Mailplane for Mac OS X (beta) brings Google’s Gmail to Apple’s Mac OS X desktop:
• Attach files: Drag ‘n’ drop your files and folders to Mailplane and watch them being attached to the message and automatically uploaded.
• Send optimized Photos: Pictures get automatically resized and optimized to reduce the size of your message.
• Instantly send Screenshots: Need to send a Screenshot? With one click you grab a portion of your screen and attach it to your message.
• Send Pictures from iPhoto: Mailplane comes with an iPhoto plugin that makes sending picture attachments easy: select any pictures in iPhoto and then press the email button.
• Store Passwords in Keychain: No need to enter passwords every two weeks. Mailplane stores it safely in the Mac keychain and automatically logs you in at startup.
• Download : Download attachments and then reveal them in Finder. If the attachment is a photo or even a ZIP file containing pictures, then you can directly import them to iPhoto.
• Get Notified: Mailplane lets you know when new mail arrives by playing a sound, by showing the number of unread messages in the application icon and by the Growl notification system.
• More Stuff: Full control of Google Mail with your keyboard, using Mac keystrokes. Access the flexible and customizable toolbar. Send Mail from address book, safari or any application showing “mailto” urls and more.
Mailplane for Mac OS X’s developer is looking for beta testers. The private beta is open for registration. If you are interested in trying and testing Mailplane and providing feedback, you are invited to register here.