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

Legal Note: Go for Gmail is a 3rd party app and not affiliated with Gmail.

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!

What’s New

Version 2.6

- Corrected wrong (outdated) app icon used in previous update. Apologies for the oversight.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
439 Ratings

439 Ratings

midshipman1321 ,

Great, just one thing

I love using the Go for Gmail app because I have to stay on top of my emails all the time and it’s better to have a temporary window that can pop up when you need it versus having it always open in the browser tab. The one thing I would suggest to make it better is to allow the tracking of more than one email. With the browser, I can sign into my business and university email and get notifications for both whenever one comes in. With the Go for Gmail app, however, I have to switch back an forth manually between my emails and don’t get notifications for the other if I’m not opened to it but am signed in. If I don’t get notifications, I miss time sensitive events and deadlines. Long story short, allow for notifications for more than one email. Otherwise, great work!

sticklen ,

I love this app.. but...

I have used Apple Mail for my mail client … well forever. But with Sierra I am having more and more trouble with mail. I am sure the Apple Mail problems will get worked out, but I went to try GO for GMAIL because I am so frustrated with Apple Mail currently. My business mail is all on GMAIL, but I have a personal email with some volume on Apple Mail. Of course, Apple Mail can access different types of mail accounts, including iCLOUD-based email and Google-based email. I have found it up to now to be functional.

But GO for GMAIL Is soooooo… much faster, clearner, … than Apple Mail that I am thinking seriously of looking to find a way to do all my email via this app.

Two things stopping me:
1) not sure if there is an iOS app that is “like” this app (from the same company would be nice…
2) (the biggie) I need this app to be able to connect to iCloud as well as Google.

Might be a stretch to get Apple to approve that through the App Store… Then again, Apple would themselves (and their loyal customers) a GoodThing if they would just buy the company that does GO for GMAIL, disassemble and understand it, then redo it from the ground up to handle multiple email server types. (Unless the “company” is Google… )

I like this app very much… just wish that it could accept email feeds from the iCloud servers.


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.

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