Freshly, a latest functionality was included by Google to the Gmail Android app and also got the iOS Gmail app up to the speed with few helpful features that were available in the previous Android versions.
On the previous week, there was a release of Gmail 2.0 for iOS and Android devices from Google, and the recent versions include various valuable and new features. But still they are not an alternative for browser-based Gmail, and the feature of the app sets differs based on the OS.
Now let’s look into the latest Android version which is free like other Gmail apps. If you carry a phone or any other device that runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 or later, Gmail provides a comfortable latest ‘swipe’ feature, that allows you to swipe your finger over an email in the inbox to delete or archive the message depending upon your settings.
Another latest feature for Android 4.0 or higher is that the messages can be able to resize automatically by themselves to fit into the screen size of your device. You can also zoom in the size for easy reading which was not applied to Android version earlier. You can see larger previews of your photo attachments using the latest Android Gmail app. But these improvements are not accessible to the Android users who has phones with older, pre Ice Cream Sandwich versions of Android, which is a Google’s subtle method of prompting laggards to improve to latest devices or/and software.
On the side of iOS, latest Gmail app is playing catch up with Android. Now for iOS, Gmail supports up to 5 Google accounts. When you start typing to search something in Gmail, the app auto propose the keyword phrases. Instead of clicking manually to get more messages, you can scroll down through the inbox endlessly. You can also directly respond to the Google Calendar invites from within the messages.
Gmail interface is also improved on iOS. Last version had dark and an unhappy depression to it, but now the Gmail 2.0 has much white space which provides a pleasing view to the eye.