Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets Gain Support for 2018 iPad Pro Models

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google today updated its Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets apps for iOS devices, introducing support for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

    The update brings an optimized form factor that no longer features distracting black bars at the top and bottom of the display in portrait mode or at the sides in landscape mode. Following the update, the Gmail app takes up the entirety of the iPad's display, providing more detail on the screen at once, and the same goes for the Google Docs and Sheets apps.


    Apple first introduced the new iPad Pro models in October 2018, so it's taken Google three months to add optimization for the tablets.

    Gmail can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Google Docs can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Google Sheets can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets Gain Support for 2018 iPad Pro Models
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  3. palmerized macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Wonder when they will roll out the NEW Gmail app, and, if it will have split screen support for iPad...
  4. StevieXR macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2018
    I would just like to be able to attach something from my rather than have photos launch every time.
  5. 69Mustang macrumors 603


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    Good. Google updated their apps for the iPP. Now if we could just get Apple to update the OS for the iPP.:cool::p
  6. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    This along with the new material design. Really surprised both didn’t drop at same time.
  7. meboy macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2012
    iOS is a joke in so many ways..
    The way it handles screen resolutions should have been changed long time ago.
    Now more than ever with all the screen sizes.
  8. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Apple should revoke Google’s security certificates more often then.
  9. jdee2wheels macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Now they just need to update the app to support drag and drop (for files other than pictures), provide real support for iCloud Drive without having to go through the share sheet, and allow split screen. How these features are still not supported by now is beyond me.
  10. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    It’s Google’s apps which used non standard design.
  11. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
  12. jasonefmonk macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
    I know it’s an incredibly small team (e.g. one person) at Subset Games, but I can hardly wait for an update to FTL: Faster Than Light. It is still the perfect example of indie PC gaming translated beautifully to iPad. I still play regularly, but it would make my year if it filled that 12.9-inch screen completely!
  13. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
  14. surf2snow1 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
  15. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    Shutting down in April...
    --- Post Merged, Feb 4, 2019 ---
    He has a point. Material Design is a movement Google started for apps on the Android play store, not iOS. iOS requires a different design language. iOS only and Android only apps look radically different when done well. It's dual OS apps that look relatively the same and don't often adhere to common sense design that both OS developers push. That said, Google took their sweet time updating these.

    That said, GMail on Android is terrible and their future version that incorporates Inbox design cues isn't all that great either.
  16. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    Google is a joke. There is no excuse for taking half a year to remove some black pixels.
  17. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2018
    thats one of the great point where apple misses out, and we the consumer and developers have to spend money time and effort to overcome their failure!
    Tech press should jump on that really annoying issue
    --- Post Merged, Feb 4, 2019 ---
    apple is a joke - there is no excuse for not developing an os which support automatically differen screen sizes - every browser does nowadays! apple genereates efforts for millons of of people having to install crapy updates, only because apple changed a screen again from 10.5 to 11 which makes no sense at all
  18. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Even Facebook managed to get there last week... slowly but surely most apps are updating :)
  19. fredrik9 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2018
    To be fair, it took Apple almost a year to update their own Airport app for iPhone X. That is TOTALLY inexcusable. They launched iPhone X, they should have all apps ready at launch.
  20. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
    That's not the point. The point is on iOS devs have to spend more time updating their apps when apple brings out devices with round edges and different resolutions vs android apps.
  21. gplusplus macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2018
    And you STILL can’t change the default email client. Where is the “Pro” in iPad Pro, again?
  22. BuffaloTF macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2008
    I mean... you can. Just not in the pack-in apps, and chances are if you're looking to replace things, you already know how to do this... It's an available choice in all the alternate browsers, and different apps point to themselves for cross-functionality or allow choices.
  23. gplusplus macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2018
    This is fine and dandy up until an app redirects you to the default browser or email client.

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