Recent Mailplane 3 Releases

March 12, 2015 - 3.4.1

New HotKeys
You can now define hotkeys for "Compose Note to Self" and "Toggle Do Not Disturb" inside "Preferences... > Shortcuts".

Default Image Conversion Settings
"Preferences... > Attachments" now contains image conversion settings which defaults how images should be handled in Mailplane. You can override them on demand inside the file chooser and attachment dialog.

Trackpad Gestures
You can now use the two-finger slide gesture to go back or forward in the browsing history.

Thanks to Streak for solving the painful crash we had since the beginning of the year. We're sorry that it took longer than expected. Streak was seriously resource strapped during the last few months.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Prevents Streak from doing a reload if opening a message.
  • Notifier ('M' in the status bar) indicates if there are errors or connection issues.
  • Does now always automatically check for updates. No setting required anymore.

January 31, 2015 - 3.4.0

New Look!
Mailplane has a new look on Yosemite which is lighter and conforms better to the new OS X style. We hope you like it!

We noticed an uptick in crashes at the beginning of this year. After some sleepless nights and thanks to the help of our awesome customers we were finally able to track it down. Streak seems to trigger a bug in WebKit which causes Mailplane and Safari to crash.

We're in contact with the folks behind Streak to find a workaround but at the moment we can only suggest to temporarily disable Streak if you experience a lot of crashes. We'll let you know as soon as we have something ready.

December 14, 2014 - 3.3.4

Embedded Images
Provides similar download functionality for embedded images as Mailplane already does for normal attachments.

Hide Ads in Promotions Tab
"Preferences... > Style > Hide Ads" does also hide ads in Gmails Promotions Tab.

Hide Right-Hand Column
"Hide Ads" (Preferences... > Style) just hides Ads. Disabling "Hide Right-Hand Column" will still hide Ads but the right-hand column (People information, Streak's Boxes, etc.) will remain visible.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Don't ask 2-step verification code again if "Trust this computer" has been selected
  • "Download As..." doesn't change the default download folder anymore
  • Streak 6.7

November 11, 2014 - 3.3.3

We finally support Todoist! Install Todoist for Mac 6.0.0+, open a message in Mailplane and go to 'Edit > Save to Todoist'. Select some text if you don't want to copy the whole message into the todo item.

Status Bar Item
We received a lot of requests to turn the status item red again if there are unread messages. Here you are :)

Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed high bandwidth usage on OS X 10.10
  • Fixed Alias download locations on OS X 10.10
  • Fixed hang-up if trying to print an image from Drive preview
  • Fixed some crashes and did a major code clean-up
  • Updated Streak extension to 6.6
  • Open Hangouts phone calls externally because plug-in still doesn't work on OS X 10.10

September 29, 2014 - 3.3.1

Normalized Browser Link
Removed '/u/1/' from browser links like Keep in mind to log into the account first. Use 'Edit > Copy Mailplane Link' if you want the originating account embedded in the link.

Standardized Status Bar Item
Status bar item supports dark mode (OSX Yosemite) and it doesn't turn red anymore if unread messages are available. This makes it a better fit for the status bar.

Resolved Issues

  • Insert image progress icon didn't work anymore (a '?' image appeared)
  • Preview Pane (Gmail Settings > Labs) does now also support Mailplane and Browser Link (Evernote, OmniFocus and Edit menu).
  • Fixed In-App Store for OSX Yosemite (10.10)

September 1, 2014 - 3.3.0

Automatic Sign-Out
No need to sign out manually anymore (Mailplane 3 > Sign Out). Mailplane clears cookies and caches on quit for all accounts with an empty password.

Download attachments shared in Google Drive
Attachments shared in Google Drive can now be previewed/downloaded and Google Docs will be opened in an external browser. No need to unblock Google Drive anymore (Preferences... > Accounts > Advanced).

Resolved Issues

  • Command-Shift-8 (bulleted list) works now in pop out window as well.
  • Doesn't insert images inline if composing a message in 'plain text' mode.
  • Opens Hangouts externally if opened via a Google Calendar event.
  • Doesn't block Calendar Gadget anymore. According to our tests it works now with multiple accounts.
  • Print didn't work if a language other than English was selected.

