Manage multiple Gmail accounts from your Mac’s desktop and avoid having to use a web browser for this task, with this well-designed and easy-to-use email client
Kiwi for Gmail is a useful application that aims to help you manage your e-mail account by eliminating the need to use a web browser for accessing the service. It provides good OS X integration, allowing you to keep track of your e-mails and send messages with a couple of mouse clicks.
Desktop Gmail client that maintains the web service’s layout and adds some minor improvements
Assuming you have used Gmail before, the application’s interface should be very familiar. In essence, it is almost identical to that of the webmail service, with the exception of a few additional elements added in the title bar.
These display the account you are currently managing and allow you to switch between them easily.
Stay up-to-date at all times and send messages with a couple of mouse clicks
Kiwi for Gmail provides additional indicators in your menu bar and Dock. These let you know how many unread messages there are in all your accounts.
Clicking the status bar icon opens a drop-down menu that displays information for each account separately and allows you to compose a new message at a moment’s notice.
Additionally, should you wish to avoid interruptions, you can enable the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to disable all notifications temporarily.
Useful app that allows you to manage other Google services as well
You can access Google Drive, Calendar, Hangouts and other services directly from the application’s interface. However, these are opened in separate windows, which may end up cluttering your desktop if several are active at the same time.
It would help if these services could be launched in tabs, making it possible to restrict them to a single window and keep your workspace organized.
To conclude, Kiwi for Gmail is an application that can serve as a suitable alternative to the standard Google webmail service. It is easy-to-use, allows you to manage multiple accounts and provides OS X integration.
- 64-bit processor
- Gmail account
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- You can only manage one account
- Keyboard shortcuts not available
- ‘Important-Only Notifications’ function not available
- ‘Do Not Disturb’ function not available
- Gmail Plugins not supported