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MacRumors
May 6, 2013, 10:33 AM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/06/gmail-for-ios-updated-with-direct-linking-to-youtube-chrome-and-google-maps-apps/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/NewImage1.pngGoogle has updated its Gmail for iOS app with a pair of new features aimed at Google power-users.

Users clicking links in emails can now have those links open directly in Google's YouTube, Chrome or Google Maps apps, rather than going to the mobile web versions in Safari.

Also, users who use multiple Gmail accounts in the app can sign out of one of them without signing out of all of them, a useful update for some.
What's new

- YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome links go directly to the app instead of the mobile web, if installed. You can turn this off using the in-app settings.

- Added support for signing out of a single account instead of having to sign out of all accounts at once.Gmail for iOS is a free download (http://appshopper.com/productivity/gmail) from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id422689480?mt=8)]

Article Link: Gmail for iOS Updated With Direct Linking to YouTube, Chrome and Google Maps Apps (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/06/gmail-for-ios-updated-with-direct-linking-to-youtube-chrome-and-google-maps-apps/)



Razeus
May 6, 2013, 10:37 AM
Google's infiltration on my iOS devices are now complete. Unlike the incoherent iOS native apps.

ugahairydawgs
May 6, 2013, 10:40 AM
Google's infiltration on my iOS devices are now complete. Unlike the incoherent iOS native apps.

Yes....cause before this you couldn't open Youtube videos from Safari, or open a map link in Apple Maps, or open a URL from mail in Safari.

Oh...wait.

HMI
May 6, 2013, 10:45 AM
I'm pretty sure we've all been "infiltrated" by Newsstand.

I can't wait to be infiltrated by a new Mac Pro!

gatearray
May 6, 2013, 10:47 AM
...and another thing about that Samsung commercialŚ oops, wrong thread. :)

Flood123
May 6, 2013, 10:48 AM
Cool. Now it would be nice to be able to save an image in an email to the camera roll. If I am missing something and you can do this already please let me know. Thanks.

pnoyblazed
May 6, 2013, 10:48 AM
no google chat built in?

ugahairydawgs
May 6, 2013, 10:50 AM
Cool. now it would be nice to be able to save an image in an email to the camera roll. If I am missing something and you can do this already please let me know. Thanks.

Press and hold the picture once it is open.

jonasdamn
May 6, 2013, 10:53 AM
Omg why they cant update google translate for iphone5? -.-

Razeus
May 6, 2013, 10:55 AM
Yes....cause before this you couldn't open Youtube videos from Safari, or open a map link in Apple Maps, or open a URL from mail in Safari.

Oh...wait.

Your reading comprehension is questionable. :confused: I never said I couldn't do it in Safari.

xizdun
May 6, 2013, 10:58 AM
Google's infiltration on my iOS devices are now complete. Unlike the incoherent iOS native apps.Realized today that Google got rid of "push" email (using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) in Gmail, so the native iOS Mail app doesn't notify of emails in real-time—can only be set to check mail at 15-, 30-minute, etc. intervals). Had to download the Gmail app.

Basically ditched iOS Mail and replaced it with Gmail on my home screen dock. :(

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/03/25/googles-push-gmail-changes-surprise-new-iphone-buyers-apple-store-reps

Google has been schooling Apple (and its users) in exactly how reliant they are on Google's services.

http://i.imgur.com/EwybC5u.jpg

Sad. :(

pnoyblazed
May 6, 2013, 10:59 AM
Omg why they cant update google translate for iphone5? -.-

lol that's the last thing on their agenda

Razeus
May 6, 2013, 11:02 AM
Realized today that Google got rid of "push" email (using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) in Gmail, so the native iOS Mail app doesn't notify of emails in real-timeŚcan only be set to check mail at 15-, 30-minute, etc. intervals). Had to download the Gmail app.

Basically ditched iOS Mail and replaced it with Gmail on my home screen dock. :(

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/03/25/googles-push-gmail-changes-surprise-new-iphone-buyers-apple-store-reps

Google has been schooling Apple (and its users) in exactly how reliant they are on Google's services.

