The official Gmail app brings the best of Gmail to your iPhone or iPad with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search that works across all your mail.
With the Gmail app, you can:
• Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes
• Switch between multiple accounts
• Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options
• Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type & spelling suggestions
• Swipe to archive/delete, to quickly clear out your inbox
• Read your mail with threaded conversations
• Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone
• Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app
• Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam
• Send and receive attachments
• See profile pictures as part of the conversation
Get more done with Gmail!
• You can now mark messages as important
• You can now see which messages are important to you with importance markers
Ratings and Reviews
Slow, glitchy, and this redesign :(
I didn’t update gmail in a while, and when I finally did, I thought things would run smoother, but then I get this weird redesign.
The redesign makes it difficult to know which email account you’re using and makes it more convoluted to switch accounts. They also made the font in the app smaller so it’s harder to read. Overall, I think it’s just messy. Maybe I’m just not used to it yet, but I think this redesign makes the app harder to use. And with the redesign, the app reset my original settings on swiping to archive or delete which was just annoying.
Plus, as I try to write emails, I keep getting the notification “some changes may not have saved” or something like that, and it would pop up every few seconds, making my email infuriating to write.
My inbox takes longer to load now too with the redesign, and sometimes my notifications don’t go through, but that might be because of my phone, not the app.
I don’t know, it just feels like gmail’s getting worse. I wish they would stop trying to put in all these new features like Google Pay in emails, and just aim to make the app comfortable to use... Trying to attach multiple files in an email on mobile is so tedious.
Such a cluttered mess
Google just shut down Inbox which no matter what you think, it was much simpler and organized so much better than gmail. I knew it right away when I first tried it. Now I just go into Gmail first time in years and instantly remember the hatred I have for this garbage. Why the heck can you not bundle into your own folders? I could care less about tags if a tag is a stupid filter.. I created filters to group everything from a specific company into a single folder, Inbox did it perfectly, Gmail being a giant app doesn’t know how to manage that? It’s absolutely horrendous. And there’s a tag for “Inbox” but there’s nothing to select on the side menu for “Inbox”, it’s just Primary, Social, Promotions & Update.... where’s Inbox?????? Why can’t I select everything in inbox??? And speaking of which... now I have a lovely 245 notification on the app, wth... everything was grouped in Inbox so I never got a notification number unless it was from someone directly, not a company.. which was great. Now I feel like I’m using an ad filled apple mail... I deleted my apple mail access bc I hated it so much. I don’t know what’s worse now... you really screwed the pooch google, I loathe using your Gmail in every use case. I’d rather you send me back to 2005 Gmail....
Severely limited functionality
I use my iPad for work, as I need to take high resolution videos and have quick access to apps. The Gmail app has such terribly limited usability in key areas. First, it is crazy that I cannot create bulleted or numbered lists. This seems like a key component to writing succinct emails and I am not sure why this is not included. Second, I cannot copy and paste tables from other Google apps and keep the formatting! We send programs to clients that we create in Google sheets, but we do not need to send the entire sheet at one time, only a part. You simply cannot do this without creating an entirely new sheet, and then sharing it with them, which is simply not functional. I would rather be able to copy and paste the section of the sheet that is necessary to use. Lastly, the emails I send from my iPad do not have the same formatting as the desktop site. Again, I am at a loss as to why this is the case. We have a specific signature that we need to use in order to send protected information, and I have to set this signature up again instead of it carrying over from my desktop accessibility.
The only good thing about this app is that I can access my email from it. However, it severely limits my ability to send useful emails and this kills my productivity during work hours with my iPad.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Rated 4+
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