I’m trying out, on Damian’s recommendation, the new Chrome app for Offline Gmail. It looks a lot like the iPad mail app and that should be a good thingâ€¦ but with a keyboard, and no keyboard shortcuts I can discern, I find it vaguely annoying!
The truth is, when I’m on the move, I tend to use my Macbook (which has the superb Sparrow Gmail app on it), and when I’m on a PC I have pretty decent broadband access. So the offline capability isn’t sufficient to capture my attention alone. Hereâ€™s to v2.
One of the other things that trigger my newfound Mac envy was seeing Chris use Sparrow, a lightweight Gmail client for OSX. Now Iâ€™m a big fan of the cloud and a big fan of the Gmail UI, so was impressed that an app had been developed that actually made me want to try something else.
Of course, it doesnâ€™t do a great deal more than the web app, especially if you use Chrome (at least as far as I can tell without a Mac to try it on properly), and it would probably be hard to justify the $10 price tag as such, but it does look slick, productivty-lorious and itâ€™s on my WANT list for when I eventually break and go the Mac way (ETA for Armand on Mac â€“ about 3 years).
Iâ€™m not the only PC fan to think so, either.
Video here if youâ€™re on Mac / use Gmail.
Sparrow – The new mail for Mac from domleca on Vimeo.