One of the really nice things about Mail.app is the way it works closely with other iApps like iCal, Address Book and iPhoto. But Mail doesn’t have the stranglehold on integration.
A while ago, I posted about iPhoto Mailer Patcher, a hack for iPhoto that allows you to set Claris Emailer, GyazMail, Mailsmith, Outlook Express, PowerMail or QuickMail Pro as the default email client to which iPhoto sends resized images for you to email.
ZappTek provides hacks to help other email clients send iCal notifications. There are patches for Entourage, Eudora, Mailsmith, PowerMail and GyazMail.
Because it lacks AppleScript support, Thunderbird misses out on both counts.
Think carefully though. The developer warns that you will need to reinstall iCal in order to undo the installer’s modifications, if you change your mind later.
- iPhoto Mailer Patcher 4.1: Use iPhoto with more email clients
- iPhoto Mailer Patcher in iPhoto 5
- iPhoto Mailer Patcher: email pics for (almost) everyone
- Emailing photos in Mail.app
- On Emailing Photos with Mail.app
Tags: Apple Mail, Eudora, GyazMail, iCal, iphoto, mail.app, Mailsmith, notification, powermail, thunderbird