There are about a hundred thousand apps available on the Apple app store but we have never seen an official Gmail app; well we have it finally as Google has released a native Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
According to Gmail Product Manager Matthew Izatt:
We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device.
- With the Gmail app, you can:
- Receive notification badges for new messages
- Read your mail with threaded conversations
- Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
- Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
- Auto-complete contact names as you type
- Send and receive attachments
- Search through all your mail
Previously, people could synchronize their Google accounts on their iDevices’ native Mail app. This was also easy and one of the many reasons why people did not care if there was an official Gmail app or not, but with some newly introduced features this app is a must have.
Download the official Gmail App for iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch from here.
Update: Google has pulled Gmail iOS app over a notification bug.
According to Gmail’s Official Facebook page:
The iOS app we launched today contained a bug which broke notifications and caused you to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. In the meantime, everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.
We want to bring you a great Gmail experience, and we’re sorry we messed up here.