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 of your mail.
With the Gmail app, you can:
- Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes
- Switch between multiple accounts
- Receive notifications about new mail fast, with notification centre, badge and lock screen options
- Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type and 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 invitations straight from the app
- Organise your mail by archiving, labelling, starring, deleting and reporting spam
- Send and receive attachments
- See profile pictures as part of the conversation
You can now choose to be asked before external images are displayed automatically. To enable this for new incoming messages, go to Settings > specific account > Images and select Ask before displaying external images.
Ratings and Reviews
Very good but a few requests
Moved over to this after privacy concerns regarding Edison mail. Should have done it ages ago it’s really good. The snooze functions really well and is mirrored on the website. It’s fast, and the search is great. 3 requests though. 1) I have hidden the Important label/folder on web version but there is no way to hide it on the app. 2) Priority notifications don’t seem to work as I don’t seem to get any! Let the user mark emails as to which are priority 3) I am also forwarding to my main gmail from a secondary gmail account which is great but it should not apply the spam filter in secondary account before forwarding, it should be forwarded and then the spam filter applied on my main account. Then I would never have to check my secondary gmail account.
I hate that i have to give it 2 stars
As a young professional i use lots of different devices to get work done and my iPad is a great device to have with me for meetings and travel to get some work done. The problem i have with Gmail is that it is ridiculously behind and anti-competitive with its features in this App. I love my google account, but let me be clear. Many young professionals might exclusively use Google services, but the vast majority of us use a lot outside of that ecosystem. I need to be able to quickly fire off an email with an attachment from my files. Apple’s files rightfully connect to iCloud, Drive, and most importantly OneDrive. I can’t for the life of me understand why Google won’t allow the Gmail app to plug into the files app and allow me to attach files from my OneDrive. Instead all you allow me to do is put my files on drive and then allow me to “share” the file through a link. This is needlessly anti-competitive and an inherently convoluted process. It’s forcing me to put more of my work flow through my Microsoft account. The only work around is to go to the browser, open gmail online, and then use the apple file system to browse my onedrive and send the file. Just make the app compatible with Apples file system. This type of activity is like making a gmail app for windows that won’t connect to file explorer, that would be pathetic and we’d all see right through it. Please make this a part of the future development of the app.
Given that google, generally speaking have a pretty good reputation for ergonomics and aesthetics (although some might disagree if you’re not a fan of brash and bold colours). I’m completely let down by this app, I’ve given it two stars: 1 because it’s free and 1 because I can at least see my email. I took the promo gmail advice, and download the app for a ‘great user experience’ for users of gmail or some such blurb. After doing so and seeing the sleek seemingly simple GUI only to find one of the least capable, extremely frustrating mail apps. You have to know the ‘secret codes’ to do the simplest of actions... like typing ‘label:inbox is:unread’ then perform another 3 equally obscure manoeuvres to just do the simple task of setting all emails to read. Other tasks are equally fiddly and not intuitive at all. I expected more to be honest, given that gmail is an extremely popular email choice. The is the least intuitive I’ve used and other free mail apps offer much more functionality. Woe betide anyone who uses it for corporate or work related mail. Sure it looks great, but is an awful, unusable and simple-to-the-point-of-uselessness app. Google/gmail, dropped the ball with this clunky app. Very disappointed and now, very much deleted!
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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