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Gmail - Email by Google
Description
The official Gmail app brings the best of Gmail to your iPhone or iPad with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search that works across all your mail. With the Gmail app, you can: • Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes • Switch between multiple accounts • Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options • Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type & spelling suggestions • Swipe to archive/delete, to quickly clear out your inbox • Read your mail with threaded conversations • Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone • Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam • Send and receive attachments • See profile pictures as part of the conversation
Great!!
by tonyisnotcappin on 2020/09/23 02:19
I love the app but there are some flaws whenever i do a verification the gmail takes quite long for me to get the code
Notifications
by Society187 on 2020/09/23 01:33
It’s 2020 and still we can’t get different notification sounds for different accounts, switched to Edison mail for the notifications.
Please fix it!
by ihatedonaldtrumpsomuch on 2020/09/23 01:29
Hi so I love this app but there’s been a few problems. I am a student but it hasn’t been sending me any emails from my teacher I’m not sure why it’s updated but when I go back to the App Store it says treat it needs to get updated again. I’m not sure if it is because my storage but I’m very sure it is not can you please tell me what to do to fix it so I can get my teachers email?
Blank screens
by Nicole6767 on 2020/09/23 01:24
I think since making the update to the new version with Meet, the app doesn’t work more than it does work. When I switch between accounts I get a blank space where the emails should be and have nothing to click on. The only way to fix it seems to be restarting my phone. What a disappointment!
Image
by 1995jg on 2020/09/23 00:31
Can’t not see any of my e-mail adds when I get an email I have updated did everything and nothing I go to regular email and I can see the adds that I get
Much improved
by nancydrew89 on 2020/09/22 23:35
Ability to turn off conversation view and able to make gmail app default.
Bug problem
by C.hope. on 2020/09/22 23:34
When I go to compose an email i type in email address and subject but once I click in the main bod the screen will not bring the keyboard up. I restarted my phone and deleted and re downloaded the app. Nothing works. This is not good.
Let me delete from notifications
by JustMe8334252 on 2020/09/22 22:35
For a long time, I could delete annoying emails as soon as they hit my inbox. Usually ads or spammy update emails from companies. For some reason, a lot of those emails no longer have a delete option when I press on them in my notifications - forcing me to open the app and look at the ads in the emails.
Self cco
by Rafa VE on 2020/09/22 21:59
Ypu should put an option to let it self cco.
Gmail as default mail, best thing since sliced bread
by B1onisland on 2020/09/22 19:02
I cannot believe it took this long for Apple to allow Gmail as a default email app.I certainly hope it allows more third-party apps to be used as default. While I use the native iOS mail app for workI like to use Gmail for personal and whenever I click on a mailto link it annoyingly only went to mail. Kudos Apple/Google for doing this !!
Major bugs
by CRIF88 on 2020/09/22 18:54
Worked great until the most recent update. Now when I go to compose a new email the screen turns pitch white and won’t allow me to type anything.
Glitchy
by pharmslim7 on 2020/09/22 16:50
The app is a little glitchy when scrolling through emails.
Ignores iOS 14 Browser Default
by greensgod on 2020/09/22 15:49
Gmail now allows you to set it as the default email app in iOS 14... but doesn’t respect the iOS 14 web browser default. Rude. In fact, it still won’t allow you to truly open web links in Safari; at best, it will use an in-app web view that makes you login to every website separately because it doesn’t share cookies with the real Safari.
Not Getting Notifications
by JDH31 on 2020/09/22 13:08
I’m not getting any notifications coming through on iOS 14.
Gmail
by Nyaz_jamel on 2020/09/22 13:02
can’t select all messages on the app it is will add , if you add I edit give rating and review again
Fix search
by Hsbsjsjsbdbs on 2020/09/22 12:29
Keyboard doesn’t show.
J’aime cette application
by c 'est moi même on 2020/09/22 11:07
J’aime Gmail
Still no push?
by Sparxsdiesel on 2020/09/22 10:26
Sweet let me set this as my default email app that can’t even push email from it’s own servers. It’s like the 90’s all over again. This is pathetic!
Huge glitch with old emails showing up!
by tiedye4 on 2020/09/22 09:46
Ever since this app updated it’s had really annoying glitches. The Gmail app keeps putting old emails in my primary folder that I previously had moved into different folders and/or deleted. Now I have random emails showing up that are from weeks ago showing up in my inbox! Plus I have 3 different google accounts linked to the gmail app, and the gmail app is now mixing up the emails amongst my google accounts! Emails that should be in my work email are now showing up in my personal email and vice versa! Yet if I go on my computer and open gmail, these emails are all in their folders in the correct google account as they should be. It’s such an irritating glitch and makes the app practically useless. Plus gmail got rid of the option to use Safari as your browser and to select more than one email at once! Come on gmail! Fix these issues!
Read only. Cannot write emails.
by jjokoc on 2020/09/22 03:13
Doesn’t work. You may think you can write emails but you can’t. Once you start typing, the app will freeze. You can try to restart, delete, re-download, but nope, it won’t fix it. You can ONLY read emails. Maybe forward but don’t think you can actually add anything into the body of the email. Not sure why the iPad app is so useless. Disappointing.
Select All
by androidbc on 2020/09/22 02:25
You can fix the app so you can be default email app, why can’t you add select all? 1 star and a bad review every update until fix this.
pretty good
by &$#@"')(*&$#@ on 2020/09/22 01:53
good app but hard to use on ipad
Upgrade
by rranom on 2020/09/22 01:17
The upgrade makes it ten times harder to use on iPad. Windows and keyboard all a mess. I cannot respond to an email
WTH
by Apps tech on 2020/09/22 01:15
No Apple Watch complication and now forces you to use google or chrome as the browser?! No thanks
Signature Needs Changes
by Kitty2847281 on 2020/09/22 01:03
This app is pretty functional and convenient to use. However, it lacks the desktop feature of moving your signature to before quoted text while still preserving the desktop signature. This makes it hard to compose and send emails in a professional manner, which negates a huge part of the purpose of using a mobile mail app altogether.
Not letting me search in gmail app
by Indianeedofficialupdate1234 on 2020/09/22 00:47
Hi latest ios 14 dont let me search on gmail app. Theres not search bar
Wishing for Widgets
by sarahfelldown on 2020/09/22 00:20
Still no iOS 14 widgets?
Lame
by airic on 2020/09/21 23:41
I like how you just updated for Default Email and left it at that. Stop ignoring all the wonderful iOS 14 features and add widgets and stuff.
Finally
by kong4ndrew on 2020/09/21 22:15
This might be the silver lining in your 2020 cloud — gmail can now be your mf default app in Apple. I repeat gmail can now be the default email app in the APPLE ECOSYSTEM. Will it do the same for default browser? If so, it just might make up for having to move back in with my brother + family in these lovely COVID-riddled days.
Widget
by budew 75 on 2020/09/21 21:51
What about widget for ios
Does not work as the default mail app
by Statistik on 2020/09/21 21:15
To be fair, Outlook doesn’t either. Why is this so difficult? And if it doesn’t work, why put it in the change notes?
Tried to like it
by B-House on 2020/09/21 20:55
I use gmail constantly and have tried to use this app. I found it confusing and hard to find emails so deleted it. Several months later I decided to give it another go but found the same results. There are too many good mail apps out there that work better and are easier to use (for me anyway). Deleted again. Update: no better than before. The threads organizations are really poor.
No compose available
by ziploy47 on 2020/09/21 20:03
After updating to ios 14 there seems to be an issue typing in body of email. Can address email and type subject. Soon as I hit the body it, screen goes blank and no keyboard. Been happening for days. Work productivity severely compromised.
Default mail app set to gmail automatic changes to mail app after reboot
by Dr. Koushik on 2020/09/21 19:31
Please make it permanently default mail app in ios 14
Select all?
by guest7399 on 2020/09/21 18:05
Sigh, google, y’all are really making us delete emails 1 by 1 in 2020?! Bye 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 leaving you bozos for Spark by Readdle. A more RELIABLE and modern app. Learn to bring desktop features to mobile devices.
Copy and paste not working
by Aurorala on 2020/09/21 17:20
I love the Gmail app, though noticed I can no longer copy text from an email and paste it elsewhere on my phone, which I use a lot for work purposes. This has been going on for months - when will it be fixed?
Almost OK
by Leasara on 2020/09/21 16:46
I don’t trust Google for privacy, so I only use gmail for online shopping or gaming stuff, never for important things like personal business. That said I’m giving this a 1 star review because the app insists on opening links in its own browser even though I’ve set it to use Safari. Every time I need to reset a password or log into a site, I have to tap the link then tap the compass to actually get to the browser I want to use. This past week I was on a road trip and tapping the compass only worked about 20% of the time. The rest of the time it would load the company’s homepage or a 404 in Safari instead of the page that loaded in Google’s browser. I’m so tired of it I’m finally uninstalling the app. Beyond that there’s also no way to easily empty the social and promotion bins, but that’s just picking nits.
☹️
by Venus2.9! on 2020/09/21 15:31
the thing i don’t like is that my friend Elli invited me to a hangout, (she has it cause she’s on a chrome book from school) and I can’t buy it ☹️
Attachments need work
by fhosab6trfvc on 2020/09/21 15:10
Love that the search bar works on the iPad now. It wouldn’t allow me to type anything in there previously. The biggest issue here is that the attachment feature is horrendous. Why not let me attach files from the files app? That’s where all of my PDFs and files are.
Can’t reply or forward emails
by dcalambro on 2020/09/21 14:42
Gmail breaks the formatting of emails when replying or forwarding. It adds extra spaces between lines and distorts message so if you can’t respond to messages, it defeats the purpose of an email provider...
Please for the love of god let me mark all my emails as read
by mackie_585 on 2020/09/21 14:25
I like the app just fine but not being able to mark all my emails as read is making me anxious, I have 3,000+ with all my accounts combined and if I can mark them as read on the computer then I should be able to do it on the app to, please fix this like?? Wth is y’all’s problem.
Just Why?
by ianb0ss on 2020/09/21 13:15
Why are there now advertisements in the Gmail app? Who gave the green light to the development team to allow them to place ads in an email client? I have been using another email client for a year and a half now, unfortunately it looks like it’s time to cut ties with gmail and move full time to Spark. Shame.
dark theme
by Sam.whytea on 2020/09/21 11:14
please bring back dark mode on iphone 6/ios 12 users
Select all Email
by irisheyes433 on 2020/09/21 03:35
Can you please add an option to select all to delete emails!
Can't reply or fwd
by Tams629820 on 2020/09/21 03:30
Have been having issues constantly with forwarding and replying to emails. Have to use a computer which isn't what's convenient while on the go.
SERIOUS FLAW - Crashes On Recovery Attempt
by TDRock on 2020/09/20 22:24
I am trying to login to one of my Gmail accounts on my computer and as per usual it is requesting to verify my identity by opening the Gmail app on one of my iOS devices. However as of the upgrade 4 days ago (around 9/15/20) the app crashes the second the notification pops up. So I have no way to access my accounts. This is a serious problem.
Can’t use Safari to open links
by Induvidual on 2020/09/20 21:20
Forces me to use Chrome or Google to open links, doesn’t let me use Safari.
Haywire
by good but not great or bad on 2020/09/20 15:40
Plz let me download the app
Turn off Meet?
by I_cycle on 2020/09/20 15:20
How can I turn off the tab bar with Meet? I never used the Meet app, and I don’t need it. Not sure why it’s in my email app instead of something sensible like Hangouts or Calendar.
Needs SELECT ALL FFS
by NoahShermGod on 2020/09/20 14:18
Why can I NOT SELECT ALL THIS IS SO ANNOYING IM ONLY GOING TO DO SO MANY MOVEMENTS IN MY LIFE WHY AM I TAPPING 2,000 times to delete emails when there should be A. SELECT. ALL.
