Gmail Touch

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  1. MikeyT

    MikeyT New Member

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    New Gmail touch app released. It's not an official Gmail app, and there are no notifications or live tiles (yet), but it works much better than navigating through IE.
     
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    Thanks! Yes, this is certainly better than going through the browser. But why are the folders (like inbox etc.) on the right-hand side? If the developer can include live tiles/ notifications etc., I'd buy it immediately!
     
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    The official google app is in the MS Store, it works well for most of the google services, including gmail and youtube.
     
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    Where? I don't see it!

    Edit: Do you mean the Google Search app?
     
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    Yes, check out the search app. there is a button on the bottom to access Google apps. it's not exactly a dedicated gmail app but it's more convenient than just using IE.
     
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    Thanks. Yes, indeed. It works quite well actually. One thing I found that there is no in-app setting to adjust the font size/ scale. I have to use the Ctrl + command. In IE, however, you can set the font size within the app - I think you can do this in some other apps too.

    That notwithstanding, this is a viable alternative. I have also been using the Gmail Touch app and that is not too bad either. Some stuff, however, is missing - like viewing labels, live tiles etc. If the developer can fix that then I would buy it (to essentially get rid of the in-app ads). I am not sure Google is ever going to get around making a dedicated app for Gmail (which is, in my opinion, a rather stupid thing that they are doing).

    Edit: That Gmail Touch app is being rapidly updated. Now there are the views of the labels etc. Still rough around the edges, but its getting there!
     
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    Live tile and notifications added. The only issue I have now, is that the loading time has become slower, which I think is due to the advertisement.
     
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    I would love to ditch the stock mail app for this if it only supported multiple log ins. Hopefully soon!
     

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