Go for Gmail

Go for Gmail 1.8

This Gmail client lets you check your account without using a web browser.
3.0  (61 votes)
2.6 (See all)

Go for Gmail offers a convenient solution to check your Gmail account without using a web browser. The tool installs in the menu bar of your Mac or as a Dock app so that you can easily access new e-mail messages the moment they are received.

The program connects to your e-mail provider and notifies you in real time of incoming messages. The utility provides both a desktop and a mobile mode which you can switch. When first launching the app, you need to sign in to your Gmail account by entering your e-mail address and password. Signing out from the current account in order to connect to another one can be done exclusively when using the desktop mode, as the mobile module doesn't provide this option. Still, you can add multiple accounts so that you waste no time switching between them.

The program's settings are quite comprehensive and they are designed to help you manage the app with ease. Therefore, you can set the app to launch at system login, hide the window at startup, choose custom hotkeys to toggle the main window and to compose messages, keep the tool's interface above all windows or as a background app, control the window opacity and the text size, and choose a favorite sound and a favorite color code to notify you about incoming e-mails, to name but a few.

All the above-mentioned features make Go for Gmail a handy e-mail client that keeps you permanently connected to your Gmail account without distracting you from your computer work.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary


  • Provides both a desktop mode and a mobile mode
  • Comprehensive interface settings
  • Incoming messages notification
  • Can control window opacity
  • Hotkeys to toggle the window and to compose new messages


  • Can't sign out when using the mobile mode
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