I’ve been around the Mac long enough to think I know it all, but I’m still surprised when a new app that comes along to solve a problem I didn’t know I had. Got email? Yes, of course. Got attachments? Yes, of course. Then you have a problem this app solves.
Necessity Is Mother’s Invention
Attachment Tamer is a Mac app that, well, helps you to tame your email attachments in Mail. Honestly, I didn’t know I had a problem to solve.
Email attachments come in all shapes and sizes, and Mail does what it can to make them visible without confusing the situation. Still, when my Microsoft-loving friends send me Outlook or Exchange attachments, Mail can do some crazy things.
Sometimes there’s images embedded in email multiple times. Sometimes I can find an attachment, other times not.
What Attachment Tamer does is fix some of what Mail does wrong, and makes it right. For example, you can send email with attachments that work well for Microsoft users (like I care). It also displays images, PDFs and video clips as icons instead of filling up the whole email.
Even embedded HTML email can be sent with mixed images and attachments. For a problem I didn’t know I had, Attachment Tamer comes with a whole bucket of features.
Looks complicated, no?
It is. For what it’s worth, attachments look better coming and going, and I checked with my Microsoft Office mates, and they report that attachments look better, too (no strange icons floating all over the message).
What is Apple doing wrong that an odd little app that we didn’t know we needed does better?