kung fu grippe


  1. Compose Gmail Message.app

I just ““wrote”” my first ““application.””

→ Download “Compose Gmail Message.app”

It’s the world’s dumbest and awesomest Automator app, and it does precisely one thing; it directs you straight to Gmail’s “Compose Message” window in a new tab of your default browser.

Set it as your Mac’s default email app and—BOOM!—every time OS X needs to create an email message, you get to just send email without having to look at email.

I think this might maybe be the greatest thing I’ve ever done. I finally feel alive.

ADDENDUM 2013-03-19_10-16-46

Yeah, I know there are many ways to make Gmail (or Mailplane, etc.) OS X’s default email app. But, to my knowledge, none solve my basic problem here. After sending a message, you’re always redirected back to the inbox (or a search or a label). See, I literally don’t want to see any messages in order to simply send a message. There are probably numerous other and better ways to do this. This one works for me.

    Compose Gmail Message.app

    I just ““wrote”” my first ““application.””

    → Download “Compose Gmail Message.app”

    It’s the world’s dumbest and awesomest Automator app, and it does precisely one thing; it directs you straight to Gmail’s “Compose Message” window in a new tab of your default browser.

    Set it as your Mac’s default email app and—BOOM!—every time OS X needs to create an email message, you get to just send email without having to look at email.

    I think this might maybe be the greatest thing I’ve ever done. I finally feel alive.


    ADDENDUM 2013-03-19_10-16-46

    Yeah, I know there are many ways to make Gmail (or Mailplane, etc.) OS X’s default email app. But, to my knowledge, none solve my basic problem here. After sending a message, you’re always redirected back to the inbox (or a search or a label). See, I literally don’t want to see any messages in order to simply send a message. There are probably numerous other and better ways to do this. This one works for me.