Apple’s original email client is far from ideal. The company has made changes and improvements over the years, but admittedly it is far from being the perfect email client, which is why many other third-party email clients continue to exist and are popular choices for Apple’s macOS platform.
But if you’re primarily a Gmail user, you may be interested in checking out this new native Gmail client for macOS. Called Mimestream, this is an app developed by Neil Jhaveri, a former Apple engineer who actually worked on the standard Mail app that comes with the operating system.
One of the advantages of Mimestream over other clients is that it uses the Gmail API instead of IMAP. This means that in addition to being able to retrieve your Gmail emails, it will also be able to take advantage of other Gmail features. This includes categorized inboxes, automatically synchronized aliases and signatures, label integration and more.
It also supports Google Drive, multiple Gmail accounts and a single inbox. There are also system-level alerts and dark mode support, along with gestures, tracking prevention and more. Mimestream is currently available for free while in beta, but a paid version will be available in the Mac App Store later.
Archived. Read more about Apps, GMail, Google and Macos. Source: macrumors