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Last week, Realmac Software, the makers of RapidWeaver, LittleSnapper and other applications for the Mac, had released a teaser video of its upcoming Courier application. Courier will be released tomorrow and we've had a chance to try it out to provide a preview of how it works.

Courier for Mac is a file sharing utility that allows you to send files to multiple destinations at once, making it easy to do things like post pictures to Facebook and Flickr at the same time, for example. At launch, Courier will work with Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Ember, Amazon S3, and Vimeo with more services coming soon. Realmac will also be offering a plug-in API so that 3rd party developers can offer their own service plug-ins.

Courier's interface revolves around envelopes that you set up to use the desired services. For example, you can address (or "stamp" in Courier's parlance) one envelope to send items to YouTube and Vimeo, and another to Flickr and Ember.


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If you have multiple accounts for any service, you can set up envelopes to target these specific accounts so you send files to only the ones you target. This would be useful for those who do something like sharing family pictures in a private Flickr account but also share other photos more publicly via Facebook and another public Flickr account. There is no limit to the number of envelopes you can create and you can even include multiple destinations for a single envelope.


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Perhaps most importantly, Courier also integrates the envelopes you've set up with the Mac OS Services menu accessible with a right mouse click, making it easy and convenient to choose items to share and upload.


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Once you've selected and uploaded items, these "Deliveries" will be shown in a cute map view that displays the originating and destination server locations.


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Courier will be available starting tomorrow and will cost $19.95 for a limited time as a special introductory offer, after which it will cost $24.95. It will require Mac OS 10.6 or later and a 64-bit compatible Mac. Realmac Software has created a Courier Twitter account, @courierapp, where followers will have early access to the application before it's available on the Realmac site.

Article Link: Exclusive Preview: Courier for Mac by Realmac Software
 

Ziggie

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May 27, 2010
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I was hoping someone had copied the Microsoft Courier concept to the iPad..
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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I don't like this application at all... so I'll vote with my wallet and not purchase it. I have no problem with the concept behind it. It's just... completely useless to me, as I don't use the services it works with.
 

applekid

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Jul 3, 2003
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Why a 64-bit Mac requirement?

Certainly a "delicious generation" program: high price, low functionality, but pretty. $20 so I can save a trip to logging into Facebook, Flickr, and other places? Seems silly?
 

vjl323

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Sep 7, 2005
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Because I'd rather see this kind of thing on prmac.com, which is where it belongs. This is a rumor site for things Mac and Apple related. This is not a place [well, not the front page] to be pushing ware. There are specific forums here for that on MR. The front page should not be selling out for 3rd party app developers to buy article space on. That's why there are text and banner ads here, so that things like this can go there, and MR can make money on the ads, and not spamvertisements like this. :(

/vjl/
 

Digitalclips

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I don't like this application at all... so I'll vote with my wallet and not purchase it. I have no problem with the concept behind it. It's just... completely useless to me, as I don't use the services it works with.

There are many products I have no use for but I wouldn't say 'I don't like them at all' for that reason. It is surely possible to appreciate the usefulness a product may have for others. It seems almost like a line from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party :).
 

Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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The Apple Spain Store (@ 2 pg) I believe is more apple MR pg1 newsworthy than an app like this (Cool but not really revolutionary). If it's a plug at least put a disclaimer on it and we will understand it more since is expensive to maintain so many of us here...
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Because I'd rather see this kind of thing on prmac.com, which is where it belongs. This is a rumor site for things Mac and Apple related. This is not a place [well, not the front page] to be pushing ware. There are specific forums here for that on MR. The front page should not be selling out for 3rd party app developers to buy article space on. That's why there are text and banner ads here, so that things like this can go there, and MR can make money on the ads, and not spamvertisements like this. :(

/vjl/

Aren't all the other posts ads for Apple products, essentially?

So we basically have a single ad for RealMac interupting tons of ads for Apple. I just can't get all that worked up about an add for one company being inserted into a stream of ads for another company.
 

ethana

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THIS is on the front page? Not Page 2 or something else? WTH!! What happened to the "rumors"? This is just a glorified press release.
 

Andy-V

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Guys, scroll past if you're not interested. Does it really inconvenience you that much?
 

gorjan

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May 16, 2009
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This look rather pointless, doesn't it?

Can anyone recommend a travel organizing app? Where I can sort and save all the tickets and reservations for a trip and easily print them before leaving for the airport?;)
 

vjl323

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Sep 7, 2005
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Aren't all the other posts ads for Apple products, essentially?

So we basically have a single ad for RealMac interupting tons of ads for Apple. I just can't get all that worked up about an add for one company being inserted into a stream of ads for another company.

Sorry, but I don't see any other ads on the front page other than in the designated ad areas. I'm not sure how you can count rumors of future Apple products as "ads".

Yes, it costs a lot to maintain this site, but Arn [the guy who runs it] does make quite a bit in ad revenue [he quit being a doctor because this site paid better!]. I go out of my way to make sure I click the MUpromo link if I decide I want to buy a bundle from them, since MR will get a cut.

Seeing a press release on the front page of MR is not appropriate. Period.

/vjl/
 

roland.g

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Apr 11, 2005
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I'll steer clear either way, but does every lobotomy come with a Facebook account or does every Facebook account include a lobotomy?
 

50548

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Because I'd rather see this kind of thing on prmac.com, which is where it belongs. This is a rumor site for things Mac and Apple related. This is not a place [well, not the front page] to be pushing ware. There are specific forums here for that on MR. The front page should not be selling out for 3rd party app developers to buy article space on. That's why there are text and banner ads here, so that things like this can go there, and MR can make money on the ads, and not spamvertisements like this. :(

/vjl/

Agreed. Why such a blatant ad on first page? At least put it where ads belong...not as a full-blown article. And the price is pretty high for what it offers, by the way.

MS IS DEAD.
 

ibanana

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Aug 23, 2007
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This has nothing to do with Mac RUMORS....I think it's one of the first time I saw this on this website.

The Application looks useless to me as all the social websites aggregators, really dedicated to geeks.
 

strabes

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May 12, 2010
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This is nice but definitely not worth $20 to save a minute or two of uploading files to two different websites, especially when you can just open two tabs and do them at the same time. Maybe if I did this kind of thing several times a day or professionally or something it could prove valuable.
 

roland.g

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Apr 11, 2005
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I'll be happy to support an App on page 1 and even buy it when MacRumors comes out with an iApp. Paid. No ads. News articles. Forums with notifications and customizable Forum Spy. Come on MR, make something for the iOS platform unlike your site which uses the same vB code that all other forum sites use.
 
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