iPhone Mail vs Gmail App

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  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    I have several Gmail accounts. Any advantage to using the IOS Gmail app, as compared to the standard Apple Mail App? Thanks.
     
  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Well mail.app doesn't push your gmail to you anymore. I switched to outlook because gmail didn't offer an option for Apple watch. Not sure if they do now but too late I love outlook for iOS.
     
  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. My question remains. Is there an advantage to using the Gmail app over the Apple Mail app?
     
  4. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say the only advantage is push mail. I'm happy with the default fetch of mail.app which is handling Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and Exchange accounts without difficulty. I've not tried multiple Gmail accounts but I can't see why that would be a problem. I also have a MacBook Pro and an iMac so I prefer the same mail interface (and there isn't an official/decent Gmail app for those).
     
  5. djs71a macrumors member

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    I use the gmail app rather than the stock mail app because I am a heavy user of labels for my email. You have to use the gmail app if you want to apply labels to emails.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    True for multiple labels.
     
  7. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    iOS Apps
     
  9. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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  10. djs71a macrumors member

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    I have some emails I want to have multiple labels. As far as I know, using the stock mail app won't allow this.
     
  11. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    Apologies 2. You mean multiple labels per email. No the stock app doesn’t do that.

    I’ll get my coat ...
     
  12. djs71a macrumors member

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    No worries. I always enjoy hearing reasons people prefer one app to another.
     
  13. max2 macrumors 68030

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    Outlook iOS is ending soon!
     
  14. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Noooooooo! Really? crap, I hate to have to change again.
     
  15. trikotret macrumors regular

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    Any source to this? I doubt they going anywhere
     

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