August 4, 2014 - 3.2.4

FIX: Mailplane didn't start
Mailplane 3.2.3 didn't start if a language other than English, German, French or Japanese was set as default. Sorry for the hassle.

August 4, 2014 - 3.2.3

Calendar Reminders
Calendar reminders appear now as OS X notifications. Go to Google Calendar lab settings and enable 'Gentle Calendar Reminders'. More...

Print Gmail Header
The print dialog has now a 'Show Gmail Header' setting. Enable it to print the header containing the logo.

Compose Message via Menu Bar
You can now compose a message via the menu bar (Mailplane Notifier). And we added 'Get New Mail' to the dock menu.

Rapportive & RightInbox Update
Mailplane contains the latest versions of Rapportive and RightInbox.

Resolved Issues

  • Dragging an image from Firefox doesn't attach a zip file anymore
  • Edit > Save to OmniFocus doesn't switch to OmniFocus if being in full-screen mode
  • Fixed the layout of Preferences... > Accounts > Notifications (OS X 10.7)
  • mailplane://... links do now activate Mailplane
  • 'Download Image' (via context menu) does now always download the image
  • Mailplane remembers the recently used download folder if 'Save attachments to' is set to 'Always ask me' inside Preferences... > General

May 25, 2014 - 3.2.2

Save to OmniFocus
Open a message and go to 'Edit > Save to OmniFocus' to create a new OmniFocus action. Select a text if you don't want to copy the whole message into the action note. It supports OmniFocus 1 and OmniFocus 2.

* 'Unable to load rich text editor' dialog box doesn't appear anymore.
* Attachment Preview and Edit works again.

May 16, 2014 - 3.2.1

Disable Insert Images Inline
We added a preference to enable/disable the 'Insert images inline' functionality. Simply go to Preferences... > Attachments and uncheck 'Insert images inline'.

* Cursor doesn't disappear anymore while composing a message
* Automatically reduces inline images if they are wider than 500px
* Doesn't crash anymore if opening a document which has no default app

May 2, 2014 - 3.2.0

Insert Images Inline
Mailplane supports inline images. You can drag and drop images, paste them or insert them via our 'Mail > Insert' menu.

Edit Attachments and Reply
Right-click on an attachment reveals an 'Edit' context menu item which opens the document. Thereafter you'll find an 'Attach' menu item which composes a reply and attaches the edited document.

Inbox Type Detection
Mailplane does now automatically detect the right inbox type setting for your notifier. It makes sure that the tab count and notifier is always in sync.

Custom Notification Sounds
Custom sounds are now supported. Learn more.

Improved Spinner Look
A big thank you to Steve from Irradiated Software for sharing his spinner implementation. Mailplane's load indicator (inside the tab) now has an indented look.

* Image Upload in Hangout Chat doesn't crash Mailplane anymore
* Safari 'Email this page' doesn't truncate URLs anymore
* Support for OmniFocus' AppStore edition
* Opens links in Calendar externally by default

February 17, 2014 - 3.1.3

Convert Image Type
Next to resizing an image you can now also convert the file type (e.g. JPG, PNG) of an image while attaching it to a message.

OmniFocus Clippings Plugin
Mailplane does now automatically install the OmniFocus Clippings Plugin if you use OmniFocus. This makes the installation process easier and less error prone. More...

Embedded Store
Buying and installing a new license is now much easier through our embedded store. Simply go to "Mailplane 3 > License..." and press "Buy a new license" or choose one of our upgrade offers.

* Support longer top level domains (e.g.
* Our notifier works now more reliable with 2-step verification
* Fixed download issues for files with Chinese or Russian file names
* Don't crash if opening download history while toolbar is text-only

January 17, 2014 - 3.1.2

New Plug-In: Streak
We added Streak to our list of plug-ins. Its primary use is for Sales and Customer Support but it is useful for everything from a personal To-Do list to Project Management.

Automatic Inbox Refresh
New messages appear now in your inbox shortly after you received a notification. We force a refresh if you don't have a cursor placed in a text field (e.g. search, chat or compose window).

