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Mailplane integrates Gmail into Mac desktop

updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed March 14, 2007

Mailplane enters beta

An avid Mac developer has unveiled Mailplane for Mac OS X, a new Cocoa shareware application that integrates Gmail into the Mac desktop. Mailplane supports drag-and-drop file attachments, and automatically resizes photos when composing messages. The software features iPhoto integration, as well as Growl notifications. Mailplane is still in beta, and the developer is looking for testers to sign up for private beta registration. Pricing is still undetermined, and the application requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




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  1. scottrussell

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    free pop support

    Gmail is fantastic for many reasons - but the best part about it is free POP account management. (Yahoo! charges $20 annually for this.) It works seamlessly with the Macintosh Mail client, so you can use gmail with the usual Mac apps like iPhoto.

    So I'm confused why anyone really needs this new app. The website says that your Mac and gmail "aren't friends yet". Mine have been best buds for over a year now -- all for free. :-)

  1. ERG

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    @ scottrussell

    Totally agreed! I couldn't have said better..

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Prefer IMAP over POP

    While it's great that Gmail offers free POP access, I prefer not to have to download all my mail from my accounts. IMAP type systems are more preferable to me, such as .Mac mail.

    If this application offers the ease of use that Gmail currently offers without having to use POP, I might consider using it.

    Though I agree with you that the site's notion that the 2 are not friends is somewhat misleading. Gmail on the Mac may not have all the bells and whistles that Windows users enjoy, but it still works great. I've essentially given up using other services like Yahoo.

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