When comparing Mailplane 3 vs Spark, the Slant community recommends Spark for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Spark is ranked 5th while Mailplane 3 is ranked 20th.
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Pro Doubles as a calendar
Mailplane 3 combines Google Calendar and Gmail within a single app.
Pro Fast and light
Pro Easy to use
Mailplane 3 looks just like Gmail's web UI and even imports Gmail shortcuts. If Gmail shortcuts aren't ideal for the user, those of Mac can be used instead.
Pro Can work with mutiple Gmail accounts simultaneously
The tabbed interface included in Mailplane 3 lets users work with as many Gmail accounts simultaneously as they want.
Pro Supports many plugins
Functionality and features can be extended by using plugins.
Pro Custom quick swipe features
Pro Robust customization options
Pro Syncs across devices
Pro Unified inbox
Pro Free snooze options
Con Written for those who drink Google's Kool-Aid
It's a thinly-veiled skin over the browser interface. Why bother?
Con Can freeze very often
Con Gmail only
Mailplane 3 is a Gmail-only client. It does not support other email providers.
- Sends statistical data to several services known for bad privacy policies (Google, Facebook), also there's no way to opt out.
- Automatically creates an acount with the first address entered and subscribes you to their newsletter.
- Stores credentials for your email accounts on their servers.
- Stores your emails on their servers to push them to your devices.
- Server infrastructure seems to be located in the US.
Con Doesn't support many services
Many services such as Spam filters, Pocket, and other apps are not supported.
Con Doesn't show the counts of emails next to the folders
- On the Mac platform will show +999 for the folder that contains more than 1000 emails.
- On the iPhone, the platform will not show the counts next to the folder unless they are new emails.