Google has given its Gmail app for iPhone a facelift. The new update that was announced on Monday now sets the iPhone version of the email sending app almost at per with Android. What this means is that the app is now almost as smooth and reliable as the Android version.
In Google’s exact word, the app is “a lot faster,” and is spotting a clean and fresh look. It doesn’t look clumsy like it used to be, and you can now swipe to archive or delete messages.
A new Undo feature
According to The Verge, Gmail for iPhone now features an Undo Send; a feature borrowed from Inbox. The Undo Send feature if you recall, is also a part of the main email service on the web. It slides from the bottom after you have sent an email—and that means you can undo an email if there is an urgent need to make corrections or change the recipient. The undo resend button doesn’t mean you can rollback or pull a delivered email from a recipient’s inbox. You will also have to hit the undo send button before the email finally leaves your account. The web version lets you set a timer, and your message doesn’t leave your account until the time elapses.
Improved Search feature
Search from the app is now faster with a new addition; ‘Instant’ results. Google shows you some search suggestions as you enter your keywords. This feature too, has been a big part of the main email service on the web.
Still no Unified Inbox in sight
Google still hasn’t added a Unified Inbox to the Gmail app for iPhone—so you are still stuck with the old way of checking your different accounts. It means you still can’t switch between your personal and work accounts and view them separately like you would normally do when using other apps. I am not sure why this hasn’t changed as nothing was offered in terms of information on that front.
It’s not all about the Gmail app alone; Google Calendar for iPhone now has a month view and week in landscape view. A new Spotlight search for finding your appointments, reminders, and goals has been added. Unfortunately, no word yet on when an iPad version will be available for users.
Of course, Gmail for iPhone and iPad still offers supports for other features including multiple accounts.
In April, Google added three new features for Inbox by Gmail. The features will help you track calendar events, save links and get the very latest in terms of newsletters. While all new features are quite interesting to a regular Inbox user; the one that helps you track events and the emails you send seems to be the most appealing. This is based on the fact that it is linked to Calendar invites, which is not different from the way trip bundles are activated by flight bookings.