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MacRumors
Sep 28, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Google 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 (http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-new-way-to-sync-google-contacts.html) with Google Contacts on iOS. The service now supports CardDav (http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2753077), an open protocol for contact syncing.

Gmail for iPhone and iPad is a free download (http://appshopper.com/productivity/gmail) from the App Store. [Direct Link (http://itunes.apple.com/app/gmail/id422689480?mt=8)]

Article Link: Gmail Updated With iPhone 5 Support (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/28/gmail-updated-with-iphone-5-support/)



ryanmcv
Sep 28, 2012, 12:01 PM
Hopefully YouTube is next in line for an update.

markieg
Sep 28, 2012, 12:04 PM
anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy

sazivad
Sep 28, 2012, 12:06 PM
Hopefully YouTube is next in line for an update.
I would think an app like YouTube, which could really take advantage of the 16:9 display, would have priority over Gmail, which, on the iPhone 5, simply allows you to view more content.

I supposed there are other factors in play.

Glassed Silver
Sep 28, 2012, 12:13 PM
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

applesith
Sep 28, 2012, 12:14 PM
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.

Pared
Sep 28, 2012, 12:18 PM
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.

nutmac
Sep 28, 2012, 12:32 PM
Apps still work, they just dont take up the full screen. Not more of a problem than when retina was introduced.

True, but I wish non iPhone 5 apps running in portrait mode had one large black bar at the top instead of being centered with two black bars on top and bottom. Most apps have a tool bar on the bottom of the screen and I often find myself hitting a bottom black bar instead of toolbar button slightly above.

nibster
Sep 28, 2012, 12:46 PM
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.

Skulls
Sep 28, 2012, 01:06 PM
Still no multiple accounts support?:confused:

Mike84
Sep 28, 2012, 01:08 PM
How does one enable push notifications on the app?

Azzin
Sep 28, 2012, 01:10 PM
Still no multiple accounts support?:confused:

Once it does this I'm in, until then stock app for me.

Radio
Sep 28, 2012, 01:41 PM
I wish apple would do something with the added space - even google gmail could of added some more menu options. Why just stretch it out?

That's lazy.

cvaldes
Sep 28, 2012, 01:55 PM
How does one enable push notifications on the app?
The typical way:

Settings > Notifications > Gmail

hejda
Sep 28, 2012, 02:19 PM
True, but I wish non iPhone 5 apps running in portrait mode had one large black bar at the top instead of being centered with two black bars on top and bottom. Most apps have a tool bar on the bottom of the screen and I often find myself hitting a bottom black bar instead of toolbar button slightly above.

This.
I'm constantly missing letters in whatsapp because they keyboard is now in a slightly different place than the built in message one.

curmudgeon32
Sep 28, 2012, 03:10 PM
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'm with you -- I use the Mail app at least 90% of the time and find it quite sufficient. The other 10% is when I'm searching for something. That's where the Gmail app is quite good and the Apple app often stumbles.

My main gripe about the Gmail app is that it just doesn't cache things very well, so when I find myself opening Mail in the subway, Gmail is nearly useless while Mail is usually quite up-to-date.

GiantSteve
Sep 28, 2012, 03:31 PM
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.

Radio
Sep 28, 2012, 03:49 PM
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.flags

SandboxGeneral
Sep 28, 2012, 04:19 PM
I really like the Gmail app ever since they added Push Notifications to it. Now all I would like to see is them find a way to speed up it's load times.

Skulls
Sep 28, 2012, 04:36 PM
You know that you can have push notifications for Gmail with the stock mail app only, right?
You don't need a google's app for that.
Plus, it takes too long to load(compared to the stock mail app), and since it's single account only, it's completely useless.

bpeeps
Sep 28, 2012, 08:15 PM
True, but I wish non iPhone 5 apps running in portrait mode had one large black bar at the top instead of being centered with two black bars on top and bottom. Most apps have a tool bar on the bottom of the screen and I often find myself hitting a bottom black bar instead of toolbar button slightly above.

First world problems...

michelob tfs
Sep 29, 2012, 05:19 AM
I've always used my gmail account via the already provided Apple mail app. Is this going to be no longer the case? If not, what is the point of a separate gmail app?

KnightWRX
Sep 29, 2012, 06:51 AM
its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy

What problem ? There are no problems.

But yes I also hope we won't get a story for each and every one of the 675,000 apps that get updated. Gets redundant after a while.

zone23
Sep 29, 2012, 08:20 AM
anyone else bored with these articles about iPhone 5 app updates?

its a problem for early adopters yet people blindly buy

Only if you still have a 4 or 4S

SandboxGeneral
Sep 29, 2012, 08:25 AM
You know that you can have push notifications for Gmail with the stock mail app only, right?
You don't need a google's app for that.
Plus, it takes too long to load(compared to the stock mail app), and since it's single account only, it's completely useless.

