Kiwi for Gmail Apps free for iPhone/iPad
Kiwi for Gmail Apps free for iPhone/iPad

Kiwi for Gmail Apps free for iPhone/iPad

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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.

VIDEO - bit.ly/kiwiforgmail-video

SUPPORT - [email protected] (we're here for you!)

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"Gmail, as it should be."

One of the most anticipated apps on Kickstarter in 2015, 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.

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KEY 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.
• NOTE: Kiwi for Gmail does not support Google's Inbox.

• 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(tm) - shut off all email notifications so you can focus, without shutting out the whole world.

COMING SOON:
• Gmail plugins - one of the great things about Gmail. We'll be integrating various third-party plugins in coming updates.

Kiwi for Gmail Apps ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Current Version:
Varies with device
Size:
79.55 MB
First Tracked:
Content Rating:
4+
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Reviews

FIND feature :-) Posted by

Update (12/22/16): I have wanting the FIND feature within messages and for the inbox. Love. Update (11.23.16): Thanks Zive for fixing those bugs in 2.0. Really loving Docs in Kiwi 2! Update (10.17.16): Finally got Boomerang - can resend emails you want to deal with later, write emails who want sent later. It’s awesome:-) They added support for the Sierra update. Update (9.16.16): They fixed a problem I’ve noticed in the last fews weeks - I had to press “allow” for every account every time I signed-in. I was relieved they fixed this as I was started to get disappointed. They fixed it within a short time! The customer service is very good - they respond quickly when I’ve provided feedback. In the recent update, they managed to do add on some features regular email doesn’t have. I like that separate windows pop out when I press the “compose” button. It’s a feature regular gmail does have. Also, I’ve noticed that sending and receiving emails takes a shorter time than before. I compared it to the browser version and it is very noticeable. Update (8.2.2016): I have some concerns every time there’s an update. Working smooth as usual. No big updates yet, but I hope to see more third party updates! Update (7.18.16): AFTER this update, the few glitches I’ve noticed with the app seem to be GONE! I’m very pleased with this update. I’m hoping that they will continue to add new features. Of note, one of the major updates is zipping entire folders for emails. At first I thought I can drag and drop a folder, but their directions specify that you "right click" on the folder and select “Share” from Kiwi for Gmail. It really works and it is quite useful for me as a grad student as I need to share an entire folder of articles with other students without using Dropbox or Google Drive. Update (1.8.16): These guys really CARE about the user experience. The most recent major updates also includes the following: (1) Increase text size by a shortcut (keeping with the OS X UI paradigm): Command (+) or (-) (2) New event on calendars have a shortcut: Control + Option + Command + E (for Event) just like the shortcut for a new message window (M instead of E). I’m looking forward to what this means for future updates! For someone who has three gmail accounts (one for school, one for personal and one for professsional), this application provides what I have been waiting for. No more being kicked out of one of the email accounts repeatedly. No more multiple sign-ins in one day. My favorite feature is the “Do not disturb” switch. For a grad student who needs to shut down distractions while being connected to email is very helpful - the unread count disappears, and you have no more distractions of new emails coming in. My second favorite feature is the new message window that I can access without looking at my mailbox; let’s be honest, sometimes you don’t want to see your inboxes - you can go to the menu bar icon and click to get a new message box from any of your gmail accounts without seeing your inboxes. Lastly, I love how I can access my calendar from any of my accounts in separate windows at the same time - and works better than in the browser. I used to use different browsers to be able to see my school and personal calendar at once. Now I no longer need to do that. Awesome!!!

FINALLY ⌘F (Edit->Find) functionality, 2 years in Posted by

12/2016 Update: After 2 years they have FINALLY added “Find” capability. No clue why it took so long and I have no idea why they knowignly disregarded Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines from the start, but it’s here now. Finally. Forward/Back pagination swiping is still wonky, but otherwise I now recommend Kiwi. But man, they really dragged their feet on adding Find. Sheesh. ----------------- 11/15/2016 Update: For months many users have been begging for core Find functionality. With the release of 2.0, surely such a basic function would be addressed. It has not. This started as a Kickstarter over 2 years ago (I was an original backer) and I would have hoped the developers would have more consideration for their users. This continues to be ignored release after release, iteration after iteration. I’m frustrated because while this may seem small, I have no use for a mail tool without Find and have to keep a Chrome window open side by side. Forget it. I cannot seriosuly recommend an application that has disregarded and gone against Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for years. If the developers will not give a rough timeline around complying with Apple’s guidelines and including this feature (they emailed me that they will not), I cannot recommend Kiwi as this intentional omission demonstrates a severe level of disconnect from real-world use. ----- My orignal review is below: I really love this app. It does what it claims and is an overall great solution. However, my biggest gripe is that they still have not integrated basic OS level “Find”. Since everyone using this is already familiar with using Gmail in their browser, which obviously has Find, they will find this limitation very lacking. The use case for this system feature (on top of Gmail’s search feature, of course) are numerous. In a long message thread, if you need to find a particular word, you are totally out of luck If you have many filters and need to find a particular one, you can’t easily do so. The workaround is to launch your browser, navigate to Gmail, search for that exact same thread, and then ⌘F to look for the word. It’s not an acceptable workaround and frankly, it entirely defeats the purpose of using this app. I have repeatedly emailed the developers, they are responsive and apologize for its exclusion but cannot offer a timeframe of when it will be integrated. Considering it’s been several months, I would not count on this being fixed anytime soon. I had always assumed macOS baked this in as a default on top of any app running. I have never used an app that did not include this basic functionality. Apple actually considers this an expected feature in their Human Interface Guidelines, yet this does not abide by that. I am hoping this review will push Zive to reconsider the priority of this feature as multiple messages to their support have not done so.

