As dominant as Gmail is when it comes to email services and clients, it’s by no means perfect—and there are plenty of third-party apps and add-ons that build on the foundations of Gmail to give you an enhanced experience.
One of the newer entrants in the field is Shortwave, built by a team that includes some ex-Googlers who worked on Firebase. Like the gone-to-soon Inbox by Gmail, it builds on top of Gmail, so you can keep switching back and forth between the two.
The new service also borrows some features previously seen in Inbox, like the bundling of emails into specific types. In short, it tries to modernize email with splashes of apps like Slack and Trello, and we’ve pulled together five reasons to give it a go.
And give it a go you can do—Shortwave is free to use unless you need advanced features for teams and more than 90 days of search and email history, so you can try it out and see if it suits your needs without having to pay anything.