Inbox Type Warning
Mailplane detects if you're using Inbox Tabs (Primary, Social, etc.) but the 'Inbox Type' setting (Preferences... > Accounts > General) doesn't match.

Attachment Preview with QuickLook
QuickLook is back again for attachment preview if Google Drive is blocked (Preferences... > Accounts > Advanced > Block Google Drive).

Help > Support & Feedback
Support & Feedback does now inline all information, except for the log file. Feel free to remove anything you feel uncomfortable sending us or don't think is necessary to answer your request.

* Fixed 'cleardot.gif' error if saving a message to Evernote
* Do not show 'Unable to get messages. Fix it...' if network is down
* Don't crash if opening download history and toolbar is text-only

November 26, 2013 - 3.1.1

Gmail's new attachment experience
Mailplane now supports Gmail's new attachment experience. We still use QuickLook instead of the new preview feature because Google Drive still doesn't fully support multiple sign-in. But if you like, you can switch by unblocking Google Drive via Preferences... > Accounts > Advanced.

Primary Inbox Tab
Mailplane Notifier now supports Primary Inbox Tab. Simply set the Inbox Type to 'Primary Inbox Tab' inside Preferences... > Accounts > General.

Notification Authentication
Mailplane doesn't always require an explicit authentication anymore if enabling notifications. We are now taking an optimistic approach and try to fetch unread messages with username/password and show the authorization dialog only if it fails (e.g. 2-step-verification).

Small Improvements
* Fixed download issues for files with Korean or Japanese file names
* Fixed 'Export Contacts' which broke due to a recent Google change

November 10, 2013 - 3.1.0

Switch to Account...
Until now Mailplane 3 was only able to switch between a maximum of 10 accounts. Mailplane 3.1.0 lifts that limitation and unifies tabs with the switch functionality we had in Mailplane 2. Learn more here.

Google Account Chooser
Google released a new sign-in interface which caused a few hiccups in Mailplane. They shouldn't happen anymore with this update.

Show Unread Messages
We added a new option to show unread messages neither in Menu Bar nor in Dock. That way you can receive notifications but don't necessarily need to see the unread count.

Hide Gmail header when printing
Mailplane automatically hides the Gmail header when printing a message which results in a print-out with less clutter.

Small Improvements
* Fixed preview (QuickLook) of MS Office documents on Mavericks
* Fixed 'Download Image' and 'Download Linked File' context menu items
* Fixed 'Look Up' context menu item
* Boomerang's Customize Menu functionality works again

October 3, 2013 - 3.0.3

Memory Consumption
We now bundle a custom WebKit which, according to our tests, is much more memory efficient than the version we bundled with 3.0.2.

September 5, 2013 - 3.0.2

Compose Message HotKey
Mailplane allows you to assign a global keyboard shortcut to compose a new message. Go to Preferences... > Shortcuts.

OSX Mavericks
Mailplane 3.0.2 is ready for OSX Mavericks (10.9) which is coming this fall. See

Highlight Find Results
Find (Command-F) does now highlight find results while typing.

Main Window Title
Mailplane shows now the currently selected account and type in its main window title.

Small Improvements
* Dragging a block of text to another position does now work
* 'Send PDF with Mailplane' does now always compose a new message
* Dropping URLs while composing a message is now supported
* 'Hide Ads' setting does now hide Web Clips as well

June 25, 2013 - 3.0.1

Hide Tab Bar
"View > Hide Tab Bar" allows to hide the tab bar if only one tab is open.

Keyboard Shortcuts - 2nd Take
Gmail shortcuts work now in reply mode as well. It required us to rename "Mail > Open" to "Mail > Open Conversation" and to introduce a new "Mail > Open In New Window" menu item.

* AppleScript: Supports paragraphs in mail body
* Download attachments containing special characters in file name
* iPhoto (Media > Photos) works now in file dialog
* Opening a file dialog doesn't crash in Lion (10.7) anymore

June 4, 2013 - 3.0.0 (#726)

Welcome, 歓迎, Willkommen, Bienvenue
Mailplane is now available in Japanese, German and French.
Thanks to Koichi Matsumoto, Patrick Scheips and Michel Tribet for their awesome work!

