Gmail - email from Google
By Google, Inc.
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Get the official Gmail app for your iPhone or iPad. The newly redesigned app brings the best of Gmail with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search across your entire inbox. With the Gmail app, you can:
- Switch between up to 5 accounts
- Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options
- Search through all your mail quickly - now with predictions as you type
- See profile pictures as part of the conversation
- 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
- Read and respond to interactive Google+ posts right from the app
- Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam
- Send and receive attachments
- Customize emails with custom scribbles
What's New in Version 4.4.0
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Doesn't work seamlessly or intuitively on iPhone
Well, this is my first ever review, and I felt compelled to write it after several weeks of using the gmail app. I originally downloaded it because I have two e-mail accounts that I wanted to keep separate. I figured that it might be nice to not have to flip back and forth in my iPhone's e-mail app. However, doing things in the gmail app for iPhone is unnecessarily difficult. When you click on a link, it doesn't open in safari, it's the Internet inside of your e-mail...? Also, I couldn't easily print from my iPhone while I was in the gmail app, which is a problem for me. I didn't want to have to download google print because... Why? My iPhone automatically finds my wireless printer when I am in iPhone's mail app (or literally any other app that you can print from). This app cannot without downloading something else. I only have 16 GB here! Additionally, the buttons aren't super intuitive for me. When you archive an email (which for some reason is so easy to do accidentally that they built an "undo" option that pops up after you do it), it disappears from your inbox, which is annoying--especially since I don't really need that feature. Anyway, I just imported my gmail into my iPhone email, and turns out it's much easier to manage that way. I can print, click on links, and manage my mail without accidentally archiving a bunch of important things that I need to print. One star, sorry, Google.
The only two reasons I use this over the iOS mail app are that I get my emails immediately and I can choose to only get alerts regarding my primary inbox. Other than that, this app is AWFUL. There are no links around dates or phone numbers, so I can't call numbers unless I copy and paste and there is no easy transition to iCal. The integrated iOS mail creates an event linked to the email, which is great to refer back to. The speech to text function isn't reliable (sometimes grayed out) and you can't swipe left to delete, only archive. There should be a way to change whether you want it to archive or delete. If I copy text, the pasted text's font becomes smaller, WHYYYYYY????? It is so frustrating if I'm sending the same text in various emails with slight variances or if I want to reorganize an email. If you pan down to older emails within the same thread, the margin moves right quickly, making it impossible to read since it's one or two letters per line. You have to go back to older individual emails. Also, why in the world is the first letter in an email never automatically capitalized?? I'm incredibly disappointed in google; I usually admire their ease of use, but this app is atrocious!
Using this Gmail app, I can get my emails on my iPad with no problem, so that works fine. I send emails to multiple Contact Groups and these will not import into the app. On my desktop, I have to actually go to the Contacts section, select Groups, and select the option to email the group there. It doesn't automatically populate the group when I start typing the name as it would an individual contact. This doesn't work on the iPad, however, since there is no Contacts listing that I can find IN the Gmail app. The only remedy I can find is to search for an old sent email and "Reply All" and then delete all the previous email message after I have typed a new message. Very stupid and wastes time. I am not a fan of Apple, but my tablet has quickly become more convenient for me to use than my desktop, so I really need this feature to work. For all the Apple fans, that email app will not even allow me to set up a Contact Group. So it isn't functional either. BIG problem and should be addresses on both apps.
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 21, 2016
- Version: 4.4.0
- Size: 41.2 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zulu
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2015 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.