anything more than a very modest fee. Too bad; I bet a lot of 2x users will pass - not a good way to grow the user base. I HIGHLY recommend the app to any NEW user, however! 4 **** overall and 4 **** features! {for some reason I can't change the rollover stars}
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Desker
17 April 2013
Version: 3.0
I've used Mailplane for a long time now, although I recently switched because I found a newer program, still in beta, that fit my needs better overall. I'd hoped this new Mailplane version would be so innovative that it would make me want to switch back and that there would be changes that would make it irresistible, even if, as a current user, I was only being offered 20 per cent off the list price. So I eagerly downloaded it. I'm not one of those people who think that developers don't deserve a fair return when they create an upgrade. Sometimes I think I upgrade too much. However, after putting 3.0 through it's paces today, I can't see any reason to send any further money in the developer's direction. There's nothing about 3.0 that would make me upgrade even if I hadn't already switched. I would just have stayed with the old version. I recognize that others will likely have a different opinion, and may even be able to explain what is to them the irresistible element of 3.0, but at the moment I'm disappointed.
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Higherterrain
17 April 2013
Version: 3.0
Not worth the $24.00 upgrade. I’ll stick with Version 2.5.11.
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Andy-Hewitt
22 February 2013
Version: 2.5.11
I'm not too sure what the benefits of this are over a normal mail client. OK if you're using just Gmail I guess, but multiple accounts in Mailplane aren't as neat as using Unified mailboxes in something like Mail or Thunderbird using IMAP, which can show all your Inbox (and others) messages across all accounts at once. The Gmail web interface also allows for easy multiple account switching too now. I use MobileMe mail too, so this has only had a short trial by myself, although I am switching myself over to mainly Gmail.
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Jodieth
24 January 2013
Version: 2.5.10
Mailplane does not work on my computer. I have iMac mountain lion.
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Neuro7
14 September 2012
Version: 2.5.8
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.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
11 September 2012
Version: 2.5.6
It doesn't appear to work on OS X 10.8.
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Dejmac
14 November 2011
Version: 2.5.3
Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!
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TheMooseIsLoose
04 November 2011
Version: 2.5.3
If you're a user of Gmail, and particularly if you have multiple accounts, Mailplane will be a welcome addition. It's easy to use. If you access Gmail through a browser then you already know how to use Mailplane. Set up is a snap. Switching between Gmail accounts is as easy as clicking your mouse. Though Mailplane may be considered a "one trick pony", it has indeed mastered that trick.
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Ramito
11 February 2011
Version: 2.3
Discounted for educators, so I could not pass it up. Great support. Love the snapshot feature - that & account switching made it for me. And this - I like to keep my email opne & use my browser for other things - this makes it easy. Glad to see upgrades - this app deserves a good future
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Buligwyf
07 February 2011
Version: 2.3
Very good just became excellent. Having multiple accounts, I have found nothing that beats this. If you like Gmail, this is Gmail deLuxe.
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siamlotus
06 February 2011
Version: 2.3
The best Gmail app. just got better. Thank you for the "Hide Ads" preference.
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Mischivo
15 January 2011
Version: 2.2.1
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?
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iminlalaland
13 January 2011
Version: 2.2.1
It's pretty much the same as using Gmail in a browser. The only feature that made it stands out is the ability to switch accounts easily, but unfortunately, not quicker. If Mailplane can make switching accounts faster, that would be great. It takes a little time for it to detect new email. Sometimes, the notification pops up with a new mail but I have to click on Inbox(refresh) to view it.
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Andrewm8
12 September 2010
Version: 2.1.11
I use Mailplane since it's inception and there is simply no competition to this app anywhere. Stable and easy to use. The author, Ruben, responding promptly to any emails thrown at him. Nothing to complain about. My main reason to starting and keep using Mailplane for years was the full support for multiple Gmail accounts. I think this was also the main reason for a lot of users. But with Gmail already offering multiple login (up to 3 accounts though) from within the same browser window the question is - what would be now the reason to use Mailplane if one has no more than 3 Gmail accounts? I don't try to make Mailplane look less stellar than it is and this is why I gave it 5 starts in all categories and I will continue to use it with my 6 accounts - but I want to stir up some discussion and read other's reasons to keep using Mailplane.
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No-One
16 August 2010
Version: 2.1.10
Mailplane is my favorite email app I have on my mac. Super easy to use, and brings the interface of gmail to my desktop. The one thing I have a question about this app is about links. Is there A way drag and drop links (from an email browser) into the mailplane icon and have it start a new email with the link embedded? The native mail app for the mac has this feature, and I was wondering if you can do a similar thing with this app? All around fantastic app, keep up the great work.
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Killer-Klown-Kar
25 June 2010
Version: 2.1.9
Used this since Beta and have had very few issues with it. One thing people have to understand is gMail is still "beta" in Googles definition. Which means Google can change things around and mess with it at their will. So any third party app that is trying to access all the features, and on a constantly changing basis will in fact find themselves at times behind the eight ball. Mailplane is quick to isolate what Google is up to and fix it. Point of that is to illustrate that the author is on it, and works hard to make sure is product is always up to date. Lazy he is not.
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Jade-Clark
17 February 2010
Version: 2.1.4
I was using this software for the past couple of years. It has served me well at the beginning, but lately it has many problems that remain thoughout the upgrades. Some google accounts fail to load. When I open them in the browser they work well. Attachments are very easy to add - by drag and drop. If the reliability issues will be fixed - it will be a great app to recommend.
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Just-A-User
03 February 2010
Version: 2.1.4
simple but great.
