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Gmail Updated With iPhone 5 Support

gmailforiosGoogle has updated the official Gmail for iOS app with support for the iPhone 5's larger screen. The app allows users to read and organize their Gmail messages, as well as push notifications for new messages.

Google also announced a new way to sync with Google Contacts on iOS. The service now supports CardDav, an open protocol for contact syncing.

Gmail for iPhone and iPad is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 21 months ago

anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy


Apps still work, they just dont take up the full screen. Not more of a problem than when retina was introduced.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy

What the heck does that have to do with anything?

You can always NOT read the articles and NOT comment on them - such a strange foreign concept, I know.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago
anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy


LOL calling that a problem is a bit of an overstatement to make.
No matter what I have pre-5 iPhone or iPhone 5: Most apps are 3.5", but they all work.

No an early adopter problem is actually something breaking or such, this I would call an early-adopter trade off.

Then again, you at least get some apps in 4" already and dare I say the apps I use the most all got updated already.

At least I don't have to wait for weeks to get my iPhone 5 shipped lol, early adopters unite :D

Glassed Silver:mac
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago
Hopefully YouTube is next in line for an update.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 20 months ago
Report Spam button not available in iOS Mail app.
Is in Gmail.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

You can search by keyword in Mail (From, To, Subject, All), and there are no time prefs. "All" searches all of the contents of the message.


Yes, the functionality is there, but I've found it slow and unreliable. Also, yes, there are prefs for how long you would like mail to stay on your phone, up to one month back. Outside of one month, you need another option.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

What's the point of this app? There's already Mail.

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I'm just using IMAP for Gmail. Why are people using Exchange for it?


If you use the exchange method you get emails almost instantly instead of on a schedule. It syncs everything contacts, calendar, and mine is syncing labels as well.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

I'm confused as to the benefits of using this app vs setting gmail up as an exchange email. Whats the deal?


Labels.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 21 months ago

I'm a gmail user with an iPhone 5 but have always used the integration with the iOS Mail app. Sometimes I wish I could use the google search to find things I know are in my mail, but otherwise it works for me.

Am I missing out on any other benefits by not using the Gmail app?

Would like to hear from anyone who finds it useful.


I actually find the iOS spotlight search a pretty good way to find emails but I use the Gmail app to apply, view and filter my email by labels. With multiple projects and activities I find labels an essential tool to organize my email and for better or worse the Gmail app is the best way to do this. I also have a number of automated filters that apply labels to specific classes of email. The Sparrow app had labels, but their color coding does not sync with Gmail and it isn't as easy to use and use. Also, the Gmail app lets me see my original message and replies in the threaded view as seperate emails while they only show as quoted replies in the native app. The Gmail app has some real issues, but until there is a better way to use Gmail labels I will continue to use it. If you have a large volume of email you may find labels and filters can really help your productivity.
Rating: 1 Positives

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