Great news today for Gmail users. Google has updated its email client for iOS this morning, bringing the app to version 2.1. The update includes some nice UX improvements, including easier message navigation.
Users with the new app will now be able to swipe either left or right to move between messages, without having to return to their inbox. It also features easier multi-message editing, a handful of bug fixes and more…
Here’s the full 2.1 change log:
-Swipe left or right to move between messages without returning to the inbox
-Take action on multiple messages more quickly: Selecting a message in the inbox now enables edit mode. Once in edit mode, tap on messages to select them and then choose to archive, delete, or more, from the new actions bar. You may select Cancel at any time to leave edit mode.
-And of course: performance improvements and bug fixes
Looking at the changes, this update may not seem like much. But I can attest to the usefulness of the improved multi-message editing mode. It allows you to get through your inbox quickly, sorting and deleting emails.
I also really like the new ‘swipe between messages’ feature, which allows you to move between messages by swiping left or right, without going back to your inbox. It’s convenient, for sure. Every email app should have this.
At the moment, I use the Gmail app on my iPad and Mailbox on my iPhone—they’re the two best iOS email clients out right now for Gmail users. If you want to check out Gmail 2.1, you can find it in the App Store, for free.