Previously, Google launched the app for Gmail for the iOS platform twice of which the second one was a fortnight back. But unfortunately, the second launch of the app was a failure. The company still had its hopes high and positively they have launched the app for the third time. This time we don't think it will be a flop as the previous launches.
The second time when the app was introduced for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it didn't fare well because the day it was launched only it received issues regarding some bug in its notifications system. Currently this app is quite better and its time to take a closer look on this much awaited Google application.
This latest Gmail application is especially designed to be used for the touchscreen devices and it offers a simple and easy overview of the mailboxes and the new emails. All you have to do is swipe on the screen to use this app. Swiping towards the right will open the mailboxes and swiping towards the top will refresh the mailbox and display the new mails.
The notifications that experienced problem in the previous version works well in this one. Once they are enabled, you will be able to hear some sound whenever you receive a new mail. The application icon will display the number of emails that are not read in the inbox. This is slightly lacking but still there are no pop-ups and it works quite well.
In case you are making use of iPad, you can check your emails and read them all together using the split view feature as shown below.
This app will synchronize your entire Google contacts list automatically but you also have a choice to use the contacts that are saved in the address book of your device. You can easily attach the pictures, add or remove the contacts and do almost everything that you would like to in an email application.
The common features used in Gmail like the easy organization threaded conversations, priority inbox and more are present in this app. The one badly needed but missing attribute is the capability to sign into several accounts as this feature is available even in the mobile interfaces. Those users who use this feature might feel that this app from Google is quite insufficient but the company states that it will keep the app updated regularly and provide all the latest features based on the feedback of the users.