Update bad news
by bjwilly7 on 2020/09/20 14:08
After a recent update my beloved Gmail will not let me write an email. What could be causing this? When I try to compose a letter I can add the recipient and subject but when I click to begin my letter it does nothing but take me to a blank page. I do t even have access to a keyboard. What do I check a d how do I fix this? Help me please. 😩 BJWillingham
Decent but could be better
by wesinat0r on 2020/09/20 13:09
Decent email app, but a few issues : 1. Search doesn't show results in trash even if you're in trash and search 2. The google meet integration is garbage , it's confusing with a separate meet app , and the audio didn't even work either way in the Gmail app when I last tried to join on a meet call I think they should remove google meet from the gmail app and just keep them separate
Gmail does not have all the feature it needs
by annamadtes on 2020/09/20 09:49
So I think females a good app but it is not the best email I made it for and I’ll tell you all my issues the first that I was going to say is that it’s too hard to walk out deal sometimes I get a new email on Gmail and just need to log out to check out my phone for older to check my password but I have to delete me or or just download the app again if you can not do that and maybe tell us how to log out it will be easier and maybe make a settings button now my other issue is too hard if you want to get a new email there’s no likes and you have to be easier way so we don’t have to look out of YouTube because I put it when you login to your Gmail and here’s my final at you for getting password do you know when you forget the password do you have to keep why did you could’ve put my different Gmail than you like attach for the different kinds of Gmail that’s my opinion on it I’m giving it to start because it only has three issues if you can fix it all in a couple of days I could give it a better reviewBut it’s a very safe and I do recommend that should fix his little features legislature can only be in my opinion so I’m not saying not to use
Add a mf SELECT ALL
by alltheclevernamesweretaken on 2020/09/20 04:08
These idiots need to make it easier to delete all emails. Recently learned emails are bad for the environment so f y’all NO STARS
Can’t open links in Safari
by Brian…. on 2020/09/20 02:55
Since upgrading to iOS 14, there is no way to open links in Safari.
New app
by borngreat26 on 2020/09/20 02:46
I have nothing much to say but that the app is great but I will appreciate it if you can add to the app a way to know if the person you sent an email has read/seen your email.
I DO NOT WANT TO USE CHROME
by Blahebvlxk on 2020/09/20 02:09
0 stars with this most recent change. When clicking a link after the newest update to ios14, safari no long shows as an option to use. Only the google app and chrome are listed. Until this is fixed, I will be migrating to a different app. Toxic anti competitive behavior by trying to force me to use chrome.
Won’t let me use safari
by Evrhet on 2020/09/20 00:21
I’m now forced to open links in chrome or google.
Safari not on default browser
by twoyounghearts on 2020/09/19 18:32
Safari is no longer an option on the default browsers list
Incredibly annoying
by DaniFenton on 2020/09/19 18:13
I am now unable to select Safari as the browser when I click a link in an email. It only give me the option for google chrome, which I do not even have on my phone. So incredibly annoying.
Can’t open links without chrome browser
by usmanity on 2020/09/19 17:05
This is broken since I can’t open links without the chrome browser
Awesome
by hrhsnsj on 2020/09/19 17:05
I love this app it is so fun
Can’t open links without downloading chrome or google app
by valllllera on 2020/09/19 16:50
Won’t let me open links in safari
New update - why did you change stuff?
by C.Ozzie on 2020/09/19 16:14
It’s not cool that you took my swipe right to trash emails away.... it brings me sadness. Bring it back to regain stars.. 😢🐼
Please stop mixing up my inboxes
by BMWman1029 on 2020/09/19 15:36
When I sign into my school account and I have my personal signed in at the same time my inboxes mix together. There is a menu that lets me select which inbox I wanna view but it still mixes them together. Please fix this Google.
Buggy version
by 机智的买买买 on 2020/09/19 03:23
I can not use copy and paste in the previous version, so I upgraded to the latest, but I got app freeze when try to replace another font text by selecting and typing. I have to hard quit. And some times the cut function doesn’t work
Wow. Now I have to download their browser to click a link in an email???
by Rokair on 2020/09/19 01:00
I refuse to download chrome or Google apple on my iPhone. Safari works best on the device. But now GMail will not let me open a link in and email without downloading one of the two!!! What crap is this??? This worked correctly until the last update yesterday.
Incorrect badge count
by olegb13 on 2020/09/19 00:08
App displays a badge for the total number of unread emails, including those in trash. If it is in the trash, it should not be counted for notifications.
Requesting a fix to Meet mute function
by dfbills on 2020/09/18 21:58
Any chance you guys can fix the reversed mute settings in Gmail while using Meet with the screen locked? They’re backward. When the voice is muted in meeting and you lock the screen, it appears unmuted.
Mixed mail
by Mghpr on 2020/09/18 21:25
I don’t know if others are having the same issue, I have three separate accounts using GMail, two gmail and one other. All of the inbox emails are combined and it’s hard to see which one belong to each respective account. Please fix it !!
Lol
by lolilolopop on 2020/09/18 21:14
Lol is lol is lol is lol
Can now edit folders
by sgjjvdsfhj on 2020/09/18 18:33
Thanks for finally adding the ability to edit folders!
Feels laggy in some emails
by rtd-rtd on 2020/09/18 18:14
Pretty laggy in some emails, like the ones comes from Costco . Using iPad Pro 11
Ads
by Jugfdsddghhhhh on 2020/09/18 17:49
I’m deleting this app because of ads in my personal inbox. I’m not into that at all.
Incorrect notifications
by bao1k on 2020/09/18 15:56
I used to love this app as opposed to the Apple mail app but lately it keeps giving me a notification that I have mail when I really don’t. I tried multiple ways to clear it, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, but either way it was time consuming and incredibly irritating. Deleted it and switched back to Apple.
Cannot Compose Email
by Violins27 on 2020/09/18 15:36
iPhone 8, iOS 14, Gmail version 6.0.2000824 Upon this update of gmail, I can no longer compose email. Problematic for an email app. Looking forward to a quick fix.
:(
by ejnieto on 2020/09/18 15:13
I have a lotttttt of memory’s I want to recover but I cant
Can’t attach pdf’s on iphone
by CommanderElk on 2020/09/18 13:53
It’s a major inconvenience
Copy paste doesnt work on my iphone
by Jw80822433 on 2020/09/18 13:28
I have an iphone 11. It’s not old and works great except when im using the gmail app and want to copy/cut an item. I am allowed to select words or sentences in the app and then cut/copy them, but when i want to paste elsewhere, it’s nowhere to be seen. This is very inconvenient when i want to copy/paste in emails. I would have to use another app or go on my computer. Please fix this function. Everything else works fine tho.
Folders are gone
by asdfhbnm on 2020/09/18 05:15
I have loved this app but now my folders are gone. I can add my emails to my folders but I can’t get to my folders. Very frustrating
Latest issue
by greengirl82 on 2020/09/18 04:11
The thing for me is that I noticed today after the newest apple software iOS 14 update that the notifications badges aren’t showing up on my new emails. And judging from the newest reviews this was already a problem but I just noticed it after the software update. You might want to get on that.
Hi
by natures plas on 2020/09/18 03:49
Hello I really love emails it’s super cool 😎
Can’t open Links I’m Safari??
by jtbarrett on 2020/09/18 03:26
Since the latest update when I tap any URL it asks me whether I want to download the Google app or Chrome app? Neither! Safari works just fine for me on iOS. Earlier versions used a web view within Gmail which was quick enough and had a single-tap button to open in safari but this new requirement to download a Google browser is an absolute dealbreaker for me.
Inaccurate badge count
by Vicjae93 on 2020/09/18 02:11
I want to love gmail so much but there’s just way too many bugs. The most annoying is the badge count that won’t go away even with no new emails. I love how fast this app is with sending and receiving emails but it’s so laggy and full of bugs. The developers need to concentrate more.
Got worse lately
by nickname is taken 163627 on 2020/09/18 01:14
I used to use it a lot, but I can’t anymore. First, they integrated Google Meet in the Mail. It is just not convenient anymore. Meet used to be a separate app, why moving it inside the Mail? Ok I can tolerate that. That’s just probably my preference. But second issue, is a deal breaker. it’s been a month when Mail started to add lots of empty lines on every email that I reply. It corrupts the markup. A five-line email that somebody sends me turns into two pages white space when I reply. Impossible to use.
Can’t write emails
by slackJ on 2020/09/18 00:33
Upgraded phone and can’t compose,,, blank screen
Unusable now that opening in Chrome is required
by EricVonReich on 2020/09/17 22:12
Chrome on iOS is a bloated mess and unusable compared to the in app browsing experience opening in safari allowed. Now that it’s required to use Chrome or Google Search app to open links it’s an incredible headache.
App not working
by Chris G. A. on 2020/09/17 21:31
My app won’t open since yesterday’s update, please fix this bug.
iOS 14 drops and the second largest email provider doesn’t have the set as default function enabled.
by Zylograth on 2020/09/17 21:20
iOS 14 drops and the second largest email provider doesn’t have the set as default function enabled.
Meet is wasted space
by FuglyFants on 2020/09/17 21:08
Navigation complexity increased by lowering value of top level navigation targets.
Copy and paste broken
by Nb1289 on 2020/09/17 17:24
Copy and paste no longer works inside Gmail. Works fine otherwise.
I hate what they did to this app
by Matt10187 on 2020/09/17 16:18
I hate conversation mode. And although you can “technically” turn off conversation mode, it stays on. Which I hate. So your inbox is kinda your sent box if you reply to an email. And if you delete a message from your inbox that you replied to then it deleted the sent message. I am done with life in the 21st century I swear. The 26-year-olds that updated this app probably think they are brilliant but they are making the rest of us suffer. I just don’t get it. Why make something so unintuitive. Also it’s impossible to restore email to sent messages. And I don’t get what the archive is but they want you to move things there apparently so you will still have it but won’t know where to go to find it.
Love the app but
by luis venzor on 2020/09/17 15:57
I love the app a lot but a suggestion is a way where u can select multiple emails to read i don’t want to click on each one to read them.
You are stupid
by Neff family on 2020/09/17 14:46
I hate this app it is bad because when I try to write an draft it stops For no reason
Except for one HARD freeze in iOS 14, it’s good.
by America's App Advisor on 2020/09/17 14:36
Gmail beats the heck out of some other email services I’ve used. While I’m a concerned about Google’s support staff (rather the lack thereof) and how they use Community Helpers instead, it is what it is. I have yet to experience any of the serious issues others have had (I just read through them in other reviews). So I’m 🤟🏼😁👍🏼
Issue with replying and forwarding emails
by Edwardah on 2020/09/17 14:29
As of about a month ago, extra spacing now appears between lines and images every time I reply to or forward an email In Gmail iOS app. this appears to be due to a recent iOS update but neither google or apple has addressed or fixed this issue. I have to use another mail app to reply or forward emails. This is very frustrating and needs to be fixed or I will have to stop using Gmail altogether.
Could be way better.
by vuvuvuvudingdongzippity on 2020/09/17 13:51
The app wont let you sign out without completely removing the app from the device. It’s garbage.
No notifications
by Pipersday96 on 2020/09/17 12:33
I use this app all the time and have never had trouble. But the latest update has prevented any new email notifications from coming to my phone so I miss important messages. The red notification bubble stays at 15 no matter how many new emails I actually have. My rating will go up once this is fixed.
No longer getting "push" notifications when app is not open in the background.
by Nev Seven on 2020/09/17 11:53
No longer getting "push" notifications when app is not open in the background. One day is was working, 12 hours later it wasn't. I have made absolutely no changes to the app or my in app settings or iOS notification settings. Still get correct notifications as long as I leave the app running in the background. Still get all "pull" notifications manually. Uninstalling/reinstalling does not help. Restarted device. Problem is on the back end with Google's mail servers. Please fix!!
