Tired of an email client for this and another for that? Have an email address for home or office and then lose that when you leave with your satellite phone? Unable to check your Gmail account when you leave without jumping through all those forwarding hoops? OCENS OneMail for your mobile device changes all that!
OCENS designed OneMail for those of us depending on our Gmail account to connect multiple times a day with friends, family, co-workers….basically the rest of the world. Everybody you know and you want to hear from knows that Gmail address and most of them routinely use it to touch base with you (or by texting…check out OCENS OneMessage for that solution!). Then for discrete periods of the year, whether for work or play, we head off into the wild blue yonder and depend on a satellite phone for connectivity. We know that the conventional approach we take daily to checking our Gmail just doesn’t work out here. It’s maybe way too slow and its always way too expensive. As a result, for all intents and purposes we may as well have stepped off the face of the planet.
But perhaps we don’t want to or simply can’t completely disconnect. Families with health issues at home need to be in contact. Business responsibilities that don’t necessarily disappear. Remote crew who work long hours and then want to connect with friends when they are off the clock. If so, OneMail lets you live in one world while you easily, and affordably, connect with the other.
OneMail takes a very unconventional approach to checking your Gmail account through slow or expensive connections. When you use OneMail to check Gmail, it auto-dials through your satellite link and then snaps the From, Subject and Size of the mails waiting for you on your Gmail account down to your smartphone or tablet in just seconds. Furthermore, it then auto-disconnects from your satphone so you aren’t unnecessarily burning airtime while you review this summary information. Now that you are offline, scan down the OneMail list of waiting Gmails to see if any are of pressing or particular interest, swipe or tap on those mails to highlight them, then re-connect with OneMail. This time OneMail finds the high interest mails in your Gmail account, processes them through high-compression algorithms and pulls them quickly down to your smartphone or tablet before once again auto-disconnecting. At your leisure you can now freely review and reply to those emails before reconnecting to send replies and/or look for new mail.
OneMail accommodates attachments and small and large mail transfers. It creates an auto-archive of your Gmails while giving you the flexibility to review those mails again when you return to the wired world. OneMail is completely private. Mail transfers are compressed and encrypted.
OneMail is compatible with Iridium GO!, Iridium, Inmarsat and Globalstar handheld satellite phones, Globalstar SatFI, and the Sidekick family of satellite wifi routers.
- Supports Non-English characters when sending an email
- Misc bug fixes
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Google access is being limited
The app works great. But a word of warning. It is necessary to go to your G-Mail account and approve third party apps, signing into your email. Also, if you don’t use your One Mail for awhile. It is necessary to go back in to your G-Mail to authorize it again. G-Mail has a feature that shuts it down automatically when it hasn’t been used. I always check on this while still in cell range. In case, I need to set it up again. I do go several months, when I don’t need this app.
Developer Response ,
This was a general notice that users of many third-party apps that utilize Google authentication services received. OCENS worked directly with Google support and verified that our security systems were approved.
Excellent App for Efficient Low-Bandwidth Satellite Connections
This is an excellent app for low bandwidth satellite connectivity such as with Iridium Go and even with BGAN. Has several advantages over the native Iridium email app, including direct access to your email account for send and receive (no forwarding or separate email address required), faster fetch as it only gets headers initially, ability to work on regular internet connections as well as satellite, and many more. And the Ocens support team is excellent and responsive!
New first mate.
Worked great - allowed me to keep tabs on my email while we were out cruising. Way better that using the Iridium Mail program.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.