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
You can open long message threads more reliably after upgrading to iOS 13
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Best Free Email Tool
To me, nothing beats MS Outlook for ease, functionality, integration, calendar, etc. However, Gmail is generally easy, they don’t bombard users with ads, the app is terrific - it’s simply straightforward and not overly complicated or engineered like many tech organizations tend to do. Meaning, keep it simple and friendly to all generations. The cons are; can’t create or change the name of a folder via the app; no calendar invite (accept, decline, tentative feature), add alert to your smartphone calendar (or at least an easy to find and use); Gmail arbitrarily disappears from Google Home page. Again, I’m happy with the app, just spoiled with Outlook and most corporate servers now block all online email tools for security reasons. Google and Google Chrome - to me - are hands down the cleanest and best. Other browsers pepper a user with tons of pop ups, videos... I know my mother and in laws fear using other browsers. I hope Google remembers that they can continue to dominate and grab more market share by building their tools for all generations. Fast, simple, obvious and easy.
Limited Functionality & Often Phone App Doesn’t Work
In the world of Email applications, Google Mail has become one of the most limited, clunky, and unreliable Email services on the market. Which is disappointing, because when they launched they were ahead of their time in many ways. However, while the rest of the world has updated and learned and adapted to the needs of “customers”, Google Mail remains in the past.
Search features are horribly limited with out dated search logic coding. Spam/Junk triggers require extreme babysitting and teaching to Google so that it actually captures all junk mail. Only specific, and to be frank OBVIOUS, key words are filtered in Emails and trigger the spam logic in the coding. This is tedious and dated coding and completely disappointing for a fully functional Email application.
Another limited feature is the number of emails per page you can display, if you are attempting to mass delete this is not going to be an option. At the most you can delete 100 emails from a specific group or sender at one time. If you were attempting to purge your emails because you haven’t in a long time, you might as well start all over with a new email address altogether.
Google Mail, get with the rest of the world and update your coding. Microsoft Outlook should not be surpassing you with the amount of capabilities you have as a company. What a joke this application has become.....!
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.
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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