Gmail for iOS Updated With Improved Google Drive Integration

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:53 PM PDT by Juli Clover
gmailGoogle today updated its Gmail for iOS app to version 3.14159, adding improved integration with its Google Drive storage solution.

It's now possible to save email attachments directly to Google Drive, making them accessible everywhere and saving storage space. Users are also able to insert Google Drive files directly into messages. Google has also included new account management options and the ability to change a profile picture in the Settings menu.
- Save attachments directly to Google Drive so you can access them anywhere while saving space and bandwidth on your device
- Insert Google Drive files directly into messages
- New account management options to choose which accounts you want to have visible in Gmail without removing accounts from your device.
- Change your profile picture (in Settings)
Gmail is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 18 weeks ago
3.14159

How did no one comment that is pi? Google has a sense of humor!
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago
Unfortunately the icon hasn't been changed... I was hoping for this after other apps from Google got an updatet icon without that ugly shadow.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago

I dont understand why this app even exist when gmail is built into iOS


Because Google doesn't want people using IMAP or mail programs they don't control. They can't put ads into your iOS email app or read your emails and track you easily. With the gmail app they can do as they please.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago
I dont understand why this app even exist when gmail is built into iOS
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago
lmao I think nerd just got put up to like a whole 'nother lever with that version number hahaha :D
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago

3.14159

How did no one comment that is pi? Google has a sense of humor!

LOL...must be intentional. :)

They've been doing that for some time. There were Gmail app updates numbered 2.7182 followed by 2.71828 (which are both representations of 'e' or Euler's number). Don't think they did it with version 1 using something like the golden ratio though.

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I dont understand why this app even exist when gmail is built into iOS

You don't get the same level of (Gmail) control as you do with the Gmail app (like labels, etc.). Plus push notifications, which don't really exist in iOS for Gmail anymore.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago

I dont understand why this app even exist when gmail is built into iOS


Google no longer supports email push to the iOS Mail program, but it DOES push to the gmail app.

No, I don't like waiting 15 minutes for my email to show up.
Yes, it's a first-world problem.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago

They've been doing that for some time. There were Gmail app updates numbered 2.7182 followed by 2.71828 (which are both representations of 'e' or Euler's number). Don't think they did it with version 1 using something like the golden ratio though.


And there are older traditions of doing this with software that long predate google. Donald Knuth has numbered the versions of TeX with a number increasingly approaching pi since it hit version 3, which was 25 years ago. Famously he's said that he wants it changed to just π after he passes. His METAFONT program has used representations of e for at least that long.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 weeks ago
No ads in the Android version either. Only on the web client.

Not to mention there are no ads in the iOS app. So I'm not sure what he's talking about.

Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 18 weeks ago

I dont understand why this app even exist when gmail is built into iOS


One advantage of the app is it works with 2 factor authentication without having to generate a grossly insecure application password (which you need if you use the Mail app in iOS or on a Mac).
Rating: 1 Votes

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