Google has updated the Gmail for iOS client, bringing a number of improvements to the app originally released this past November. The update adds Notification Center support, the ability to send mail from alternate email addresses, and the ability for users to stay logged into the app indefinitely.
Our team has been working hard to bring your most-requested features to the Gmail app for iOS.
First up, Gmail is now fully integrated with Notification Center and supports banners, alerts and lock screen options. Plus, notifications are now incredibly fast -- up to 5x faster than in the previous version.
Next, you now have the option to send mail from alternate email addresses. If you have configured alternate sender addresses in Gmail on your desktop under Settings->Accounts->Send mail as you will see a From: option when composing new messages in the app.
Lastly, we’ve improved the login process to allow you to stay logged into the app for as long as you’d like. You can still choose to sign out of your account, but you won't be automatically logged out after a certain period of time has elapsed.
The Gmail for iOS app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Honestly, Google Chrome or any web browser is going to give you the best Gmail experience you can get. I doubt Google will ever make an app for a desktop operating system, because really there is no point. The web browser is the app.
I don't think they have an app for OS X [Lion]. What are you thinking of, maybe a third party app?
I've been using Gmail since it was first introduced as an invite-only beta way back when. I love it and it's been my primary email account. Their iOS app needed some serious attention though. But now that they've finally incorporated the Notification Center, I'll try using it as my primary iOS email app for a while and see if I like it.
Now, the only thing missing is the ability to mark emails as not/important. It does everything else already (except ability for other apps to send email via Gmail.app instead of Apple's Mail.app).
Agreed. It doesn't make sense to play foosball after eating a lot of sushi, the order should be reversed.