Mailbox for Gmail Lite

Developer: HALFBIT Ltd

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 1.2 MB - Download

Description:

Introducing the best Gmail email desktop client. Built for Gmail addicts!

No need to set-up and learn another email application if you already know and love Gmail. Mailbox combines Gmail's fast search, spam protection and endless storage with great Mac features.

Mailbox for Gmail allows you to;
- Run Gmail in its own application
- Retain the full power of Gmail
- Manage multiple Gmail accounts (*in-app purchase)
- Access Google Calendar and Drive
- Chat on Google Hangouts
- Receive email notifications
- Set global keyboard shortcuts
- Set Gmail as the default email application
- Block out all distractions with Do not Disturb mode
- Automatically BCC Emails
- Block Gmail ads

We love to hear your feedback. Please remember, we cannot reply to your comments in the Mac App Store.

If you have a question, please contact us through our support mail; [email protected]

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Flagnab

The Best Free “Standalone” Gmail App for OS X - Apple Mail has been hinky since I upgraded my older Mini to Yosemite. Almost all my email is through Gmail. So I made a project of trying all the free email apps in the App Store. SPOILER: They all work about the same. Some have more lag than others; some have unfortunate design choices … but all require you to sign out of one Gmail account before you can access another. I.e., you already have an app for that: the browser. I like to use a dedicated app for email (habit)—AND I’m lazy. So I’m a fan of Mailbox Lite. It's snappy and the design is well thought-out. For a 1-time fee, you can have multiple Gmail accounts open simultaneously. Other apps offer this—but Mailbox Lite uses a simple tabbed interface to switch between open acounts. That’s typical of Halfbit’s approach to UI design: they work to reduce friction for the user. I’ve emailed with the developer, who is responsive & detailed in his replies. This is more important than is usually observed: we’re all used to dealing with faceless devs at quite a remove (if we ever do), but can you think of a designer whose products you use more frequently than an app’s? Your car, maybe—& when was the last time you had input on dashboard design with Nissan or BMW? If you want to use Gmail in its own windowed app—& especially if you want to switch between Gmail accounts without having to sign out of Account A & then in to Account B, as in the browser—you should give Mailbox Lite a try. Hell, it’s free. I predict you’ll like the interface & pop for the multiple-accounts feature. I did.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
1/5
Version 1.0
Review by Reader238580

Google no longer supports this app - There is a notice from Google when you open this app that says that Google no longer supports it. Don’t buy this app until you see that Halfbit has updated to fix this problem.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.0
Review by ijustwanttomanagemyemails

Overall it’s good but it’s too expenisive - I have multiple email accounts and I really want to have an email app to manage my emails. This is a good one but costs a little. But after I actually bought it, it asked me for extra $4.99 for adding more than one accounts. If I don’t pay, I would wast my already paid $1.99. It is not much but still irrtating and deceptive.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
5/5
Version 1.0
Review by Flagnab

The Best Free “Standalone” Gmail App for OS X - Apple Mail has been hinky since I upgraded my older Mini to Yosemite. Almost all my email is through Gmail. So I made a project of trying all the free email apps in the App Store. SPOILER: They all work about the same. Some have more lag than others; some have unfortunate design choices … but all require you to sign out of one Gmail account before you can access another. I.e., you already have an app for that: the browser. I like to use a dedicated app for email (habit)—AND I’m lazy. So I’m a fan of Mailbox Lite. It's snappy and the design is well thought-out. For a 1-time fee, you can have multiple Gmail accounts open simultaneously. Other apps offer this—but Mailbox Lite uses a simple tabbed interface to switch between open acounts. That’s typical of Halfbit’s approach to UI design: they work to reduce friction for the user. I’ve emailed with the developer, who is responsive & detailed in his replies. This is more important than is usually observed: we’re all used to dealing with faceless devs at quite a remove (if we ever do), but can you think of a designer whose products you use more frequently than an app’s? Your car, maybe—& when was the last time you had input on dashboard design with Nissan or BMW? If you want to use Gmail in its own windowed app—& especially if you want to switch between Gmail accounts without having to sign out of Account A & then in to Account B, as in the browser—you should give Mailbox Lite a try. Hell, it’s free. I predict you’ll like the interface & pop for the multiple-accounts feature. I did.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by Melkins2

Needs a little work - This app is great for basic email checking and composing. There are a few bugs that they need to work out. 1. when you switch accounts don’t send me to a web browser to open that other account (defeats the purpose of the app) 2. make it possible to view attachments through the app. having to open a browser just to view an attachment is, again, defeating the purpose of the app other than those 2 minor annoyances, I would say this is a great alternative to the regular old iMail app that comes pre-installed on your mac

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by JulieMoffat.com

Needs Update - Works pretty well for having an icon for email I can get to easily instead of searching through my dozens of windows and tabs to find my inbox every time. Also puts up the little notifications when an email comes in so I can decide whether I want to stop what I’m doing to go see a particular message if it wasn’t already enough to see the From and Subject of the email. Not constantly check my inbox. Also hoping to save some of my memory since it is a heavy load on Firefox for some reason to have a couple of gmails open for a while. I tried a couple of other similar ones, but didn’t like them as much as this because it’s almost lterally an iframe to gmail, not someone else’s attempt at building an inbox. One limitation I find is that you can only attach one file at a time. So if you’re sending 3 or more pictures it becomes tedious. But still not a deal breaker. Someone coplained that when they try to open another account (I paid for the upgrade to have multiple accounts) it opens a browser window. I think it may have done that to me too, just have to someone set it up right. Now every time I open it, 3 of my gmails are automatically opened and logged into. Very convenient for mulitple businesses. I do see the 'This version of Chrome is no longer supported. Please upgrade to asupported browser. Dismiss’ yellow alert bar at the top. Clicking it opens my browser, which I assume would have no effect on this app. I’d love to see that go away.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by EMyers708

Great app but it crashes and needs a few restarts - Awesome desktop functionality for Gmail. With some minor fixes this could be an amazing app. Sometimes it has trouble loading drafts and email and needs to be restarted. Also not 100% reliable when it comes to get gchat messages. That said, I’ll still use it into the foreseeable future.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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