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Google releases official Gmail app for iOS

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Google releases official Gmail app for iOS
It only took one day. Yesterday, the rumor came out that an official Gmail app for iOS was on the way, and today we've got it. The official app has a number of improvements over using the stock iOS Mail app or even the web app for Gmail, and should provide a more standard Gmail experience and a more unified UI with the web.

The UI of the Gmail app, especially on an iPad, looks a lot like the new web UI that Google launched for Gmail yesterday, which makes it easy to find your way around. The Gmail app also offers all the standard features that you'd expect like searching your entire inbox, push notifications, autocompletion of e-mail addresses, and organizational tools with full use of labels, stars, archive, delete and spam reporting.

Google has even added in some gestures to make navigation a little smoother. You can pull down on your inbox to refresh, and swipe to the right to get a list of all your labels without switching away from your inbox. Overall, it looks like a pretty nice app, and it definitely offers a solid amount of Google options for those looking for more control compared to the standard iOS Mail app. 

Update: The app was quickly pulled from the store because there was a bug with notifications. We'll let you know when it's back up.

Gmail for iOS requires iOS 4+ and is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:17

1. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


no push notifications ? what use is that.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:25 2

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It has push notifications.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:57 1

8. jove39 (Posts: 1206; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


App looks good...waiting for update on my android...push notification is already available on iOS for gmail. Instead of using Gmail option mail client use exchange option and you gmail user and pwd. When it ask for server enter m.google.com...there you go...now you can sync your gmail contacts too :)

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 17:49

10. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


no it doesn't , they don't work, and the app has been pulled

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:19 1

2. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Aaaaand it's already been pulled from the AppStore.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:23

3. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


yeah its not there.... and i could really use this

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:39

5. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Apple doesn't play friendly with google so why is google helping Apple?

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:14 1

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Google has a responsibility to its users, some of which don't use Android devices. This gives those users a better experience than the stock Mail app. Simple as that. It's not like Google is adding all the fancy new maps features into iOS anymore.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:59

9. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


How much longer you think till Apple Burns that bridge? They have done everything but directly attack them.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:42 2

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


are u kidding me? google loves the iphone... i think it is even documented that they make more money on ads and stuff from iphones.. why wud they wanna discontinue any connection they have to the phone?

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:14

13. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Sorry didn't mean to thumbs up you meant to respond. Was saying Apple will eventually burn that bridge.. I don't care if someone paid to punch me in the face everyday even if I benefited from it. Eventually it would piss me off... And id cut ties lol.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:06

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well then you are not a good businessman

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:49

7. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


and lord knows iOS could use all the help it can get. hence all the new features in iOS5 that were borrowed from andro.... nevermind.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:43

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hence android which was completely redone to be a copy of ap.. oh nevermind

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:00

15. SuperEd (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


HAAAAA~!!!!!! If it was MS, then everyone would be all over them. GOOGLE:FAIL. So typical. what a bunch of incompetent IT so called guru's.

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