Kiwi for Gmail Lite
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"It's shocking Google never created this software on its own." -- Inc.
“Can’t miss app.” -- Mashable
Kiwi for Gmail Lite turns Gmail it into a full-powered desktop email client that takes everything you know and love about Gmail and adds great new features. It also includes a new sidebar with icons that provide easy access to your Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts and enables you to create new messages and events with ease. Deeper integration with other Google apps and the ability to simplify your life by seamlessly managing up to six accounts is available in the full version of the Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 with G Suite.
One of the most anticipated apps on Kickstarter in 2015 and two years in the making, Kiwi for Gmail delivers a sophisticated app that thoroughly integrates Gmail into your desktop experience in ways that simply aren’t possible in the browser. To do this, we rebuilt how Gmail functions on the desktop from the ground up to make it faster, easier to use, and more reliable.
Traditional email clients like Mail or Outlook end up delivering basic access but end up removing most of Gmail’s unique features in trying to be one-size-fits-all for every email service. Our full-featured email client enables Gmail itself to be used, but with the seamless fluidity of a native email application.
Get started today and discover a whole new way to use Gmail.
• NOTE: This is NOT a trial app, but a full email client for Gmail, just with fewer features than the full app and supporting one account.
• NOTE: Kiwi for Gmail does not have *offline support*, which is incompatible with serving all Gmail's features.
• NOTE: Kiwi for Gmail does not support Google's Inbox.
• Use Gmail as a desktop app, freed from the browser.
• Get to your Gmail account in a single click. Never sign in again. Never search through tabs again or type to get to your email.
• Chat - works across multiple accounts, like you'd expect.
• Google Drive - works across multiple accounts flawlessly, which you can't even do in Chrome.
• Gmail as a Polished Desktop Experience - Windows for new messages, the calendar, Google Drive; Attach photos, documents, or whatever you want by just dragging them on; An inbox that works like a desktop application and not a strange menubar dropdown hybrid -- we've thought of everything.
• Gmail as your Default Email Client - It really works. Replace Mail and Outlook completely with Kiwi for Gmail - click an email in Contacts or the browser and it'll open one of our beautiful new email windows.
• Dock icon, Menubar dropdown, and full Inbox window.
• Gorgeous, simple New Message windows - Vastly improved over the browser.
• Huge attachments - Send giant files using Google Drive, which is now so quick to do, it's even simpler than Dropbox.
What's Available in the Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 with G Suite (not in Lite).
• Multiple Accounts - Use up to 6 Gmail accounts simultaneously
• Ability to use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as native, windowed desktop applications within Kiwi for Gmail
• Open documents in their own windows allowing you to multi-task like never before
• Ability to open recent documents and quickly access Google Drive files across multiple accounts
• Quick access to all GSuite applications
• Ability to open various file types directly within Kiwi for Gmail, including gsheet, gform, gdoc, gslides, gdraw, glink and gnote
• Global Keyboard Shortcuts - let you get to your email in a second.
• Important-Only Notifications - a desktop email first; lets you filter the noise out of your email effortlessly.
• The Zen Switch(tm) - shut off all email notifications so you can focus, without shutting out the whole world.
• Full support for the popular Gmail plugin Boomerang.
• More Gmail plugins coming soon. - We'll be integrating various third-party plugins in coming updates to the full version of Kiwi.
What's New in Version 2.0.4
- Find in page for inbox and message windows (cmd-f brings up Find, cmd-g moves to next match)
- Fix layout issue for certain configurations
- Fix issue with crash in rare circumstances
- Fixes for SSO issues with not quite valid certificates
- Update the unread counts when waking up
- Resolve a security bookmark issue for download location handling
- Stay quiet when the OS is in Do Not Disturb mode
- Speed up display of compose new message window in certain situations
- Resolve a potential crash on initial install
Only has one trick...
… and that’s useful but not very useful enough to pay for. All the app does is show gmail wrapped in a Kiwi web browser. The only advantage of this is that you can cmd-tab to Gmail (Kiwi). That’s handy if you keep a lot of browser windows open.
Features they SHOULD have if they really want to be useful:
* Put the compose window in it's own tab in the Kiwi window, NOT in a separate window
* Show Gmail’s crappy contact manager in it’s own tab. Better yet, replace it with a useful contact manager (that still manages the Gmail contacts)
* Rather than the Inbox/Calendar/Contacts being buttons on a sidebar they should be tabs. The one with my current account would be the Inbox and add Calendar and Contacts next to that.
* It might be a Mac UI issue rather than your problem but a better frame around the app would be nice. As is when it overlaps another window (usually Chrome) it looks like your window is in a Chrome tab.
* Stop opening the calendar in it’s own weird sized window and put it in a tab inside Kiwi.
* Let me choose which browser to open links in. I don’t want them in the default browser, I want them in the one that’s on the same desktop as Kiwi.
Nice alongside paid version too
Update (12/22): LOVE the FIND feature within inbox AND within messages.
Paid user who also uses the light app to have an additional account. While not as rich as the paid version, it’s a nice tidy app on its own.
If IMAP supported it would be the killer app
Who on earth has only gmail? Having an app to handle “all email” but can’t handle iCloud email or your various IMAP email accounts for business etc. is like being able to wear one really comfortable shoe but having to leave the other foot bare.
Too bad, because the rest of the features seem pretty cool. I’ll not be upgrading and this Lite version will be going into the trash, alas.