Alfred and Mailplane

The latest Alfred release (v.2.0.3) supports Mailplane 3 out of the box.

How to configure Alfred app

  1. First, you need to purchase the Powerpack to activate the ‘Result Actions’ feature. Just go to buy.alfredapp.com and purchase an appropriate license.

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  2. After activating the Powerpack, the ‘Actions’ tab will be unlocked. You can check it out by going to Features > File Search > Actions.

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  3. Make sure you enabled Extras (Photos, Text Files, Documents, etc.) by going to Features > Default Results. Alfred will then show files in the Search Results.

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  4. You can also enable the Search all file types option. But this is not recommended because it slows down the search.

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How it works

  1. Go to Mailplane 3 > Preferences > General and make sure Mailplane 3 is your default Mail application.

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  2. Open Alfred search bar by pressing Command + Space. You can change the shortcut inside Preferences... > General > Alfred hotkey.

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  3. Search the file you’d like to send.

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  4. Press the Right Arrow (→) button to open the ‘Result Actions’ menu.

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  5. Choose the desired option to send the selected file.

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  6. If you select ‘Email To…’, you can choose a contact from your Address Book. Mailplane will then pre-fill the recipient and attach the file.

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  7. If you choose the ‘Email’ option, Mailplane will just attach the file.

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Published on 30 Apr 2013 by Gor.