Great mail app except for browser preference
by AEOHP on 2018/03/02 12:26
In general I like this mail app a lot. I am happy to have my inbox sorted as it is on the desktop. I wish it was easier to attach documents from “Pages” and “Files” instead of only from the camera, recent attachments and drive. But my biggest complaint is this: When I go to open a link from an email and it asks if I want to use chrome or safari, I choose safari because that is my preference on my iPhone. I switch off the little “ask me every time” button. The very next time I go to open a link from an email, it could be the exact same link one second later, the browser preference window opens again, with the button switched on. It adds an unnecessary step every time I look at things from an email. Also, my saved safari things don’t all translate over to the safari that pops up within the app. I know you want me to use chrome because it is your product, but you offer a choice so it would be nice if that choice worked 😊
My issue with writing gmails
by kingholger on 2020/09/16 18:29
Hi my name is Holger. I’m 15 years old and Ive been using gmail for long time especially for school. During these hard times of pandemic my school is depending more than ever gmail. I have never had this issue. When I’m writing a gmail to someone and I’m typing it with the smart folio keyboard that is for the iPad Air 3 it keeps going back to the work that I wrote for example if I write Hi how are you it will go back to the o of you and of course me typing really fast makes a lot of errors and is frustrating because every second of my time is worthy so I don’t have the time neither should I have the patience to be fixing it and go back where I was supposed to be. Now I checked if this was a software issue. I even reset my iPad. I checked if it was a hardware issue. Without the smart folio keyboard from Apple it works fine. In other programs like google docs, safari, iMessage, Instagram, etc the smart folio keyboard works perfectly fine so I checked gmail to see if I have a shortcut or something now because its the new feature of a lot of programs and devices. In gmail I made sure it wasn’t because I have something turned on to do that. So from my part or Apple its not a issue of ours. It’s gmail that is glitching or I don’t know. It’s really getting annoying and I hope you guys solve this issue as soon as possible. Thank you and have a nice day
Still having notification issues with latest iOS 13.
by Louis.Branco on 2019/12/04 12:28
iOS 13 has screwed up notifications with Gmail. No badges showing me unread messages. I have to go into the app to know that. New emails don’t trigger any notifications and my job is email dependent. I’ve turning every setting off & back on, cycling the power, getting the latest iOS 13, checking for the latest Gmail update, plus I read that another user tried restoring their iPhone to no avail. Lastly, there was a strange few days, before the last Gmail update that supposedly fixed the problem, where Gmail notifications were working just fine. On it’s own. Just decided to work again. Then it went back to the same issues for no reason. This reminds me... seems like the trigger for these issues started when I finally deleted over 100 unread messages, digging back a few months & having to use the search bar to get them all together for a marathon deletion of swipe after swipe. So maybe that shakes the iOS or the app up enough to try to figure out how many unread msgs there are ... for better or for worse. Maybe if I let it build up again, it’ll be for the better? Here’s to hoping. Google!! Please fix this mess! It’s 2019, for crying out loud. Go back to basic, reliable functionality! You too, Apple! :/
Why the change?
by fififauxfun on 2020/06/13 16:23
I’m not loving or even liking a recent change they made. When I click a link in an email and it opens in Chrome or twitter or insta or wherever, and then I click the little arrow at the top left of the screen that says “return to Gmail” it previously would take me back to the email I had open, unless a long period of time had passed and then it might not do that. However, now it does one of two things, neither of which I like. It either goes back to the email but it is a blank screen and I have to click a left arrow button to get back to the email being open so I can read it, and figure out where I left off in the email. Other times, it goes back to Gmail as if I just opened it up after a long time and it checks for new mail. Then if I want to continue reading the email with aggregated news articles to to see what was next up, I have to remember which email it was and go hunt it down. Please, please, please...go back to the functionality around this you previously had where it would go back to the email you had/have open before you clicked a link, with the email still open and ready to continue reading (from the same spot) before I clicked away.
Severely limited functionality
by bigshot_bob on 2018/08/27 14:10
I use my iPad for work, as I need to take high resolution videos and have quick access to apps. The Gmail app has such terribly limited usability in key areas. First, it is crazy that I cannot create bulleted or numbered lists. This seems like a key component to writing succinct emails and I am not sure why this is not included. Second, I cannot copy and paste tables from other Google apps and keep the formatting! We send programs to clients that we create in Google sheets, but we do not need to send the entire sheet at one time, only a part. You simply cannot do this without creating an entirely new sheet, and then sharing it with them, which is simply not functional. I would rather be able to copy and paste the section of the sheet that is necessary to use. Lastly, the emails I send from my iPad do not have the same formatting as the desktop site. Again, I am at a loss as to why this is the case. We have a specific signature that we need to use in order to send protected information, and I have to set this signature up again instead of it carrying over from my desktop accessibility. The only good thing about this app is that I can access my email from it. However, it severely limits my ability to send useful emails and this kills my productivity during work hours with my iPad.
Great functionality with few flaws
by Evil on the Wwweb on 2018/04/23 16:10
In the corporate world I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook as my primary email client. In the private sector, i use Gmail for almost everything else. Gmail has become a standard that other email sites attempt to emulate. The integration of its own suite of office programs has eliminated the need for more costly applications for senior users and youngsters. Google has learned from Apple in placing Gmail and Google Docs on entry level tablets and Chrome Books. I could continue this thread but I mentioned “flaws” in the title. Some people complain about the steady stream of bug fixes and see it as evidence of how poorly Gmail and other Google products were written. This is a false impression. What it does show is the speed with which the technical teams that Support Gmail and Google are adapting to the ever-changing environment of hackers spammers and other nefarious groups that are attempting to disrupt our lives. Most things that appear as flaws are really undocumented tools. —- 30 —-
Warning about adding emails to your gmail
by Cuchabybaby on 2018/01/20 16:24
You will run out of memory faster because the other accounts you can add will add to your memory with ALL google products. I was enticed to add my yahoo account to a gmail address last year. What happened is that I’ve had gmail since 2005 and love it. I lost my free “legacy” added memory because I had to upgrade or I’d lose my emails.I spent hours going through my messages and deleting them because I received warnings if I didn’t upgrade soon, messages would disappear and if I did upgrade I’d lose my free space. I upgraded and I have my memory back on Apple products but for about a month or two on my Windows 10 laptop that I use for business, it was still showing that warning. Eventually it synced. So before you put all your emails in your gmail feed, check out if the “new gmail”will eat your memory and force an upgrade $$$$ before memory runs out and it’s pay to play. I’ve been a huge fan but I didn’t understand the takeaway of legacy memory. It was supposed to be lifetime but if I added on, it was gone and that’s what happened to “do no harm”
New Update Hurts My Eyes
by Mrs. Jxson on 2019/02/23 00:30
I have migraine and vision issues. The new, jarring, super white look makes my eyes hurt, especially when I have a migraine. With no color separation or clear boundary demarcation, it strains my eyes, if I have to spend any real time checking my email. I no longer use a desktop or laptop computer, so I depend on using the app. The new changes make it almost impossible for me to use, though, because it literally hurts my eyes and causes my vision to blur. Additionally, the placement of the option to change accounts in the previous version made sense. Where it is placed in the new version is not intuitive or user friendly. It now takes extra steps to pull up a separate screen in order to switch between accounts. This means I have to spend additional time on the stark white, visually unappealing app, which literally causes me pain, if I want to check my mail. This is a HORRIBLE update, that does not give any consideration for those with eye strain or vision problems. I won’t even go into the serious need to add options for color coding, for people who rely on visual cues to stay organized. Or the fact that nearly every other email app had a dark mode, at the very least. Please, please, PLEASE fix this!
Frustrated
by vanaty24 on 2019/03/11 10:48
I’ve used gmail and it’s app for yrs. However with these resent new updates it’s been frustrating. For yrs I’ve always had it linked to my yahoo email and it was super convenient and easy for me to navigate through the different emails. But with this new update it’s like it’s syncing all of my email accounts together. So now my yahoo email is now synced with gmail, and my yahoo email is my priority account... I can’t tell my emails apart from one another because now it’s all under 1 email account which is the gmail account. There’s no option to separate the two (I’ve tried everything) I even deleted my yahoo account off gmail and placing it back on as a separate account and it still linked all the yahoo emails with my gmail account email. This is frustrating I can’t tell my emails apart because it’s like everything is under that one gmail account smh, it has to be another way..maybe something more simple an easy. Out of all the yrs I’ve had this app an linked emails this has NEVER happened before until now. This used to be my fav email app, there was never a problem in the past so why fix what wasn’t broken.
Pretty sad response time from Google
by Vandill on 2017/10/12 12:21
This is a pretty good app by Google. Currently there is a problem that I'm seeing with badge notifications not properly updating. I've tried to remove the app from my phone and reinstall it but that didn't solve the issue. Started with iOS11 so I'm guessing it is related. I would like an option to mark something as read from the notification screen instead of, or in addition to archiving. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't really use the archive feature. Anyway, 3 stars until the badges issue is resolved. It lets you check your email so it does its job. Nothing flashy or special. Like most of Google's apps. It's functional which is good enough. Dropping rating to 1 star and uninstalling in a week if Google, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, can't fix a notification bug. I mean come on. I'm guessing that at least 1 guys job at Google is to care about the app working. Even if it's just 1 guy he could have already fixed this in a day. Get it together. We give you all our private information willingly and you can't have a guy fix the red badge that a 13 year old kid that is learning to make apps for the first time can edit and change?
No it’s not missing basic functions
by bcrum2 on 2018/04/08 10:44
There is an undue function and you can move it to archive. Your main gmail settings in app allow you to determine what happens to an email when you swipe it. Default is to archive but you can also set it to delete. Both of which populate an undo button at the bottom of the screen. Also while some config settings must be done from the full web version you can determine if mails are organized in a conversation thread or individual and even still you can mark them both as a thread or individually as un read etc. I guess what I am saying is the guy whining is just suffering operator error due to him suffering mental ID 10 T errors. Seriously don’t get in a wad because you can’t be bothered to learn an app. All that said I give it a four because I feel that google has gone for form over function and that the earlier versions say from the iOS 6 or pre ice cream sandwich days was far better and far more functional.
I MISS “INBOX!!!”
by Greniersara on 2019/05/03 01:10
I am so very frustrated as a long time “inbox” app user. I have been dreading the day that it actually went away, and now it has! After a Month of it being gone, and countless days and hours of trying other apps and researching how to get the same type of experience through the gmail app, or the iPhone mail app, or pretty much any other app... I can NOT seem get the right amount of notifications! I am flooded with garbage “promotions” constantly coming through my phone, and spent a week straight “unsubscribing” just to avoid this, but there are just too many to keep up. Or I change the settings and am missing emails that I want to be notified for, but also are not extremely important. I do not want to have to go in to my email and mark every single person or place as important, that’s just inconvenient and very time consuming. There needs to be more flexibility with the notification settings. If I want to receive “Primary” & “Updates” I should be able to check off those 2 categories, not just All Mail, Primary only, or None. Somethings got to give. I want Inbox back! :( So frustrated.
So glad I switched to Google Mail
by Shonziola on 2018/09/12 12:14
Update: I continue to be impressed. I’ve learned the ins and outs of how Google does things, and find it vastly superior to others. I cannot tell you how nice it is to not have a mailbox full of junk and spam. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Previous review: I am so pleased with my new Google email account! I switched from hotmail about two weeks ago because I had gotten so frustrated. An account I had had for ten years. It was an intimidating thought to have to handle switching my email and handling all the changes to my financial, business, personal contacts. But I am so glad I took the leap. And your suggestions of how to create a more private and secure email were very helpful. Instead of getting about a hundred junk, phishing, spam mail I had to sort through every day, I rarely have a single one. The way Google has improved my email experience is beyond my expectations. Just wanted to say thanks!
Much improved since v5
by baiji888 on 2019/09/06 06:12
UPDATE for v6: The angry red banner is gone. And now we can turn off auto loading of external images. Keep going like that, Gmail app developers! OLD 1-STAR REVIEW: A real step down from v4. I’ve been clinging to v4 since v5 was foisted on us almost a year ago. Unfortunately, iOS 11 broke v4. So here we go... Ridiculous amount of wasted space in user interface. Who decided that “modern” app layout aesthetic is as much unused white space as possible, to the point where app usability is seriously degraded? (I’m also talking to you, iOS 11 App Store.) Why does even a basic productivity app have to be turned into an “experience” at the expense of productivity? (I’m also talking to you, latest iOS version of Skype app.) Wish I could see more than 5 email summaries at a time in Inbox. Huge red banner makes me feel angry and violent about my email. Why did gmail get saddled with suckiest of google logo colors? Also: STOP LOADING REMOTE IMAGES BY DEFAULT!