Yes, but the native Mail.app doesn't support Gmail labels, which I use a lot. I used Mail.app with my Gmail ever since the first iPhone up until the Gmail.app provided Push. Since then I stopped using the Mail.app, even though I do like it for it's simplicity.

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I've always used my gmail account via the already provided Apple mail app. Is this going to be no longer the case? If not, what is the point of a separate gmail app?

No, I don't think so. Mail.app should support Gmail as time goes on. I can't see Apple dropping that support, knowing that millions of more people probably use Gmail more than Apple Mail.

zone23
Sep 29, 2012, 08:53 AM
I'm confused as to the benefits of using this app vs setting gmail up as an exchange email. Whats the deal?

KnightWRX
Sep 29, 2012, 09:01 AM
I'm confused as to the benefits of using this app vs setting gmail up as an exchange email. Whats the deal?

Labels.

zone23
Sep 29, 2012, 09:21 AM
Labels.

OK well it looks like in order to get everything to work I have to use the exchange setup (gmail) for contacts, and calendar (notes doesn't seem to matter). Then use the Gmail app for email. Thats all fine wonder how others are doing it.

faroZ06
Sep 30, 2012, 12:29 AM
What's the point of this app? There's already Mail.

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OK well it looks like in order to get everything to work I have to use the exchange setup (gmail) for contacts, and calendar (notes doesn't seem to matter). Then use the Gmail app for email. Thats all fine wonder how others are doing it.

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

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Still no multiple accounts support?:confused:

So it's basically Mail that only works with Gmail accounts and only lets you do one account at a time? I don't see any point in that.

zone23
Sep 30, 2012, 06:18 AM
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.

faroZ06
Sep 30, 2012, 09:49 AM
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.

IMAP is instant, too. I think POP is on a schedule.

zone23
Sep 30, 2012, 11:19 AM
IMAP is instant, too. I think POP is on a schedule.

Well heck I don't know then.. sounds like its the same.

davewho
Sep 30, 2012, 01:22 PM
What's the point of this app? There's already Mail.


Ever need to find an email from a little while ago? Or find a ticket or confirmation?

faroZ06
Sep 30, 2012, 01:29 PM
Ever need to find an email from a little while ago? Or find a ticket or confirmation?

Yes, all the time. What about it?

davewho
Sep 30, 2012, 02:36 PM
Yes, all the time. What about it?

It's much easier to search by keyword in the Gmail app than changing time prefs in Mail, and hoping the search will find what you need. I use Mail for reading and replying to current mail, and the Gmail app for finding older mail.

faroZ06
Sep 30, 2012, 02:40 PM
It's much easier to search by keyword in the Gmail app than changing time prefs in Mail, and hoping the search will find what you need. I use Mail for reading and replying to current mail, and the Gmail app for finding older mail.

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.

lwapps
Sep 30, 2012, 04:49 PM
Great! But google should be focusing on google maps. We need it ASAP!

davewho
Sep 30, 2012, 07:09 PM
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.

faroZ06
Sep 30, 2012, 07:44 PM
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.

I can't find the settings for how long you want mail to stay there. There are settings for how long you want deleted messages to remain, and that cannot go past one month. But I'm having no trouble finding messages more than 1 month old. A disadvantage I see is that the search in Mail is kinda slow for me.

Littleman
Oct 2, 2012, 09:40 AM
Report Spam button not available in iOS Mail app.
Is in Gmail.

JAT
Oct 2, 2012, 10:40 AM
Labels.
You can create them? They are accessible in Mail, but no editing.

I'm just using IMAP for Gmail. Why are people using Exchange for it?
There's something, Push, perhaps. And better syncing, as mentioned.

curmudgeon32
Oct 2, 2012, 10:57 AM
Report Spam button not available in iOS Mail app.
Is in Gmail. I frequently fire up the Gmail app for that specific purpose -- being careful to not click the spam in iOS Mail first because I have it set to load images automatically.

jamojamo
Oct 2, 2012, 01:56 PM
I am sure it will be obvious once I post and keep looking but how do you "log out" of your gmail account once you log in the app? I have 2 accounts I need to check and can't get out of the one... :(


Wow, ok, I found it. Obvious, no. But you click on the Sent folder and scroll to the bottom then you'll see a button for Sign Out. I guess it prevents the erroneous logouts....

rogerbarrett
Oct 12, 2012, 07:49 AM
Oh thanks, i was thinking what to do for this. Thanks Google. :)