Gmail Browser is a web browser that is dedicated to running Gmail (and Google calendar, Google docs, etc). Why? Well, for me, reading email is usually a work activity, while web browsing is mostly play. And so, when I check my email, I easily get distracted by other web sites. Separating Gmail from the rest of the internet helps me concentrate.
Gmail Browser is an enhanced version of an idea I saw here. The enhancements are:
The current version is 0.97. Gmail Browser works on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
Install Gmail Browser by mounting the disk image and dragging Gmail Browser to the Applications folder.
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Start Gmail Browser by double-clicking it in your Applications folder. Log in, and away you go...
To set Gmail Browser as the default Mail application, first run Apple's Mail.app. In the Mail.app preferences (menu Mail->Preferences), the 'General' preference pane allows you to select a new default email program. Browse and select Gmail Browser from the Applications folder.
Gmail Browser is based on WebKit, just like Safari. If you want to use the latest version of WebKit (and perhaps access the newest features of Gmail), you can try the following:
Bug reports, suggestions, etc to bdeb at willmore dot eu. If you like Gmail Browser, please consider donating a few dollars. Donations are greatly appreciated!