This App Needs Some Help!
by Debhem on 2017/11/04 21:22
I’ve been using this app for several years now so I have noticed a few things that could be improved. #1. The ability to disable conversation “threads” for those of us who dislike how our emails behave when there are several responses to a particular email. #2. Recently, my Inboxes have been getting emails that are clearly Spam emails! Why is this happening? I would like to be able to select these emails, without opening them, and put them into the Spam folder. Unfortunately, I can’t select any of those emails! Currently, I have to do that from my computer instead of from my iPhone! That’s a major inconvenience! #3. Since the launch of iPhone 11.0 update, my phone alerts me that I have a new email, but it turns out that I really don’t. I end up wasting time logging on to my phone only to find out that the sound notification was erroneous. #4. As others have mentioned, the red notification flag isn’t always responsive when all new emails has been read. Fixing these issues would make my use of Gmail much more effective and enjoyable!
People Have Different Needs
by DellBell16 on 2018/07/31 04:57
I was ok with this account when I first joined a few years ago. I usually log on via my phone. When I use the library or my laptop the format seems different. Each time they make improvements I like it less. Perhaps this is not for me or I need to take some Tito arrange my account in a way that suits me, if this is possible. I am quite frustrated with it. I want to get rid of junk mail and trash. I believe I finally found out how to not have archived mail. When I open my email and ask for current mail, hundreds of old mail that I have tried many times before, appear right back in. What is going on? My daughter doesn't understand what I am trying to explain to her. Although she does ask me why I have so much mail. I would like the space on my cell phone to be freed up from those unnecessary emails. Any advice? I have not taken the time to set up a new email account someplace else. If they could help me understand how to maneuver maybe I won't have to contact all my contacts with a new mail address. Right now I hate my account!!
Minimalist design, minimalist features
by Gleep52 on 2019/01/30 18:16
This is an email app by the biggest email host ever right? Why isn’t there a swipe to move feature? And the “move to” feature is buried under a menu instead of just out in the open. Everyone I know who has this app complains about this - how is it not added yet? I have yet to find any email app that doesn’t have this feature. It’s just basic email organization. Also, as with most apps sadly, developers haven’t caught on that putting the buttons at the top makes their app two handed or burdensome by hand occlusion or multiple swipes and taps to achieve the same thing if the navigation/buttons were at the bottom of the screen. Leave the top blank and empty - keep that minimal and bring the interactive parts of the app within one handed easy reach (bottom). Lastly, the shake to undo feature is missing which is a basic iPhone feature every app should be held accountable for... not sure how this made it though the App Store approval process with out “shake to undo”, but be warned - this app doesn’t have that cool and useful feature.
Notifications not working
by Keith Nerdin on 2017/10/23 14:07
I’m not sure if this is an iOS 11 issue or what, but notifications are no longer working properly. I’ve used (and loved) the gmail app for a long time, but recently it’s become a big enough pain I’m considering switching to a different app. I’m an “inbox zero” kind of guy. So when I go in and check all my emails and archive them and leave nothing in my inbox and close my app and it still shows a red badge on the gmail icon with 3 or so unread emails, it’s maddening. Sometimes I’ll pull my phone out 20 minutes later and it will still show unread emails, I’ll check, and it’ll still be zero. Ack!! Totally defeats the purpose of a badge icon with number indicators. It’s making me waste so much time, feel so inefficient, and making me question why I continue using what feels like a broken app. I close the app often, regularly keep the app and my iOS updated, and power off my phone frequently. And none of it seems to help.
Inbox app better than gmail but it’s being taken away. 😔
by heythereterry on 2019/03/05 01:47
I’ve been using Inbox since it was created. Now it’s going away this month, forcing me to go back to the Gmail app, but without all the features of Inbox. The biggest thing Inbox has that Gmail doesn’t is the ability to bulk delete/archive the tab groups. It groups Promotions and other tabs, but with Gmail, swiping simply hides the group until next time. I still have to swipe each individual email to delete. With Inbox, I could delete or archive the entire group with 1 swipe. Inbox also let me pin emails to the inbox, rather than just starring them. I also want to see the Gmail app have swipe options. Currently, it is either archive or delete no matter if you swipe to the left of right. I want both where I can choose the function for each swipe direction. Outlook also has this feature. Wish you wouldn’t ask us to switch to Gmail when you haven’t added all the same features. Got some work to do Gmail Developers!!
Forced to use Gmail. Farewell Inbox.
by mattsmee on 2018/09/15 15:01
Been using Gmail since beta. Inbox came along and it quickly became the only client I used daily. I understand that without Gmail as a solid foundation/backbone, there wouldn’t be Inbox. However, Inbox’s features are not something you can just unlearned immediately. I really hope Google Gmail/Inbox Team could see this message. The feature that I will miss the most is Bundle. Behind the scene Gmail uses labels. It’s not easy to simply bring Bundle to Gmail because it already has the feature called Category, which is too similar. If there could be one feature I want to see in Gmail from Inbox is Bundle. Why? It does a very good job grouping mails (customizable) into my Bundles. I can quickly open up each, scan though mails that I care, then archive the entire bundle in one tap/click/swipe. No better/quicker way to have a clean mailbox like Bundle enables. Thank you for your service, Inbox. Farewell!
Fix your Contacts System!!
by New iPad IOS User 2020 on 2020/01/01 00:32
I just bought an iPad Pro from a 2011 MacBook Pro to do all of my business work on and Gmail is the mail business email I use. As I’m working on my iPad, I notice that I cannot send an email to the labeled contacts I have in my google account. I have 30 different people in that label and I cannot keep track of them all unless they have that label which was the main reason I switch to gmail for my business. I figured it was fine and I would just use gmail on Chrome since there is NO APP for Contacts on the iPad. Because iPad is an iOS device, google showed me a very outdated and unuseful verson of gmail to get me to download the app that I already have, and I ALSO couldn’t email everyone in my labeled contacts. I had to actually open up my 2011 computer to get the job done, and I have to open up Chrome to even view my organized google contacts. Google, this is not ok. Give me an app or just let me see and use my CONTACTS in GMAIL! This should be a no brainer! FIX YOUR CONTACTS SYSTEM!
Google wrecked a good thing
by chimerand on 2019/04/04 21:07
Former inbox user. I understand and a smaller user base can drive a product to be shut down. That’s not my issue-my (among many others) issue is that Google has assured customers that they were putting “the best” of Inbox’s features into Gmail to give everyone a more modern look and much better functionality. When they say that then it gives users the impression they would actually do what they said. Instead of upgrading Gmail they decided to put a couple minor features into Gmail and leaving the better options such as automatic grouping based on promotional, purchases, etc along with your main mailbox for the information you want to see. What we’re left with is an inferior product with the look and functionality of 2005 and even include forced advertising in the main mailbox. That said, they’ve done a great job at losing a longtime user and until they hold up to their promise of giving us a mail app that functions well in the year 2019 I will not return to using these or any of their products. As of now I’m removing their suite of products from my phone and and computers.
I need better options for deleting my emails
by dez1315 on 2019/11/18 15:04
I’ve been trying to figure out the easiest way to delete messages from months weeks years ago but I had to individually text each one to get rid of them and it will be so much easier if I could actually categorize them by months weeks years headings for example if I were to type in my search bar Walmart nothing but emails with the Walmart heading would pop up and I will be in the select them all and delete them all at one time or another example is if I have emails from like 2016 which I do I will be able to type in year 2016 and all of those emails with Papa once again I’ll be able to select them all and delete them instead of going each individual email because a lot of my emails I don’t read and it’s mostly junk And I’m hoping that those developers that Google can actually come up with something that’s as close to this as possible because trying to delete 9000+ emails one at a time is not working
Down, your out!!
by Lilnic46 on 2017/09/14 04:46
I loaded this app with my previous iPhone and was discussed with google was presenting to us as gmail!!! I already automatically get my gmail through my phones email settings. It works great except you need to make preferences on a computer. This app doesn't even allow you to group your emails into sub categories only conversations. I had given up on this program the first time I downloaded it because of how much of a pain it was. I was just prompted by my gmail to download this app for reasons that sounded good. Unfortunately when I went to the play store it showed that this app was already downloaded. If I left because I was disappointed and your updates all say the same things and don't address the problems, why would I waste my time and put it back on my phone??? My gmail that is through my phones settings for gmail is excellent. I have all the options I need!!! Why doesn't google partner with apple to get some pointers on how a good email program should behave and what it should offer!!! Terrible app!!! Don't waste your time!!!
I’m hating my GMail Account, but feel stuck
by Cobybeach on 2019/09/27 20:29
Ok, now I’m really upset. My main email address will no longer show me my emails on my main work device, my iPad. I have left questions through the website, have tried calling, have emailed them, and nothing. Seems a multi-million (billion?) dollar company could certainly afford a switchboard operator and some techies on staff? I do too many things I don’t want to lose in my emails, and I’m afraid Google is not longer reliable. And...once again, I don’t expect a reply. Absolutely hate the update since “All Inboxes” arrived. Since then, Google Mail has decided that my two alternative accounts are the only ones I need to see. My default (for about 12 years now) email account is only visible to me on my phone, and no longer on my iPad. I have sent emails, chatted, attempted to find a phone number 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😅😂😂🤣😅, and all to no avail. I do business on the email account, and now it has to be done on my phone. I have emails I’m missing that will ultimately cost me business. I need a mail server that is reliable. Anyone have any suggestions? Because Google is not reliable.
Down graded a perfectly good product
by Floyd1776 on 2019/04/22 18:28
The old email app was perfect in my opinion, this new one is awful. I tried to send a simple business email through it, and it opened my drive, and google docs just to load the thing into my email which the file was already attached to. Also now I cannot even read any of the attachments I am sending to double check if they are correct, I have to open other apps to read a file loaded already on this one. So far after loving the convenience and simplicity of the old version for many years, this new one is absolute garbage. The main problem is I send most of my business emails through my phone because my computer is slow and mainly stays at home, so this extremely hinders my ability for this process because doing this through the phone is just frustrating. So recap, the old version was great and easy to use, the new version took me almost ten minutes to send a paragraph with an attachment to someone I regularly email for work. That includes several emails which sent the wrong attachment because I couldn’t open it in the app to read it.
Notifications broken?
by PshThisKid on 2017/10/30 01:44
I love this app. With each update it’s become so streamlined and efficient. I love that I can switch between email accounts with ease. And as a person who constantly hits the wrong button, having an “undo” for every action is extremely helpful. I also really like being able to delete an email from the notification banner so I don’t have to waste time opening the app and reading it if it’s unimportant. My one issue has been the notifications, specifically the red badge when you have new mail. I keep a clean inbox and it’s always satisfying when I have no new mail. I’m not sure if the newest update has a mistake or maybe it’s the new iOS, but the badges have been stuck and take a few days to catch up to reflect on actual new mail. It’s frustrating to see the app icon and think “oh I have mail” then open it and find no, that is incorrect. I’m hoping the issue will be fixed soon.
Can’t secure the app or use settings properly.
by The King5625 on 2018/05/10 01:52
While this review will most likely be ignored, I figured I would let those that want a secure app to avoid Google’s Gmail app. I was downloading this app to secure my Gmail email. I was trying to see if there was an option to secure the app with Touch ID and I was unable to see all the app settings. When I went to the Google app settings I scrolled to the bottom to see if I could secure the app in the “Other settings” section. Unfortunately the “Other settings” section didn’t work. What is the point of using the Gmail app rather than the iOS mail app when neither can be secured. I work at a school and I want to secure my work email since the information contained in it is extremely sensitive and confidential. Microsoft’s Outlook app can secure itself with Touch ID why can’t Google? I can also use Microsoft’s Outlook app for my Gmail account. What’s the point of using Google’s app when Microsoft’s Outlook app is better with security? If this problem is addressed then I’ll remove this review if I can. If I can’t remove it then I’ll add another review posting the responsiveness of Google.
Great but just one thing
by Smileybrewster on 2019/11/29 06:41
I’ve been using Gmail for as long as I can remember. There is no better email service and I’m convinced of this. That being said I have one complaint. I’m one of those people that hate seeing the little red number on his apps. So I constantly check my notifications and read my emails and stuff to make sure it goes away. However, about 80% of the time, I’ll get a number, and I’ll go in and it matches the number of unopened emails. I’ll read them all, 1 at a time, and after I exit the app, it still has a red 1. And it will stay there unless I delete and re-download the app. Or if I wait long enough for another email to come in and I read that one, then *sometimes* it will go away. Anyway, I realize it may seem small, but it really gets under my skin. It’s been doing it for months now. If that were fixed, it would turn my 4-star review into a 5-star review. I hope you see this Google.
