Alfred and Mailplane

Alfred (v.2.0.3) and later supports Mailplane 3 out of the box.

How to configure Alfred app

  1. Go to Mailplane 3 > Preferences > General and make sure Mailplane 3 is your default Mail application.
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  2. Purchase the Powerpack to activate the ‘Result Actions’ feature.
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  3. 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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  4. Make sure Use Gmail to compose email option is disabled inside Contacts > Email. Otherwise sending an email to a contact will always open Gmail in your default browser.
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  5. 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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How it works

  1. Open Alfred search bar by pressing Command + Space. You can change the shortcut inside Preferences... > General > Alfred hotkey.
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  2. Search the file you’d like to send.
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  3. Press the Right Arrow (→) button to open the ‘Result Actions’ menu.
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  4. Choose the desired option to send the selected file.
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  5. 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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  6. If you choose the ‘Email’ option, Mailplane will just attach the file.
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  7. You can also compose an empty message with a contact from your Address Book. Just type in the name of your contact, press enter and select the email address.
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Published on 30 Apr 2013 by Gor.