Or you can just use CalDav.

ugahairydawgs
May 6, 2013, 11:02 AM
Your reading comprehension is questionable. :confused: I never said I couldn't do it in Safari.

When you say that you are glad that the Gmail app can do it as opposed to "the incoherent iOS native apps", that implies that you are suggesting that everything listed is not possible in the native apps.

xizdun
May 6, 2013, 11:05 AM
Or you can just use CalDav.I thought CalDAV is calendar-only?

SprSynJn
May 6, 2013, 11:07 AM
Your reading comprehension is questionable. :confused: I never said I couldn't do it in Safari.

Well, please do tell us what you meant then, because to many it seemed like pointless mudslinging.

Razeus
May 6, 2013, 11:13 AM
When you say that you are glad that the Gmail app can do it as opposed to "the incoherent iOS native apps", that implies that you are suggesting that everything listed is not possible in the native apps.

...or I could have meant that Apple has no design consistency in their own app. :rolleyes:

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I thought CalDAV is calendar-only?

and Contacts.

Matrixfan
May 6, 2013, 11:20 AM
And the iPad version of Google Maps is simply beyond techonlogical grasp at Google...:rolleyes:

samcraig
May 6, 2013, 11:27 AM
Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/NewImage1.png)Google has updated its Gmail for iOS app with a pair of new features aimed at Google power-users.



Aimed at POWER users? I'm not sure the updates are geared towards power users. They seem pretty useful to everyone and anyone.

thederby
May 6, 2013, 11:57 AM
I thought CalDAV is calendar-only?

you thought correctly...

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4791



...and Contacts.

that would be CardDAV:

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6352

TC03
May 6, 2013, 11:59 AM
For basic reading, searching, replying, etc. I still find stock Mail to be superior by far.

avanpelt
May 6, 2013, 12:13 PM
Google recognized something that was clunky before for those of us that use their Gmail app together with the YouTube app, Google Maps app, and Chrome -- and they made it a much more seamless experience on iOS. Kudos to Google!

I hope Apple's paying attention to these kinds of little things related to UX and taking notes. Specifically, giving users a toggle to turn the integration on and off. If you want it, it's there; but if you don't, you can turn it off and have things work the way they always have. Very smart.

Bill Killer
May 6, 2013, 12:23 PM
Is it possible to add an Exchange account to gmail?

iMerik
May 6, 2013, 12:36 PM
I used to have my custom Google Apps domain set up through Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and thought I would hate having to do it any other way. However, CalDAV and CardDAV work perfectly for me.

To use CalDAV, you simply set up your Gmail account through the "Gmail" Add Account option. This will handle your Mail (Imap), Calendars (CalDAV), and Notes (show as emails in your Gmail account). To use CardDAV, you have to add "Other" account and pick "Add CardDAV Account from the list with the server being "google.com". I would think that future iterations of iOS would support CardDAV within the "Gmail" Add Account option for a single setup solution.

Also, make sure you go to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect if you have multiple Calendars in your Gmail account you want to access on your phone.

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Is it possible to add an Exchange account to gmail?
Google announced last December (http://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2012/12/winter-cleaning.html) that Exchange support, offered with its Google Sync service, would be removed as part of the company's "winter cleaning." Google Sync allowed push email, along with calendar and contact syncing, via Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

Razeus
May 6, 2013, 12:43 PM
The best thing is that Google doesn't wait until a new version of an OS to release updates as a "feature". The update as they are needed according to customer feedback. The lack of Apple updating their own apps through the year, without an new version of iOS 7, shows their shortsightedness.

numlock
May 6, 2013, 01:22 PM
And the iPad version of Google Maps is simply beyond techonlogical grasp at Google...:rolleyes:

probably same priority as apple store on the ipad

iDuel
May 6, 2013, 02:22 PM
probably same priority as apple store on the ipad

A few things aside, I'm pretty sure that Apple intended for the Apple Store app to satisfy those using mobile devices with smaller screens (ie. IPhone, iPod Touch) rather than the iPad which has a larger screen and can browse the online store in the browser easily.

mrsir2009
May 6, 2013, 03:07 PM
A few things aside, I'm pretty sure that Apple intended for the Apple Store app to satisfy those using mobile devices with smaller screens (ie. IPhone, iPod Touch) rather than the iPad which has a larger screen and can browse the online store in the browser easily.