The Good and the Bad
by Lorifun on 2020/07/25 18:41
The good is that I have yet to find another email app that handles the label/folder thing as well as Gmail’s native app. I can easily see my labels. I like the snooze feature as well. The bad is that it is clearly not a high priority for the company, as their work on this reminds me of kids out of high school with limited leadership. QA misses huge things regularly, implantation of new features is often clunky at best, and they frankly haven’t done much with it over these many many years. Currently cut & paste has big issues and they thrust their Meet functionality so in my face that I can’t even see my entire list of emails anymore. It’s literally almost an inch high of space to push for something that shouldn’t even be part of the Gmail mobile app at all! And this is par for the course with their updates over the last 10 years. I hope they resolve these issues quickly. Meanwhile I’ll continue to look for an email app that handles labels/folders well instead.
Simple and easy with minor flaw
by ruthjohnmay on 2020/07/03 12:30
I have zero issues with this app but one. It is easy to use, looks clean, and is handy to have to avoid logging through my work portal to access. However, it always says I have a notification. I open the app, read/delete emails, close the app and that little red 1 is still sitting there on the app. I open the app again, refresh emails (always still nothing), close the app, then force close the app and it. Is. Still. There. It drives me bonkers, I hate seeing that little notification. I’ve had to disable notifications from the app to rectify this which means I have to go in and manually check. Again, not a huge issue, more of a personal one for me (I just like the look of a clean phone and usually open apps with notifications to get rid of them immediately) but it would be really handy to have that little bug fixed in a future update. Hope this helped!
Not ready to replace inbox (yet)
by cmartss on 2019/03/12 06:17
Gmail is ok. It does the job. It is not yet, however, nearly as good as the Google Inbox app that they recently announced they have killed off. You can snooze emails in gmail, but you have to open the email, clock the menu, then select snooze, and then pick the snooze value. So many actions required! With Inbox, you just slid to snooze, which is much easier. Inexplicably, the slide feature in Gmail just lets you archive, and it's the same action whether you slide left or right. Redundant, and one of which could do easily be replaced with snooze. Inbox also has a great feature where it groups all your trip emails into a single menu item. Not so with Gmail. Switching to Gmail after inbox feels like going back to an app from 5 or 6 years ago. Gmail has a number of improvements to make to this app if it is meant to properly replace inbox. Hopefully they make these necessary improvements in the months ahead. Otherwise the overall Google email experience will have taken a fairly sizable step backwards.
Needs some major quality of life updates.
by EN-7084-7306 on 2019/04/25 15:05
I love Gmail, I really do, but the app leaves a bit to be desired. It’s not the most streamlined thing in the world and it’s often difficult to figure out where you need to go to make certain changes to things like where mail goes if you swipe it a certain way, etc. My biggest problem with this app, though, is that there’s no way to delete the contents of an inbox all at once. You can delete one by one, or select one page at a time item by item and then hit the delete button, both of which would take forever with a folder of more than 1,000 emails like my overstuffed Promotions category. This is such an obvious feature. The fact that this app has been around for years and has never had it is unbelievable to me. I can always delete the contents from my computer, but why not just give the app this really basic ability and call it a day? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to appreciate it.
Interface could use improvement
by The.Lone.Ranger on 2019/05/15 23:14
I’ve been using the Gmail app for years now, both on my phone and my 9.7” iPad. It's mostly good, and I really like being able to tap directly into Gmail's powerful search capabilities. However, the UI changes I’ve seen on my iPad in recent updates has me reluctant to update my iPhone app. First, the handful of buttons on the left side of the iPad version wastes valuable horizontal screen space. You can see this clearly in the first screenshot currently shown on Gmail's App Store page. Below those buttons there's a strip of never-used white space that could otherwise be used for a wider messages list. My second UI complaint is with the messages list itself. Referring back to that same screenshot, I don't know how they got it to show all that information! Maybe it's the jumbo-sized iPad. On my 9.7" screen, I rarely see the full subject line (it disappears into a "..."), and the list of senders involved in a thread often disappears into a "..." as well. This makes it really frustrating to scan the list of emails for basic information. If those aforementioned side buttons were moved elsewhere, that strip of unused space on the left could be conscripted to make much of that more visible. Bottom line: I find the app really useful, but some UI optimizations could make it a much better place to manage email without resorting to the desktop app!
Overall a great app with a few flaws
by Ltrainlj33 on 2018/01/09 21:12
Gmail delivers a good email experience free of glitches and bugs that have plagued competitors that I've tested. The only issues I have with the app are: 1) too many ads 2) mediocre file attachment system. Just look at Outlook mobile. Then copy it. For example, why can't we look through the different photo albums on our iPhones when attaching photos? Instead it forces us into the Moments album only. Where's the support for attaching from other cloud services? Google drive is the only option. 3) not enough control over notifications. I'd like to be able to mute all email notifications except for messages that come from a certain person or are sent to a certain label (Google's name for inbox subfolders). Instead, the options for notifications are: all new mail, primary only or none. Why not give us more control? I only want to be notified of an email from my immediate family and a handful of others. Besides them everyone else can kindly wait until I choose to actively check my own email. I'd rather not be bombarded with constant notifications on my phone, tablet and watch for promotions, newsletters, etc.. And the "primary only" option relies on Google's ability to decide which of my messages are high priority, which Google isn't very good at. Resolve these three issues and this app gets 5 starts! Thanks!
Almost Perfect
by Yeah, You Know on 2018/02/02 14:17
The app loads very quickly, and hasn’t crashed on me yet. I manage three different e-mails as well, and it’s very easy to switch between them and see which ones have new messages. The spam and trash folders empty automatically after 30 days which is also a nice feature. The one problem I have with the app, is there is no select all button. Sometimes I will archive e-mails instead of deleting them, or will simply have them in my inbox and need to delete them. When this happens, usually I want to delete 95% of my messages in the inbox or all mail folder. It would be easier to select all and then deselect the few messages I need to keep rather than meticulously select each individual message. It’s kind of silly that you have this amazing company known for their technological prowess, but they can’t put a simple select all button in.
The worst email app available
by achanelc on 2019/04/08 16:36
I was forced into switching back over to Gmail after I was kicked off Inbox. I used inbox as my main work account for my freelance projects (subscribed to Google Work account, paid user) and when I switched back to Gmail it makes me want to give Google up completely. Even Outlook is has way better features than Gmail, but nothing beats the amazing features in Inbox. What now takes me 26 steps to search for an email in Gmail (typing credentials in search, infinite scrolling and looking for that email) Inbox would only take 2 steps (filter pinned emails, then quickly find and open). Now with Gmail I have to delete and archive emails one by one, when I use to do sweeps of archive / delete with Inbox with one click (categories and marked as complete). I’m so disappointed with Google... and I honestly can’t trust any of the products anymore because by killing Inbox Google has showed they will kill any essential app at any moment. My trust in Google is gone. I’m so very saddened and disappointed with the company. Sincerely, Sad Inbox customer and friend 🥺
Functional, but neglected
by LightrodSilver on 2020/01/25 20:09
This app serves its purpose for those who have use gmail as their primary email, it offers categories for promotions, social, and primary to allow separation from important and not. Being a Google app however, they do not prioritize us on iOS and overall we are neglected as users by the lack of care they show. Google had announced dark mode back in October for its gmail app, and it was supposed to be an easy update, I’ve seen people around saying it works when they use a newer account, but doesn’t the rest of the tome. It is very disappointing how far they will lack care for us consumers who buy their products. This is a childish game of platform choice and there willingness to provide for us. I have moved on for now from using this app, there are plenty of alternatives that I find similar like Spark, Edison, or even the stock Email application. Google needs to grow up and treat their customers equally and not play favorites because of their OS
Why have ‘social’ & ‘promotions’ anymore?
by SublimeCalliope on 2020/01/12 16:35
Right before the holidays, I started getting a bunch of promotional emails in my primary inbox. These emails are from sites that I’ve subscribed to for YEARS. And since gmail switched to separate into categories (which I have enjoyed!), it has ALWAYS gone to my promotion inbox. UNTIL RECENTLY! I recently subscribed to a social item, and now that is going to my primary inbox as well. I move these items to their appropriate inboxes, just to have any/all new emails from these companies (and a few others) pop up in my primary with the next set I get sent. This makes going through my emails increasingly frustrating and longer than needed. I have checked the individual emails to see if there is something I can do to get them to go to the appropriate place, and I’ve got nothing. None are marked “important” upon arrival... I see nothing that can fix these items so I don’t keep getting bombarded and have to sift through to find items I actually NEED to see in a timely manner!
Little benefit over using Mail
by knowlovetruth on 2019/02/23 16:03
I want to preface this by saying I used Inbox for many years, which was a far superior app to the Gmail app, and I was upset to hear it would no longer be supported. Essentially, the app allows me to read/send mail and bundles/sorts it to a limited extent. With so many companies changing info with each email blast, it’s nearly impossible to appropriately filter with this app, whereas Inbox bundled with ease and learned very well. I am able to turn on confidential mode, which I seem unable to do from an IPad through the browser. However, attachments are limited to camera roll, recent Gmail attachments and Google drive. I’m unable to attach files from my IPad without first moving that information to Drive, which for many sensitive things, I would prefer not to do. I would suggest using Mail for the benefit of integration with other Apple products, but encryption/confidentiality seems even more difficult to achieve that route.
It’s okay but could use some updates
by thebeckymonster on 2020/04/24 12:31
For the amount of money and intelligence the google team has, I’m actually quite surprised this email app isn’t off the charts awesome. For starters, they need to create a summary screen of all of your different email accounts similar to the iPhone email app. Right now it’s to cumbersome to see which account you are getting a notification for when you receive a new message. Apple does way better with their home screen. I do think the gmail app is better for setting up a professional signature, but that needs improvement too. There should be a function to change the font and to make letters bold and add variety like in the web version. Also, why can’t you pick a default font for the phone app (like the web version) for the body of the email? Strange. I’m hoping to see gmail come out with a much better version of this app soon considering how many people work from their phones anymore!
Our real CampusWeb
by Johnny Days on 2018/04/30 13:28
It is safe to say that after all these years being on the Google platform out in a Pacific Island dot on the World Atlas, I cannot express enough gratitude for all the wonderful strides at Google Headquarters that jettisoned many useful apps today! As a public school teacher on Guam, I tried to use my Google Classroom but the ball fell at The Guam Public School systems' headquarters after several attempts not only contacting IT department, but also going physically before its appointed liaison in order to digitize my classroom. It did not go live which sucked major although no fault whatsoever on Google, Inc. Maybe one day I may learn all the different apps you've created but I crave tutorials less than 3 minutes since that is the attention span of our students today no matter where the are located. My thanks and appreciation always Google!
Swipe Function Lost
by KNW53 on 2020/05/21 15:00
First of all I like Gmail and use it on a number of devices with different platforms. I like being able to use one email program for all of my email accounts, which includes other email accounts other than gmail accounts. An annoying bug just started a couple days ago on my iPad Pro 10.5”, thus the three star rating. I can no longer swipe from the left hand side of the screen to open the folders view. When I do this all that appears is a white screen and the app is from then on stuck on a white screen. The app is recoverable by closing it, removing it from the open app view and then restarting the app. I am able to open the folder view by tapping on the hamburger In the top left part of the screen, so the app is useable with a workaround. Deleting the app and reinstalling it fixed the problem for less than a day. Subsequent reinstalls have had no affect on fixing the problem.
Near perfect!
by pgib9981 on 2018/08/25 05:08
This app is very much improved, and I'm actually starting to really like it! I love that you can disable Conversation View and can easily swipe to delete/archive a message. It's colorful and easy to use, and has lots of options that it didn't use to have. There's only one thing that would really improve it... In the iPhone settings (Settings —>Notifications —>Show Previews), I'd love for there to be an option to show previews, but to only be able to see the sender while on the lock screen, and not the subject or body of the message. That's the way my old email app was, and it was so useful. (You’re able to know who’s sending the message, but don’t have to worry about other people reading it.) But other than that, I'm really loving this app! Kudos to all the people working to make it great!
