Gmail for iOS Updated With Direct Linking to YouTube, Chrome and Google Maps Apps

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    Google 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.
    Gmail for iOS is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Gmail for iOS Updated With Direct Linking to YouTube, Chrome and Google Maps Apps
     
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    Google's infiltration on my iOS devices are now complete. Unlike the incoherent iOS native apps.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm pretty sure we've all been "infiltrated" by Newsstand.

    I can't wait to be infiltrated by a new Mac Pro!
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    what a weekend!

    ...and another thing about that Samsung commercial— oops, wrong thread. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    no google chat built in?
     
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    Press and hold the picture once it is open.
     
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    Omg why they cant update google translate for iphone5? -.-
     
  10. macrumors 601

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    Your reading comprehension is questionable. :confused: I never said I couldn't do it in Safari.
     
  11. xizdun, May 6, 2013
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    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...s-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.

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    Sad. :(
     
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    lol that's the last thing on their agenda
     
  13. macrumors 601

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    Or you can just use CalDav.
     
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    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.
     
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    I thought CalDAV is calendar-only?
     
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    Well, please do tell us what you meant then, because to many it seemed like pointless mudslinging.
     
  17. macrumors 601

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

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    And the iPad version of Google Maps is simply beyond techonlogical grasp at Google...:rolleyes:
     
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    Aimed at POWER users? I'm not sure the updates are geared towards power users. They seem pretty useful to everyone and anyone.
     
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    For basic reading, searching, replying, etc. I still find stock Mail to be superior by far.
     
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    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.
     
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    Is it possible to add an Exchange account to gmail?
     
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    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 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.
     
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    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.
     

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