Gmail users... iOS 7 Mail app or Gmail app?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by vaultwit, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. vaultwit macrumors regular

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    Gmail users, will you use the iOS 7 Mail app and suffer the 15 minute fetch wait time, or use the official Gmail app and enjoy push email?
     
  2. Ollifi macrumors regular

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    The Gmail app is the best one. It just works, and is simple.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Thinking about forwarding my gmail to iCloud and using that...
     
  5. Rogzilla macrumors regular

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    A while ago. They were grandfathering people in who were currently using it but only on the current phone they were using. I don't know if an OS change will cause that to go away. *

    I do like the Gmail app because it filters things into catagories and I only get a notification if something pops into my main inbox.

    *EDIT: Ah, I guess not! Good to know.
     
  6. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    I still get Gmail push through the iOS 7 mail app.
     
  7. vaultwit thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is one issue with the Gmail app that drives me up the wall. Whenever I get a new email, the red notification badge on the app icon sometimes doesn't go away even after opening the app and opening the new email. I have to open the app, and let it sit and refresh before the app realizes the new email has been read and removes the red badge icon.

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    How???
     
  8. oddnendz macrumors 6502

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    Actually Sparrow..... I have other e-mail accounts that dump into it . I rather check one app than 2 different apps for e-mail.
     
  9. Stalyn macrumors regular

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  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If you have push for Gmail on your device before iOS 7 you'll still have it with iOS 7.

    As for Gmail app, aside from zooming that's not available and a few things of that nature, there's no offline mode either, so every time you go to it it needs to reconnect and get the same data again, unlike the native Mail app.
     
  11. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    When I get my new device I will have gmail forward to my @icloud account and use my gmail as the sent address so all should work as it does now with exchange. As others have said, if you don't change your device and you were grandfathered in, exchange will continue to work.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    Outlook.com(Hotmail) supports Push. I just set that up in iOS 7 mail and forwarded my gmail to it. Problem solved.
     
  13. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    This kinda strays from the original question but I migrated away from Google/Gmail entirely. I now use only iCloud and Outlook.com for mail. Getting email instantly in one mail app is very nice.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It disappeared for me. No idea why.

    I hate using a third party mail app because of the way notifications have to be formatted.
     
  15. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    iOS 7 Mail app will be the best way to consume email on any platform... anywhere. Trust me.
     
  16. dylzen macrumors member

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    I use the Gmail app and I love it. I don't feel the need to switch to another app, and I tested the stock one, Sparrow and Mailbox among the others.
     
  17. pauliaK macrumors regular

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    I use them both. Gmail is for push notifications and for everything else I use a native app.
     
  18. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    Default IOS7 app all the way. Create @outlook.com account and set it up under settings. Redirect all your gmail accounts to that @outlook.com account. It works like a charm. :D
     
  19. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I really like Mailbox.app, but no label support (yet). :(
     
  20. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    Default iOS 7 mail app all day! It's so much better than what we were used to in iOS 6 and below it's not even funny.

    I've used Mailbox and Gmail but always found myself back on the iOS 7 mail app, it just works so much better than before.
     
  21. applesith macrumors 68020

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    I'll keep both, as I need the "send from" options in Gmail for work.
     
  22. silver25u macrumors member

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    I switched to the built in mail app because the fonts are way too small. They fix that and I'll switch back.
     
  23. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

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    Gmail all day. The Inbox sorting into different categories is so freaking useful and Gmail works so well with Chrome
     

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