Google Bar
We got a lot of requests for Google Bar. You can now make it visible via Preferences… > Style.

Keyboard Shortcuts
New Gmail Keyboard shortcuts don't clash with Mailplane anymore. And Command-Up/Command-Down does now jump to the begin/end of the message if in compose mode.

Chat, Talk, Hangout
Google Talk and Google Hangout are now supported. And Mailplane notifies incoming Chat requests via the tab bar and a jumping dock icon if hidden.

TextExpander / PopClip
Mailplane does now properly support TextExpander (plain text snippets) and PopClip (paste =).

Composing a message via AppleScript does now include the signature and there's no message body limitation anymore.

Google Docs
Opening Google Docs internally was confusing because Google Docs doesn't support multiple sign-in. Mailplane does now open them externally. Press Command while clicking to open them internally.

Small Improvements
* Zoom-In/Out: Doesn't mess up the text size anymore after restart.
* Doesn't scale images if the original size is lower than requested.
* BCC address doesn't get added multiple times anymore.
* Download History items can now be dragged.

* 'Send' Toolbar crashed if pressed shortly after sending a message.
* 'Navigate To' Panel crashed if pressing enter without a selection.
* Upgrade Discount buttons crashed if Internet connection wasn't stable.
* "Reset Mailplane" crashed if it had problems reading cookies.

April 24, 2013 - 3.0.0 (#676)

Password Is Now Optional
You don't need to store your account password anymore. Just leave it empty inside "Preferences... > Accounts > General".

Sign Out
Due to technical reasons we can't provide an individual account sign-out. But you can now sign-out all tabs via "Mailplane 3 > Sign Out".

Open Link Externally
Press Command-Shift while clicking a link to force Mailplane open it in your default browser.

* Notifier required frequent re-authorization.
* Paste image attaches it to prevent losing it while sending.
* Crashes after starting Mailplane the first time.
* Make Mailplane default Mail Application works more reliable now.

April 15, 2013 - 3.0.0 (#656)

Mailplane 3 is out!
This is the official release of Mailplane 3. Thanks a lot for participating in the Beta programme and sending us lots of valuable feedback!

After installing this update you'll get a trial period of 15 days. All Mailplane 2 customers will get an upgrade discount for Mailplane 3. Simply open the license dialog via 'Mailplane 3 > License…' and check your options on the right side. Learn more here.

Lars, Ruben & Jessica

April 10, 2013

TaskForce & RightInbox
TaskForce plug-in is back in Mailplane 3 and we added RightInbox. RightInbox was kind enough to give Mailplane users a 30% discount until May 15th. We urge you to check them out!

Compose Message With...
Compose messages with different accounts directly from the Dock. Close the main window (Command-W) and you're able to send email without having to look at email. Thanks to John and Merlin Mann for the idea!

Reset Mailplane
Some of you might already know it. "Reset Mailplane" is our secret weapon :) Next to removing Cookies, it does now also clear Caches, close all windows and tabs and restarts Mailplane.

LetsMove Integration
LetsMove is a tiny but very helpful addition. If it's not already in the Application folder, Mailplane ask you now on start-up if it should move itself to the Applications folder.

'Add Cc Recipients' Shortcut
Gmail's new 'Add Cc recipients' Shortcut happened to conflict with 'Format > Font > Show Colors'. Thus, we changed Show Colors to Command-Option-C. Thanks to Daniel for the idea!

* Viewing Excel sheets in QuickLook caused connection problems
* Toolbar buttons look now crisp on Retina screens
* Attempt to make Notifier more responsive and fixed a crash
* Gmail doesn't steal focus anymore

March 16, 2013

Image Resize Dialog
Mailplane 3 doesn't show the resize dialog anymore if the image is below a minimum file size. Go to Mailplane 3 > Preferences... > Attachments to define it.

Copy/Paste to Attach Files
Open Finder, select some files, copy them to the clipboard and paste them into a new message inside Mailplane.

Print Dialog
The print dialog does now include page orientation.

