To be honest, I don't get excited about email clients. I don't even like email, truth be told, but I like email a whole lot more than I like talking on the phone. I have multiple Gmail accounts for my various websites. Having to use Gmail in a web browser is painful, sloppy, and cumbersome. What I like most about Shift is the ability to just hide the window when I don't want email in my face, but I can easily switch to it when needed.
Switching between accounts is super easy and nicely organized (tabs). As far as the Gmail UI, once you are in the mail client it is identical. My guess is that Shift is built using the Node-Webkit framework so it is technically just a web browser with some nice bells and whistles in an enclosed environment. But that is not only fine, it's perfect. Why reinvent the wheel?
Shift is basically a much better UX wrapper for Gmail than Google currently makes available. It is such a simple idea but it is excellently implemented.
After using the free version for a bit I upgraded to Pro to help support quality work and for a few extra benefits & features.
Money well spent, IMHO.
I've used this product on and off for a year. Apart from the constant bugs, the overall experience of the product is pretty decent. However, they lost me when they added that awful " Sent with shift " signature in my signature with no chance of removing it.
- I've just started using Polymail after spending an inordinate amount of time trying to find an email client that was 1/ easy to use 2/ feature rich and 3/ aesthetically pleasing. Can't say I'm disappointed thus far. Some of the highlights: Schedule emails Snooze emails Gesture actions (trash, archive, mark as read/unread etc.) Smart tracking options One-click unsubscribe Contact email feed (see previous messages) iPhone and Mac app Note: I'd also been giving http://www.easilydomail.com/ a try. The iOS app makes it super quick to fire off emails, but there's no Mac app as of yet and Polymail beats it in other areas too. Don't think it's been around for too long though, so definitely one to keep an eye on. Hope this helps you out.
Polymail picked up where Mailbox left us hanging. Implementing all the best features like "Read Later" scheduling and swipe actions — all housed in a clean design.
Lately, I've noticed that Polymail is focusing more on biz dev and sales productivity with Polymail Pro. Understandable, with Sparrow and Mailbox being sold off and shut down. It's clear that email clients need to become profitable to survive. Unfortunately, I'm often pressured into features that I would never use via prompts and popups.
I have used Polymail for a couple of years now. I still notice a few small bugs around rendering emails, and the Read Later queue can break down if you have several threads saved. Still hoping these issues will be fixed soon. 🙏
Overall the app still functions great and is my daily email client.
I recently gave Polymail another try and it's indispensable now. Fast mailbox switching and read receipts are the killer features for me.
Love Polymail for the Mac, but the iOS app doesn't do it for me. When I'm on my phone, Inbox is my go-to.