Google's Gmail or Google Mail is a web based email service that provides virtually unlimited storage space and a range of handy features such as threaded conversation views. While your email account can be accessed from any web browser, ensuring that your inbox is always available means having to keep the site loaded in a browser window or tab.

Mailplane enables you to free Gmail form your web browser and access it in its own dedicated window while benefiting from a range of extra features. The program allows for easy switching between different email accounts and support for Growl means that notifications can be delivered to your desktop.

Files can be attached to messages you send using drag and drop and Mailplane can be configured to be the default mail client so when mailto: links are clicked you can send messages from your Gmail account.

With the option of created formatted signature for your email accounts, and simple toolbar buttons to access many of Gmail's main features, Mailplane makes your web based email account significantly easier to use.
 

Verdict

A far superior way to access your Gmail inbox, particularly if you have more than one account.