Kiwi for Gmail Lite icon

App Specs
File size:
64.02 MB
June 23, 2015
October 14, 2016

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Kiwi for Gmail (formerly Gmail for Mac) turns Gmail into a full-powered desktop email client. No one wants to use Gmail in the browser on their phone, and we felt they shouldn't have to on the Mac either. 2 years in the making from a seasoned team with Apple, Bose, and iRobot experience.

Like Gmail's own apps on iOS, Kiwi for Gmail is a sophisticated email client-browser hybrid that gives you the full power of Gmail within a polished desktop experience.


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  • "Gmail, as it should be."

    One of the most anticipated apps on Kickstarter last year, Kiwi for Gmail is the only app that supports every Gmail feature, in great detail, and with a technical foundation that is rebuilt from the ground up to make Gmail faster, easier to use, and more reliable in our app than in any browser. We've thoroughly integrated Gmail into the desktop experience in a way that simply is impossible in the browser.

    What results is the most seamless email experience you've ever seen.


  • NOTE: This is NOT a trial app, but a full email client for Gmail, just with fewer features than the full app and supporting one account.
  • NOTE: Kiwi for Gmail does not have *offline support*, which is incompatible with serving all Gmail's features.
  • NOTE: Kiwi for Gmail does not support Google's Inbox.

  • Use Gmail as a desktop app, freed from the browser.
  • Get to your Gmail account in a single click. Never sign in again. Never search through tabs again or type to get to your email.
  • Chat and Hangouts - work across multiple accounts, like you'd expect.
  • Google Drive - works across multiple accounts flawlessly, which you can't even do in Chrome. Due to our unique architecture.

  • Gmail as a Polished Desktop Experience - Windows for new messages, the calendar, Google Drive; Attach photos, documents, or whatever you want by just dragging them on; An inbox that works like a desktop application and not a strange menubar dropdown hybrid -- we've thought of everything.
  • Gmail as your Default Email Client - It really works. Replace Mail and Outlook completely with Kiwi for Gmail - click an email in Contacts or the browser and it'll open one of our beautiful new email windows.
  • Dock icon, Menubar dropdown, and full Inbox window.
  • Gorgeous, simple New Message windows - Vastly improved over the browser. Watch how this makes it easier to
  • Avoid going to the Inbox for Every Little Thing - We've obsessed over workflows and how people really use email, designing our app so that accessing your email is simple and not overwhelming. You shouldn't have to dive into your inbox to write a quick note to someone, for instance.
  • Huge attachments - Send giant files using Google Drive, which is now so quick to do, it's even simpler than Dropbox.


    What's Available in the Full Version of Kiwi for Gmail (not in Lite).

  • Multiple Accounts - Use up to 6 Gmail accounts simultaneously, built on an architecture that's far more reliable than what Gmail uses in the browser.
  • Global Keyboard Shortcuts - let you get to your email in a second.
  • Important-Only Notifications - a desktop email first; use this optional feature and filter the noise right out of your email effortlessly.
  • The Zen Switch(tm) - shut off all email notifications so you can focus, without shutting out the whole world.
  • Gmail plugins - Coming soon. One of the great things about Gmail are its plugins. We'll be integrating various third-party plugins in coming updates to the full version of Kiwi.

  • What's New
  • Official support for Sierra (10.12)
  • Resolve potential problem which could cause intermittent account issues

  • Kiwi for Gmail Lite ( is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Kiwi for Gmail Lite 1976. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Kiwi for Gmail Lite 1991.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.10

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