Sure, those free applications are nice, but Google needs to look playful and friendly up front because in the dark shadows the search engine giant is rifling through your email messages, your photos, and your documents to learn all it can about you. Why? That data is valuable to advertisers.
For those Mac users not totally turned off by Google knowing who writes to you, what they write and when, the free Gmail service seems like a fair trade. Go for Gmail is one of those useful– and free– Mac apps which brings Gmail out of the browser and into the Mac’s Menubar.
It’s an app for Gmail.
What you get for free is instant access to Gmail, audio alerts, color-coded notifications, a full-sized browser view, or a condensed view. There’s popup email notifications, a resizable window, an option to run Go for Gmail from either the Dock or the Menubar, and fullscreen support.
The Go for Gmail user interface is mostly Gmail-like with most of the options you’ve come to know and loathe or love about the free email service. The app even handles Gmail themes to match your moods.
If you’re a casual Gmail user you’re likely to appreciate having Gmail so handy. For Mac users more inclined to power user features, Go for Gmail is priced right but would benefit from being able to handle multiple Gmail accounts, have some Calendar integration, and maybe even an option to check Google Drive files and Docs.
That’s worth a few dollars.