* Mailplane was holding back from sleep after downloading a file
* Crash while creating a message with an attachment
* Mailplane quits unexpectedly after opening an external link
* Crash while closing tabs on Mac OSX 10.7.5

February 15, 2013

Alias in Download Location
Supports Aliases as download location (Preferences > General > Save attachments to).

Crash Reporter
Mailplane 3 has now a crash reporter which appears on start up after a crash. Don't hesitate to send us your crash reports.

* Supports Evernote 5.0.5
* Sheets do not block the whole application anymore.

January 24, 2013

Scale Images Dialog
Scale image dialog doesn't appear anymore if the image is smaller than the lowest option (1024 x 768 px).

Attachments didn't work anymore within the new compose mode due to a recent Google change.

January 18, 2013

Retina Display Support
Mailplane 3 Beta provides Retina Display support for Apple's line of Retina MacBook Pros.

Logged Out Behavior
We made a few improvements to get the annoying logged-out behavior under control.

This does have a few side effects which you might be aware of:
1. Mailplane 3 doesn't support Calendar Gadget and Docs Gadget anymore
2. Google Plus is blocked by default. You can unblock it in Preferences… > Accounts > Advanced if you still need Google Plus inside Mailplane. But we recommend to leave it blocked especially if you keep multiple accounts open at a time.

December 21, 2012

New Compose Mode - Second Take
Mailplane supports now Gmail's inline window and doesn't force composing a message in a new window anymore. You can still compose a message in a separate window by using shift while clicking the compose button or doing Command-N.

* Print dialog doesn't stick behind the QuickLook panel anymore
* 'Show Original' doesn't download as text file anymore

Happy Holidays
Wow! 2012 went by much faster than expected. Thanks everyone for your feedback throughout the year. Happy Holidays and a Great 2013! Lars, Ruben & Jessica

December 08, 2012

New Compose Mode
Mailplane supports Gmail's new compose mode. Mailplane does always compose a message in a new window. We think it is superior to Gmail's inline window.

Preview Pane support
Mailplane supports Preview pane. It's a Gmail lab feature (Gmail Settings > Labs) to read mail right next to your list of conversations.

Ask for download location
Mailplane has a new 'Always ask me' option inside the 'Save attachments to' menu (Mailplane 3 > Preferences… > General). It asks for the download location after each download.

* 'g' button don't makes an 'error beep' anymore (e.g. g+i shortcut)
* Improved attachment preview (via QuickLook)
* Context menu item 'Download linked file' does now work
* Contact export (e.g. CSV) does now work

November 08, 2012

Blank Slate
Mailplane 3 shows now something meaningful if all tabs are closed. And on first start-up there will be some guidance to set-up Mailplane 3 properly.

Hide Scale Images Dialog
Scale image dialog has now a 'Do not show this dialog again' checkbox.

'View' Link opens QuickLook
'View' link next to the attachment opens QuickLook instead of starting the native app. This saves time and resources.

* Fixed the problem where Mailplane downloaded the same attachment multiple times despite clicking on different attachments.
* "Mail PDF with Mailplane" works again.
* Message creation via AppleScript, mailto:, etc. is now more reliable.
* Fixed endless account loads.

October 25, 2012

Whole Mailplane Window as Drop-Zone
A lot of people had problems dropping files to the small drop zone Gmail provides and we felt the pain as well. Thus, we decided to introduce the 'whole window drop-zone' well known from Mailplane 2. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Attach Files via Dock Icon
Dropping a file to the dock icon does now attach it if already in compose mode instead of composing a new message. For example, this makes adding pictures from iPhoto easier.

Consistent Attach Files Behavior
Adding an attachment performs a different action dependent where you're standing. It composes a new message if in overview mode, starts a reply if in detail mode and just attaches the file if already in compose or reply mode.

View Attachments
The 'View' link opens the file locally in readonly mode (e.g. Preview app) instead of Google Docs. The main reason for this change was the fact that Google Docs viewer still doesn't support multiple accounts.

Download Attachments
For better usability the 'Download' link converts to a progress bar while downloading an attachment. And files are getting cached on first download (or view - see above).

September 26, 2012

Recent Gmail Changes
Google is rolling out a new version that breaks Mailplane. This update is able to handle both versions.