The same applies for the iPad, really.

C DM
May 6, 2013, 03:45 PM
Realized today that Google got rid of "push" email (using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) in Gmail, so the native iOS Mail app doesn't notify of emails in real-timeŚcan only be set to check mail at 15-, 30-minute, etc. intervals). Had to download the Gmail app.

Basically ditched iOS Mail and replaced it with Gmail on my home screen dock. :(

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/03/25/googles-push-gmail-changes-surprise-new-iphone-buyers-apple-store-reps

Google has been schooling Apple (and its users) in exactly how reliant they are on Google's services.

Image (http://i.imgur.com/EwybC5u.jpg)

Sad. :(...or I could have meant that Apple has no design consistency in their own app. :rolleyes:

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and Contacts.CalDAV or CardDAV, none of that really gives you push notifications or offline access to Gmail (compared to what the native iOS Mail app does when connected to Gmail via Exchange).

adr1974
May 6, 2013, 03:52 PM
now if only it could play .wav files...

jaarso
May 6, 2013, 07:02 PM
One feature that I like better about the native Mail app that I don't see in the GMail app is that you can double tap a paragraph within the body of an email and it will resize the text appropriately. For the lack of that simple of a feature, the GMail app is useless to me. Am I missing something?

Bill Killer
May 6, 2013, 08:50 PM
I used to have my custom Google Apps domain set up through Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and thought I would hate having to do it any other way. However, CalDAV and CardDAV work perfectly for me.

To use CalDAV, you simply set up your Gmail account through the "Gmail" Add Account option. This will handle your Mail (Imap), Calendars (CalDAV), and Notes (show as emails in your Gmail account). To use CardDAV, you have to add "Other" account and pick "Add CardDAV Account from the list with the server being "google.com". I would think that future iterations of iOS would support CardDAV within the "Gmail" Add Account option for a single setup solution.

Also, make sure you go to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect if you have multiple Calendars in your Gmail account you want to access on your phone.

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Google announced last December (http://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2012/12/winter-cleaning.html) that Exchange support, offered with its Google Sync service, would be removed as part of the company's "winter cleaning." Google Sync allowed push email, along with calendar and contact syncing, via Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

That's unfortunate. Unfortunately, I am bound to an exchange account until I graduate with my Master's. thanks for the info.

Vertigo50
May 7, 2013, 01:07 AM
The most shocking thing about this is the fact that Google apparently remembers they have a YouTube app for iOS. Seeing as how they've been completely ignoring the fact that it doesn't really function for almost a year, this is surprising.

numlock
May 7, 2013, 03:09 AM
A few things aside, I'm pretty sure that Apple intended for the Apple Store app to satisfy those using mobile devices with smaller screens (ie. IPhone, iPod Touch) rather than the iPad which has a larger screen and can browse the online store in the browser easily.

who knows. their laziness in updating a few apps and some disastrous decisions like the usability of the app store nothing surprises me with them

is the apple store website on an ipad any better than amazon or imdb (obviously everchanging that one)?

avanpelt
May 7, 2013, 09:59 AM
The most shocking thing about this is the fact that Google apparently remembers they have a YouTube app for iOS. Seeing as how they've been completely ignoring the fact that it doesn't really function for almost a year, this is surprising.

What issues have you been having with the YouTube app? I use it quite a bit and haven't had any issues with it. I find it much better than the old stock YouTube app that Apple created.

C DM
May 7, 2013, 01:18 PM
The most shocking thing about this is the fact that Google apparently remembers they have a YouTube app for iOS. Seeing as how they've been completely ignoring the fact that it doesn't really function for almost a year, this is surprising.Especially considering the last update for the app came from Google less than a month ago. :rolleyes:

Flood123
May 8, 2013, 07:40 PM
Press and hold the picture once it is open.

I've actually done that with the gmail app and it hasn't worked. I will try again.