Kiwi for Gmail
Kiwi for Gmail
2.0.30

3.5

Kiwi for Gmail free download for Mac

Kiwi for Gmail

2.0.30
06 December 2019

Turns Gmail into a full-powered Desktop client.

Overview

Kiwi for Gmail (formerly Gmail for Mac) turns Gmail into a full-powered desktop email client. No one wants to use Gmail in the browser on their phone, and we felt they shouldn't have to on the Mac either. 2 years in the making from a seasoned team with Apple, Bose, and iRobot experience. Like Gmail's own apps on iOS, Kiwi for Gmail is a sophisticated email client-browser hybrid that gives you the full power of Gmail within a polished desktop experience.

Kiwi for Gmail is the only app that supports every Gmail feature, every detail, and with a technical foundation that is rebuilt from the ground up to make Gmail faster, easier to use, and more reliable in our app than in any browser. We've thoroughly integrated Gmail into the desktop experience in a way that simply is impossible in the browser. What results is the most seamless email experience you've ever seen.

Features:
  • Use Gmail as a desktop app, freed from the browser.
  • Get to all of your Gmail accounts in a single click. Never sign in again. Never search through tabs again or type to get to your email.
  • Reliable Multiple Accounts - Use up to 6 Gmail accounts simultaneously, built on an architecture that's far more reliable than what Gmail uses in the browser.
  • Chat and Hangouts - work across multiple accounts, like you'd expect.
  • Google Drive - works across multiple accounts flawlessly, which you can't even do in Chrome. Due to our unique architecture.
  • Note: Kiwi for Gmail does not have *offline support*, which is incompatible with serving all Gmail's features.
  • 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. Watch how this makes it easier to
  • Avoid going to the Inbox for Every Little Thing - We've obsessed over workflows and how people really use email, designing our app so that accessing your email is simple and not overwhelming. You shouldn't have to dive into your inbox to write a quick note to someone, for instance.
  • Huge attachments - Send giant files using Google Drive, which is now so quick to do, it's even simpler than Dropbox.
  • Powerful Keyboard Shortcuts - let you get to your email in a second.
  • Important-Only Notifications - a desktop email first; use this optional feature and filter the noise right out of your email effortlessly.
  • The Zen Switch - shut off all email notifications so you can focus, without shutting out the whole world.

What's new in Kiwi for Gmail

Version 2.0.30:

Note: Users on 2011 or previous generation machines should not update

Fixed:
  • Global Compose / File share bug
  • Authentication system
  • Unread counts not being handled

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10 Kiwi for Gmail Reviews

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Eric•Woehler
03 January 2019

Most helpful

POS software that tells me I am not connected to the internet while all my other apps (thunderbird, Firefow etc etc) happily pull stuff off the internet. POS software that doen't work. Recommend against d/l or using as I can't get it to work straight up after installation. Would give ZERO stars if I could
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Version 2.0.16
Eric•Woehler
03 January 2019
POS software that tells me I am not connected to the internet while all my other apps (thunderbird, Firefow etc etc) happily pull stuff off the internet. POS software that doen't work. Recommend against d/l or using as I can't get it to work straight up after installation. Would give ZERO stars if I could
Like (1)
Version 2.0.16
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
22 December 2018
I just downloaded and installed this app. Easy to set up and you don't have to stick with that terrible lime green color—look in the preferences. I don't use G-Mail much, but I have friends who do. This is much easier than using a web browser. Kudos. I don't use Google apps either, but this appears to access them as well, in a non-browser interface. So far I've got nothing but good things to say.
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Version 2.0.16
Kobalt
20 March 2018
Ever since version 2.0.7 this app is checking my spam only randomly. Mostly I have to manually force it which makes it pretty useless. I reported it to the dev and received a reply that a few other people had come across the same thing and that they're looking into it. IMHO a bug like that for an app like this is pretty lethal and should be at the top of the list of things to fix. However, with version 2.0.8 nothing has changed.

I have used this app for some time and to great effect and have previously given it 5 stars, but that rating is taking a nose dive with these last two updates.
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Version 2.0.8
1 answer(s)
Marlo-R
Marlo-R
11 June 2018
Hey Kobalt, are you still using this app? Has it incorporated the new Gmail features yet?
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siamlotus
06 December 2017
The full version is free on the MAS for a limited time.
Like (1)
Version 2.0.6
milothompson
07 December 2016
Try Gamma http://www.getgamma.net/
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Version 2.0.2
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
11 October 2017
WHY? You get paid for each referral?

Do you work for them?

There must be something in it for you since you created your account just to post that one message, then never returned.
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Funjoy
19 October 2016
I bought this app for $5 before it was released (via Kickstarter? I can't remember). Version 1.0 was dog slow and had peculiar key commands and was difficult to get to Google Calendar... and was even slower than Mail when you did. I tried it a couple of times and stopped using it. The current version is significantly improved, but to me offers little more than Google's web interface does. For many sites, like Facebook and Google Calendar/Gmail, I've used the browser app-maker FLUID https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26476/fluid to create 'apps' from web pages which retain their own cookies. For my basic Gmail use (I don't have multiple Gmail accounts) Kiwi essentially works as well and as fast as my Fluid-derived Gmail 'app.' Overall it's good.
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Version 1.10.0
Kobalt
13 July 2016
Excellent update arrived today! Thanks, Zive, for making it better still.
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Version 1.9
Lounge-Deluxe
13 July 2016
How does Kiwi compare to Apple Mail.app that also allows for multiple Gmail accounts to be open? I'm always interested in a new slick email client for my Gmail accounts but I need to know its USPs over Mail.app.
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Version 1.9
2 answer(s)
Kobalt
Kobalt
13 July 2016
Why don't you install the free Lite version to try it for yourself? Nothing like first-hand experience.

http://kiwiforgmail.com/order.php
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Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
14 July 2016
No time for that unfortunately, just give me the product information necessary to be able to do a fair comparison. Basic marketing rule IMHO.
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Kobalt
16 June 2016
Very happy with the overall look and feel, not to mention the functionality.
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Version 1.8.97
ld92lleo2lp
02 January 2016
Best client for GMail on Mac. I found it on Kickstarter and was one of backers.
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Version 1.8.93