Mailplane vs. Chrome

Mailplane Chrome
General
Run Gmail in its own application
Privacy while browsing the web. No need to sign out of Gmail to prevent tracking.
Automatically sign-out all accounts with an empty password on quit
Retina screen support
Trackpad gesture (two-finger slide) to go back or forward in the browsing history
Accounts
Easy way to keep your Gmail accounts together
Give descriptive names to your accounts
Stores passwords safely in OSX keychain
Open multiple accounts simultaneously in tabs
Close and open tabs whenever you want without having to sign-in again. Having less tabs saves memory and screen-estate.
Switch easily between sets of accounts. Learn more
2-step verification support. Learn more
Integration
Set as default Mail Application
Share Extension to share files, urls and text from various applications
Create an address book (Contacts.app) entry from an email
Fill recipients directly from your address book (Contacts.app)
Compose message with "mailto:" link
Compose messages with attachments via AppleScript. Learn more
Turn 'Do Not Disturb' mode On/Off via AppleScript. Learn more
Auto BCC for CRM integration
Create an OmniFocus to-do item with an account sensitive back-link to the original message. Learn more
Create a Things to-do item with an account sensitive back-link to the original message. Learn more
Create an Todoist to-do items. Learn more
Create a multi account sensitive link (mailplane://...) to a message, searches, labels, etc.
Drag URL from Title Bar icon (eye icon)
"Send Selection" Services menu item. Learn more
"Send Message To" Services menu item. Learn more
"Search Messages" Services menu item. Learn more
Save Message to Evernote. Learn more
Command-P to print directly the message
Hide Gmail Logo in print-outs
Productivity
Mail.app-like keyboard shortcuts for Gmail
Toolbar for Gmail operations
Signatures
Hide Tab Bar
Compose a new message via a hotkey, menu bar or dock icon while you're working in another application
Compose a note to self via a hotkey while you're working in another application
Full screen mode support
Open links in Mailplane or externally in your browser. Learn more
Block Google Chat/Hangout and Google Plus
Customization
Apply own CSS style to Gmail
Hide Ads
Hide right-hand column (People information, Streak's Boxes, etc.) to gain horizontal space
Zoom In / Zoom Out
Attachments
Opens an attachment automatically
Send huge attachments via Google Drive
Drop zone spans across the whole window
Drop attachment via the Dock Icon
Drop composes a new message and attaches the attachment
Insert images inline
Resize images while attaching
Convert images type while attaching (e.g. TIFF to PNG)
Paste files, folders and images to create attachments
Automatically compress folders and file bundles while attaching
Email an attachment via Alfred. Learn more
Send an invoice via GrandTotal
Take and attach Screenshots (region, window, screen)
"Send File" Services menu item
Print from any application to create PDF attachments. Learn more
Attach files from Terminal. Learn more
Import attachment into Evernote. Learn more
Import attachment into iPhoto
Caches attachments. Don't need to download an attachment twice.
Preview via QuickLook
Edit Attachments and compose a reply. Learn more
Specify a download location
Download history and progress bar
Finder functions in download history (e.g. Open With, Delete, Info, etc.)
Notifications
Notification popup when a new email arrives
Notification sounds when a new email arrives
Custom notification sounds. Learn more
Unread message counter across multiple accounts in Dock Icon
Unread message counter across multiple accounts in Menu Bar
List of unread messages (sender and subject) across multiple accounts in Menu Bar
Get notifications and see unread messages without having to keep the account open in a tab
Notifications customizable for Priority Inbox, Primary Tab and a specific Label
Alerts via Notification Center (or Growl on 10.7)
Click alert to open an unread message
'Do Not Disturb' mode to turn off notifications
Google Calendar
Calendar.app-like keyboard shortcuts for Google Calendar
Keep Calendar and Gmail open next to each other
Opening an event invitations switches automatically to the Calendar tab
Shows Calendar pop-ups as desktop notifications. Learn more
Google Contacts
Keep Contacts and Gmail open next to each other
Compose a new message from within Contacts
Plug-Ins
Enable plug-in on an account basis
Supports Rapportive plug-in
Supports Boomerang plug-in
Supports Streak plug-in
Supports AwayFind plug-in
Supports Right Inbox plug-in

Published on 22 Jan 2014 by Lars.