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Shift Alternatives

Shift is described as 'email client that makes navigating between Mail, Calendar, Drive + your favorite Apps & Extensions easy (for Gmail, Outlook.com - Office 365 & Hotmail)' and is a Email Client in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Shift for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shift are Station, Rambox, Mailspring and Postbox.

Shift alternatives are mainly Email Clients but may also be Web Browsers or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shift.
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Shift is an email client that makes navigating between Mail, Calendar, Drive + your favorite Apps & Extensions easy...

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  1. Thunderbird icon

    Thunderbird

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    93 alternatives to Thunderbird 

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsThunderbird can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportThunderbird support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  Calendar IntegrationThunderbird lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  Email OrganizerThunderbird allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    5.  Dark ModeThunderbird supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Thunderbird.
    7.  Integrated Password ManagerThunderbird lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    8.  Import/Export OPML FeedsImport and export your feed subscriptions into OPML format with Thunderbird.
    9.  PortableThunderbird can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Thunderbird vs Shift opinions
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    hitori

    It's an email app, Shift is an app aggregator

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    Station

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Brave
    25 alternatives to Station 

    Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.

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    The project is not actively maintained anymore. Last version, 2.0.9, released in July 2021, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    Station vs Shift opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Station is a great alternative to Shift.
    Guest

    Gives me the functionality of multiple apps, in one location, for free. Unlike Shift.

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    EtchyLitchi

    Free for individuals, basic options are open contrary to Shift. Many options available for Station.

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    Guest

    Best free alternative shift

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    Guest

    It is free! Not only that, but it gives the most important feature of sleeping windows when they are not in use. Shift (and other programs like it) would be worth it if they didn't charge a yearly fee.

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    Guest

    Everything from Shift, but for free. Best free alternative I have tried

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    Guest

    It's almost the same exact thing but free

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    Rambox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    39 alternatives to Rambox 

    Free and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

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    Rambox vs Shift opinions
    Most users think Rambox is a great alternative to Shift.
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    Mailspring

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    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    44 alternatives to Mailspring 

    Boost your productivity and send better email with Mailspring, a beautiful, fast email client for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Mailspring is free to use and an optional pro version adds read receipts, send later, reminders and more.

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    1.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Mailspring.
    2.  Multiple Account supportMailspring support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  Dark ModeMailspring supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Ad-freeMailspring doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Email OrganizerMailspring allows you to take control of your inbox by filtering and control tools.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Mailspring.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMailspring can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Clean design with integrated search and swipe gestures
    Built-in dark theme
    Advanced mailbox analytics
    Mailspring vs Shift opinions
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    Guest

    Shift does so many other things (e.g. Messenger, Asana, AWS etc.). Mailspring is only an email client.

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    Guest

    It is just an email client, not a productivity app aggregator.

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    Postbox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    71 alternatives to Postbox 

    Postbox is an email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done.

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    Hamsket

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    14 alternatives to Hamsket 

    Hamsket is a fork of Rambox that was started when Rambox moved from being totally free to a "freemium" model.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportHamsket support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  Ad-freeHamsket doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableHamsket can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Ripcord

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack
    164 alternatives to Ripcord 

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users. It's not built on top of web browser technology: it responds quickly to input, sips gently from computer...

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    1.  VoiP CallsRipcord allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Airmail

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    70 alternatives to Airmail 

    Airmail is a lightweight and lightning fast mail client for Mac.

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    1.  Multiple Account supportAirmail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    2.  LightweightAirmail consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Canary Mail

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Windows
    62 alternatives to Canary Mail 

    Canary is an exciting new email client for Mac that offers a full set of powerful features with one key difference - your emails are not stored on a 3rd party server.

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    1.  PGP EncryptionCanary Mail supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionCanary Mail has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Unified inboxView e-mails (or similar) from all accounts in one unified view with Canary Mail.
    4.  Dark ModeCanary Mail supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Multiple Account supportCanary Mail support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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      Biscuit

      • Mac
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      • Linux
      6 alternatives to Biscuit 

      Set your favorite apps on Biscuit, and they will function immediately. You won't need to spend time looking for your apps within your mountain of tabs.

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