Compose a new email with attachment quickly! (Apple Mail & Outlook for Mac)

It’s an oldie, but a goldie! When sending an email with an attachment, most would go to their mail client (either Apple Mail or Outlook for Mac) and:

  • Click on New Email,
  • Click the Insert button and search through a number of windows and folders for the file to attach, or,
  • Drag and drop the file from the Desktop/Finder window into the email window.

Here’s the tip:

To quickly create a new email with file already attached, simply drag the file you want to attach directly onto the Mail/Outlook icon on your dock and it will automatically create a new email with your file attached!

Apple Mail users:

Outlook for Mac users: