Google has released version 4.0 of its Gmail for iOS app on Thursday, most notably bringing new actions for Notification Center and finally share sheet. Google is one of the few larger companies that has shown a devotion to keeping its iOS apps updated regularly, staying atop of new iOS features. Gmail for iOS can be a good alternative to Apple’s Mail.
The highly requested share sheet functionality enables users to email files from other apps, rather than going into Gmail and having to make an attachment. Say you want to email a picture from Photos.app taken with your camera, it’s as easy as tapping the share button in the bottom left hand corner of the app.
The new Notification Center actions will allow users to launch the Gmail app to reply and archive emails right from their iOS home screen. And lastly, the new attachment viewer will enable users to open attachments in other apps. Say you want to open a Word document, you can now do so in Dropbox, Pages, or any other supporting app.