Thrilled Kiwi user & KickStarter backer! Posted by

I love this app. As a KickStarter backer for Kiwi for Gmail I am so happy to see this app and Zive turn out so well with their work on this app. The level of effort has been amazing, with great feedback and customer support along the way. Now about the app… its great! I am one of the ‘email is my medium’ generation, where I check my email (multiple accounts) hundreds of times a day, email is my preferred communication from anyone other than my wife. For email I have chosen Kiwi for Gmail for the same reason I chose Gmail itself, it works very well. My wife loves having a dedicated app on her machine also and it is wonderful that this app supports family sharing installations with no issues. This app will continue to get better, and I am looking forward to the experience. You will not be disappointed if you’re a heavily entrenched Gmail user with multiple accounts. It is a native email app that does the best of what Apple Mail does (performance / native integration) while doing the best that Gmail does (web accessible, light local storage, incredible search & organization). Best of both worlds! I typically have three Gmail accounts open in different tabs on my two MacBooks at all times. I also have three or more accounts connected to my iPad and iPhone as well. Having those tabs open in a browser is a terrible email experience. The tabs get lost in other tabs, they are always moving around with new tabs being created, sometimes I accidentally close them while exiting other windows full of sites I no longer want open, they are a resource hog (on any browser, but Chrome you have been hard to love on this issue). Contrast that with Kiwi, I have a dedicated app, built-in tabbed view where I cannot accidentally close tabs, nothing gets lost in the fray. The interaction with Gmail is excellent and the interface is immediately familiar and also very quick. If I have to use Gmail on another computer in a browser I will do it exactly like I would have on Kiwi (this is a major plus). The additions are great as well, they have told you all about those in the app store. The biggest benefit I’ve seen is the significantly better notifications, control over hiding email to help me focus (I have a major multitasking addiction), and the better integration with the native OS for shared/attached files. In addition, they have preserved the ability to use Gmail themes and several labs and are working hard to add more in. Added more features, more planned that sound useful, I’m still using this daily.

Good App for the person who hates using their browser for email, calendar, etc. Posted by

Updated Review: Overall, Great App. I strongly disliked using Gmail because I really cant stand having it in my browser. This mostly, solves that problem. It is great to be in the native web client, which gets me all of the power that gmail and the google office suite provide, but also keeps my browser clean. Pros: - My office productivity apps are out of my browser - I get to use the theming and other UI changes easily. - Zoom works very well - I find the multiple account capabiity (along with account colors) works VERY well. I have different themes on my UI so I dont mix them up. They really look like different apps. Very well done - The Left Menu bar is well done. I like it alot. Cons: - Rising Right to the top of the list is the Lack of Copy Paste in Google Docs. When I try to move stuff around in sheets, I get prompted to install the Plugin. That is not possible however as following the link just wants me to install it in Chrome. This is not Chrome, so not very helpful. This needs to be addressed ASAP. I now have to use docs in the browser to work on my docs, which is a big benefit of the pay version. - The name of the Account is in a colored Tab at the top of the menu bar. I like the look and the color. BUT, I am unable to rename the account. I would like to name the account the name of my company, or personal, etc. Now it just shows you the email address of the account. If you have multiple accounts that are similar, you have to read rather than glance at it. Too much cognitive load. The colors do help quite a bit though. - I like how Compose, creates a new windows to compose a new email. But, I dislike how reply is inline just like it is in on the web version. I really wish there was a way to pop that out of the main window. - Speaking of which, the compose window does not change the window title after you have put in a subjet on your msg. The heading at the top chanes, but the window does not. If you look at the window in finder, it just says “New Message”. If I have 3 new messages going on, it would be nice to know which is which. - Clicking on Kiwi in the Mac’s doc, always opens the main browser window. This is likely the best behavior, but if I am working on multiple google docs, then it would be nice to have a more elegant manner of grabbing the right window. RIght now, Word, Powerpoint, Excel have their own icons, this would be great to have as well. I know this would be a different app, but there has to be a way… Keep up the good work. Great use of my $$.

Updated Review!!! Posted by

Update (8.2.2016): I have some concerns every time there’s an update. Working smooth as usual. No big updates yet, but I hope to see more third party updates! Update (7.18.16): AFTER this update, the few glitches I’ve noticed with the app seem to be GONE! I’m very pleased with this update. I’m hoping that they will continue to add new features. Of note, one of the major updates is zipping entire folders for emails. At first I thought I can drag and drop a folder, but their directions specify that you "right click" on the folder and select “Share” from Kiwi for Gmail. It really works and it is quite useful for me as a grad student as I need to share an entire folder of articles with other students without using Dropbox or Google Drive. Update (1.8.16): These guys really CARE about the user experience. The most recent major updates also includes the following: (1) Increase text size by a shortcut (keeping with the OS X UI paradigm): Command (+) or (-) (2) New event on calendars have a shortcut: Control + Option + Command + E (for Event) just like the shortcut for a new message window (M instead of E). I’m looking forward to what this means for future updates! For someone who has three gmail accounts (one for school, one for personal and one for professsional), this application provides what I have been waiting for. No more being kicked out of one of the email accounts repeatedly. No more multiple sign-ins in one day. My favorite feature is the “Do not disturb” switch. For a grad student who needs to shut down distractions while being connected to email is very helpful - the unread count disappears, and you have no more distractions of new emails coming in. My second favorite feature is the new message window that I can access without looking at my mailbox; let’s be honest, sometimes you don’t want to see your inboxes - you can go to the menu bar icon and click to get a new message box from any of your gmail accounts without seeing your inboxes. Lastly, I love how I can access my calendar from any of my accounts in separate windows at the same time - and works better than in the browser. I used to use different browsers to be able to see my school and personal calendar at once. Now I no longer need to do that. Awesome!!!

The best app for Gmail…hands down! Posted by

(In caveat, I have absolutely nothing to do with this product, other than I purchased it and I love it.) I've been using Gmail since the Gmail beta first released in 2004. I have two Google Apps for Work accounts and I can't imagine my online life without Gmail. But using Gmail in a browser is not only a hinderance to my daily workflow, it limits me to Gmail features available "only" in the browser. I have tried "every" Gmail app ever created for the Mac, but each seems to have its own set of limitations or problems, and some aren't even worthy of installing. With multiple Gmail accounts I need a way to rapidly switch between them...for email, Google Calendar, and Google Drive, and I don't want to do this in browser tabs, I want to use a native Mac app. Kiwi for Gmail does these things perfectly! Please do not listen to the ill-founded reviews here that claim Kiwi for Gmail is nothing more than a wrapped browser...that is simply not true! Sure, any app that presents the Gmail interface must use a browser because it's the only way you can have all the features of Gmail displayed in the user interface. Kiwi for Gmail inherently uses Chrome for this, but it's the ONLY true Gmail app ever created for the Mac regarding all its other features. Features like multiple Gmail accounts, easy switching between them, notifications of new email in the menu bar, and a "Do-Not-Disturb" mode are unique to Kiwi for Gmail as a true app, not just a stripped down browser. All other Gmail apps but one do not allow their use as the default email client...Kiwi for Gmail does. Additionally, if you click the "Share" button in Safari, "Email this Page" via Kiwi is one of the options...this is not an option with any other Gmail app for Mac. Email is a way of life for me and Kiwi for Gmail has just made what I do easier and most of all...more fun. No one likes to deal with multiple accounts and tons of email, but if this is unavoidable, why not use the best Gmail app for Mac available. My hat's off to the developers of Kiwi for Gmail for giving us the best yet in this genre.

