This is Tim, founder at WunderMail. 👋
We started WunderMail a year ago to create the most native and beautiful way to access your Gmail account on Windows 10. Therefore, we applied the design principles of Microsoft latest Fluent Design system as much as possible. Unlike other mail clients WunderMail is completely built on top of the Gmail API. This allows WunderMail to support unique functions of Gmail like labels and inbox categories. Over the last couple of months, we’ve worked closely with our amazing group of beta testers to continuously refine and enhance the UX to the user needs to ensure that WunderMail is a joy to use. With today’s launch we are extremely exited to share with you the result.
I hope to hear your thoughts and feedback!
@timchiller does it support the gmail extensions?
@icartic We try to implement all Gmail features which are available via the Gmail API. Gmail Add-ons and Chrome extensions can not be accessed this way. Therefore we can unfortunately not support them at the moment.
@timchiller Nice one guys, good luck!
@timchiller Hey, I really liked your app. I have been looking for an awesome mail client for Windows 10 for long time. You saved my life :). Good luck!
@timchiller thank you for the heads-up. Cool UI design guys :)
I hate this trend of never mentioning price/tiers anywhere. It started with apps for Apple devices, now it is leaking into Microsoft Store. This shady garbage is dark pattern of sales, cementing my distrust in your company without even trying your product.
@lebaux Thanks for your feedback. We decide to give free users a fully featured version of the app. Therefore the free version is supported by ads. You are right that this could be better communicated by us. The premium subscription for 9.99$ a year has been created as some beta user wished to have a fully ad free experience.
@timchiller Hi Tim, thanks for the clarification. I understand that most people don’t share my outrage and hiding premium offerings is (sadly) valid and working sales strategy. I fully understand devs got to eat and for app to be sustainable it should have some sort of monetization plan — but I really like to see the deal upfront. “Free with ads, 10 bucks a month premium, got it, I can afford it, so let me try it now.” WunderMail itself looks great and it comes in a right time, as lots of people don’t exactly love the new native gmail interface. That being said, email is such essential part of stack, that I have to wait for considerable time just to see if the particular app is still being in the works. Last time I got excited about email client it was Nylas, then it was discontinued, and picked up again as Mailspring, and that looks more dead than alive today too. There is also Sparrow and heaps others, so hopefully you have longer future ahead of you! Have a nice weekend, Tim!
@timchiller @lebaux Absolutely agree with Pierre. I was looking for the monetisation strategy on the website too. But couldn't find anything. Thanks for the clarification though Tim!
@lebaux @preetesh_jain I totally agree that it should be possible to find out about or pricing options in front. I acknowledge that we could have done that better. Therefore I already created an additional pricing page and placed it prominent in the website header. We will update the store description as well with the next update.
@lebaux @timchiller That's great. Wish you the best! 🙂
I have not tried it but the GUI looks sleek.
Not a fan of the subscription model but the app looks very solid. I think it needs better support for keyboard shortcuts and some customizability for that. But otherwise great job on the app guys!
@ayushpokh Thanks for your feedback. Keyboard shortcuts are already on our backlog. Regarding the subscriptions: We are aware that some user would prefer to have an one time fee instead of an subscription. So we are definitely considering to add an one-time IAP purchase as an alternative.
I love Wundermail ! I've always been a Windows user and I always have a hard time finding great apps. This one has a beautiful design and works flawlessly. Gmail is my primary email so this app is very useful to me. It's beautiful, simple to use and comes with a great offline feature. Aaand it's free. So far, nothing to complain about.
Great job!! 😊 This looks nice !! What all features you bringing in pipeline for the app, how’s it different to other gmail app clients even including the default mails app on Windows
@ayush_chandra Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you like it. Following 2 features are already finished and will be release with the next update in a around 2 weeks:
1. Accent colors - You will be able change the accent color and set different accent colors for different accounts
2. Privacy options - You will be able to lock WunderMail by a passcode and/or Windows Hello
Furthermore we have features on our backlog like a dark mode, keyboard shortcuts, support for Windows Timeline to name a few.
Regarding your questions how WunderMail differentiate to other mail clients:
As it is completely build on top of the Gmail API it does has support for Gmail specific functions like labels and inbox categories. Also in contrast to Windows Mail it does get push notifications. This means you will be notified immediately about new mails and not at irregular syncing intervals. Moreover WunderMail use multiple sources to import an avatar for the mail senders to make it easy for you to find your mails at a glance. And last but not least it has an beautiful UI.
@timchiller I was wondering what data from the emails do you store, how do you use it, what for and how do you keep it safe.
Not bring to paranoid, just that email store the most sensitive and private data...
UI looks amazing, I would love to have a native client for gmail. my only concern is for the data.
@ron_cohen Hello Ron, thanks for the great question. WunderMail works completely local. This means the access token will not be send to our server. Therefore we do not have access to your mails. Instead the app is downloading a copy of your mails directly from the Google server in a local database in the App folder. As soon you delete the app, the local database gets also deleted. The only data which is shared to us is anonymous usage data. Also when you add an account in WunderMail if you want opt in for the newsletter. In case you opt in your mailaddress and some metadata like your signup date is send to us. However, receiving the newsletter is optional.
@timchiller Thank you for the clarification, great to hear that you are mined for the privacy & security of you users.
Aashish Loknath Panigrahi
Though I don't use Windows OS anymore (because it's not as good 📈 as Linux distros) but this app looks 👁 amazing 💯👍🏽👌🏽. Great job @timchiller .
@timchiller @aalpanigrahi What distro are you running?
Aashish Loknath Panigrahi
@timchiller @ayushpokh Ubuntu v18.04 .Though I was thinking to shift to elementary's beta version of the upcoming OS but then I thought of using a stable OS.
@timchiller @aalpanigrahi Have you run the Budgie flavor of ubuntu? It's the one I liked the most.
Aashish Loknath Panigrahi
@timchiller @ayushpokh Yeah 🙌. I have 🈶 tested 2️⃣0️⃣+ different linux distros . Budgie is great but I also like Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) : lightweight , fast , sleek.
Looks like there is an issue with the site certificate. My works web filter is blocking me. 😞
Awesome app. Thanks a lot for it.
Manuel Arno Korfmann
"supported by ads" my ass. Are you fucking serious? https://gyazo.com/538c028e965c191ab8479d5a4b90e935 oh boi producthunt folks ur loosing trust
@lemonandroid I am also not very happy about this particular ad. The ads are getting selected by the ad network. Unfortunately there is only one SDK for UWP apps available. However I will check if I can adjust the ad meditations settings.
This looks amazing but it is really only for Gmail?
Windows 10 is lacking a really nice mail app, but if you can’t add accounts that aren’t Gmail then it’s a really missed opportunity.
@twascold With WunderMail we focused on the usage of Gmail and G-Suite account. We did this because we also wanted to create the best possible client for Gmail and we wanted to support Gmail specific features. Therefore WunderMail is completely based on the Gmail API. However, we may extend to other mail providers in the future.
just downloaded! looks awesome - can't wait to use it on my new surface - love that Windows is getting the attention they need from developers and new software creators
Such a gorgeous app, deserves Apple App of the year!!!!
Nice App. Now, i wish to have a french version soon.
I've use this on my Windows Virtual Machine and loved it! If I buy a Windows Machine again (thinking of getting a Surface Go) I will have this client in mind 😉
Hello @timchiller, if I add a G Suite email to WunderMail, it is showing only the following categories: Promotions, Forums. However, the following categories are not being shown: Primary, Social and Updates. I have chosen all categories when setting up the email. I tried a few times by removing and re-adding the email. Please have a look.