As far the Mail app on iPhone and iPad is concerned, it’s pretty solid for day to day email activities, but third-party startups are coming up with great ways to improve the email experience. Now that you can remove stock apps from iOS 10, it’s a great opportunity to try a new third-party email app on your device.
Your iOS device’s Mail app includes a unified mailbox feature that lets you see the content of all of your email account inboxes in a single mailbox. It’s accessed by tapping on the All Inboxes cell from the Mail app on your device.
In some cases, you may want to see all of the emails from two or more of your email accounts, but not all of them, and this is where a new jailbreak tweak called AllInboxesFilter is going to come in handy for heavy email users with jailbroken devices. Read More
It can sometimes be difficult to get all your different platforms to play along nicely, especially when they’re all competing against each other to try to be the better one.
Fortunately, when it comes to the Calendars app, there is a way to export your calendar events to Google Calendar so you can still see all of your important upcoming events from your Google account on any of your devices.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to export calendar events from your Calendar app to Google Calendar. Read More
To my knowledge, Gmail was the first service to introduce this option that basically archives an email instead of properly deleting it. I believe other email services have followed Google’s steps, and for many people this is actually a convenient feature, especially now that online storage space offered by those email services are so large we can afford to not delete anything.
Personally, one of the very first settings I tinker with when getting a new iOs device, whether it is an iPhone, or an iPad, is the archiving behavior of emails. I just want my emails to be deleted, not archived. Unfortunately, unless you know where to look, altering this feature is not as obvious as you may think.
In this post, I will show you how you can permanently delete emails instead of archiving them. Read More
Every so often when you go to refresh your emails from the Mail app in iOS, you may get an error message like the one shown above that reads, “Cannot Get Mail. The mail server imap.gmail.com is not responding. Verify that you have entered the correct account info in Mail settings.”
The problem can be annoying; sometimes it may be an issue with your email settings, and sometimes it may just be a hiccup with the email server or internet connection you have established.
It used to be that creating an account with Google’s Gmail service required an @gmail address, but not anymore. Today, the Internet giant announced that users can now use Gmail without an @gmail address in the web interface and the Android app, with support for iOS coming soon.
“If you use Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox,” notes Google, with more email providers to be added in the future. Read More
In honor of the Safer Internet Day, Google on Tuesday announced in a blog post that it has added a lock icon in Gmail’s web interface to denote whether or not your emails are encrypted. Additionally, a question mark icon on a sender’s avatar indicates messages that are not authenticated.
Gmail has supported encrypted connections between a user’s machine and its servers for some time now, but this doesn’t provide the full protection if a sender’s email client or email service does not support encryption in transit using TLS.
The new lock icon makes it easier to see if a message you received from someone is encrypted or not, and whether or not it can be authenticated. Read More
Unlike most desktop notifiers that merely send you to Gmail’s mobile interface on the web, the most recent update to a cool Mac app called Aura actually implements Quick Reply functionality so you can reply to messages, or add a new message to any thread—right from its notification banner.
This nifty little app can save you time when you need to fire off a one-line response. It supports Gmail and Google Apps accounts, it’s fully native and optimized for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. Read More
The Gmail team’s Inbox mobile email client, which was born out of Google’s 2012 acquisition of the popular iPhone email app Sparrow, is about to get a whole lot smarter with a new feature called Smart Reply, the company announced on the Gmail blog Tuesday.
The feature analyzes your emails and uses machine learning to recognize emails that need responses and then generates the natural language responses on the fly. Read More
If you need a fast and lightweight email client for Gmail without the bells and whistles (and bloat) of Apple Mail, you should give Mia for Gmail a whirl. Mia is a minimalist desktop email client for OS X by Stéphane Quéraud.
As opposed to copious minimalist Gmail clients that however wrap the web interface inside native OS X code, Mia provides the full native experience and sits right in your Mac’s menu bar rather than run in Safari or Google Chrome.
In addition to showing you most recent emails, Mia allows you to compose new messages and jump through all your inboxes with unbelievable quickness. All in all, it’s the perfect replacement for Google’s defunct Gmail Notifier app. Read More
Google opens Inbox app to everyone: updated with Undo Send, Trip Bundles, new gesture options and more
Inbox, a gesture driven email application from the Gmail team built on Google-acquired Sparrow technology, got refreshed with new features this morning starting with Undo Send. Now, Undo Send has been available for quite some time through Gmail’s web interface.
Now for the first time on your iPhone, Undo Send lets you take back an email right after sending in case you spotted a mistake, or have second thoughts. Also important, Inbox is now open to everyone so all Gmail fans can get in on the action right away. Read More
For the longest time, all my contacts and calendars were managed via Gmail and Google Calendars. It was just hard for me to mentally make the jump from everything Google to everything Apple. But with the advent of iCloud, I’ve completely broken up with Google to handle these two features and I now entirely rely on Apple to handle my calendars and contacts.
I realize not everybody can make that decision though, for both personal and professional reasons. Maybe you just don’t trust Apple with your contacts and calendars and want to rely exclusively on Google and Gmail for that. Or maybe your company uses Google Apps and it just makes more sense to make Google a more integrated part of your iPhone experience.
Whatever the reason might be, I’m going to show you how to use your Google contacts to your iPhone. Read More
Inbox, a gesture-heavy, sleek looking email client for the iPhone by the Gmail team born out of Google’s acquisition of the Sparrow app, is getting new features later today.
Among them: custom snooze times for your messages. Normally, Inbox lets you snooze messages you don’t necessarily need to act right now using its built-in snooze options: Evening, Tomorrow, Next Week and Someday.
But sometimes a message wants to be snoozed until a specific date and time. This is now possible thanks to new features letting you customize your morning, afternoon and evening Snooze times in Inbox, Google said Tuesday. This new feature, along with other enhancements listed further below, is rolling out to Inbox later today. Read More
Google is working on a new service that will allow you to pay your bills from directly within your Gmail email inbox, ridding of the need to visit multiple websites every time you pay your bills each month.
Recode was able to get its hands on all the details for the secret project, dubbed “Pony Express”. Internally, it’s being called “the future of paper mail” and is expected to roll out in the fourth quarter of 2015. Read More
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. Read More
Material Design, Google’s cross platform, responsive design system for mobile, desktop and the web, has now been applied to Google Contacts on the web.
As a result, owners of these new devices can finally enjoy crisp typography and user interface while taking full advantage of the bigger canvas to see more of their emails and inbox without scrolling.
Google has released an update for its iOS Gmail app that adds support for saving attachments directly to Google Drive and inserting Google Drive files directly into email messages.
There are also new account management options for hiding accounts in the Gmail app without removing them altogether. Additionally, users can now change their profile picture in the app’s settings. Read More