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Best Gmail App for Windows 7/10/11: Top 5 Options Reviewed

  • What features they include
  • What app integrations are supported
  • User experience
  • Security
  • Prices
  • User reviews

1. Mailbird

Features

  • Syncing Contacts. Mailbird makes it easy to select and import contacts from your Outlook and Gmail accounts. Adjust your Gmail settings and permissions, and there you have it — all your contacts in your new Gmail client in a matter of 20 seconds!
  • Merge Duplicate Contacts. You can automatically merge duplicate contacts so you’re not sifting through people twice when drafting a new email. If two contacts aren’t listed as 100% similar, you have the freedom to choose the default email address and other details manually.
  • Copying Contacts. Mailbird makes copying contacts from different email accounts and placing them into groups a piece of cake. Simply drag and drop contacts from your email account into where you want them in Mailbird to create a new set.

Integrations

User experience

Security

User Reviews

  • G2–4/5 (74 reviews — May 2022)

Major Pros

  • Makes it easy to manage multiple accounts in one place
  • Unified inbox and calendar
  • Sleek and easy-to-use interface
  • Supports both IMAP and POP3 accounts
  • Highly customizable — can change background themes and layout
  • Plenty of keyboard shortcut options
  • Multiple integrations to make onboarding easier and boost productivity
  • Great customer support

Major Cons

  • Mailbird is not yet available for Mac users, as a mobile app, or on any app stores, like the Microsoft Store or Google Play. You’ll have to download it directly from the Mailbird website.
  • There’s no free version (but a free trial is available).

Pricing

The Verdict

2. Thunderbird

Features

Integrations

User experience

Security

User Reviews

Major Pros

  • Unlimited accounts
  • Totally free
  • Build new features and integrations in an open-source environment
  • Strong anti-spam and antivirus features that help secure your inbox
  • Powerful filtering options

Major Cons

  • Clunky and outdated interface
  • Frequent bugs and malfunctioning
  • No consistent software updates
  • Lacks integrations with popular productivity tools

Pricing

The Verdict

3. Microsoft Outlook

Features

Integrations

User experience

Security

  • Scanning attachments — Microsoft identifies viruses or malicious software in emails. Once a dangerous attachment is found, it’s automatically removed from your inbox.
  • Warning pages — Every link in your email is checked for a scam or virus risk. If you click a link that is perceived as suspicious, you will see a warning window.
  • Protection across devices — No matter how you manage your emails, your accounts are protected on both desktop and mobile, and all security features are set up to run by default.

User Reviews

Major Pros

  • Possibility to manage multiple calendars
  • Easy task management
  • Enhanced account security with advanced virus protection
  • A lot of add-ins that integrate with popular productivity tools

Major Cons

  • No unified inbox
  • No unified calendar
  • Unavailable without a Microsoft 365 subscription
  • User interface can be overwhelming for some users

Pricing

The Verdict

4. eM Client

Features

Integrations

User experience

Security

User Reviews

Major Pros

  • Supports POP3, SMTP, Exchange, and Microsoft 365
  • Clean and user-friendly interface
  • Simple contact management
  • Multiple calendars in one place

Major Cons

  • Slow loading speed when dealing with big inboxes
  • Doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption and full security from data breaches
  • Limited integrations with popular applications

Pricing

The Verdict

5. Mailspring

Features

Integrations

User experience

Security

User reviews

Major Pros

  • Integrates with popular email providers
  • Easy to start using
  • Clean and user-friendly interface
  • Simple contact management and message history preview
  • Translations supported for over ten languages

Major Cons

  • Doesn’t support POP or integrate with Microsoft Exchange
  • Can’t perform actions across all integrated accounts
  • Doesn’t integrate with most popular productivity tools
  • Most advanced features are available only with paid plans

Pricing

The Verdict

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