In exchange for having multiple free email accounts, I let Google snoop through my messages. Hey, that’s the way it works. But if you love Gmail and don’t mind the loss of privacy to Skynet or Colossus then you’ll probably love using MailPlane on your Mac.
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It’s not that there’s anything really wrong with using a Gmail account on Apple’s Mail app, but MailPlane makes using Gmail a more unified experience.
First of all, MailPlane looks quite a bit like Gmail in a browser. Options and features have a similar look and feel.
Second, unlike the browser, you can switch between multiple Gmail accounts with ease, and don’t have to worry about signing in, then signing out again.
Unlike Apple’s built-in Mail app, MailPlane also displays Google Calendar and combines both– Calendar and Gmail– within the app windows.
MailPlane comes with Mail-like keyboard shortcuts for power users, can be setup as the default email app, and even email PDF files from OS X’s pop up Print dialog box.
And, it still looks like Google.
MailPlane has a number of useful and unique features including an option to resize photos, compress folders, and even capture a shot of the Mac’s screen and attach it to an email message– without using another app.
Attachments are easily viewed using OS X’s built-in QuickLook option. MailPlane has a pop up notifier feature, but also integrates with OS X’s Notification Center. I love the Do Not Disturb mode.
For the geeky Mac user, MailPlane also integrates with AppleScript so you can create a more automated work flow. As email apps go, MailPlane is very good, but only if you really, truly, deeply love all things Gmail. Apple’s Mail is an email workhorse, and handles multiple accounts well, but is not Gmail centric. MailPlane is.