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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)

 
 

Postbox 2.5

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Postbox has released version 2.5 of its eponymous email client, which includes a long list of enhancements, starting with numerous improvements to its user interface. These include tweaks to the app’s signature vertical view, its composition window, message view, and even its notification bar. According to the release notes, Postbox 2.5 also adds IMAP support for Yahoo Mail accounts, an inline quick reply feature, a new inline junk-mail notification panel, and support for searching messages by topic via Spotlight. ($19.99 new from Postbox’s Web site or the Mac App Store, free update, 20.4 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>