Attaching Finder Files to Mail with Services

In an earlier post, we introduced you to OSX Services. These application services provide a way for applications to communicate with each other.

One particularly useful way to use Services it to send file attachments through Mail. The typical workflow for attaching a file to an email message is to open Mail.app, create a new draft, open the Finder to the folder with the file you want to attach and drag it to the email draft. With services this is much easier.

I was going to create a video illustrating this but found this instead.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F81ienKWvZs

As you can see, it’s simply a matter of selecting the file in the Finder and choosing the Services Send To menu.

If you have other ways to use Services to make computing easier, let us know.

2 Comments

  1. John on September 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Couldn’t you just drag the file onto the Mail icon in the dock?

    • Joe on September 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      Sure but in my case I don’t keep the Mail app in my dock because it runs all the time.

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