After all, I look at it as the height of hubris for Google to name an email service after itself. We all know what the “G” stands for. Despite the misgivings about email, which often evolve to downright hatred, that occasionally spills over into Gmail, I found a way to control Gmail.
Location, Location, Location
It’s likely that not every Mac user hates email, but if you love email, then I’m suspicious of you and wonder what other personality quirks you have hidden away.
Gmail works fine in the Mac’s Mail app but I don’t like it cluttering up or influencing or being in the same app with my personal and business email accounts.
Still, for many, Gmail is an evil necessity. Enter MailTab Pro for Gmail, a way to get to Gmail from within any Mac app.
Just click the Menubar icon and you get Gmail email all by its lonesome, not scattered among your other email messages. It comes with basic notifications, quick access to the inbox, and you don’t have to Command-Tab switch or Dock click to switch to Mail.
It’s all right there where you can see it with a click, reply to or create email with a click.
As you can see from the screenshot above, there’s more to MailTab Pro for Gmail than meets the Menubar. There’s also desktop app capability with fullscreen and flexible screen, gestures, resizable window, stealth mode, Google Talk built in, and lots of other useful little touches that make using Gmail, well, almost tolerable.
It’s still email. It’s still Gmail. But it’s not infecting Mail on your Mac, and it’s put in its own place out of the way in the Menubar.