Like many have said.. they have ALMOST hit the mark. Posted by

My basic review is as follows: I’ve purchased various applications trying to find a functional email application for my 4 Gmail based accounts (both work, and personal). The email portion works good as this is an application that is built on top of Webkit and uses gmail’s native web-application. Any updates that google does to this application will also work with Kiwi. REALLy hard to mess this application up, and for that it’s a much cleaner approach than having a web browser with 4 tabs open. The notification bar at the top I have found to sometimes NOT REFLECT the # of emails in the mailbox. Basically, what this means is if I have a tab hidden, say my personal account if i’m in the work tab or visa-versa , i have no way of knowing if there is an email unless I click on the tab. I find myself getting notifications on my phone, and then going to the account tab to read the email having never been notified by Kiwi. The menu-bar mail widget is really nice, but it appears they have some bugs in the “state” of how many emails are waiting for me, and hense makes the application a little bit flawed. My last complaint is the lack of support for 3rd party ad-blockers. I’ve gotten used to using adBlock Plus any time i’m using gmail on the web, and it’s annoying to see the ads and “promoted emails” showing up again. For the love of god, please look to impliment at least some option for adblocking in the client. To summarise: Desipite notification annoyances and lack of adblocking, this for me is thus far better for me than using apple mail, airmail or Outlook for multiple accounts. Mailbox was my favorite 3rd party app, but it’s buggy and updates are slow and feels like Dropbox is abandoning that app. I’m hoping that they can get the situation figured out with notifications and inbox state. I might in the meantime look for YET ANOTHER 3rd party email “watcher” to notify me when i have something in one of my mailboxes in the meantime, but despite these annoying bugs the app is quite solid and one of the better choices out there.

MUST for Multiple Gmail Account Users Posted by

I’ve given KIWI a spin for a few months now, and I have been extremely happy with its result. I’m a big fan of the native look and feel of the Gmail web interface. From the labels and folders to the keyboard shortcuts and navigation, I have been happily using Gmail web for years now. As I have accumulated other email addresses through various organizations and businesses, the web interface has become a headache, though. I always want to keep all of my work/personal email inboxes separate just for legal and privacy reasons. That left me with only two options: use multiple browsers OR use several logins at once using different Chrome browser profiles. That still left me with TONS of windows open and I could not put them into tabs. KIWI has solved ALL of that for me. It gives me the completely native experience but for several accounts at once. I can keep all my inboxes completely separate, but it gives me a very unified experience. I also have all of the Google perks that could never transfer to Mail or any other desktop program: I can use Google Hangouts, Drive, Calendar, etc ALL without signing out and back in to multiple accounts all the time. This is WONDERFUL. Exactly the experience I was looking for to allow me to manage multiple, separate email inboxes from ONE window. The only draw back is that the program has, on occassion, been glitchy with me. Sometimes I have had to completely quite and then restart KIWI to get it to function properly. But I only noticed that for about a couple weeks. An update to the app seemed to fix all of that. Overall, I have been immensely please with this and will continue to be a loyal user. I like the Apple Mail app quite a bit, and I use it on my phone - but I just cannot make the leap on desktop. I want my labels and folders all within reach with my fast Gmail keyboard shortcuts. KIWI made Gmail a much more flexible tool for me. If you’re a multiple inbox user - you can’t go wrong trying this app!

Good, will keep with it Posted by

Having been through a few email clients, bouncing between thunderbird, Apple mail, Postbox, and even the Microsoft Outlook, all of them have some weaknesses. The main motivation being that the Apple Mail client built into OS-X installs at times has some horribly broken behavior with large imap accounts, and since almost all my email is hosted by Google (main gmail account, and three domains I use Google Apps for) if there is wonkiness, then I am miserable. I have at times just relied on the web app, but it is a pain to keep tabs open on my browser. Enter Kiwi for Gmail. It encapsulates the gmail native web interface into a stand alone application. It appears to use Safari to render, and it is pretty slick. It does make it a lot easier to properly archive and label email (the Google system uses labels in lieu of actual folders, and that is what the different versions of Apple Mail breaks). I currently have 5 accounts, and it is pretty good to work between them for my accounts. It uses the classic Gmail interface, not the newer “Inbox” paradigm, but I am not entirely sold on that evolution. It supposedly integrates well with the Google Drive for sending large files. Not something I use, so I have no experience with it. Since it is just a web interface, there isn’t a locally cached store of email. Many people might think this is a negative, but it isn’t for me. It did allow me to clear off almost 15 gigabytes of cached mailboxes, a not trivial percentage of my MacBook Air’s SSD. The bad: Alas, the program gets frozen a coupel times a day, and unresponsive. A quit/restart and all is back to normal, not a terrible deal. FWIW, Apple Mail crashed a couple times a week with a couple of my Google Gmail accounts, so I am not complaining too loudly. When I bought it, it was mentioned that a major update was coming soon, so I will come back and re-review when that drops on me.

