Gmail is the most popular email provider worldwide today, and yet before Canary, there wasn’t any universal email app that supported Gmail’s best features for Gmail and non-Gmail email accounts. Canary probably is the best Gmail app for Mac!

Sure, there are Gmail for Mac apps like Mailplane, Kiwi, and Boxy, but Canary Mail supports non-Gmail accounts and they don´t– since most people have a secondary work or personal account with a different provider, this can be limiting.

Which is why we’ve designed Canary to seamlessly support the Gmail features that users have come to expect:

  • Labels, without treating them as folders
  • Inbox tabs such as Primary, Social, Updates, Promotions, etc
  • Aliases, synced automatically

This brings a major performance advantage as well – some mail clients treat Gmail’s Inbox and All Mail as separate folders, even though all emails in Inbox are technically also in All Mail – this means that Apple Mail, for example, ends up downloading a large number of emails twice, since it doesn’t treat labels as labels – it treats them as folders. As you can imagine, this isn’t very efficient and ends up using a lot more disk space and bandwidth than is necessary.

In contrast, Canary only downloads each email once and applies the correct labels to it, just as Gmail does on the web, which is much more efficient. And you can avail Gmail’s smart Inbox segregation that helps reduce clutter and allows you to focus on important emails in your Primary tab.

CanaryMail best Gmail app for Mac
CanaryMail: best Gmail app for Mac

And the best part? Canary’s own Focused Inbox works just as well for your non-Gmail accounts that may not have this feature so that you get the same seamless experience as you do with Gmail for Mac. And that’s why we think it no longer makes sense to use Gmail on the web – that way you’re limited to a single account in your ad-filled Inbox.

Switch to Canary instead – we think it’s the best Gmail app for Mac. And we’d love to know if you agree: @CanaryMailApp

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