WunderMail for Gmail

The missing native desktop client for Gmail on Windows 10.

#1 Product of the DayOctober 05, 2018

WunderMail is a beautiful mail app especially created for the use of Gmail.

By using the latest Fluent Design principles, WunderMail perfectly combines the user experience of Gmail with the lock and feel of Windows 10. Unlike other mail apps WunderMail offers support for Gmail specific functions like labels and inbox categories.

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    🔥 Wundermail is an incredible product, beautifully designed and executed

    Cons: 

    ⛔ Privacy policy 💥

    My gmail account contains or links a large part of my most important data. After reading your privacy policy I do not feel very comfortable with the service.

    Julian Pardo • S42 has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Pretty

    Cons: 

    Memory Hog (600 Mb & rising), email subject lines too short vs web interface where can arrange horizontally.

    Seems well implemented, but above two issues are killer. I deinstalled mine after 1 hours of use.

    Jorge Bracer has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Pierre LeBaux
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · koloseo.cz
I hate this trend of never mentioning price/tiers anywhere. It started with apps for Apple devices, now it is leaking into Microsoft Store. This shady garbage is dark pattern of sales, cementing my distrust in your company without even trying your product.
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@lebaux Thanks for your feedback. We decide to give free users a fully featured version of the app. Therefore the free version is supported by ads. You are right that this could be better communicated by us. The premium subscription for 9.99$ a year has been created as some beta user wished to have a fully ad free experience.
Pierre LeBaux
Pierre LeBaux@lebaux · koloseo.cz
@timchiller Hi Tim, thanks for the clarification. I understand that most people don’t share my outrage and hiding premium offerings is (sadly) valid and working sales strategy. I fully understand devs got to eat and for app to be sustainable it should have some sort of monetization plan — but I really like to see the deal upfront. “Free with ads, 10 bucks a month premium, got it, I can afford it, so let me try it now.” WunderMail itself looks great and it comes in a right time, as lots of people don’t exactly love the new native gmail interface. That being said, email is such essential part of stack, that I have to wait for considerable time just to see if the particular app is still being in the works. Last time I got excited about email client it was Nylas, then it was discontinued, and picked up again as Mailspring, and that looks more dead than alive today too. There is also Sparrow and heaps others, so hopefully you have longer future ahead of you! Have a nice weekend, Tim!
Preetesh Jain
Preetesh Jain@preetesh_jain · ⚡ Product and Tech at WittyPen.com
@timchiller @lebaux Absolutely agree with Pierre. I was looking for the monetisation strategy on the website too. But couldn't find anything. Thanks for the clarification though Tim!
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@lebaux @preetesh_jain I totally agree that it should be possible to find out about or pricing options in front. I acknowledge that we could have done that better. Therefore I already created an additional pricing page and placed it prominent in the website header. We will update the store description as well with the next update. https://wundermail.app/pricing/
Preetesh Jain
Preetesh Jain@preetesh_jain · ⚡ Product and Tech at WittyPen.com
@lebaux @timchiller That's great. Wish you the best! 🙂
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
Hey Producthunt! This is Tim, founder at WunderMail. 👋 We started WunderMail a year ago to create the most native and beautiful way to access your Gmail account on Windows 10. Therefore, we applied the design principles of Microsoft latest Fluent Design system as much as possible. Unlike other mail clients WunderMail is completely built on top of the Gmail API. This allows WunderMail to support unique functions of Gmail like labels and inbox categories. Over the last couple of months, we’ve worked closely with our amazing group of beta testers to continuously refine and enhance the UX to the user needs to ensure that WunderMail is a joy to use. With today’s launch we are extremely exited to share with you the result. I hope to hear your thoughts and feedback!
CARtic P
CARtic P@icartic · game producer & business guy
@timchiller does it support the gmail extensions?
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@icartic We try to implement all Gmail features which are available via the Gmail API. Gmail Add-ons and Chrome extensions can not be accessed this way. Therefore we can unfortunately not support them at the moment.
Sanchita Saha
Sanchita Saha@ubersaha · Founder @shelloapp / @citysocializer
@timchiller Nice one guys, good luck!
Hamza Foziljonov
Hamza Foziljonov@uzeconomist · Professional Translator: IT & Business
@timchiller Hey, I really liked your app. I have been looking for an awesome mail client for Windows 10 for long time. You saved my life :). Good luck!
CARtic P
CARtic P@icartic · game producer & business guy
@timchiller thank you for the heads-up. Cool UI design guys :)
Ron Cohen
Ron CohenPro@ron_cohen · Software Developer
@timchiller I was wondering what data from the emails do you store, how do you use it, what for and how do you keep it safe. Not bring to paranoid, just that email store the most sensitive and private data... UI looks amazing, I would love to have a native client for gmail. my only concern is for the data.
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@ron_cohen Hello Ron, thanks for the great question. WunderMail works completely local. This means the access token will not be send to our server. Therefore we do not have access to your mails. Instead the app is downloading a copy of your mails directly from the Google server in a local database in the App folder. As soon you delete the app, the local database gets also deleted. The only data which is shared to us is anonymous usage data. Also when you add an account in WunderMail if you want opt in for the newsletter. In case you opt in your mailaddress and some metadata like your signup date is send to us. However, receiving the newsletter is optional.
Ron Cohen
Ron CohenPro@ron_cohen · Software Developer
@timchiller Thank you for the clarification, great to hear that you are mined for the privacy & security of you users.
@timchiller 🔥 Wundermail is an incredible product, beautifully designed and executed! ⛔ About privacy, Your answer is great and hopeful, but the policies of the site do not reflect it at all 💥
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@julianpardo Hello Julian, thanks for your feedback. As mentioned above the app itself is sharing nearly no data with us. However, you are correct that the privacy policy does not reflect this to 100%. This has two reasons: 1. To make sure the privacy policy is not using invalid formulations (especially in terms of the new GDPR) we decided to use an online tool for generating the privacy policy. This tools do not generate perfect results as they only have limited options for individualization. 2. The privacy policy is valid for our apps and our websites. Therefore the privacy policy states terms which are not used by the app itself. To provide you with an example lets take the collecting of "credentials" or "Social media logins". This is part of the privacy policy because we also run an support forum for the apps on a web page. To post into the forum you have to create an forum account. This can be done by social media login or by selecting your own password for the forum account. So we save you credentials of your forum account, in case you create an forum account on our web page. However, the app itself does not save or transfer any of this information. I hope this clarifies it a bit more.
DJ Ross
DJ Ross@dj_ross · I build websites and web applications.
I have not tried it but the GUI looks sleek.
Ayush
Ayush@ayushpokh · Artist. Writer. Compulsive app tester.
Not a fan of the subscription model but the app looks very solid. I think it needs better support for keyboard shortcuts and some customizability for that. But otherwise great job on the app guys!
Tim Grabinat
Tim GrabinatMaker@timchiller · Software Developer
@ayushpokh Thanks for your feedback. Keyboard shortcuts are already on our backlog. Regarding the subscriptions: We are aware that some user would prefer to have an one time fee instead of an subscription. So we are definitely considering to add an one-time IAP purchase as an alternative.