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Espiridion
31 January 2010
Version: 2.1.4
It took me less than 5 minutes of using Mailplane to make my purchase over a month ago. I still use Entourage to handle 2 of my GMail accounts since I want that information stored locally in my hard drive. Others may use different email programs such as Apple's Mail. My previous choices for an email program have been Mailsmith and PowerMail, but I've used Entourage for many years now. Apple's Mail has finally gotten better, so that may be the current choice of many Mac users. It should be obvious that if all a person needs is to receive GMail's email, Mailplane may not be worth it. For people with a single GMail account, Mailplane may not be worth it. On the other hand, here are some of the advantages I've found for my use: -Speed. When checking mail and switching among multiple addresses, and while working with email on a daily basis. Also, I like to report the spam I receive. Using a filter does NOTHING to fight spam. It merely helps my Inbox stay clean. Using Mailplane I can quickly check 4 accounts, and report the spam I receive. As I mentioned I use Entourage, and I set it up so that it NEVER receives any of my GMail spam. -Labels. I have a variety of Folders set up in Entourage for my GMail accounts. This works fine, but Mailplane's approach is also efficient and faster. My rules don't always work automatically in Entourage, but so far they always work in Mailplane. -Search. Mailplane's searches are superior to those of Entourage -although Entourage is great in this regard and very flexible-, and I guess this also applies to Apple's Mail. I can find anything on Entourage, but with Mailplane for example I can view a whole thread in a single window. In Entourage I would have to select and view each email individually. Speed and a more efficient workflow again play a role. -Screenshots, attachments, integration with other applications, chat, etc. I don't use these features that much, but for some users these are important. Mailplane is not something that everyone will want or need. For some it will be expensive. I actually bought it when it had a nice discount. Still, for many users it is definitely worth the $25 or $40 for up to five family members living in the same household. After using it for over a month I would hate to be without it.
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Veggiedude
30 January 2010
Version: 2.1.4
I downloaded it and tried it out, but after 10 minutes I knew its not for me. Basically, it is a cross between Safari and Apple Mail. I do not need a hybrid. Apple Mail does everything I need it to do, I don't see the point of this app.
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siamlotus
19 November 2009
Version: 2.1
Brilliant app. Thanks for the "insert images into text" update.
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larrymcj
02 October 2009
Version: 2.0.14
I rarely take time to post comments here, though I read a lot of what others have to say and those comments generally have a large influence on my software purchasing decision. But with Mailplane I really feel compelled to say a few things since I think Mailplane is not getting a fair evaluation here, and it's primarily because of its price. I just now looked at Mailplane again for the first time since its early beta days and I'm way impressed! I have been in the computing business, specifically the software business, for over 15 years and I'm also a huge Google Apps fan and couldn't live without Gmail. That said, Mailplane does many things, but first and foremost it cleans up the Gmail interface of Google ads...that alone is worth the price of the software! Next, it just runs faster and also cleans up the user interface with standardized toolbar buttons we're all familiar with and if you have to work with file attachments, being able to drag-drop them into a message is also by itself worth price of Mailplaine. Add to these things all the other nearly 40 improvements it makes on Gmail and you end up with a real live email client on your desktop that looks good, works good, and allows you some customization that Gmail does not. My hat is off to the folks at Mailplane for improving this so much since I first looked at it when it was in beta...you've done a marvelous job. Any developer who has done this much with their product can be expected to do even more, so I'd expect to see Mailplaine evolve into an even better application in the future.
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Twisted
30 August 2009
Version: 2.0.12
Mailplane improved a lot my experience with gmail, but it still needs some new feature or other ideas for doing gmail better on desktop. 25$ are a bit too much anyway.
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Jazzyguy
02 July 2009
Version: 2.0.11
I tried it and found it to be a totally unnecessary expenditure of $24.95. In addition the uninstall feature failed to remove the app or the folder in ~/library/application support.Why bother when Gmail really is quite a sufficient unit on its own?
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Grizzler
19 May 2009
Version: 2.1b
I hesitated to buy Mailplane. It seemed that the web browser and Mail could do the job managing gmail. But I took the plunge, plopped down $25, and I think it was a good decision. Mailplane definitely improves efficiency for me, with my two gmail accounts. Switching between one account and the other is easier than using Firefox or Safari. Mailplane handles attachments and photos better. Bottom line: It's a good interface for the gmail app, money well spent.
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O5220803
11 May 2009
Version: 2.1b
The developer has been responsive and now MailPlane is working as advertised. It turns out that this very well designed and complete. MailPlane makes all the features of GMail readily accessible and easy to use. A really handy application for the heavy GMail user who wants to use this excellent Google service in an true mail-client setting on the desktop. Kudos to MailPlane's authoring team for a developing this a really useful GMail client! An excellent value for the serious GMail user.
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O5220803
08 May 2009
Version: 2.1b
The Mac version of Mailplane 2.1b contains some icon buttons which are dysfunctional. Their recommended solution "Open your Gmail settings and enable keyboard shortcuts." Does not work in the Mac version of Gmail. I cannot recommend this app. to other users at this time. Save your money and use your browser for Gmail!
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Irradiated-Software
12 March 2009
Version: 2.1b
I simply don't see why $25 is considered too much for a tool like this. It saves time (if you gave multiple accounts or do a lot attachments regularly), the developer is prompt to respond to issues, the app is pretty and well done (even though I know it's just a wrapper around Fluid). Bottom line, if you need it, you'll know it, and gladly pay the $25. If you don't need it, you'll know it, but don't make this an issue on price. Developers have to eat too you know...
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