Surprised how much I like it! Posted by

It’s true, Kiwi (in some ways) is like running gmail in a separate window. Are the differences dramatic enough to warrant the marketing some are bothered by? Maybe not, but I’d suggest giving it a try (there is a lite version available). Here’s why I really like Kiwi over a separate window running gmail: 1) It’s a separate dock icon – yes, although Kiwi is essentially a wrapper for the web-based gmail I still really like that I can click on a separate icon to launch the app) 2) Badges. Thanks to lots of time spent with iPhone apps, I now find badge counts really helpful. It means I can keep the app running but the window closed. There’s even a badge count for the menubar. 3) Notifications. Kiwi’s display like other local Mac apps’ notifications. I like this better than gmail’s desktop notifications. And again, the window doesn’t need to be open for this to work. 4) Separate gmail accounts. If you’re like me and have several gmail or Google Apps email accounts, it is truly handy to have them all accessible (without having to either log out or open an incognito/private browser window to access the other ones). 5) GUI. Although, it is still very Gmail looking, the parts of the app that ‘belong’ to Kiwi do look nice aesthetically. 6) Speed. By this I simply mean that if I was running gmail in a browser, chances are I’ll pin it as a tab along with a bunch of other pages. To me, having Kiwi seperate helps me in my aim to generally keep less tabs constantly open in my browser. So, give it a try. Sure, it’s not like ’standard’ email clients, but then again, if it was, it really wouldn’t be suited for gmail’s features (anyone else use a million different labels, sub-labels, and sub-sub-labels?)

Fantastic app with minior issues Posted by

This is a great app, fantastic for getting away from being forced to deal with a browser. I cannot wait until support for plugins are implimented. Unfortunately, a few minor issues that are driving me bonkers have forced me to abandon it. When switching from one acount to another, it will sometimes come up with a blank window requring a reboot. I cannot select a mailto link and select which account I want to send from (it crashes every time). Emailing in rapid successions (which I do sometimes) will hang up the app requiring a reboot. The other issue is when copying and pasting text into the window. I detest gmail’s canned responses (I us more than 20 frequently) as they seem to have a mind of their own, so I use a third party app. Unfortunately, when pasting text into Kiwi, paragraphs are forced to have a full line space underneath. This means the app I use for canned responses ends up with double the space necessary under paragraphs and requires deleting extra spaces each time. The only way to keep this from happening is holding shift+command+v, which I cannot do from that app. One final issue involves the app on OS X 10.8.5. My home computer is old enough that I’m loathe to upgrade beyond Mountain Lion. Kiwi works great on it except that I cannot start a new message in its own window. The window opens, but doesn’t render properly. While these issues crop up significantly enough causing me to abandon the app for now, I know this app is still within its first year and extremely worth the use. Hopefully these issues can be fixed as it is by far the best one I’ve used for it’s price and one I will use again, and perhaps become my only app of us for emailing.

vs. Mailplane Posted by

I’ve been using Mailplane for years. Kiwi is every bit as functional, and it provides a better “out of the browser” feel. Other than that, it is a high-fidelity presentation of the Gmail interface, except that you can use multiple Gmail accounts simultaneously. I have five accounts that I monitor, three of which I use heavily. Kiwi is up to the task. Kiwi has a few rough edges. First, printing of e-mail isn’t quit working at the level of Mailplane, but Mailplane was never real good at it either. Printing from a Google preview presentation for an attachment doesn’t work in either product. In Kiwi, formatting of some mail with with embedded images can get stuck. It isn’t a common issue. Inbox doesn’t work in Kiwi. In Mailplane, it worked before it was supported. This too will pass. In my short experience, Kiwi is on a fast release cycle as minor issues are addressed. This is great. But minor issues remain. For example, I’ve seen a message window not render formatted text entry correctly (e.g., underlined text disappeared from the screen). A refresh of the window fixed the problem (the message was correct), but the effect is wierd. Also minor. This would be a five-star product except for the occasional glitch. The glitches don’t hurt the functionality because Gmail itself protects your work, but these sort of things were sorted out in Mailplane a long time ago. Kiwi is faster, cleaner, and more integrated with MacOS compared to Mailplane. Both apps can only approach the speed and functionality of Gmail in Chrome, until there is nothing more to be done. Mailplane is mostly there. Kiwi is almost, and still improving.

Solid start, but could be so much more... Posted by

This is a great app for a fairly limited purpose that could have been so much more. If you’re looking for a way to stop having to sign in/out of multiple accounts, this is a great app. I used to have my top two accounts open in different browsers so I could use them simultaneously… no more. Thanks, Kiwi, for me this is clutch and totally worth the app right there. The notifications are nice, too… now I don’t have to flip screens to see what just came in. But “free from the browser”? Not so much. Yes, you’re not technically using the browser… but it’s been put into Kiwi, as opposed to Kiwi being a standlone e-mail client. You’re not free from the internet… if you go offline (for example, on a plane), you’re dead in the water (or, air, I guess). No composing messages, no looking at pictures/attachments, etc. Chrome’s offline mode is more functional. Seems like a pretty big hole, and hard to not chuckle given how much Kiwi brags about being a standalone app. Other things are also a bit wonky… yes, there’s a “new message window” with the cool shortcut. But if you just click “compose”… you get the standard in-browser Gmail window. It would also be nice to be able to have Drive windows (also “freed from the browser”) go full screen, and to be able to switch drive accounts in the same window like you can with email accounts. Overall, a solid 4… works as promoted (once you read between the lines) and provides a great, simple service. But it’s not a replacement for all of Gmail… I’ll wait until I can view and compose messages offline before I really get excited.

Excellent App, but support is horrid. Posted by

Review Update: New version took care of a lot of the bugs. The app itelf is great and i love the links to drive, my calendar, contacts, and ability to start new google documents. This is as good as it gets for a web app interface folks. :-) Now on to the bad: The technical support is atrocious. I logged a ticket because the window size and psition is not saved from session to session. The rep responding to my ticket (Manny) clearly had no reading comprehension skills, or he simply chose not to read the ticket at all. I went back and forth with him over and over, sending him screen shots and step by step instructions on how to recreate the bug…..still with no resolution, and no faith on my part that he even understood what the problem was. This issue is duplicateable on all three of my Macs, running different versions of OSX. After I did a fresh format and OSX reinstall on one of my machines the bug was STILL there, so I seriously doubt it’s an issue on "my end". Seriously……they need to find a different company to outsource their support to. OLD REVIEW: This is exactly what I was looking for! Needs some minor improvement in the bug department. Here’s what it doesn’t do well in the current version: 1. Does not update the status bar with the correct number of unread emails. 2. Locks up frequently when clicking on external links. Will update to 5 stars when these two issues are resolved.