Event Invitation
Event Invitations open now inside the Calendar tab instead in a new window.

Attachment Download
Some users experienced crashes while starting a download. This should be resolved now. And we made the magnifier easier to reach if there's scrollbar.

Keyboard Shortcuts
* Changed "Toggle Selection" shortcut to Command-D
* Changed "Open In New Window" to Command-[ while being in detail or compose mode

September 14, 2012

Sorry for updating in quick succession. But quite a few had log-in problems (see below).

* Fixed the case where Mailplane tried to log-in over and over again.
* Mailplane 2 Migration: Appends if username wasn't qualified in Mailplane 2 (e.g. instead of

September 13, 2012

Stability & Start-up Performance
Mailplane remembers the content of each tab on quit. This improves performance and overall stability on start-up.

Alternate tabbing keyboard shortcuts
Mailplane supports the same keyboard shortcuts for tabbing as Safari does. Next to the official ones (⌃⇥ ⌃⇧⇥) it supports now ⌘{ ⌘} and ⌥⌘[ ⌥⌘].

Migrate from Mailplane 2
Mailplane 3 migrates Mailplane 2 settings on initial start-up. That way you don't have to re-enter your settings if upgrading from Mailplane 2.

Replaced 0boxer Plugin with AwayFind
AwayFind is now available as new plugin inside Mailplane 3. Enable it via Mailplane 3 > Preferences... > Accounts > Plugins.

Fixes and minor improvements
* Moved 'Show Downloads' from Mail to View menu
* Added Mailplane 3 > Uninstall... menu item
* Added View > Reload Page
* Apply focus when switching tabs so keyboard shortcuts work right away
* Enable notifications while adding a new account

August 26, 2012

Notification Center
Notification Center replaces Growl under Mountain Lion. Lion still uses Growl to notify new messages. We did also refactor the settings (Preferences / Accounts / Notifications) a bit. You're now able to show unread messages as dock badge or menu bar only.

Find Banner
Command-F opens a banner (somehow like Safari) instead of a find dialog window.

Save to Contacts
"Save to Contacts" (Edit menu) creates a new contact inside the Contacts app using the "To" address of the first extended message. It basically works like "Save to Evernote".

External browser
There's now an "Open external links in background" preference (General tab) and we switched back to the Mailplane 2 "Open in external browser" behavior. By default all links will be opened externally and Command-Click forces Mailplane to open it internally.

Fixes and minor improvements
* Drag and Drop doesn't load the dropped Image/PDF anymore
* Attaching a "Screen" screenshot didn't really hide Mailplane
* Hide Ads frees the right space
* Body gets filled in rich and plain text mode (e.g. via Safari File > Share)

July 26, 2012

MacOS Mountain Lion
Mailplane 3 is now properly signed and ready to use for Mountain Lion. Thanks for all your feedback!

Gmail Sign-In
Logging out automatically and standing still at the sign-in page did happen more often since the last update. This should be better after this update.

July 12, 2012

MacOS Lion
Mailplane 3 requires at least MacOS Lion. It wasn't a light-hearted decision but it allows us to take advantage of the latest MacOS evolvements and thus bringing the best experience to your screen.

Service Menu & Mail PDF to Mailplane
Like Mailplane 2, Mailplane 3 provides Text and File services. See more here. Plus it does add a Print service menu item to print from any application to Mailplane 2.

You can define an Auto-BCC address for each email account. The setting can be found in Preferences / Accounts / Advanced. This is an easy way to integrate a CRM or Helpdesk software.

Accounts Order
Define the account order (for Add Tab Menu or Notifier) by dragging them around inside the Preferences.

Download Improvments
You can define the download location again inside Preferences / General. And if you hide the Toolbar the Download Popover (Option-Command-L) appears below the current tab bar item.

Feedback & Support
Please send all feedback and support requests via email directly to Help / Support & Feedback composes now a new email message instead of bringing up a feedback form.

