Gmail Desktop App, WMail, Just Received a Major Update

wmail-linux-desktop-app-750x274The app that depicts itself as “the missing desktop customer for Gmail” just received another stable release.

WMail was made to make your webmail feel comfortable on your portable PC or computer [… ] adding each one of those additional bits that you miss when utilizing them as a part of a web browser“, the official WMail site clarifies.

We expounded on the application back in July and the reaction it received was really breathtaking.

WMail Combines Gmail with the Desktop. It is a web-wrapper around unequivocally the same of Gmail that you can open in your web program.

The thing WMail does that a standard program tab can not is, integrate Gmail into the desktop just as it were a general desktop e-mail customer and not a site stacked on a remote server.

You get native desktop warnings on new mail, a system plate applet showing an unread count (which can be clicked to rapidly read the subjects of your most late sends), and an entire load more.

You additionally get a great deal of control over every record that you add to it, including regardless of whether you see warnings and alarms. You can even apply your claimed custom CSS or Javascript to every individual account on the off chance that you wish!

While comparative applications exist — both Franz and Rambox bolster Gmail — few integrates the webmail benefit into the desktop encounter as tightly as WMail does.

New Features in WMail 2.0

In WMail 2.0.0 all of the core internals have been redesigned so that the application is running on Chromium 53, Electron 1.4.4 and React 15.3.2.

By a long shot unrivaled, the application now devours up less space than some time as of late and uses fewer assets while running.

Code has been restructured into 3 main packages. The primary package, main app, and mailboxes window. Because of this, I’ve been able to remove a lot of dead code that was shipping in the production build. This has reduced file size and decreased build time,” developer Thomas Beverley writes in the discharged notes.

The decrease of file size has come up to 17%, and there’s been a 95% diminishment in files (9878 to 415).

My personal most loved new segment in WMail 2.0 is the tray icon designer. How every now and again have you introduced an application that adds a grandiosely toned image to your system tray or a subtle one… that doesn’t correlate with your GTK theme?

WMail lets you alter the shades of its pointer applet icon, including the outskirt border shading (black by default), the background shading (transparent), and the new mail shading (red by default).


WMail can now show a new mail by relying on the Unity launcher. The badge can be designed to show the tally of your whole inbox, your important emails, or those in your essential class (in the event that you utilize Gmail categories).

On the off chance that you observe the unread badge as a diversion you can undoubtedly turn it off in Preferences > Accounts > Unread and Notifications. A similar segment additionally offers a flip for desktop notices, should dislike those either!

Key changes/features in WMail 2.0.0:

  • Responsive settings screen
  • Link preview of hovered link text
  • Restart option
  • Unread count for Unity desktop launcher
  • Offline splash screen
  • Tray icon designer in the settings screen
  • Removed excess top space from side-menu on Linux, windows and when the toolbar is enabled
  • Changed Tray menu to have submenus for each mailbox
  •  Option to remove custom account avatar
  • Downloads download to a temp folder before completion
  • Primary Inbox support for Gmail
  • Built-in update check

These features are in addition to the existing ones, which include:

  • HiDPI support
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Spell checking
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Notification sounds
  • Tray Icon
  • Unread Count

Downloading WMail for Linux

You can discover more about WMail on its official site, where you’ll be able to locate the most recent stable (and pre-release) builds are accessible for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

You should know that unlike before, there is now an Ubuntu installer you can use for both WMail 2.0 for Ubuntu (64-bit) and WMail 2.0 for Ubuntu (32-bit)

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Martins Okoi
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