Will be a great Gmail client... but crashing/freezing too much! Posted by

I have 5 email accounts open at all times. I'd found a similar app that would run out of my browser and would allow multiple "tabs" but it would error out if I tried to view an attachment preview so I had to keep opening tabs in my browser too. This is almost exactly what I was looking for. Reasons it's not 5 stars: 1. It crashes a couple times a week... 2. I'm excited about the plugins... hopefully those will come soon. If they could get the ToDoist and Sidekick plugins from Chrome into this app I will be the happiest person ever! UPDATE: I now have to restart it multiple times a day because I can't switch to a different account and it's stops updating - but there's no way to know that it's stopped updating unless I try to visit a different account tab... Kiwi - you're my hope for a native-feel and gmail-feel hybrid app.... don't disappoint me! **UPDATE (2/12/16):** It's now crashing every single time I have to download a file.... this is KILLING me. I now have to go to chrome and open gmail every time there is a file emailed to me that I need to download. Plus, the randomly freeze updating issue from the last update is still happening... **UPDATE (5/23/16)** I was able to download a file yesterday without it crashing... progress.... But it's randomly frozen twice in the last few days... 2 steps forward, 1 step back.

Update 1.8.87 +/- Posted by

Upon updating to version 1.8.87, my installation of Kiwi for Gmail stopped functioning; when opening the app, it went into a “Not responding” state, with a blank white app and the spinning wheel cursor. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not help, nor did upgrading to El Capitan. I contacted technical support and they advised using an AppCleaner app to fully clear my system of Kiwi, then reinstall and don’t use more than 3 accounts. This solution works, but I would like to start adding my other email accounts again soon. Tech support says that they are working on the problem, and I have no reason to doubt that they will find a solution soon. Once it is up and running again, I will certainly be giving it 5 stars. Other, minor issues have been steadily addressed and fixed, and I appreciate that the developers are actively working to deal with reported issues. Chat works very well, graphics issues seem to have improved, and overall, the app is tremendously useful. Looking forward to having it back! I really like this app, and the support crew is very helpful and responsive. I sent them an email and heard back within a couple of days, on a Sunday, no less. For those who have not yet updated to 1.8.87 and need to use more than 3 accounts, it may be best to skip the update for now, until they come up with a permanent solution. Otherwise, it seems to be working well!

Great productivity booster Posted by

I read and send a lot of email, and I need to do it as quickly as possible. Kiwi gets the job done. I’ve bound it to a systemwide hotkey so that I can bring the window to the front instantly (no need to wait for it to load like I would need to when opening it in a browser), and from there I can immediately use Gmail’s wonderful keyboard shortcuts. Then I can close the window so it doesn’t clutter my desktop. Unlike every other email client I’ve tried (other than the browser), there’s no garbage about [IMAP/Trash] folders showing up in my account or anything like that. The Gmail integration is perfect because it actually is Gmail. There are only a few features in the browser that you generally need when reading email, and those are not yet ported perfectly (e.g. Find is not great yet) in Kiwi. However, the developers have been very responsive and I have seen features that I have requested show up in updates, so I am very optimistic that Kiwi will keep getting better. One annoying bug is that when I’m in one of my email accounts, and I click on a link to a Google Doc only viewable by another one of my accounts, it doesn’t let me see the document even if I’m logged into both accounts. However, Google doesn’t handle this situation well either, and I think it’s more likely the support will improve in Kiwi than that the support will improve in Gmail.

Deceptively Brilliant Posted by

So I was very eager for this app to get released after seeing their Kickstarter campaign. I have fumbled with mail clients to interact with my mutiple gmail clients for sometime. Airmail, Post box, mac mail, etc. All of them are decent but lacking in some way. And all of them don’t really take advantage of what makes gmail so awesome. I’ve always defaulted to these mail clients because I have 3 gmail accounts across personal and business — having multiple chrome browser windows for mail plus drive, calendar, etc just gets messy. When I first installed the Zive app I have to say I was disappointed. It looked like a stand alone chrome browser. But after using it for about a week I have to say, this thing is deceptively elegant and brilliant. It solves my number one problem — management of multiple gmail accounts. It also makes mail easy to find as it’s a stand-alone app. There are a few quirks, like all the windows for drive or calendar are labled with the same generic header making it difficult to locate them. I saw one user suggest some sort of tabbed nesting of different windows which would be cool. All in all though — this is the best solution for those who want to remain in the gmail eco-system but have a clean way to manage gmail. Reserved one start for anticipated improvements and to actually see plug in integration, etc.

STILL no ⌘F (Edit->Find) functionality almost 2 years in by Sam_Marcus 2016-11-18

11/15/2016 Update: For months many users have been begging for core Find functionality. With the release of 2.0, surely such a basic function would be addressed. It has not. This started as a Kickstarter over 2 years ago (I was an original backer) and I would have hoped the developers would have more consideration for their users. This continues to be ignored release after release, iteration after iteration. I’m frustrated because while this may seem small, I have no use for a mail tool without Find and have to keep a Chrome window open side by side. Forget it. I cannot seriosuly recommend an application that has disregarded and gone against Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for years. If the developers will not give a rough timeline around complying with Apple’s guidelines and including this feature (they emailed me that they will not), I cannot recommend Kiwi as this intentional omission demonstrates a severe level of disconnect from real-world use. ----- My orignal review is below: I really love this app. It does what it claims and is an overall great solution. However, my biggest gripe is that they still have not integrated basic OS level “Find”. Since everyone using this is already familiar with using Gmail in their browser, which obviously has Find, they will find this limitation very lacking. The use case for this system feature (on top of Gmail’s search feature, of course) are numerous. In a long message thread, if you need to find a particular word, you are totally out of luck If you have many filters and need to find a particular one, you can’t easily do so. The workaround is to launch your browser, navigate to Gmail, search for that exact same thread, and then ⌘F to look for the word. It’s not an acceptable workaround and frankly, it entirely defeats the purpose of using this app. I have repeatedly emailed the developers, they are responsive and apologize for its exclusion but cannot offer a timeframe of when it will be integrated. Considering it’s been several months, I would not count on this being fixed anytime soon. I had always assumed macOS baked this in as a default on top of any app running. I have never used an app that did not include this basic functionality. Apple actually considers this an expected feature in their Human Interface Guidelines, yet this does not abide by that. I am hoping this review will push Zive to reconsider the priority of this feature as multiple messages to their support have not done so.