Fixes and minor improvements
* Changed "Go to Today" shortcut to Control-T (instead of Command-T)
* Shows message while waiting until another tab has been loaded
* Sign-in to multiple Calendars works again
* Two-Factor Sign-in works again as well

July 03, 2012

Gmail Chat
There's a new Account preference which allows to unblock Gmail Chat. Unfortunately the stability and performance issues still remain if using Gmail Chat in multiple account simultaneously.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Calendar
Mailplane supports now iCal like Keyboard Shortcuts while being inside Google Calendar.

Private Cookie Store
Mailplane uses a private cookie store again. Thus, you can use Safari with a different or no Google identity while being signed-in in Mailplane.

June 13, 2012

Google Chat
We suppress Google Chat to get more stability during sign-in and a better performance when having multiple accounts open at the same time. This change might be temporary and will be reversed as soon as we see a better stability.

June 5, 2012

System WebKit
This version of Mailplane uses the WebKit installed on your system. Next to WebKit it does also share Cookies with Safari. Thus, you can use the same Google session inside Safari that has been previously established by Mailplane.

Discontinued Docs & Reader
We decided that Mailplane should focus on integrating Mail and Calendar beautifully into OSX instead of being a second Safari. We took 37signals' "Getting Real" as reference which calls that "Half, not half-assed".

Mailplane's Notifier is now better in sync with Mailplane's main window. No refresh should be necessary anymore after you get a message notification.

Reset Mailplane
"Reset Mailplane" has moved to the Mailplane3 menu and does now reset all account sessions. But it doesn't close tabs anymore. This makes it less harmful.

Download Window Context Menu
Download window has now a finder like context menu. Plus it allows you to import downloads directly into Evernote and iPhoto.

Keyboard Shortcuts
We changed keyboard shortcuts a little bit.
Command-T: Creates a new tab
Command-Shift-Option-T: Toggles toggles selection.

April 21, 2012

This version is still based on the same WebKit and thus doesn't solve the stability issues, yet. After running into a number of dead-ends we're seeing the lights at the end of the tunnel which brings us to a more stable version of Mailplane 3.

Download animation
Animation which indicates the start of a download.

Open Web Links in Background
Opens web browser in background when pressing the "Option" key while clicking an external link.

* Google Bar is now handled the same way as in Gmail
* Attachments do now work with replies as well

March 22, 2012

This is an intermediate update to extend the beta license by another month. It doesn't contain many new features because we're still working on a more stable and less resource-hungry version of Mailplane 3.0 by using WebKit differently. Stay tuned!

Account Settings
We moved the account settings to the Preferences dialog (Mailplane/Preferences...). Many users have had problems finding them and it gives us more flexibility for further enhancements down the road.

* Send/Save/Discard does map correctly again (e.g. keyboard shortcuts)
* The lower part of Gmail's search field wasn't clickable sometimes

February 21, 2012

Google Bar
We support the new Google Bar and are no longer removing the search box by accident.

February 7, 2012

The latest version of WebKit wasn't stable enough. We rolled back to the WebKit we used in the previous version of Mailplane 3.0. Sorry for the crashes.

We removed the Attachment Drawer because we weren't happy how it turned out. It was irritating and not reliable enough.

The new approach works basically like Mailplane 2 did it before. It attaches files immediately and provides support dependent on the file type. This version contains only some initial functionality. We work hard to improve this during the next few weeks.

January 23, 2012

We're using the latest version of WebKit which should bring some improvements when it comes to open GoogleDocs documents.

Open in External Browser
Pressing the Command-Key when clicking on a link will always open it in an external browser. Google Alert links will now open by default in an external browser.

December 24, 2011

Google Apps Login
Some had problems logging into their Google Apps accounts. This should be fixed now with our recent update. Sorry for that!

December 23, 2011

You can now save email messages to Evernote. Keep in mind to install Evernote for Mac first if you'd like to use that feature.

Rapportive, Boomerang and 0boxer
Mailplane 3.0 supports now Rapportive, Boomerang and 0boxer. Go to Accounts/Edit [your_name]... and switch to the Plug-Ins section to enable them.

Hide Ads & Custom CSS
There's a new "Style" section inside Mailplane's preferences. It allows you to hide the Gmail Ads Column and define a custom Gmail CSS stylesheet across all accounts.

