Mailplane, Gmail from your desktop
I don’t know about you, But I have several gmail accounts. It can be a pain in the rear to sign in and out of my accounts just to check my mail. Mailplane makes it easy though. Mailplane is a desktop application that allows you to setup all your gmail accounts and have full access at any time, without having to log in and out of all your accounts. Mailplane in it’s basic form is a web browser made for just one thing–Gmail. It has a simple design and the application looks just like any other mail client. Because mailplane is basically a browser for your gmail, you have full access to all your settings and other features. Some features are a little buggy if you are running Snow Leopard, but this app is a go in my book. Fast user switching is really the selling point for me. The biggest downside to the app is really the price. At $24.95 USD it is not cheap for what it is currently, but the features is really what sells it. But, don’t go rushing to buy it right now, give it a test run for 30 days and if you like it, then buy it.
Oh and here is a tip. Go for the family pack and gift it out or share and you can pick up the app for $15!
I just received and email from Ruben with Mailplane and he had this to add.
1) Mailplane is fully Snow Leopard compatible – the missing label creating isn’t related to it.
2) Label creation from ?-L: This is a Mailplane 2.1 feature, which is still in beta.
3) Family license: It’s for up to 5 users living in the same household.
4) Using the “Multiple Inbox” lab feature w/ Mailplane may cause some problems with keyboard shortcuts.
Now, I am still having issues adding new labels. but I am going to tinker around and see if it is something that I did to cause that issue. For the Family license, I still think it is a great deal and if you have several members in your household with macs that use gmail, it is a great option.