EasyMail for Gmail review: An integrated Google experience on Windows 10

Google has a wide range of internet services. Unfortunately, they don't all have apps on Windows 10. EasyMail for Gmail brings a group of popular Google services into one convenient app.

The app is available for free on Windows 10, but you can pay to remove ads ($4.99) and pay even more to do away with the ads and add Windows Hello support ($9.99).

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A feature-rich Google experience

Whether for personal use, work, or any other reason, many people end up with multiple email accounts. I use Outlook for two jobs and I still manage two Gmail accounts for other things. EasyMail for Gmail supports up to five accounts and makes it easy to toggle between them. The notification badges on each account are a nice touch.

In addition to supporting email, the app also supports Google Calendar, contacts and notes. This makes it easy to check your schedule when you get an email with a plan, see the notes you recorded on other devices, or contact anyone you've communicated with previously.

When it comes to email, EasyMail for Gmail handles it well. It is a web-wrapped Gmail interface but that means that you get all of Gmail's web features rather than a stripped down version.

Windows 10 integration

Gmail and Google calendar are easily accessible on Windows 10 devices via your browser, but EasyMail for Gmail adds enough features to make it worth a look. The app supports Live tiles, has a dark theme, and if you upgrade to EasyMail Plus, it supports Windows Hello. You can also see the number of missed emails you have on your Lockscreen or taskbar and get notifications for email. All of these things make EasyMail for Gmail feel more native to Windows 10 than just opening up Gmail in a browser.

Overall thoughts on EasyMail for Gmail

At first glance, EasyMail for Gmail looks like it's just a web-wrapper, and while it does indeed wrap the Gmail experience into an app, it does much more than that. The clean design and addition of Windows 10 features make it feel more native than using a web browser.

The biggest drawback of an app like this is that it has stiff competition. There's no shortage of email apps that support Gmail and Google Calendar. Another drawback is the relatively high price for premium features.

While some may opt for a natively-built email app or email client, EasyMail for Gmail provides a good experience for those invested in Google's web platform and Microsoft's OS.

Pros

  • Integrates Google Calendar and Gmail into one app
  • Clean design
  • Windows integration

Cons

  • Faces tough competition in a crowded app area
  • Relatively high price for premium features

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Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

16 Comments
  • This is actually a pretty useful web wrapper. Windows alert center for calendar notifications, etc. By using this, I have stopped using Windows Mail entirely. One of my go-to apps for Windows now.
  • The desktop sites have notifications built in too. It is sad that a custom colored titlebar with a browser control costs 5 dollar and gets a 4 out 5 review. Kind of shows how great the quality and need for apps is on Win10 Desktop
  • I rate apps on a curve based on what they are and the category they're in. A high rating for a Gmail client doesn't make it as valuable or as powerful as a high rating for an expensive video editor. Some free apps are perfect for what they are and deserve five stars. This app is good for what it is in my opinion.
  • "It is sad that a custom colored titlebar with a browser control costs 5 dollar and gets a 4 out 5 review."
    It's also sad you think parting with $5 for an app is expensive.
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  • I've been using this for the last two months, which is why we had Sean write it up. It's a solid app with some clever features. When I run Gmail I usually kept it open in a tab, but found it tends to use more resources that way including battery. With it as a wrapper/app it's effect on battery is now negligible, which is important for me when traveling.
  • But why use this over full-powered Outlook? For me this still looks like driving a Lada when you have a free (and more powerful, with more space, and less consuming BMW 5 in your garage?
  • How is it more useful than the built in apps? The notification you mentioned is not something that is missing from the mail app/calendar app.
  • Check out Gapps from Windows store. It is ad free, supports dark and light theme and almost all google services.
  • Eeeww. You lost me at Gmail.
  • Does it have offline support? It's probably not worth $10 to me if not. I've flirted with EasyMail before and found it not incredibly superior to using a browser, or even Win10 Mail.
  • Cons: • it's Gmail
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  • On second thought, what I really want is for this thing to re-skin the whole experience, not just add a frame; but then that's probably just a new mail client.
  • I used to use this app, but I needed something that handled task (in the same app). Now I just use Outlook.
  • Just checked and now it handles task pretty good (instead of like an after thought)