Name: Kiwi for Gmail
Release Date: March 17, 2018
Developer: Zive, Inc.
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://www.kiwiforgmail.com
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/kiwi-for-gmail/id986304488?mt=12
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 macOS 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.
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.
Stay up-to-date at all times and send messages with a couple of mouse clicks
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.
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.
Useful app that allows you to manage other Google services as well
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.
What’s New in Kiwi for Gmail 2.0.8
- URL Preview. To enable, go to Preferences > Interface Tab and check the “Preview URLs” checkbox
- Contacts will now invoke compose
- Main Window will now properly retain size on restart if maximized
- Misc rare crashes resolved