Missing a few things for power users by Fitzmaurice 2016-01-18

Kiwi works pretty well, haven’t found any glaring bugs yet and I appreciate the role it plays in my workflow; I use spaces and mission control, so having a desktop app is critical. But there are two things missing that are really slowing me down: 1) No Text Replacement Ability - I rely heavily on text replacement to expand shortcuts that I’m accustomed to using on all my apple devices, and to correct misspellings quickly. Kiwi will spellcheck, but that takes me longer, and is no help when I’ve entered a shortcut and it just remains a jumble of a few letters. Would REALLY like them to add text replacement functionality, it’s a very well-designed feature that Apple has created and executed thoughtfully. 2) No Back Button Keyboard Shortcut - In Safari, going back is a simple matter of hitting command+{ which makes a lot of sense getting back to your email inbox, since it’s a service used to type messages. It should be wholly navigable by keystrokes. But Kiwi only supports gestures or clicking for navigation, both of which involve the trackpad. The gestures are a selling point, actually. I’m not opposed to having gestures as an option, but there’s no reason I can see to give up the faster keystroke method. Especially since it’s a desktop product, not iOS, where gestures might be more useful. These may seem like minor issues, but they have been very niggling in the few months I’ve been using the app. Perhaps not even for the time they cost me, so much as the fact that it feels like the application is broken when inputs I use everywhere else aren’t working. It disrupts my composition, and can even be enough to lose my train of thought. I’ve searched online for remedies, had to reach out to customer service, who didn’t have much help to offer, and am now having to go the review route, so the time cost is not insignificant either. I don’t like to leave reviews, especially negative ones. I’m sure they worked hard on the product, and it’s almost the same as the web experience, which is impressive. But it would be a 5 star app with these features enabled.

Long-time user review (3 months) by Slowpokezzz 2016-02-24

WOULD I RECOMMNED THIS APP? Not a chance! For an app I paid $9.99… it is WAY too buggy! REVIEW: Like everyone else here, finally… a convenient app that lets you bypass an internet browser and/or the built-in Mail app. I have to say, my favorite feature has got to be the display of multiple Gmail accounts. Too good to be true!... Well, it is. The app is plagued with the occasional “gray screen”. Basically, everything will initially load fine… you’ll check your mail and go about your business. After you return form whatever you were doing, all of the sudden, certain accounts will display a gray screen. This forces me to Force Quit the app and reopen it. I contacted Zive about the issue on January 3rd. They said: “We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix as we speak. The best work-around is to restart Kiwi for Gmail when it happens but also to restart it periodically as that seems to reduce the frequency.” Per their recommendation, I restated the program every time I encountered an issue, but recently discovered that there is an underlying problem. WARNING - Techie-Stuff: Under the Activity Monitor app, each restart causes my CPU to get tied-up with something called “Kiwi for Gmail Helper”. I’ve had up to 7 of these bad-boys bog down my CPU. I was forced to restart my computer. This app has great potential, but I can’t justify a 5-star review. Most reviwers probably gave the app 10-minutes and were like “Wow! This app is awesome!… let me write a review.” Don’t believe the 5-star hype.

Am I missing something? by Spiritslug 2016-10-31

The app does well in that it offers an independent browsing window with notifications and badges for gmail. The website makes it seem like a revolutionary utility. It’s got awesome buzzword phrases like: "Freed from the browser” - but it's just another browser window "Radically different from Mail, Outlook, and every other email client” - that’s because gmail is already radically different… "Everything works. Every Gmail feature. Every detail.” - that’s because it is literally gmail in a different browser window… it better work "Reliable Multiple Accounts - All in one place, with just one click.” - that is much better than the two clicks it takes in regular gmail… "The Compose Window - Simple, Clean, and Light.” - again, literally the exact same as gmail’s compose pop up… just in a new window Don’t get me wrong some of the features are nice, I like the notifications, badges, and the dropdown. But other than that it really doesn’t feel like anything but another browser window with an ugly icon. You would think with an about page that contains things like "long-term exposure to the leadership of Apple, Bose and iRobot” it would actually be "not only more useful, but also more elegant and intuitive” but it is not. It is a blatant copy of gmail elegant and intuitive interface. I would give this app 5 stars if it was 99 cents, as it would then feel like I spent the right amount of money for a seperate browser window. Please drop the price so customers don’t feel tricked.

Looks nice, but basically a poor man’s Mailplane by In Situ 2015-07-05

It’s almost exactly like Mailplane - but with less features. For example, in Kiwi the menu bar notifications doesn’t give you previews of the new mails - just a count. In Mailplane you can jump to any new message from the menu. And you can’t set a descriptive account name - just the email address. It’s over-hyped as being the only desktop client for Gmail, but it’s a client-browser hybrid - like Mailplane is. Unlike Mailplane there are no menus at all for Messages! Also, when you add an image there are no options for image conversion type as there are in Mailplane. There’s no “Send Again” like there is in Apple Mail. If it’s a true desktop client, why can’t they add that? I think it’s because they are simply mirroring the web version of Gmail. Also, if it is a true desktop client, why can’t you see your email offline, like with Apple Mail? Also, when formatting messages you can’t tab to align text as you can with Apple Mail. Another indication that it’s just a wrapper around a browser and limited by what a browser can do. In Mailplane you can open and close tabs. But in Kiwi if you close a tab it’s deleting the account! Also, Mailplane already has plugins. Kiwi just has the promise of them coming some day. Anyway, it's obvious Kiwi is conceptually a copy of Mailplane, but not as mature. (I am not associated with Mailplane - I’m just a long-time user.)