NEW VERSION IS FRUSTRATING!
by AmyPiac on 2017/09/22 15:38
I procrastinated updating to the new style version for months, because I depended heavily on this app and loved it. I finally caved and have been using it for about a month now. And it just frustrates me! The badge notification for new mail doesn't always go away after all messages are read. Adding attachments is cumbersome now; it automatically imbeds them in your message and you have to individually select each to make it an actual attachment - and the app always freezes; I have to close it out and reopen it to get them attached properly. The option of "mark as unread/read" no longer exists (SINCERELY miss that). Also, if I open a new email from iPhone's drop-down notifications (banner), I can read it in the gmail app fine - but the app keeps it as unread until I re-open the app from the home screen and view the email again. I don't get it?! Those are my biggest complaints. I like just being able to swipe to delete, but that convenience isn't worth the loss of the other features and the frustration.
Not ready for Inbox users until remainder show up inline with email
by camyoshi123 on 2018/10/27 22:04
I totally get why Google is killing Inbox for Gmail. Inbox was a test bed for features that would eventually make it into Gmail, and now that the test is done, it’s much more efficient to support a single email product. I believe in the long run the long run, this will be a win/win for everybody. Unfortunately, they left out a feature that is critical to my and other users’ workflows. My email inbox is my to do list. I only look there to decide what I need to do. Inbox for Gmail engrained this workflow and it is close to flawless. Google suggests to use Tasks for a workaround. This is not close to the same. Now I have to look at two places and triage what is the most important thing to work on. With Inbox, it takes just a couple of clicks to add a reminder. Once saved, it shows up in your inbox in line with the other emails. Or you can set a future date and it will be hidden until that time. The only true workaround I’ve found is to email myself whenever I need a reminder. This takes several more steps (New email, to: me, subject: something to do, Send, when email arrives, click it and snooze until the appropriate time). This takes more effort and feels like a hacky solution. Google, please, for the love of every one of your loyal guinea pigs who helped to improve Gmail’s usability, add the reminder feature before cutting off access to Inbox!
Best mail app in a weak field - could be awesome
by Artappstore on 2017/09/29 09:17
I’ve tried every mail app out there and while some have better features than gmail (snooze messages, Dropbox integration) most of them have fatal flaws around performance, reliability of syncing message or search changes that render them unusable- including apple’s iOS mail client. Gmail is the best of the field because it is fast and the most reliable. That said, it has a few things I’d love to see addressed to make it 5 stars: 1) Freezing - the app occasionally hangs on the message list page, especially when going from landscape to portrait mode. Sometimes it recovers, other times you have to kill it. My guess is that it’s doing a remote call and the UI is waiting on it to finish when it shouldn’t be 2) drilling into the to and from fields. Apple iOS makes this easy - you can click someone’s name to find their phone number from you contacts and call or text them. 3) replying or forwarding specific threads in messages is cumbersome. Gmail buries this action in an ellipsis when it needs its own small icon. Apples iOS app does this well 4) unified inbox, starred and sent messages for multiple accounts - all the other apps do this well 5) message snoozing - outlook for iOS and mail (fka gladly do) do this well 6) Dropbox integration for file attachments
A truly terrible app
by Lkanapp on 2018/05/26 17:57
I don’t write reviews but the gmail team sent me email saying Big Brother had seen I wasn’t using their app, so I had to try it. I use Apple email so I will compare. I have six email accounts (3 google, yahoo, att, Apple). Apple lets me see one integrated inbox or I can choose just one. Gmail makes you switch between each one every time by selecting a tiny circle on the bottom left or three lines at the upper left. Very cumbersome. Apple uses Settings for my email accounts, all easy to use and all the same to create. Gmail makes me go through hoops to attach the other accounts and the inbox for each account is tied to one of my google accounts, so they share inboxes and I have to decide which of my 3 gmails to use and remember for the other 3. Apple lets me see all the folders of all my email accounts and select them by showing a third window pane on the left. Gmail doesn’t do this at all. The list that comes up is only for the current of my 3 gmails. No folders from other accounts. Apple pops up a window for new email that fills middle third of screen with the inbox/email shown greyed out in background, a nice reminder of what I might be creating a new email for. Gmail fills the entire screen with a new email and on my large iPad Pro it is very, very annoying and jolts me so, I have to close it to remember what I was thinking. This was all in the first five minutes. I didn’t waste any more time, so look elsewhere for an in-depth review.
Where did gmail go wrong?
by theMFremedy on 2020/01/05 22:21
The older gmail used to be the ideal go to for email on the go, the last few versions of it have been terrible. When I was force upgraded to iOS 12 I my 2015 gmail stopped working. So I’ve had to basically relearn how to use it as it’s a completely different program. In the old versions if you wanted to attatch something you could click paperclip and then the dialog with albums appears and you could chose to navigate camera roll album or individually pic specific album where desired photos are. Now if I wanna attatch something I have to either scroll recent photos or click camera roll which opens the moments tab of photo library. There isn’t even an option to choose to either view album or photo library in moments tab. It makes something as simple as attatching past photos on the go a huge hassle, second option is using desktop to mount iPhone and find desired attatchment that way. Google used to have it together but their suite of apps has become a hot mess.
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Description
The official Gmail app brings the best of Gmail to your iPhone or iPad with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search that works across all your mail. With the Gmail app, you can: • Undo Send, to prevent embarrassing mistakes • Switch between multiple accounts • Get notified of new mail fast, with notification center, badge and lock screen options • Search your mail faster with instant results, predictions as you type & spelling suggestions • Swipe to archive/delete, to quickly clear out your inbox • Read your mail with threaded conversations • Auto-complete contact names as you type from your Google contacts or your phone • Respond to Google Calendar invites right from the app • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting and reporting spam • Send and receive attachments • See profile pictures as part of the conversation
Great!!
by tonyisnotcappin on 2020/09/23 02:19
I love the app but there are some flaws whenever i do a verification the gmail takes quite long for me to get the code
Notifications
by Society187 on 2020/09/23 01:33
It’s 2020 and still we can’t get different notification sounds for different accounts, switched to Edison mail for the notifications.
Please fix it!
by ihatedonaldtrumpsomuch on 2020/09/23 01:29
Hi so I love this app but there’s been a few problems. I am a student but it hasn’t been sending me any emails from my teacher I’m not sure why it’s updated but when I go back to the App Store it says treat it needs to get updated again. I’m not sure if it is because my storage but I’m very sure it is not can you please tell me what to do to fix it so I can get my teachers email?
Blank screens
by Nicole6767 on 2020/09/23 01:24
I think since making the update to the new version with Meet, the app doesn’t work more than it does work. When I switch between accounts I get a blank space where the emails should be and have nothing to click on. The only way to fix it seems to be restarting my phone. What a disappointment!
Image
by 1995jg on 2020/09/23 00:31
Can’t not see any of my e-mail adds when I get an email I have updated did everything and nothing I go to regular email and I can see the adds that I get
Much improved
by nancydrew89 on 2020/09/22 23:35
Ability to turn off conversation view and able to make gmail app default.
Bug problem
by C.hope. on 2020/09/22 23:34
When I go to compose an email i type in email address and subject but once I click in the main bod the screen will not bring the keyboard up. I restarted my phone and deleted and re downloaded the app. Nothing works. This is not good.
Let me delete from notifications
by JustMe8334252 on 2020/09/22 22:35
For a long time, I could delete annoying emails as soon as they hit my inbox. Usually ads or spammy update emails from companies. For some reason, a lot of those emails no longer have a delete option when I press on them in my notifications - forcing me to open the app and look at the ads in the emails.
Self cco
by Rafa VE on 2020/09/22 21:59
Ypu should put an option to let it self cco.
Gmail as default mail, best thing since sliced bread
by B1onisland on 2020/09/22 19:02
I cannot believe it took this long for Apple to allow Gmail as a default email app.I certainly hope it allows more third-party apps to be used as default. While I use the native iOS mail app for workI like to use Gmail for personal and whenever I click on a mailto link it annoyingly only went to mail. Kudos Apple/Google for doing this !!
Major bugs
by CRIF88 on 2020/09/22 18:54
Worked great until the most recent update. Now when I go to compose a new email the screen turns pitch white and won’t allow me to type anything.
Glitchy
by pharmslim7 on 2020/09/22 16:50
The app is a little glitchy when scrolling through emails.
Ignores iOS 14 Browser Default
by greensgod on 2020/09/22 15:49
Gmail now allows you to set it as the default email app in iOS 14... but doesn’t respect the iOS 14 web browser default. Rude. In fact, it still won’t allow you to truly open web links in Safari; at best, it will use an in-app web view that makes you login to every website separately because it doesn’t share cookies with the real Safari.
Not Getting Notifications
by JDH31 on 2020/09/22 13:08
I’m not getting any notifications coming through on iOS 14.
Gmail
by Nyaz_jamel on 2020/09/22 13:02
can’t select all messages on the app it is will add , if you add I edit give rating and review again
Fix search
by Hsbsjsjsbdbs on 2020/09/22 12:29
Keyboard doesn’t show.
J’aime cette application
by c 'est moi même on 2020/09/22 11:07
J’aime Gmail
Still no push?
by Sparxsdiesel on 2020/09/22 10:26
Sweet let me set this as my default email app that can’t even push email from it’s own servers. It’s like the 90’s all over again. This is pathetic!
Huge glitch with old emails showing up!
by tiedye4 on 2020/09/22 09:46
Ever since this app updated it’s had really annoying glitches. The Gmail app keeps putting old emails in my primary folder that I previously had moved into different folders and/or deleted. Now I have random emails showing up that are from weeks ago showing up in my inbox! Plus I have 3 different google accounts linked to the gmail app, and the gmail app is now mixing up the emails amongst my google accounts! Emails that should be in my work email are now showing up in my personal email and vice versa! Yet if I go on my computer and open gmail, these emails are all in their folders in the correct google account as they should be. It’s such an irritating glitch and makes the app practically useless. Plus gmail got rid of the option to use Safari as your browser and to select more than one email at once! Come on gmail! Fix these issues!
Read only. Cannot write emails.
by jjokoc on 2020/09/22 03:13
Doesn’t work. You may think you can write emails but you can’t. Once you start typing, the app will freeze. You can try to restart, delete, re-download, but nope, it won’t fix it. You can ONLY read emails. Maybe forward but don’t think you can actually add anything into the body of the email. Not sure why the iPad app is so useless. Disappointing.
Select All
by androidbc on 2020/09/22 02:25
You can fix the app so you can be default email app, why can’t you add select all? 1 star and a bad review every update until fix this.
pretty good
by &$#@"')(*&$#@ on 2020/09/22 01:53
good app but hard to use on ipad
Upgrade
by rranom on 2020/09/22 01:17
The upgrade makes it ten times harder to use on iPad. Windows and keyboard all a mess. I cannot respond to an email
WTH
by Apps tech on 2020/09/22 01:15
No Apple Watch complication and now forces you to use google or chrome as the browser?! No thanks
Signature Needs Changes
by Kitty2847281 on 2020/09/22 01:03
This app is pretty functional and convenient to use. However, it lacks the desktop feature of moving your signature to before quoted text while still preserving the desktop signature. This makes it hard to compose and send emails in a professional manner, which negates a huge part of the purpose of using a mobile mail app altogether.
Not letting me search in gmail app
by Indianeedofficialupdate1234 on 2020/09/22 00:47
Hi latest ios 14 dont let me search on gmail app. Theres not search bar
Wishing for Widgets
by sarahfelldown on 2020/09/22 00:20
Still no iOS 14 widgets?
Lame
by airic on 2020/09/21 23:41
I like how you just updated for Default Email and left it at that. Stop ignoring all the wonderful iOS 14 features and add widgets and stuff.
Finally
by kong4ndrew on 2020/09/21 22:15
This might be the silver lining in your 2020 cloud — gmail can now be your mf default app in Apple. I repeat gmail can now be the default email app in the APPLE ECOSYSTEM. Will it do the same for default browser? If so, it just might make up for having to move back in with my brother + family in these lovely COVID-riddled days.
