Since I moved to a work-from-home setup last March, my laptop and monitor have become a little … difficult to handle. I have at least three different windows open for my professional Gmail, Google Drive, and personal Gmail account, each with a variety of tabs. Add to that a new Outlook account for work and things are getting a bit crowded on my desk, even with a monitor attached.
Enter Kiwi for Gmail, an application that allows you to move all of your Google products that would normally be in your browser (Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides) to your desktop, as a separate and independent application. The app acts as a hub for your personal and professional Google accounts, including calendars, files, and documents, allowing you to work in the Google ecosystem without opening a browser. Version 3.0, which was released in February, includes new features like browser extensions like Zoom, an offline mode, and calendar notifications.
In 2020, in the middle ofand the increase in Kiwi for Gmail saw a more than 70% increase in the number of average daily users of the free version of the app, according to parent company Zive.
If you are a Mac or Windows user, there is a free “lite” version that allows you to connect a Gmail account. Or upgrade to the full version for $ 30 a year to connect up to six accounts. Right now, the company is offering a 25% discount for Mac and Windows users.
Here’s how to get started with the free version of the Mac app. If you like it, you can always upgrade to the paid version.
How to set up Kiwi for Gmail
Here’s how to get the free version of the app on your Mac.
1. Go to KiwiforGmail.com and click Begin.
two. Below Basic, click on Register. At the end of the registration process, click Download.
3. When done, press Opened.
Four. Click Next through each of the instructional pages. Then click Begin.
5. Next, you will get some pop-ups to adjust your settings. Choose whether you want to send anonymous usage data to the company, how you want the compose window and button to appear, and extensions.
6. Log into one of your Gmail accounts. It will appear in the app in the same way it does in the browser, but with additional options along the left sidebar, allowing you to access your calendar, Drive, and contacts directly.
7. The account will appear as a tab in the upper right corner, with the number of unread messages within the tab. If you upgrade to the paid version, you will see multiple tabs and you can switch between them as you wish.
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