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New Version Arriving Soon for #1-Rated Email App, Kiwi for Gmail. But First, We Need Beta Testers!
Posted March 15, 2016 in Product Development
Kiwi for Gmail on a Mac Laptop with Caption, "We Want You!"

By ERIC WANTA Chief Marketing Officer
And DOUG DAVIDOFF Director of Public Relations
ZIVE, INC., maker of Kiwi For Gmail


Since its launch nearly nine months ago on June 23rd, 2015, Kiwi for Gmail has become one of the most highly rated email desktop apps on the Mac App Store. These days, thousands of users worldwide make Kiwi for Gmail part of their daily life.

Users of Kiwi for Gmail report high satisfaction with the application. Indeed, more than 1,000 users have posted ratings for Kiwi for Gmail on the Mac App Store. We’re gratified that from our users, we receive an average rating exceeding 4½ out of 5 stars!

Often on Facebook or Twitter, users tell us that Kiwi for Gmail has changed the way they use Gmail on their Macs. Here are some of the compliments we’ve received via Facebook or via Twitter handle:

  • Kiwi is the main email driver for my business.
  • It’s fast and seems to have less of an impact on my Mac’s performance than having 2 or 3 Safari tabs open.
  • I don’t have to have my browser running — or if I do, I don’t have to juggle the extra window or tab.
  • I like how you support multiple accounts and having the calendars in the same app works better for me.
  • If you use @Gmail & are on Mac, I can’t recommend @KiwiforGmail enough. Kiwi for Gmail = my new hero. That is all.

    And here is our latest great compliment, received on Twitter this past weekend:
  • I just discovered @KiwiforGmail. My email life on a mac could be changed forever.

We’re happy and grateful that people love our application. At the same time, we know that any app needs to be continuously improved, so we gathered feedback from users who asked for more features or pointed out problems. With this input, we’ve been hard at work to make Kiwi for Gmail even better.

So we’re pleased to announce that a new version of Kiwi for Gmail is arriving soon. And if you sign up to become one of our Beta Testers, you’ll get to be one of the first to use the latest version of the #1-rated desktop email app for Macs in the App Store.

Beta testers agree to accept a pre-launch version of software in exchange for pledging to identify bugs and flaws they find in the software. Beta testing is the final step before Zive Inc. releases a new version of its software to the public. 

The upcoming release is special because we’ve completely rewritten the code for Kiwi for Gmail to be lighter, more reliable, and more powerful. This foundation will make it much easier for us to add new features that provide even more value to the Kiwi for Gmail user experience.

Among the improvements we’ll be able to add more easily are the long-awaited plugins for other online apps that interact with Gmail.


If you have a question or a response to this post about the new version and the beta test, feel free to leave a comment below. Do you have questions about Kiwi for Gmail, or about enrolling as a Beta tester? If so, post to Facebook, or tweet us @KiwiforGmail, or write to our product support team via an email to [email protected].