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Canary Mail for Mac

Easy and elegant e-mail client.

Free
In English
Version 3.86
3.4
Based on 49 user rates

Canary Mail overview

Canary Mail 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.

What’s new in version 3.86

  • Introducing Copilot: we're taking emailing to the next level with Copilot. Copilot uses AI to write your email replies for you. Just hit Reply and describe what you want to say in a few words and Copilot will do the rest.

Canary Mail for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.86
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What customer like

Performance
Security
Price

What needs improvements

Social media integration
Design
Customization

Canary Mail qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
3.0

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3.4

(57 Reviews of Canary Mail)

  • Comments

  • User Ratings

Pirx
Pirx
Sep 27 2021
3.32
4.0
Sep 27 2021
4.0
Version: 3.32
Canary is a good, solid e-mail client. There are some bells and whistles that would be good to have. But Canary's purpose is security. In terms of that, I would actually want to see S/MIME supported. Among bells and whistles, message tagging, virtual folders and finally control over the fonts would be nice to have, but again, it is about communication security.
Sid_Sid
Sid_Sid
May 7 2021
3.26
5.0
May 7 2021
5.0
Version: 3.26
Try to use this app, I hope, everything will be fine!
Benichols
Benichols
Nov 9 2020
3.17
5.0
Nov 9 2020
5.0
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.
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Nov 4 2020
3.16
2.0
Nov 4 2020
2.0
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.
johnnuzzo
johnnuzzo
Apr 15 2020
3.07
3.0
Apr 15 2020
3.0
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.
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Feb 21 2023
3.86
5.0
Feb 21 2023
5.0
Version: 3.86
ben-marko
ben-marko
Apr 6 2022
3.42
4.0
Apr 6 2022
4.0
Version: 3.42
gorges
gorges
Nov 13 2021
3.34
2.0
Nov 13 2021
2.0
Version: 3.34
mpinkerton
mpinkerton
Nov 4 2021
3.34
3.0
Nov 4 2021
3.0
Version: 3.34
Sid_Sid
Sid_Sid
May 7 2021
3.26
5.0
May 7 2021
5.0
Version: 3.26
Benichols
Benichols
Nov 9 2020
5.0
Nov 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Nov 4 2020
2.0
Nov 4 2020
2.0
Version: null
johnnuzzo
johnnuzzo
Apr 15 2020
3.0
Apr 15 2020
3.0
Version: null
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 26 2020
3.0
Mar 26 2020
3.0
Version: null
joopsiroop2
joopsiroop2
Feb 24 2020
1.0
Feb 24 2020
1.0
Version: null
Pirx
Pirx
Dec 8 2019
4.0
Dec 8 2019
4.0
Version: null
sally-20
sally-20
Dec 3 2019
1.0
Dec 3 2019
1.0
Version: null
Kris-nx
Kris-nx
Jul 19 2019
2.0
Jul 19 2019
2.0
Version: null
Bupkis
Bupkis
Mar 21 2019
3.0
Mar 21 2019
3.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Nov 23 2018
5.0
Nov 23 2018
5.0
Version: null
cjred
cjred
Oct 1 2018
4.0
Oct 1 2018
4.0
Version: null
Haevuus
Haevuus
Oct 1 2018
1.0
Oct 1 2018
1.0
Version: null
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Jul 17 2018
0.5
Jul 17 2018
0.5
Version: null
Neospyder
Neospyder
Jul 16 2018
4.0
Jul 16 2018
4.0
Version: null
fleur2metaline-1
fleur2metaline-1
Jun 14 2018
0.5
Jun 14 2018
0.5
Version: null
mi-men
mi-men
Jun 14 2018
0.5
Jun 14 2018
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-trout-1840
Apr 1 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
n0p
n0p
Aug 10 2017
0.5
Aug 10 2017
0.5
Version: null
Enricofra
Enricofra
Aug 9 2017
4.5
Aug 9 2017
4.5
Version: null
pooyakamel
pooyakamel
Jun 3 2017
5.0
Jun 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
Panico
Panico
Feb 18 2017
1.0
Feb 18 2017
1.0
Version: null
TCalhau
TCalhau
Dec 21 2016
4.0
Dec 21 2016
4.0
Version: null
Diefis
Diefis
Dec 4 2016
5.0
Dec 4 2016
5.0
Version: null
Mondele
Mondele
Oct 9 2016
3.0
Oct 9 2016
3.0
Version: null
Kgx
Kgx
Aug 18 2016
5.0
Aug 18 2016
5.0
Version: null
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
Aug 9 2016
2.0
Aug 9 2016
2.0
Version: null
davyboy
davyboy
Aug 6 2016
5.0
Aug 6 2016
5.0
Version: null
TheNameless_
TheNameless_
Jul 27 2016
4.0
Jul 27 2016
4.0
Version: null
currentharley
currentharley
Jul 22 2016
4.5
Jul 22 2016
4.5
Version: null
applgeek
applgeek
Jul 13 2016
4.5
Jul 13 2016
4.5
Version: null
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Jul 10 2016
4.5
Version: null
Alessandro82
Alessandro82
Jun 29 2016
0.5
Jun 29 2016
0.5
Version: null
Hilbo60
Hilbo60
Jun 28 2016
5.0
Jun 28 2016
5.0
Version: null
Edeerly
Edeerly
Jun 24 2016
5.0
Jun 24 2016
5.0
Version: null