What Am I missing??? by wtbates 2016-03-18

I have been using this for a few days and I don’t see the charm. Yes, this handles multiple Gmail accounts better than a web browser. That is helpful, but not $9.99 worth of help. The rest of this is merely a standalone version of the web front end to Gmail. Having Gmail open in a seperate window… ah, we have had that ability in all major web browsers for quite some time… If you live in multiple Gmail accounts (especially more than 2), AND you only use a web browser for Gmail, I guess this is worth it for you. I was hoping for an app with its own elegance to improve upon the clunky Gmail interface and turn it into a real mail client, not just regurgitate Gmail in a slightly improved candy shell. From their marketing, "Radically different from Mail, Outlook, and every other email client We don't dilute the Gmail experience. Tailored specifically to bring the full power and richness of Gmail to life, rather than watering it down to fit in one-size-fits-all email clients.” Radically different? No - it is the Gmail interface Dilute the Gmail experience? I guess not, which translates to, “We didn’t add anything of our own that was noteworthy to the UX besides better handling of multiple accounts.” One-size-fits-all email clients? You mean, real email clients and not a web browser? Besides, what do you think the Gmail interface does? To sum it up: Fail

Not really a game changer yet by sardasan 2016-06-20

What’s the point of this app if it basically mimics the web version? I was hoping it would bring in some standard email client features sorely lacking in the GMail product - especially around de-bundling emails rather than making them long continuous single email strings. If you are using gmail for business it is basicaly impossible to really establish timelines and the order of emails and responses. This is basic in every email client like ever - outlook, aol, yahoo, mac mail, etc. My biggest complaint with gmail is when certain emails come through and the body requires you scroll to the right because the content won’t wrap properly. When I downloaded the Kiwi app that was the first thing I looked for and it was the same as in my browser…so yeah, these are pain points that make using kiwi not much better than gmail for web. Basically, it seems to assume that everyone just LOVES gmail except that it isn’t an email client app but that isn’t really the case. Most of us use Gmail because it’s cheap and has a lot of storage and/or we use it at work and it isn’t business friendly at all and we tolerate the lack of standard email product features that have been around forever for a reason. Honestly, whatever the next big major update is - I hope it addresses some of the frustrating gmail product functionality and features deficiencies.

Useful overall, but still a bit buggy and doesnt quite live up to its potential by Tyler_Jay 2016-10-18

It’s a useful app, but its still a bit buggy, having to be restarted occasionally when it gets buggy. Sometimes freezes up, crashes, or stops accepting keyboard input; randomly logs you out and forces you to log back in, etc. These things don’t happen enough to make it unusable by any means and it’s still worth the price in my opinion, but it is fairly annoying. My main complaint is that it doesn’ take advantage of the fact that it’s a desktop implementation and instead just mirrors the functionality of the web implementation. Specifically, it’s missing the #1 key feature of all desktop email clients – The ability to search through all email accounts at once. I have three email accounts linked to Kiwi, but if I ever want to search for something and am not sure which account it belongs to, I have to go through the accounts and search them one by one. That’s pretty annoying considering that it’s probably one of the only desktop email clients with this problem. Outlook/Apple Mail/Thunderbird etc. all allow you to do a global search, but Kiwi doesn’t. I recommend that the developers start looking at ways to enhance the product by taking full advantage of the fact that Kiwi is installed software. TL;DR: -1 star for bugginess, -1 star for lack of global search. Overall, still worth it for me.

Notifications screw up keyboard focus by Wembley5 2015-07-22

If I’m typing in a chat or writing a mail and then an email arrives, all the keystrokes go to the mail list view instead of where I was typing. So then GMail treats those as keyboard shortcuts and it starts trying to archive/flag/delete/star mail in the list, simply b/c I was typing a message that had some of those kb shortcut letters in it. This seems to have something to do with how they’ve implemented notifications, and it appears to only happen on one of my two GMail accounts. I’ve tried deleting and reconnecting the account, changing order of accounts, disabling all GMail plugins. I was a Kickstarter backer of this app, and have been using since late Beta. I raised this with their support, and was basically told they couldn’t reproduce and wanted me to send a screencap video of it happening - but it’s on my work email, so there’s no chance I can send them that. Other grumbles: - No Chat notifications - Calendars aren’t dockable, they’re a floating window. So you’re using a kb shortcut to switch between mail on acct A and B, but then another shortcut that goes thru ‘either mail’ -> Cal A -> Cal B - If someone in your org sends you a Google Doc link, it opens inside Kiwi in another menubar-less floating window. No way to tell it I want those links in a normal browser

Not bad — but has flaws by weave 2016-04-19

The developers say this is not just an app shell around a web client. Maybe that’s true in the nuts and bolts, but from the user perspective and usage, it is. And understanding this limitation helps understand why some of the annoying things happen with it. For example, many of us have more than on Gmail account and use them in different Chrome windows, each Chrome window logged into a separate Google account. Like I have one for work, one for a company I help out, my personal one, and the one I don’t want my wife to know about. So on many of the Chrome apps, if you launch them, they can’t run inside this program (Calendar being a good exception) and hence will open in a new browser window. Problem is, it’s probably not the same Google account that you want it to open in. For example, I manage a Google Apps business account. If I choose “Manage this domain” then a new browser window opens with an error that says I must be logged into a Google Apps account. If you understand these limitations and are OK with them, then this is an awesome app. But for me it ended up getting so annoying that I ended up going to another email app. :-(

Paid version has bugs. Crashes. by chester681 2016-06-13

So I used the free version for a few days without issues. Then, I bought the full version so I could add my work email address. Plenty of bugs. Sometimes the window is blank. I contacted support and was told it is a known issue and their suggestion was to close and reopen the app. What?! Unacceptable. It also just randomly crashes and needs to be restarted. Sometimes it freezes and you can’t even tell, or know for how long it was frozen. I have to keep the Apple Mail app open along side this just to ensure I am getting my mail notifications correctly. I am shocked that they charge people for this. I am not your beta tester. I paid for this app and I can’t even use it. One wild thing I noticed is that I see their Ads on Facebook all the time (where I found out about it). If you comment on there they will respond to your comment then wait a couple of hours and delete your comment. They did it to mine when I mentioned the price and I saw another comment disappear as well. My comment and the other were both negative. Summary: Don’t buy this trying to increase productivity. Buy this only if you don’t mind your email not working perfectly.

