The Gmail web interface is not for everyone, but for those who appreciate it, I recommend giving Mailplane a try. I've been using it for many years and have come to rely heavily on the many feature benefits Mailplane offers over the actual Gmail web interface. Even though Mailplane is basically the Safari webkit integrated into the app itself, it adds things like menu bar notification of new email, add-ons, integration into the OS, ad removal in the Gmail right column, and more than anything, SUPERB customer support. Of all the apps I've ever requested support on in my life, this developer and his team are one of the best I've ever experienced. Simply an excellent product backed by solid development and support.