Download Gmail Desktop - Best Software & Apps

  • Hangouts

    2017.1019.418.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

    7
    1321 votes
    • PROS: Simple and minimalist interface, Video calls to multiple people, Apps available during video calls
    • CONS: No audio calls, Chrome must always be open
  • Google Gmail Gadget

    1.0.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Check Gmail right on your desktop

    7
    455 votes
    • PROS: Filter messages by label, Mail searching, Compose messages from your desktop
    • CONS: Interface is a little small
  • Google Talk

    1.0.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    A Google Talk client to call your Gmail contacts for free

    7
    7598 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • Google Hangouts

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A free game for Windows, by Google

    10
    11 votes
    • Google Email Uploader

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily switch from a desktop email client to Gmail

      5
      38 votes
      • PROS: Quick migration, Easy to set up and use, Works with several email clients
      • CONS: Requires a Google Apps account
    • Mailbird

      Lite 2.0.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Access Gmail and online services

      8
      134 votes
      • PROS: Easy to find and write emails, Integration with online services and social media, App to quickly search through attachments
      • CONS: Identities only saves drafts and sent mail to the main account, Delays and slowdown when receiving hundreds of emails
    • Mia for Gmail

      v2.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A desktop email client for your Mac, without a browser!

      -
      No votes yet
      • Sparrow

        1.6.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Minimalist desktop client for Gmail

        7
        8 votes
        • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter, Manage multiple accounts, Supports IMAP accounts
        • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Doesn't allow multiple signatures, Not possible to move mail between IMAP accounts
      • Zimbra Desktop

        2.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        AJAX-based collaboration tool

        6
        47 votes
        • PROS: Works well on and offline, Integrated mail and calendar client, Works with Yahoo!, Gmail and POP/IMAP servers
        • CONS: Lengthy installation and syncing, Many features are slow to respond
      • Notify

        Pro 2.1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Gmail notifier for your desktop

        7
        4 votes
        • PROS: Supports multiple accounts, Displays previews and full messages, Supports Growl alerts, Supports IMAP and Google Apps
        • CONS: No way to add or download attachments, Limited editing of mail in free version
      • Mail for Gmail

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Read Your Gmail And Do It From Your Desktop.

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Mail notifications, Unread mail counter, Gsuites compatibility, Web-friendly features
        • CONS: May lag behind web updates, Clunky account switching, Only works with Gsuites for Gmail, Other Google apps are link-only
      • Zimbra Desktop

        2.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        AJAX-based collaboration tool

        5
        6 votes
        • PROS: Works well on and offline, Integrated mail and calendar client, Works with Yahoo!, Gmail and POP/IMAP servers
        • CONS: Lengthy installation and syncing, Many features are slow to respond
      • Sparrow

        Lite 1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free minimalist desktop client for Gmail

        5
        1 vote
        • PROS: Very discreet, Unread messages counter
        • CONS: Only works with Gmail, Only works with one account, Features ads, Can be heavy on CPU
      • Shift

        1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Centralised Software to Switch Between Different Email Accounts

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: There is a free trial version available before downloading the complete package, Multiple email accounts are supported within a streamlined interface
        • CONS: Access to all tools will require that the professional version is downloaded, Does not support other email platforms and not available for smartphones
      • Gdow

        1.020070401

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Desktop notifier for Gmail messages

        6
        4 votes
        • PROS: Highly configurable, Saves time checking Gmail
        • CONS: Notifications can be slow
      • Shift

        1.0.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        Windows Mobile
        iPhone
        Pocket PC

        Shift your perspective

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Genuinely useful app , Complex image editing made easy, Seamless filter application process
        • CONS: Needs more filters and editing options
      • GSuite

        License
        buy
        Platform
        Web Apps

        GSuite offers Google online apps for business

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Simple, easy-to-use apps, Regular updates promised, Excellent mobile support, Affordable pricing
        • CONS: Fewer features than some competitors
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      22017.1019.418.113217.2Windows, Android, iPhone
      31.0.0.10575987.1Windows, iPhone, BlackBerry
      41.0.0.44556.6Windows
      52.0.1476.1Windows
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