Widget
by budew 75 on 2020/09/21 21:51
What about widget for ios
Does not work as the default mail app
by Statistik on 2020/09/21 21:15
To be fair, Outlook doesn’t either. Why is this so difficult? And if it doesn’t work, why put it in the change notes?
Tried to like it
by B-House on 2020/09/21 20:55
I use gmail constantly and have tried to use this app. I found it confusing and hard to find emails so deleted it. Several months later I decided to give it another go but found the same results. There are too many good mail apps out there that work better and are easier to use (for me anyway). Deleted again. Update: no better than before. The threads organizations are really poor.
No compose available
by ziploy47 on 2020/09/21 20:03
After updating to ios 14 there seems to be an issue typing in body of email. Can address email and type subject. Soon as I hit the body it, screen goes blank and no keyboard. Been happening for days. Work productivity severely compromised.
Default mail app set to gmail automatic changes to mail app after reboot
by Dr. Koushik on 2020/09/21 19:31
Please make it permanently default mail app in ios 14
Select all?
by guest7399 on 2020/09/21 18:05
Sigh, google, y’all are really making us delete emails 1 by 1 in 2020?! Bye 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 leaving you bozos for Spark by Readdle. A more RELIABLE and modern app. Learn to bring desktop features to mobile devices.
Copy and paste not working
by Aurorala on 2020/09/21 17:20
I love the Gmail app, though noticed I can no longer copy text from an email and paste it elsewhere on my phone, which I use a lot for work purposes. This has been going on for months - when will it be fixed?
Almost OK
by Leasara on 2020/09/21 16:46
I don’t trust Google for privacy, so I only use gmail for online shopping or gaming stuff, never for important things like personal business. That said I’m giving this a 1 star review because the app insists on opening links in its own browser even though I’ve set it to use Safari. Every time I need to reset a password or log into a site, I have to tap the link then tap the compass to actually get to the browser I want to use. This past week I was on a road trip and tapping the compass only worked about 20% of the time. The rest of the time it would load the company’s homepage or a 404 in Safari instead of the page that loaded in Google’s browser. I’m so tired of it I’m finally uninstalling the app. Beyond that there’s also no way to easily empty the social and promotion bins, but that’s just picking nits.
☹️
by Venus2.9! on 2020/09/21 15:31
the thing i don’t like is that my friend Elli invited me to a hangout, (she has it cause she’s on a chrome book from school) and I can’t buy it ☹️
Attachments need work
by fhosab6trfvc on 2020/09/21 15:10
Love that the search bar works on the iPad now. It wouldn’t allow me to type anything in there previously. The biggest issue here is that the attachment feature is horrendous. Why not let me attach files from the files app? That’s where all of my PDFs and files are.
Can’t reply or forward emails
by dcalambro on 2020/09/21 14:42
Gmail breaks the formatting of emails when replying or forwarding. It adds extra spaces between lines and distorts message so if you can’t respond to messages, it defeats the purpose of an email provider...
Please for the love of god let me mark all my emails as read
by mackie_585 on 2020/09/21 14:25
I like the app just fine but not being able to mark all my emails as read is making me anxious, I have 3,000+ with all my accounts combined and if I can mark them as read on the computer then I should be able to do it on the app to, please fix this like?? Wth is y’all’s problem.
Just Why?
by ianb0ss on 2020/09/21 13:15
Why are there now advertisements in the Gmail app? Who gave the green light to the development team to allow them to place ads in an email client? I have been using another email client for a year and a half now, unfortunately it looks like it’s time to cut ties with gmail and move full time to Spark. Shame.
dark theme
by Sam.whytea on 2020/09/21 11:14
please bring back dark mode on iphone 6/ios 12 users
Select all Email
by irisheyes433 on 2020/09/21 03:35
Can you please add an option to select all to delete emails!
Can't reply or fwd
by Tams629820 on 2020/09/21 03:30
Have been having issues constantly with forwarding and replying to emails. Have to use a computer which isn't what's convenient while on the go.
SERIOUS FLAW - Crashes On Recovery Attempt
by TDRock on 2020/09/20 22:24
I am trying to login to one of my Gmail accounts on my computer and as per usual it is requesting to verify my identity by opening the Gmail app on one of my iOS devices. However as of the upgrade 4 days ago (around 9/15/20) the app crashes the second the notification pops up. So I have no way to access my accounts. This is a serious problem.
Can’t use Safari to open links
by Induvidual on 2020/09/20 21:20
Forces me to use Chrome or Google to open links, doesn’t let me use Safari.
Haywire
by good but not great or bad on 2020/09/20 15:40
Plz let me download the app
Turn off Meet?
by I_cycle on 2020/09/20 15:20
How can I turn off the tab bar with Meet? I never used the Meet app, and I don’t need it. Not sure why it’s in my email app instead of something sensible like Hangouts or Calendar.
Needs SELECT ALL FFS
by NoahShermGod on 2020/09/20 14:18
Why can I NOT SELECT ALL THIS IS SO ANNOYING IM ONLY GOING TO DO SO MANY MOVEMENTS IN MY LIFE WHY AM I TAPPING 2,000 times to delete emails when there should be A. SELECT. ALL.
Update bad news
by bjwilly7 on 2020/09/20 14:08
After a recent update my beloved Gmail will not let me write an email. What could be causing this? When I try to compose a letter I can add the recipient and subject but when I click to begin my letter it does nothing but take me to a blank page. I do t even have access to a keyboard. What do I check a d how do I fix this? Help me please. 😩 BJWillingham
Decent but could be better
by wesinat0r on 2020/09/20 13:09
Decent email app, but a few issues : 1. Search doesn't show results in trash even if you're in trash and search 2. The google meet integration is garbage , it's confusing with a separate meet app , and the audio didn't even work either way in the Gmail app when I last tried to join on a meet call I think they should remove google meet from the gmail app and just keep them separate
Gmail does not have all the feature it needs
by annamadtes on 2020/09/20 09:49
So I think females a good app but it is not the best email I made it for and I’ll tell you all my issues the first that I was going to say is that it’s too hard to walk out deal sometimes I get a new email on Gmail and just need to log out to check out my phone for older to check my password but I have to delete me or or just download the app again if you can not do that and maybe tell us how to log out it will be easier and maybe make a settings button now my other issue is too hard if you want to get a new email there’s no likes and you have to be easier way so we don’t have to look out of YouTube because I put it when you login to your Gmail and here’s my final at you for getting password do you know when you forget the password do you have to keep why did you could’ve put my different Gmail than you like attach for the different kinds of Gmail that’s my opinion on it I’m giving it to start because it only has three issues if you can fix it all in a couple of days I could give it a better reviewBut it’s a very safe and I do recommend that should fix his little features legislature can only be in my opinion so I’m not saying not to use
Add a mf SELECT ALL
by alltheclevernamesweretaken on 2020/09/20 04:08
These idiots need to make it easier to delete all emails. Recently learned emails are bad for the environment so f y’all NO STARS
Can’t open links in Safari
by Brian…. on 2020/09/20 02:55
Since upgrading to iOS 14, there is no way to open links in Safari.
New app
by borngreat26 on 2020/09/20 02:46
I have nothing much to say but that the app is great but I will appreciate it if you can add to the app a way to know if the person you sent an email has read/seen your email.
I DO NOT WANT TO USE CHROME
by Blahebvlxk on 2020/09/20 02:09
0 stars with this most recent change. When clicking a link after the newest update to ios14, safari no long shows as an option to use. Only the google app and chrome are listed. Until this is fixed, I will be migrating to a different app. Toxic anti competitive behavior by trying to force me to use chrome.
Won’t let me use safari
by Evrhet on 2020/09/20 00:21
I’m now forced to open links in chrome or google.
Safari not on default browser
by twoyounghearts on 2020/09/19 18:32
Safari is no longer an option on the default browsers list
Incredibly annoying
by DaniFenton on 2020/09/19 18:13
I am now unable to select Safari as the browser when I click a link in an email. It only give me the option for google chrome, which I do not even have on my phone. So incredibly annoying.
Can’t open links without chrome browser
by usmanity on 2020/09/19 17:05
This is broken since I can’t open links without the chrome browser
Awesome
by hrhsnsj on 2020/09/19 17:05
I love this app it is so fun
Can’t open links without downloading chrome or google app
by valllllera on 2020/09/19 16:50
Won’t let me open links in safari
New update - why did you change stuff?
by C.Ozzie on 2020/09/19 16:14
It’s not cool that you took my swipe right to trash emails away.... it brings me sadness. Bring it back to regain stars.. 😢🐼
Please stop mixing up my inboxes
by BMWman1029 on 2020/09/19 15:36
When I sign into my school account and I have my personal signed in at the same time my inboxes mix together. There is a menu that lets me select which inbox I wanna view but it still mixes them together. Please fix this Google.
Buggy version
by 机智的买买买 on 2020/09/19 03:23
I can not use copy and paste in the previous version, so I upgraded to the latest, but I got app freeze when try to replace another font text by selecting and typing. I have to hard quit. And some times the cut function doesn’t work
Wow. Now I have to download their browser to click a link in an email???
by Rokair on 2020/09/19 01:00
I refuse to download chrome or Google apple on my iPhone. Safari works best on the device. But now GMail will not let me open a link in and email without downloading one of the two!!! What crap is this??? This worked correctly until the last update yesterday.
Incorrect badge count
by olegb13 on 2020/09/19 00:08
App displays a badge for the total number of unread emails, including those in trash. If it is in the trash, it should not be counted for notifications.
Requesting a fix to Meet mute function
by dfbills on 2020/09/18 21:58
Any chance you guys can fix the reversed mute settings in Gmail while using Meet with the screen locked? They’re backward. When the voice is muted in meeting and you lock the screen, it appears unmuted.
Mixed mail
by Mghpr on 2020/09/18 21:25
I don’t know if others are having the same issue, I have three separate accounts using GMail, two gmail and one other. All of the inbox emails are combined and it’s hard to see which one belong to each respective account. Please fix it !!
Lol
by lolilolopop on 2020/09/18 21:14
Lol is lol is lol is lol
Can now edit folders
by sgjjvdsfhj on 2020/09/18 18:33
Thanks for finally adding the ability to edit folders!
Feels laggy in some emails
by rtd-rtd on 2020/09/18 18:14
Pretty laggy in some emails, like the ones comes from Costco . Using iPad Pro 11
Ads
by Jugfdsddghhhhh on 2020/09/18 17:49
I’m deleting this app because of ads in my personal inbox. I’m not into that at all.
Incorrect notifications
by bao1k on 2020/09/18 15:56
I used to love this app as opposed to the Apple mail app but lately it keeps giving me a notification that I have mail when I really don’t. I tried multiple ways to clear it, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, but either way it was time consuming and incredibly irritating. Deleted it and switched back to Apple.
Cannot Compose Email
by Violins27 on 2020/09/18 15:36
iPhone 8, iOS 14, Gmail version 6.0.2000824 Upon this update of gmail, I can no longer compose email. Problematic for an email app. Looking forward to a quick fix.
:(
by ejnieto on 2020/09/18 15:13
I have a lotttttt of memory’s I want to recover but I cant
Can’t attach pdf’s on iphone
by CommanderElk on 2020/09/18 13:53
It’s a major inconvenience
Copy paste doesnt work on my iphone
by Jw80822433 on 2020/09/18 13:28
I have an iphone 11. It’s not old and works great except when im using the gmail app and want to copy/cut an item. I am allowed to select words or sentences in the app and then cut/copy them, but when i want to paste elsewhere, it’s nowhere to be seen. This is very inconvenient when i want to copy/paste in emails. I would have to use another app or go on my computer. Please fix this function. Everything else works fine tho.
Folders are gone
by asdfhbnm on 2020/09/18 05:15
I have loved this app but now my folders are gone. I can add my emails to my folders but I can’t get to my folders. Very frustrating
Latest issue
by greengirl82 on 2020/09/18 04:11
The thing for me is that I noticed today after the newest apple software iOS 14 update that the notifications badges aren’t showing up on my new emails. And judging from the newest reviews this was already a problem but I just noticed it after the software update. You might want to get on that.
