As far as mobile users are concerned, Gmail is one of the most convenient and approachable email services ever created. Of course, that’s mostly due to its well-designed mobile app. Even if you’re a power user who isn’t only interested in traditional email management but is looking for a piece of software that can organize emails so that they fit a very specific workflow, Google has you covered with Inbox. Inbox is another email app with Gmail integration which handles emails like tasks and automates a significant portion of your actions. Unfortunately, both Gmail and Inbox are only available through apps and web browsers. When it comes to desktop solutions, Google still seemingly isn’t interested in providing a comparably convenient user experience.
Cue third-party solutions like Kiwi for Gmail, a desktop client for Gmail which its developers describe as “the only true email client for Gmail.” Originally funded by Kickstarter in late 2014, Kiwi for Gmail quickly went on to become the best-rated email client app on the Apple Mac Store after officially launching in mid-2015. A year and a half later, the Kiwi for Gmail team is still working on regularly adding new features to its popular email client. In fact, a major update for this macOS software was just announced earlier today. Once the next app update hits the Apple Mac Store, Kiwi for Gmail will introduce several new features compatible with the G Suite. Among other things, the client will soon allow users to access Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides within Kiwi for Gmail. In other words, you’ll be able to use some of Google’s most popular services in a native desktop environment.
Apart from that, Kiwi for Gmail is also receiving several new features designed to facilitate multitasking. More specifically, the app will now allow you to open documents in separate windows and keep them opened even while switching between Google accounts, as well as quickly access recently opened documents and Google Drive files from multiple accounts. In other words, Kiwi for Gmail is gradually evolving into Kiwi for Google services. Unfortunately for Windows and Linux users, there’s still no word on whether this app will ever get ported to other platforms.