Gmail for Android has a new update; Exchange Tasks. The new feature, according to Google, will enable you to be more productive.
Exchange Tasks is a follow up to Exchange Account, a feature Google added to the Android version of its popular email app. The feature [Exchange Account], will enable you to use a familiar mail app for both work and personal business.
“Last year we added support for Exchange accounts in Gmail app for Android so you can use one familiar mail app for both work and personal business. We also added ‘find a time’ in Google Calendar to suggest meeting times that work with everyone’s schedule,” Janice Wong, Product Manager for Gmail wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
Exchange Tasks is designed to help you synchronize your tasks with Exchange so you can always be ahead of your task list. As a matter of fact, you can continue to stay on your task list even while on the go. This makes using the app very easy and much fun—encouraging productivity. With the new feature, you can “create a task, edit its date or priority, and flag an email as a to-do for later response,” according to Google.
“With a unified tasks list, we’ve made it easy for you to focus on your important tasks and check things off the list once you’re done. The simple swipe to mark as complete can be just as rewarding.”
The new update is now available to all users of Gmail for Android, and can be downloaded on the Play Store. Unfortunately, Google did not say a word as to when and if the new update will be made available to iOS users. At this moment, it is unclear if the company has any plan to extend similar feature to iPhone.
Last November, Google added some new features to the Gmail app for iOS, bringing it at per with the Android version. The implication of that update is that the Gmail app for iOS 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.
Among other features added to the iOS version of the app, was 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.