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Free Shift Alternatives

The best free alternative to Shift is Thunderbird, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Shift and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Shift are Station, Rambox, Mailspring and Hamsket.

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

    Discontinued

    From the GitHub repository: “This project is not actively maintained.”

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

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

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

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    Best free alternative shift

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

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    It's almost the same exact thing but free

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

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    Most users think Rambox is a great alternative to Shift.
  4. 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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    Mailspring vs Shift opinions
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    Shift does so many other things (e.g. Messenger, Asana, AWS etc.). Mailspring is only an email client.

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

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

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    Ripcord

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Discord
    • Slack

    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.

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  7. Work quickly & seamlessly on the web. WB brings your favorite webmail, websites & web apps together in one organized place. Log in to multiple accounts using cookie profiles. Built on Chromium, fast & secure.

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

    It offers more features and supports chrome extensions from the chrome webstore.

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    Biscuit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Sidekick Browser

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Sidekick is a revolutionary new work OS based on the Chromium browser. Designed to be the ultimate online work experience, it brings together your team and every web tool you use – all in one interface.

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    LucaMail

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LucaMail is an open source, cross-platform email client. LucaMail is developed to provide cross-platform alternative to Email Clients that are really exists. LucaMail focuses on modern technologies as well as maintaining a user-friendly UI.

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