When it comes to email messaging, Gmail is one of the biggest players in the market. Currently, Gmail boasts of 1.5 billion users and has grown to become one of the most widely used email clients worldwide. As of November 2018, Litmus Email Analytics rates Gmail as the 2nd most used email client (based on 946 million opens). At 27% market domination, it’s only narrowly beaten by Apple iPhone mail, which boasts of 28% market domination.
The only major disadvantage that you’ll face using Gmail on your Mac is that it’s almost entirely done online and in your browser. This means that you can’t work on your mails except via your browser.
Or can you?
Why you need the Gmail App for macOS
The Gmail App for macOS brings all the simplicity and powerful features that are in your browser and brings it to your Mac.
One of the key features that the Gmail App brings to your macOS includes the ability to instantly access your mails from your menu bar. The Gmail App for Mac can be docked so that with a single click, you’re in your mail, and you can see all your messages. Also, you get to see color-coded notifications and audio alerts. This means that you’ll never have to miss an important mail ever again. If you want, you can even set the app to provide pop-up notifications for those important emails.
With the Gmail App for macOS, you’ll be able to open your mail with all the rich features that Gmail supports. GIFs, images, and other forms of media are displayed in full. You’ll also enjoy the powerful smart email composition right inside the app (if you switch it on, that is). This feature when engaged, predicts what you are going to type, such as dates, or standard email salutations.
Gmail is perhaps one of the safest mail clients out there. This is because Google scans every mail and attachment through its anti-malware software. With the Gmail App for macOS, you get the same level of security. If a malicious or suspicious email makes it into your mailbox, you’ll immediately get a notification in the app and they’ll quarantine the offending email to keep your device safe. Is that cool, or what?
You also get to choose your view. You can go with a standard desktop, full-sized browser view, or with a condensed mobile view. You also get to play with various settings and customize your experience. You can adjust the opacity of the window, resize the window to your preferred size. What’s more, the touch gestures are so slick that you’ll have no problem navigating it via touch.
The app also comes with regular free updates to provide you the best Gmail experience on your Mac.
The Gmail App for macOS is compatible with OS versions 10.10 Yosemite and higher. The app is intuitive to use and very light, taking up less than 4mb of space. The Gmail App for Mac is a fan favorite, with a rating of 4 stars out of 5 from over 700 verified reviews.
So, what are you waiting for? Download the Gmail App for macOS and enjoy the best Gmail experience on your Mac.