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After installation, you will find it installs itself as a preference pane in Mail.app Preferences.
Like MailTags it redraws Mail.app’s GUI a little, adding a bar just above the compose field:
The red microphone icon on the right starts the recording, and the blue arrow allows to import that last recording into a new message.
The audio clip is saved in .mov format and a five second clip weighs in a 80 KB.
iVoiceMail costs USD 29.95. Its competitors are VoiceMailClip and iSay.
MailVoiceClip costs c. USD 12 (10 Euros). It is a stand-alone app that offers the same basic functions as iVoiceMail for a third of the price.
iSay offers a richer feature set for a lower price. It costs USD 20 but can record in a variety of formats (WAV, MPEG-4, ulaw, or 3GPP), lets you set hotkeys and more. On the down side, its audio files are slightly larger.
Of the three, iSay looks like the pick of the bunch.
iVoiceMail is shareware and a demo limited to five second clips is available from the developer’s web site.
MailVoiceClip costs c. USD 12 and is available from the developer’s web site.
iSay costs USD 20 and is available from the developer’s web site.
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- iSay: Voice messages via Apple Mail
- iVideoMail: Posting video clips in Mail.app
Tags: Apple Mail, audio clips, mail.app, plugin, voice message