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 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.

You can download Gmail for iOS for free from the App Store.

Thanks Fede!

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  • Sketch

    Might want to rephrase the heading… I was like wtf? at first lol

    • Jake Smith

      Haha my bad, was typing quickly!

  • Jake might want to fix the tile. The way it’s worded sounds like Gmail was released for iOS 4.0. Just a heads up on it.

    • Cesar D

      google-release-gmail-for-ios-4-0-with-new-quick-actions lol

  • Linton Findlay

    How about a unified inbox? And swipe gestures for actions. Hate mailbox before people say

  • Jamie John Roberts

    Ha ha lol was just about to say maybe
    Google release Gmail v4 for iOS with new interactive actions, share sheet
    might be a better title lol 🙂 At first I was like wow google really up to date there working with iOS 4 lol

  • Fede777

    You’re welcome 🙂

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    I was a little confused at first too. Lol but does anyone know if you can select multiple emails in the gmail app? Like to mark all as read? I couldn’t find that option. Personally I like that better than all these swiping motions. That’s why my fav is the stock mail app. But if gmail does have this option, let me know

    • Fede777

      Yes you can, select multiple emails, and in the upper right corner you’ll see a dropdown menu, there you’ll see a Mark as read button.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        How do you select multiple emails? I know theres a Mark as read option, but how do you select more than one?

      • Fede777

        Like this

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Like how? Was there supposed to be a pic there?

  • stulaw01

    The Outlook app is still 10x better even for Gmail. Attachments are better now but still can only use Google’s own Drive. Outlook you can use any cloud service; even Google Drive to attach a file via “the paperclip icon.” Outlook has the Mailbox type swipe actions (and schedule for later). Unified inbox. Works for Gmail and all of your other email account types.

    A start, but still way too Google closed off to its own ecosystem only. Sadly Microsoft’s app (formerly Accompli) stomps Gmail’s own app.

    • AnArcticMonkey

      I love the direction Microsoft is taking, especially with Office 2015 being a free preview until the official release (or 60 days). Outlook on iOS is the best mail app I have ever used, and I have not even touched the calendar integration yet!

    • Sleaka J

      I concur. I ditched the Gmail app shortly after Microsoft released the Outlook app and it’s a considerably better app. I love that you can customise the swipe actions!

  • AnoNymouz

    I prefer Inbox by Google over all the rest.

  • Pablo

    Still waiting for the gmail iOS app to be able to use non-gmail accounts like their app in android

    • Sleaka J

      AFAIK (and I’m sure somebody will correct me if I’m wrong) the Gmail app on Android only works with Gmail. There is also a Mail app on Android that allows non-gmail accounts.

      • Pablo

        I’m using the gmail app on my android tablet with my gmail, icloud and hotmail gmail accounts

  • gmail on android is dump and slow

  • john myth

    still crap