Gmail App

Gmail is short for Google Mail. It can be accessed via most web browsers. But the integration with Sidekick makes it way more comfortable to use.

Try Gmail in Sidekick

What is Gmail?

Gmail is Google’s free email service. Google doesn’t have a desktop app for Gmail but other software firms do. You can use Gmail in a desktop app or it can work in a browser’s window. Gmail has 15GB storage (basic account), advanced spam filters, and an in-built messenger. It’s a handy workspace that organizes all of your emails and notifications. 

How to use Gmail in Sidekick?

You don’t have to download a desktop app for Gmail to use it in Sidekick. It’s easy as ABC: click Add Application, pick Gmail, and log in with your current account.

Benefits of using Gmail in Sidekick

We see the future of online work in using not desktop apps but web versions and integrating them into a browser. This gives you better control of your virtual work environment, saves your time, and helps to retain your focus. There are numerous advantages in fusing Gmail and Sidekick compared to a Gmail desktop app.

Save resources

  • Memory-wise, integration with Sidekick is a better choice if your desktop app size is more than 100MB.
  • Any document or tab launched in Chromium needs an isolated computing process to run. It leads to excessive memory consumption. Sidekick uses one framework to run similar processes. It significantly frees up computing power and takes multitasking to a new level.
  • Save even more memory with Sidekick’s AI-based tab-suspender that analyzes and offloads unused tabs.

Sidebar integration

  • You can access Gmail directly from your Sidebar. It keeps Gmail at your fingertips and your tab strip free of clutter while a Gmail desktop app will consume more resources.
  • You can also access it by using a keyboard shortcut Option-N, where N is the position of Gmail in your Sidebar.
  • Sidekick will display unread notifications on Gmail’s icon.

Support for multiple accounts

Right-click on Gmail icon and add as many accounts as you wish. You can be logged into all of your accounts at the same time or you can easily switch between them.


  • Right-click on Gmail icon to search through recent documents or to open our Global Search feature (Option-F) to search through all Gmail documents.
  • Type Gmail in your search query to filter results. Open the file in a new tab or just copy a link, everything from one handy window.

Split view

Click Gmail while holding Option key to open it in split view. Work with Gmail and your other documents or apps side-by-side like never before.

Grammarly and other extensions

  • Sidekick is compatible with all Chrome plug-ins and extends its capabilities to other applications.
  • Your writing assistant Grammarly perfectly works in Gmail online app once it is integrated with Sidekick.


  • Sessions is a great tool that helps you focus on a specific project, work-related or not. Now you can organize your documents and switch between different workspaces. Sessions eliminate tab-clutter and safeguard your attention.

Password sharing

Share your passwords securely with other users. Now you can give access to your Gmail to colleagues and family without revealing your password. Now it works for registered Team members only but we are working to make it available to a wider audience.


Switch between your Gmail and other documents with CTRL-tab and save your mental resources for creative tasks.

Learn more about Sidekick’s superpowers:

SessionsSplit-ViewMultiple Accounts

Password sharing Global Search AI tab suspender