After watching a work colleague manually adding attachments to a Mail.app message, Martin Michel decided that there must be a better way.
And he made one. He has created Attaché, an AppleScript droplet that quickly creates an new email, with all the attachments dropped on it included and listed.
Just dump it on your Desktop (or wherever you like to keep droplets–in the Dock, perhaps). Select the files you want to send and drop them onto it.
Hey presto – an email with attachments and a list of what’s included:
If my life was full of industrial quantities of attachments, I can see how this would save a lot of time indeed.
It will also please people like Jonathan, who emailed recently with a particular attachments problem:
One thing that frustrates us is that when adding attachments the attachment name is always truncated for longer names. As we have to print a record copy of the email, and all our documents include a date at the end It is impossible to see the proper name of the email attachment. Is their a way to make it add attachment name in plain text, or not truncate?
Mail’s default behaviour is annoying. But the list that this droplet generates solves his problem. Nice!
Martin plans to add further features, zipping of the attachments, default recipients and subjects and more.
Of course, you can always drag files to the Mail icon in the Dock or use the proxy icon (as described in a recent Macworld tip ) which is good enough for me.
Attaché is freeware and available from his web site .
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Tags: Apple Mail, applescript, attachments, droplet, lists, mail.app, Productivity, quickly batch and send