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Gmail Finally Gets a Fixed Google-made iPhone, iPad App

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It took a couple of weeks, but it's finally ready -- for real, this time.

Along with the new Gmail desktop UI rolling out to users now, Google has just pushed its official (and fixed) Gmail app through Apple's App Store.

Without an app, iOS users who wanted to get Gmail pushed to their devices had to use the Activesync method setup by Google. While this method delivered new email very quickly and reliably, it did not support many of Gmail's unique features. This is where the new app comes in.

The Gmail app supports full email search, as well as photo attachments to existing messages. Other features include:

·  Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds

·  Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book

·  On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view

·  Focus on your important messages first with Priority Inbox

·  Quickly scan countless emails on the same subject with threaded conversations

·  Organize your mail by archiving, labelling, starring, deleting and reporting spam

·  Pull down your inbox to rapidly refresh if you’re eager for new mail

·  Swipe right to view your labels without ever leaving your inbox

·  Swiftly scroll through dozens of emails just by sliding your finger

It is available in the App Store today and works on all devices running iOS 4+.

NOTE: Those who grabbed this a couple of weeks ago will need to either uninstall or log out of the app first before updating to the new 1.0.2 version.

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    aftcomet , November 17, 2011 1:40 AM
    otacon72I can do all that on my BlackBerry without some stupid app. Waiting to get thumbed down 20 times now...haha.

    Using Gmail on your Blackberry without some stupid "app" is like using Gmail on Outlook on your PC.
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    molo9000 , November 17, 2011 2:08 AM
    aftcometUsing Gmail on your Blackberry without some stupid "app" is like using Gmail on Outlook on your PC.

    Or with the default iOS mail client.
    This app is pretty pointless.

    The only feature missing from the iOS mail client is some sort of password protection.
    iOS devices, especially iPads, are often used by several people. Having the email app accessible to anyone who is handed the device, sucks.
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    jn77 , November 17, 2011 2:31 AM
    I wouldn't say a password protect is the only thing, I have a phone through work (Iphone) and I hate the fact that I cannot expand and close folders in the inbox, so there is some serious scrolling at times, that really was not thought out well rotten apple
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    otacon72 , November 17, 2011 3:23 AM
    aftcometUsing Gmail on your Blackberry without some stupid "app" is like using Gmail on Outlook on your PC.

    I use Gmail in Outlook just fine. It's just freakin email.. it's not some revolutionary invention for cripes sake. I send, receive, sort and search....what more do you need to do exactly?
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    Marco925 , November 17, 2011 4:52 AM
    I'm surprised apple even approved the app considering they wont approve anything else that competes with their own features *Coughfirefoxcough*
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    roca68 , November 17, 2011 1:22 PM
    It would be nice if this app could connect to Multiple Gmail accounts. Not sure if the app is needed just for "push" on the Ipad.
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    eddieroolz , November 17, 2011 6:01 PM
    I bet most people are looking for just a way to exchange email, so I don't like all this proprietary Google feature stuff.
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