Great features, missing features by K from Oregon 2015-12-08

I jumped on the Kiwi bandwagon on Kickstarter. I love the tabbed access to accounts in Kiwi. This is hands-down the best feature that’s not already built into Gmail. Also, being able to keep my email and caldendar outside my many windowed browser is great. Lastly, accessing what’s good about Gmail in Kiwi makes it a great solution for my email needs. However, the two things that keeps me from loving Kiwi are (a) I can’t use it without a web connection and (b) it still randomly crashes and logs me out. I travel a lot on long flights to places with unreliable internet connections. Not being able to access my email offline to read old mail or work on replies is a deal killer for me. Offline use is apparently on the to do list, but until it’s there, Kiwi is of limited use for me. And using Kiwi in El Capitan, I’ve had pretty regular crashes (at least a few times a week). It’s an app in active development, so I can live with that, but it still needs to mature a bit as a product.

Great idea, but super buggy by lifelessmind 2016-10-20

I really, really want to like this app. I have a lot of gmail accounts (mostly from my own domains) and this is a much cleaner way to check them than using Mail is. Unfortunately, this app is also very broken, and every update seems to break something new. They keep telling me that the bugs I report will be fixed ’soon’ but so far none of them have been. Notifications don’t always work properly (the badge will tell me I have unread emails, but the little mail icons won’t indicate which account has the message), I get random grey screens, sometimes the app just locks up completely.. it’s no fun. The window doesn’t remember what size it was so every time I launch it (which is fairly often due to other issues) I have to resize the window. This last update just made it so that clicking links in emails just gives an error, that’s a real doozy. This will be a 5-star app for sure once they squish the bugs, but until then I am not happy about the price tag on this broken app.

Poor multi account support by Paul Anguiano 2015-08-22

Only allows six accounts, which is far fewer than the browser, or competitors like Mailplane. Forgets my passwords, but doesn’t support my password manager, so I have to cut and paste the password into each window when logging in (you do use strong, unique passwords for each of your accounts, right?). Can’t do any cross-account management, such as saving into other account folders like you could with a local mail client—basically it just has the functionality of the browser with some window dressing that, again, isn’t unique among apps like Mailplane. Performance is not good with multiple accounts (which is probably why they limited how many you could have so severly)—it’s slow and uses lots of resources. If you have multiple accounts to manage, I just can’t see any reason to use this over what’s already out there. I’m a very disappointed kickstarter backer, as this was not what I was promised.

Notification limitations a showstopper for me by Simon.hed 2016-12-13

I downloaded the Kiwi lite version and was very impressed. Push email worked quickly, notifications worked just how I wanted them to. I assumed if lite was good, paid would be better. I was frustratingly wrong. The badge notification for lite worked just how I wanted it to. The count on it was for unread messages in my important/inbox. The badge count for the paid version refused to do that. It would only show important messages that somehow were in the promotions tab. I worked with support for a bit and they eventually gave up. The frustrating thing was the lite version worked just the way I wanted, so I dont understand why the paid version would not. At any rate, I reinstalled the lite version and it works great. I do miss some of the integration features with paid, but not as much as I missed the proper function of the badge count/notifications.

Wish it had more keyboard shortcuts while focused on application by Iamdez 2016-04-29

I switched over to Kiwi from Mail directly because I was sick of the memory hog that Mail can become when you have a very large gmail instance (including even if you limit the number of emails Mail stores). I do love having the GMail interface available to me and working with the search to find older mail is great. However, I’m giving this 3 stars since I can’t use more than 2 keyboard shortcuts for the app. I’ve also had a few crash situations and a few new mail window failures to show up. Still worth the $9.99 price tag if you like it when your MBP’s fan doesn’t turn into airplane mode, but more keyboard shortcuts would be great and make me raise my rating significantly. They don’t have to be global shortcuts (like the current ones are) they could just be in-app focused shortcuts.

Not worth money by Not winning 2016-02-25

If this was a free app (I know they have a free version but it didn’t fit my needs so I paid) it would be 4 stars. If I pay money for an app, I do not expect to have to force quit it multiple times a day. I do not expect that the basic functionality of opening a specific inbox (I use 3 gmail accounts) should not work 100% of the time. That’s right, it never works correctly. The fact that I gave it 3 stars is because I have found workarounds to make it work for me, but it’s ridiculous considering I paid money towards this thing being developed. I pray for an update that makes this worth the money, but until that prayer is answered, you’re better off with something free, a different app, just using your browser, or sucking it up and complaining about it like me. Good luck deciding!

Updated: Yes, it makes it easy to see multiple Gmail accounts. That’s it. by CandidLeadership 2016-09-30

So much potential…and if all you do is read your e-mail it’s nice. Want to download an attachment? You can only do that to one spot…no ability to select a specific download folder so you have to do double work. Want to make a call directly from a phone number in an e-mail? The flash plug-in won’t work and you have to copy that number to a browser for calling to work. Double work. Want to print an attachment? You have to download it first. Double work. Mind you, these are not random tasks. This is my day. So kiwi was a good idea, I’ll just go back to switching tabs on my browser. And the new update is much cleaner, but all the functional issues remain. I’ve tried using it as my main mailbox for the past week, and it’s still just not as functional.

Could be better, still takes up a lot of memory by CoffeeInYOurFace 2015-07-26

I was kickstarter backer and was really excited to install the app when it was first released. After using it for awhile, I ended up deleting on my Macbook (8gb ram). Although I still have it on my Macbook Pro (16gb ram) and iMac (24gb ram), I don’t use it too often since memory resources are not that much different than using multiple gmail accounts on the browser. If that’s the case, I don’t really see the benefit other than slighty quicker way to switch accts. But I dont like switching windows that much more so rather switch tabs on browser. Also, i was really hoping for offline email but that didn’t happen either. If any of y’all are thinking about buying this app, it is marginally better and adds just a slight more convenience.

Hangouts chat window will not “Pop Out" by redshelle 2015-10-09

This app is GREAT for people who have multiple gmail accounts that need to be managed. However, today when attempting to “Pop Out” a Hangouts chat it does not pop it out in it’s own small window like it used to. It is attempting to “Pop Out” to a NEW TAB in Chrome, but the web page is completely blank and the chat window in Kiwi is still fully opened and I now cannot even minimize or close the chat window. Therefore, it is covering up part of my emails. The only way to remove the chat window is to close Kiwi completely and restart the program. Very annoying. The issue started happening BEFORE I updated to the new update so I updated & restarted my macbook hoping that this would fix the issue, but it did not fix the issue.