Go for Gmail - Email Client

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 2.4

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 2.3 MB - Download


Go for Gmail is the best and most powerful Gmail desktop client. It's perfect for quickly accessing your Gmail account without ever needing to open a web browser. The app is fully feature packed and built for speed and ease of use.


• Instant access to Gmail account via your Mac's menu bar

• Awesome color-coded notifications with audio alerts

• Choose between desktop (full sized browser view) & mobile (condensed view) modes

• Popup new email notifications support

• Window opacity control

• Resizable window

• Ability to run app via both the menu bar and the Dock

• Fullscreen support

• Slick touch gestures support

• Accessibility options with font size modification, hotkeys and voiceover support


• The best Gmail experience on your Mac

• The ability to use Gmail without a web browser

• Visually pleasing design and interface

• Always being connected yet undistracted

• Regular free updates

We've worked hard to make Go for Gmail as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!


Release Notes:

- Bug fixes for macOS Sierra


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3
Review by Photo Worker

It’s Part of My Email Routine Now - Go For Gmail is simply part of my email routine now. It’s reliable and makes using Gmail with my Mac easy and comfortable since I dislike Apple’s own Mail client. By the way, it’s getting more and more embarrassing now as I am using Gmail for my mail, Google Photos for my photos, and am constantly looking for ways to avoid iTunes. I don’t think I will ever reach the tipping point and avoid the Mac platform altogether, but I’m beginning to wonder.

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people
Version 1.8
Review by davusicion

Hellooooooo???? Any body still working at the office? - Before I upgraded my to El Captain, everything was running smoothly. Then after the upgrade glitches everywhere. The app only appears to work for a few moments after you open it. If you open the app and wait two minutes before trying to access email or switching between accounts, for get it. At first I blamed Apple. I thought the company was up to its old tricks again, just misbehaving like always. But its been well over six months since I upgraded and I’m still having the same issues. This is ridiculous. Fiplab I am about done with being patient. You’ve had plenty of time to fix this. Never have I ever used an app where you have to restart it everytime you want you use it! I see the latest update was December 18th, and you still haven’t been able to fix this? Really? If I could give you less than one star I would. Absolutely the worst app ever.

Found helpful by 22 out of 28 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4
Review by Cancelled

Fantastic Little Utility - I tried out several free and paid Gmail desktop clients and none of them met my needs as well as Go For Gmail. This one is a keeper!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 2.4
Review by kevhender

Really bad memory leak! - This app would be (and used to be) great, but now there is a memory leak that the developer blames on WebKit. The app uses an additional 1GB of RAM every day until it completely bogs down the OS and has to be restarted.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.4
Review by Nmwa1035

Eats Memory - I like how it works. However, it will gradually eat up all the memory on the MacBook Pro until you explicitly quit. If they could fix the memory leak, that would be great. For that reason alone, I am looking for another one.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.4
Review by ladyamesy

Good. Could be better. - I was really excited by this app. The usability is so much more intuitive than mail and it beats having to go through your browser to check your gmail. Working remotely, I need to respond to emails pretty timely so the notifications are a must have. That being said, if you have two email accounts linked through Go, you’ll only recieve notifications for the account that you have open at the time. Also, because you’re not in the browser, there’s nothing running spell check which is a pretty valuable thing to have when you’re sending professional emails. I’m tempted to go back to the browser for this reason alone. Overall it’s good…but it could be better.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4
Review by NiquiWrites

Does what I need, but could be improved. - I like this app in that I can access my Gmail account on my iMac without going through a web browser. I am able to do everything I need to via the app, but there are some improvements that could be made to improve its ease of use. -Once downsized, when brought back up I lose my ability to manuever through the program or continue an open email message draft. I might as well close it and start it up anew each time I jump to a different program. -The icon in the upper-right tool bar with battery life and time lags sometimes, indicating I have new messages after I’ve already reviewed or deleted them. These are just some improvements that would make it a five-star app.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people