Google releases official Gmail app for iOS

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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15 Comments

1. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

no push notifications ? what use is that.

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It has push notifications.

8. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 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 :)

10. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

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

2. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Aaaaand it's already been pulled from the AppStore.

3. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

5. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

9. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

11. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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?

13. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well then you are not a good businessman

7. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 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.

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

15. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 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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