posted at 20:50
Author: Karissa Bell
Gmail for Mac app promises to unchain Gmail from browser tabs
While Gmail users have a range of great mobile clients to choose from, on the desktop, Gmail still lives primarily in browser windows. A new startup aims to change that for good with Gmail for Mac, a beautiful Mac client for Gmail. Zive, the startup behind the app, has been working on the project for the past year and half and has now turned to Kickstarter for its final push. "While Gmail has great apps for mobile it doesn't have anything equivalent for desktop," Zive cofounder Eric Shashoua says on Kickstarter. "Using Gmail in the browser is something none of us would want to do on our phones but what many of us wind up doing on our computers. We wanted to make Gmail the way Google should have made it." The app supports gestures for navigating between messages and customizable priority-based notifications that can filter notifications based on Gmail's priority flags. The best feature, particularly for power users and Google Apps users, is the way the app handles multiple email accounts. Of course, we'll have to wait for the app to launch to put it through its paces for real, though all signs seem to point to the app becoming a reality sooner than later.

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