Google has released its official app for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. The app offers Gmail-specific features like notifications, messages threads, and Priority Inbox.

It was rumored that Google would launch a native Gmail app for iOS yesterday, and the app has now been made available for free in the App Store.


“We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.”


  • Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
  • Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
  • Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book
  • Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
  • On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view

Download the universal app in the App Store and let us know what you think!

  • Xepptizz

    Not really groundbreaking features. From what I read it’s nkthing the native one can’t already do.

  • BLiNK

    maybe i am missing it but i would like for someone to explain the Pros & Cons of using this vs the OS native version

    • guy

      indeed, thats what journalists should do of their own.

  • Ken

    Can make a talk with this app?
    If not there is not much different from buit in iOS mail.

  • Pranky

    i would be much happy with inbuilt IOS mail if the google server doesn’t prompt me every time ” Username or Password is incorrect” 😡

  • I want to congratulate Google for doing an outstanding job at wrapping up their Gmail web app in a nice frame. /sarcasm

  • Frankie

    – has labels
    – gesture feature (swiping from right to left, let yoy archive a message)

    – one account at the time
    – NO AUTORESIZE for HTML emails (something found and Android phones, which force you to scroll to see all the email)

    I will stick with the classic mail one 😛

  • kokhean

    WOW! I don’t use it because I use Yahoo Mail!
    Oops, I’m trolling. Heh.

    • Joe

      Yahoo is still around ? Haha

  • Ryan

    i don’t see where this app is customizable in the notifications settings?

    • i’m wondering the same thing.

      • Apparently they show badge notifications, but no push notifications or integration with notification center. Boo.

  • subb

    Google is going down the toilet. Just look at the new UI of Google Reader. It’s an abomination!!!

    • Dell

      That’s one of the many reasons I have given up on google, they only have one agenda and that is to sell ad’s and information also stand on the shoulders of other’s work

  • John

    How do you empty the trash all at once?

  • Ryan

    I’m sure it will get better and more features will be added..its the first release…MG Seigler said that it was suppose to be gorgeous tho

  • DebTym

    what’s gmail?

  • Onyxxx6700

    I am going to use it. Too many times have I needed to find an email with some information, only to have the native Mail not be able to find it. Then when I try to search for it on the server….NO CAN DO! I had to use Safari to locate it. I will be downloading. thanks for the info.

  • Primo Sindone

    The app is gone. wtf?

    • Will


  • Chuck

    it doesnt even pushes notifications. Useless app

  • Bob

    Just tried looking for it in the App Store from my phone and it’s not there any more.

  • BB

    From Google Blog

    Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.