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The Best Gmail Apps for Windows 10 [August 2019]

Posted by Jamie on July 27, 2019

Whether you use your computer for leisure or for work, email is likely a significant way for you to keep in touch with people and manage your life. An email client plays an important role in that and is worthy of a place on your computer, especially if you use multiple accounts on Gmail, the most popular and most powerful free web email service. The built-in Google web interface leaves a lot to be desired, but fortunately, you aren’t stuck using that built-in interface,  or Windows Mail or Outlook as your email client. Windows 10 users have a lot of viable alternatives for a Gmail client solution. Most of them are free, they all work pretty well, and all of them are an easy replacement for Mail or Outlook.

As a Windows 10 and Gmail user, I tried a range of Gmail apps for Windows 10 and I list some of the ones that impressed me the most below. While most of these apps are designed for Gmail specifically, they’ll also work with your other mail services, making it perfect for anyone trying to manage both their Gmail and the work email accounts. Here’s our picks for our favorite Gmail clients on Windows.

10 thoughts on “The Best Gmail Apps for Windows 10 [August 2019]”

Richard Martin says:
EM Client repeatedly does not sync gmail contacts even after uninstall and reinstall. This doesn’t seem to be new looking through forums so I am afraid goodbye EM Client. Going to try Mailbird.
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Maryann says:
Zimbra Desktop seems to be no longer being developed. At the very least, Technical Support will end as of October.
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Loothor says:
Mailbird is no longer available for free (except for a 30 day trial), so I wouldn’t bother with it.
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Ori says:
Although not mentioned here, Has anyone tried outlook (2016) with google account? Any pros/cons?
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m dio says:
If you ever develop a password problem with Thunderbird, it is super difficult to impossible to remove. Once in the system there is no quick and easy way to change or replace the defected Password. None of the Volunteer “help” postings are specific or easy enough to follow. Thunderbird offers a prompt to change your password, but I have yet to get the e mail instruction returned. Even my $90 per hour geek had to give up on trying. Other than that, it was the best email client I have ever used.
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Martin Biermann says:
Thanks a lot for an excellent review of Win 10 email clients. I personally need a client that supports IMAP, gmail and multiple languages, that has read-access to my google address book and that has rules for incoming mail. Thunderbird does all of this. I migrated to EM client some 4 years ago when the Thunderbird gContactSync plugin had some dysfunction. However, EM client lacks power in its rules implementation. In Thunderbird I can R-click on an email-address to create a rule, and the rule can be run manually and/or automatically when receiving mail. Your review opened my eyes to Thunderbird (again)! Everything works as it should. There were no problems setting up gmail, I typed in my gmail-address and I was directed to a Google web page for 2-factor login.
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Ian Reeders says:
Has anyone tried to setup signatures with any of these apps that include formatted text and logos?
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Jeff says:
ThunderBird seems to be falling behind as Gmail no longer works if you elect to not accept clients with insecure connection methods. Gmail does not give any details about what is insecure about TB, and I do have TLS enabled.
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peter says:
IT works now – you can select OAuth2 as the authentication method
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zyg says:
thunderbird is v geeky
it does not have a help page
its error messages are cryptic – not much use if you do not have a tb lexicon
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Jim H, says:
Hi, about mailbird it looks good and worked well during the one week tray, but I found that it doesn’t allow to copy and paste anything from their desktop.
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