Canary Mail
Canary Mail
3.19

2.7

Canary Mail free download for Mac

Canary Mail3.19

11 December 2020

Easy and elegant e-mail client.

Overview

Canary is an exciting new email client for Mac that offers a full set of powerful features with one key difference - your emails are not stored on a 3rd-party server. Every facet of Canary has been designed in accordance with our core philosophy of ensuring complete user privacy and offering reliable and snappy performance. Unlike other apps/services, using Canary is not contingent on providing access to your data.

  • Read Tracking - Canary notifies you instantly when your email is read.
  • Email Snooze - Declutter your Inbox in an instant and deal with emails at your convenience.
  • Unified Inbox - Canary features a unified inbox and supports Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, FastMail and universal IMAP.
  • Fully Local - Your emails are encrypted and stored locally and securely on your Mac, not on an online server.
  • Gmail Labels and Filters - Canary supports labels and social/promotional email segregation that Gmail users love.
  • Attachments Browser - Quickly find, download, and open every file that you've ever sent or received.
  • Quick Reply - Compose at the speed of thought with inline replies and direct keyboard shortcuts for your favorite contacts.
  • Powerful Search - Instantly find an email with powerful predicate-based search that works even when you're offline.
  • Amazing Performance - Canary is engineered to offer an incredibly snappy user experience, with minimal CPU and RAM use.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

Canary Mail Pro (New) $19.99
Canary Mail Pro (Upgrade) $9.99

What's new in Canary Mail

Version 3.19:
  • New: Gmail categories are now available in the sidebar
  • New: Cross device sync adds support for other platforms (after updating to v643+, sync will not work with macOS & iOS devices running older versions)
  • Fix: Search should be faster
  • Fix: Creating a new event in Calendar should use the correct date

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How would you rate Canary Mail app?

55 Reviews of Canary Mail

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3
Bupkis
21 March 2019
Version: 2.21

Most helpful

This would be a great competitor to Airmail and Spark except for one thing: it insists that the user go to their gmail account and make "All Mail" visible. That creates havoc with my email, making it impossible to find anything. No other client insists on this. Otherwise I like most things about it: the look, the integration of OpenPGP (which Airmail and Spark do not have), the workflow.
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5
Benichols
09 November 2020
Version: 3.17
Best privacy features amongst competitors. Visually pleasing and cross-sync functioning more reliably now. FYI, these reviews are inconsistent with App Store reviews (4 stars), which makes one wonder if reviewers are unbiased.
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2
Lvdoc
04 November 2020
Version: 3.16
I tried this before purchasing. Alas, after purchasing, I discovered that it doesn't update my iCloud email. I wrote to the developers for help and was asked to send them some log files. I did so, directly from their Canary application. Then they turned around and told me that those were encrypted and that I should do something else, yet they didn't specify exactly what. I mean, if their own program can't do this, what am I supposed to do? I eventually copied and pasted all of their log data into an email and sent that. Since then, I haven't heard jack from them. They've abandoned this problem after gladly taking my money. I know people on MU ask for ratings based on the program and not on service, and I am trying to do that here. But my experience with the program is not good, and my experience with their customer service is far worse. I have little choice but to advise against this program.
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3
johnnuzzo
15 April 2020
Version: 3.07
Overall, I'm a little disappointed. Canary looks good, is fast, and has solid security support. Then there are the basic functions that are missing: - message tagging - some kind of rules-based sorting feature, to automate moving messages to folders Finally, the defect in the message editor incorrectly creating email or phone number links. To be fair, I've observed in Spark and Airmail: the message editor does not create links properly. Try creating a link for your signature, containing an email address or phone number. Canary (and Spark and Airmail) simply prefix the link text with 'https://'. Insert a phone number, say 333-333-3333 as 'tel:3333333333' and you get 'https://tel:+13333333333'. Click it, instead of opening your dialer, it opens a browser and fails to find the site. Try an email address link, and 'mailto:abc@xyz.com' becomes 'https://mailto:abc@xyz.com'. Click that, and again you open a browser instead of creating a new message to that recipient.
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zlazkow
26 March 2020
Version: 3.07
wanted to use Canary, but it does not accept digital attachments even 18 mb !!! why??? Spark has no problem with that. But the search in Canary is fast, while spark's search is useless.
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joopsiroop2
24 February 2020
Version: 3.06
Encourage you to read: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/5us6rz/canary_mail_is_this_email_app_worth_something/ and then dicide if you really want to use this "secure"mail client.
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lrsquires
19 December 2019
Version: 3.04
I am installed canary and upgraded it to Pro on my imac OS10.15.2 because Apple Mail suddenly stopped send my emails. I think I've wasted my money on Canary. Canary help is useless. I cannot get ordinary features to work. No stars from me.
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4
Pirx
08 December 2019
Version: 3.03
It is good and solid, says what it does, does what it says.
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sally-20
03 December 2019
Version: 3.03
This App drives me crazy! I no sooner get used to Canary, putting up with some weird anomalies when suddenly I get Canary Pro - I don't want the trial! How do I restore my originally purchased Canary programme? Canary search is difficult, Canary Pro doesn't seem to offer me the option to use my own colour and font when I compose and keep it for every email ( I have to change it every time I compose a new email - what!!!?) Oh heavens - and how the heck to do I contact anyone at Canary??? HELP.
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3
Bupkis
21 March 2019
Version: 2.21
This would be a great competitor to Airmail and Spark except for one thing: it insists that the user go to their gmail account and make "All Mail" visible. That creates havoc with my email, making it impossible to find anything. No other client insists on this. Otherwise I like most things about it: the look, the integration of OpenPGP (which Airmail and Spark do not have), the workflow.
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cjred
01 October 2018
Version: 2.13
So far OK. The interface needs some tweaking to make it more user friendly and simpler because right now it is quite cumbersome. Read receipts are cool (coming from a Newton mail user). Also need to ramp up sync speed. IT is quite on the slow side.
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Free

2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
License: 
FreeIn-app purchases

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