Years ago I discovered an amazing email app called Sparrow, then Google bought them, shut it down, and I was back to GMail. I went on a quest to try every email client I could find, I’ve tried Mac Mail, Mailplane, Postbox, Outlook for Mac (which actually is terrifyingly bad), Mailpilot, Notify, Mailmap, and the list goes on.
So I’m back to using good old gmail in the browser which is what Google wanted. As far as in-browser email clients go, Google has nailed it, but it still blows my mind that there really is not real alternative. Here’s the problem I always run-into with other apps:
– searching emails only goes back so far (and I archive a ton of emails)
– auto-complete (of email addresses I’ve emailed a million times) seems to only work “some” of the time
– third party integrations can be spotty
In 2015 it seems like someone would have to crack the email app code, right? Apparently 20% of people use Outlook but try using Outlook for Mac and you’ll instantly teleport yourself back to 2001.
I think I know the answer to my own questions – Google wants us to use gmail in the browser for a million obvious reasons, but come on, can someone please fight the ten thousand pound gorilla and make an awesome desktop email app for the Mac?
What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!