Downloads Popover
Download entries are now sorted by creation date inside the Downloads Popover. In addition the progress indicator turns now clockwise and renders smoother.

Attachment Drawer
There's now a "Finder Style" context menu that allows you to open and modify your attachments easily. It's now also possible to paste (Command-V) a file instead of using drag-and-drop or "Insert File..." (Alt-Command-F).

Further fixes and improvements
* Added shortcut (Command-Shift-]) for "Open In New Window" in Gmail
* Added "Do Not Disturb" and "Compose New Message" to Dock menu
* Small toolbar icons are now more crisp (View/Customize Toolbar…)
* Supports the new Google bar
* Enabled Reader for Google Apps accounts

Happy Holidays
Thanks for all your feedbacks and support!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!
Ruben & Lars

December 6, 2011

New Toolbar & Tab Style
Toolbar and Tabs do now have a new style.

AppleScript Support
Mailplane 3.0 provides now the same AppleScript interface like Mailplane 2.5 does. See more here.

OmniFocus Clippings
Mailplane 3.0 does now also provide an OmniFocus Clippings Plugin. See more here.

Further fixes and improvements
* "Send" button does now also upload attachments.
* Enabled Command-P (Print) for Google Calendar again.
* Event invitations will now be opened in Google Calendar mode.
* Fixed "404 Not Found" responses for Google Apps accounts.

November 17, 2011

Fix: White Screen
Mailplane 3.0 does not show a "white screen" anymore. This happened sometimes when composing a new message.

Support & Feedback Form
Support & Feedback form does now zip and attach log and crash files automatically.

November 06, 2011

Supports Gmail's new look
See Google's introduction about Gmail's new look.
To make it more coherent with Gmail's feel, Mailplane disables elastic scrolling in Calendar, Docs and Reader.

Hide Notifier
Choose "Only in Dock" option in Mailplane's Preferences to hide the notifier but still get notifications through Growl or the Dock icon.

Open Downloads automatically
Mailplane 3.0 does now open downloads automatically if enabled in Mailplane's Preferences.

Further fixes and improvements
* "Mail link to This Page" does now work from Safari.
* Growl and Notifier open messages in Inbox instead of All view.
* Made Cookie Handling more stable.

October 21, 2011

Monochrome Toolbar
Mailplane has a new set of toolbar icons.

Download Toolbar Button
Download Progress is more visible with the new download toolbar button.

October 09, 2011

Auto-Refresh is connected to the Notifier and updates Gmail if standing inside the overview. This is very useful to get new emails immediately. But sometimes the refresh happened too often and led to unnecessary and disturbing focus losses. Now it does only refresh if the inbox counter differs from the one of the notifier (per account).

Notifier Bugfix
Opens the correct email inside the main window if choosing a message from Notifier.

Attachments Bugfix
* Zipped folders get now attached properly.
* Send button didn't attach files if having "Send & Archive" lab feature enabled.

September 27, 2011

Calendar Timeline
Mailplane doesn't mess up Google Calendar's time line anymore.

September 26, 2011

Calendar Timeline
Mailplane doesn't mess up Google Calendar's time line anymore.

"Send & Archive" labs feature
Mailplane 3.0 does now properly support "Send & Archive" Google Labs feature.

Cycle through tabs
Cycle with Control-Tab and Control-Shift-Tab through tabs.

"New..." tabs menu item
Add a new account directly via tabs "New..." menu item.

Further fixes and improvements
* Mailplane does not freeze anymore.
* Reversed message order inside notifier.
* Improved usability of account creation and modification.
* Google Apps account appear immediately after login.

September 14, 2011

You don't need to switch between accounts anymore. Mailplane 3.0 is able to keep multiple accounts open at the same time. And on top of that it supports Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Reader..

Attaching files is now much easier. Mailplane 3.0 keeps them locally until you send the email. Thus, it's easy to preview, edit and resize them.

Inline Attachments
Gmail allows you to put attachments inline. Mailplane 3.0 supports that feature.

2-Step Verification
2-Step Verification does increase the sign-in security of your Google Account. Mailplane 3.0 supports that natively. See

New Downloads Window
Mailplane 3.0 has a Safari-like Downloads Window.