Hi
by natures plas on 2020/09/18 03:49
Hello I really love emails it’s super cool 😎
Can’t open Links I’m Safari??
by jtbarrett on 2020/09/18 03:26
Since the latest update when I tap any URL it asks me whether I want to download the Google app or Chrome app? Neither! Safari works just fine for me on iOS. Earlier versions used a web view within Gmail which was quick enough and had a single-tap button to open in safari but this new requirement to download a Google browser is an absolute dealbreaker for me.
Inaccurate badge count
by Vicjae93 on 2020/09/18 02:11
I want to love gmail so much but there’s just way too many bugs. The most annoying is the badge count that won’t go away even with no new emails. I love how fast this app is with sending and receiving emails but it’s so laggy and full of bugs. The developers need to concentrate more.
Got worse lately
by nickname is taken 163627 on 2020/09/18 01:14
I used to use it a lot, but I can’t anymore. First, they integrated Google Meet in the Mail. It is just not convenient anymore. Meet used to be a separate app, why moving it inside the Mail? Ok I can tolerate that. That’s just probably my preference. But second issue, is a deal breaker. it’s been a month when Mail started to add lots of empty lines on every email that I reply. It corrupts the markup. A five-line email that somebody sends me turns into two pages white space when I reply. Impossible to use.
Can’t write emails
by slackJ on 2020/09/18 00:33
Upgraded phone and can’t compose,,, blank screen
Unusable now that opening in Chrome is required
by EricVonReich on 2020/09/17 22:12
Chrome on iOS is a bloated mess and unusable compared to the in app browsing experience opening in safari allowed. Now that it’s required to use Chrome or Google Search app to open links it’s an incredible headache.
App not working
by Chris G. A. on 2020/09/17 21:31
My app won’t open since yesterday’s update, please fix this bug.
iOS 14 drops and the second largest email provider doesn’t have the set as default function enabled.
by Zylograth on 2020/09/17 21:20
iOS 14 drops and the second largest email provider doesn’t have the set as default function enabled.
Meet is wasted space
by FuglyFants on 2020/09/17 21:08
Navigation complexity increased by lowering value of top level navigation targets.
Copy and paste broken
by Nb1289 on 2020/09/17 17:24
Copy and paste no longer works inside Gmail. Works fine otherwise.
I hate what they did to this app
by Matt10187 on 2020/09/17 16:18
I hate conversation mode. And although you can “technically” turn off conversation mode, it stays on. Which I hate. So your inbox is kinda your sent box if you reply to an email. And if you delete a message from your inbox that you replied to then it deleted the sent message. I am done with life in the 21st century I swear. The 26-year-olds that updated this app probably think they are brilliant but they are making the rest of us suffer. I just don’t get it. Why make something so unintuitive. Also it’s impossible to restore email to sent messages. And I don’t get what the archive is but they want you to move things there apparently so you will still have it but won’t know where to go to find it.
Love the app but
by luis venzor on 2020/09/17 15:57
I love the app a lot but a suggestion is a way where u can select multiple emails to read i don’t want to click on each one to read them.
You are stupid
by Neff family on 2020/09/17 14:46
I hate this app it is bad because when I try to write an draft it stops For no reason
Except for one HARD freeze in iOS 14, it’s good.
by America's App Advisor on 2020/09/17 14:36
Gmail beats the heck out of some other email services I’ve used. While I’m a concerned about Google’s support staff (rather the lack thereof) and how they use Community Helpers instead, it is what it is. I have yet to experience any of the serious issues others have had (I just read through them in other reviews). So I’m 🤟🏼😁👍🏼
Issue with replying and forwarding emails
by Edwardah on 2020/09/17 14:29
As of about a month ago, extra spacing now appears between lines and images every time I reply to or forward an email In Gmail iOS app. this appears to be due to a recent iOS update but neither google or apple has addressed or fixed this issue. I have to use another mail app to reply or forward emails. This is very frustrating and needs to be fixed or I will have to stop using Gmail altogether.
Could be way better.
by vuvuvuvudingdongzippity on 2020/09/17 13:51
The app wont let you sign out without completely removing the app from the device. It’s garbage.
No notifications
by Pipersday96 on 2020/09/17 12:33
I use this app all the time and have never had trouble. But the latest update has prevented any new email notifications from coming to my phone so I miss important messages. The red notification bubble stays at 15 no matter how many new emails I actually have. My rating will go up once this is fixed.
No longer getting "push" notifications when app is not open in the background.
by Nev Seven on 2020/09/17 11:53
No longer getting "push" notifications when app is not open in the background. One day is was working, 12 hours later it wasn't. I have made absolutely no changes to the app or my in app settings or iOS notification settings. Still get correct notifications as long as I leave the app running in the background. Still get all "pull" notifications manually. Uninstalling/reinstalling does not help. Restarted device. Problem is on the back end with Google's mail servers. Please fix!!
Great mail app except for browser preference
by AEOHP on 2018/03/02 12:26
In general I like this mail app a lot. I am happy to have my inbox sorted as it is on the desktop. I wish it was easier to attach documents from “Pages” and “Files” instead of only from the camera, recent attachments and drive. But my biggest complaint is this: When I go to open a link from an email and it asks if I want to use chrome or safari, I choose safari because that is my preference on my iPhone. I switch off the little “ask me every time” button. The very next time I go to open a link from an email, it could be the exact same link one second later, the browser preference window opens again, with the button switched on. It adds an unnecessary step every time I look at things from an email. Also, my saved safari things don’t all translate over to the safari that pops up within the app. I know you want me to use chrome because it is your product, but you offer a choice so it would be nice if that choice worked 😊
My issue with writing gmails
by kingholger on 2020/09/16 18:29
Hi my name is Holger. I’m 15 years old and Ive been using gmail for long time especially for school. During these hard times of pandemic my school is depending more than ever gmail. I have never had this issue. When I’m writing a gmail to someone and I’m typing it with the smart folio keyboard that is for the iPad Air 3 it keeps going back to the work that I wrote for example if I write Hi how are you it will go back to the o of you and of course me typing really fast makes a lot of errors and is frustrating because every second of my time is worthy so I don’t have the time neither should I have the patience to be fixing it and go back where I was supposed to be. Now I checked if this was a software issue. I even reset my iPad. I checked if it was a hardware issue. Without the smart folio keyboard from Apple it works fine. In other programs like google docs, safari, iMessage, Instagram, etc the smart folio keyboard works perfectly fine so I checked gmail to see if I have a shortcut or something now because its the new feature of a lot of programs and devices. In gmail I made sure it wasn’t because I have something turned on to do that. So from my part or Apple its not a issue of ours. It’s gmail that is glitching or I don’t know. It’s really getting annoying and I hope you guys solve this issue as soon as possible. Thank you and have a nice day
Still having notification issues with latest iOS 13.
by Louis.Branco on 2019/12/04 12:28
iOS 13 has screwed up notifications with Gmail. No badges showing me unread messages. I have to go into the app to know that. New emails don’t trigger any notifications and my job is email dependent. I’ve turning every setting off & back on, cycling the power, getting the latest iOS 13, checking for the latest Gmail update, plus I read that another user tried restoring their iPhone to no avail. Lastly, there was a strange few days, before the last Gmail update that supposedly fixed the problem, where Gmail notifications were working just fine. On it’s own. Just decided to work again. Then it went back to the same issues for no reason. This reminds me... seems like the trigger for these issues started when I finally deleted over 100 unread messages, digging back a few months & having to use the search bar to get them all together for a marathon deletion of swipe after swipe. So maybe that shakes the iOS or the app up enough to try to figure out how many unread msgs there are ... for better or for worse. Maybe if I let it build up again, it’ll be for the better? Here’s to hoping. Google!! Please fix this mess! It’s 2019, for crying out loud. Go back to basic, reliable functionality! You too, Apple! :/
Why the change?
by fififauxfun on 2020/06/13 16:23
I’m not loving or even liking a recent change they made. When I click a link in an email and it opens in Chrome or twitter or insta or wherever, and then I click the little arrow at the top left of the screen that says “return to Gmail” it previously would take me back to the email I had open, unless a long period of time had passed and then it might not do that. However, now it does one of two things, neither of which I like. It either goes back to the email but it is a blank screen and I have to click a left arrow button to get back to the email being open so I can read it, and figure out where I left off in the email. Other times, it goes back to Gmail as if I just opened it up after a long time and it checks for new mail. Then if I want to continue reading the email with aggregated news articles to to see what was next up, I have to remember which email it was and go hunt it down. Please, please, please...go back to the functionality around this you previously had where it would go back to the email you had/have open before you clicked a link, with the email still open and ready to continue reading (from the same spot) before I clicked away.
Severely limited functionality
by bigshot_bob on 2018/08/27 14:10
I use my iPad for work, as I need to take high resolution videos and have quick access to apps. The Gmail app has such terribly limited usability in key areas. First, it is crazy that I cannot create bulleted or numbered lists. This seems like a key component to writing succinct emails and I am not sure why this is not included. Second, I cannot copy and paste tables from other Google apps and keep the formatting! We send programs to clients that we create in Google sheets, but we do not need to send the entire sheet at one time, only a part. You simply cannot do this without creating an entirely new sheet, and then sharing it with them, which is simply not functional. I would rather be able to copy and paste the section of the sheet that is necessary to use. Lastly, the emails I send from my iPad do not have the same formatting as the desktop site. Again, I am at a loss as to why this is the case. We have a specific signature that we need to use in order to send protected information, and I have to set this signature up again instead of it carrying over from my desktop accessibility. The only good thing about this app is that I can access my email from it. However, it severely limits my ability to send useful emails and this kills my productivity during work hours with my iPad.
Great functionality with few flaws
by Evil on the Wwweb on 2018/04/23 16:10
In the corporate world I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook as my primary email client. In the private sector, i use Gmail for almost everything else. Gmail has become a standard that other email sites attempt to emulate. The integration of its own suite of office programs has eliminated the need for more costly applications for senior users and youngsters. Google has learned from Apple in placing Gmail and Google Docs on entry level tablets and Chrome Books. I could continue this thread but I mentioned “flaws” in the title. Some people complain about the steady stream of bug fixes and see it as evidence of how poorly Gmail and other Google products were written. This is a false impression. What it does show is the speed with which the technical teams that Support Gmail and Google are adapting to the ever-changing environment of hackers spammers and other nefarious groups that are attempting to disrupt our lives. Most things that appear as flaws are really undocumented tools. —- 30 —-
Warning about adding emails to your gmail
by Cuchabybaby on 2018/01/20 16:24
You will run out of memory faster because the other accounts you can add will add to your memory with ALL google products. I was enticed to add my yahoo account to a gmail address last year. What happened is that I’ve had gmail since 2005 and love it. I lost my free “legacy” added memory because I had to upgrade or I’d lose my emails.I spent hours going through my messages and deleting them because I received warnings if I didn’t upgrade soon, messages would disappear and if I did upgrade I’d lose my free space. I upgraded and I have my memory back on Apple products but for about a month or two on my Windows 10 laptop that I use for business, it was still showing that warning. Eventually it synced. So before you put all your emails in your gmail feed, check out if the “new gmail”will eat your memory and force an upgrade $$$$ before memory runs out and it’s pay to play. I’ve been a huge fan but I didn’t understand the takeaway of legacy memory. It was supposed to be lifetime but if I added on, it was gone and that’s what happened to “do no harm”
New Update Hurts My Eyes
by Mrs. Jxson on 2019/02/23 00:30
I have migraine and vision issues. The new, jarring, super white look makes my eyes hurt, especially when I have a migraine. With no color separation or clear boundary demarcation, it strains my eyes, if I have to spend any real time checking my email. I no longer use a desktop or laptop computer, so I depend on using the app. The new changes make it almost impossible for me to use, though, because it literally hurts my eyes and causes my vision to blur. Additionally, the placement of the option to change accounts in the previous version made sense. Where it is placed in the new version is not intuitive or user friendly. It now takes extra steps to pull up a separate screen in order to switch between accounts. This means I have to spend additional time on the stark white, visually unappealing app, which literally causes me pain, if I want to check my mail. This is a HORRIBLE update, that does not give any consideration for those with eye strain or vision problems. I won’t even go into the serious need to add options for color coding, for people who rely on visual cues to stay organized. Or the fact that nearly every other email app had a dark mode, at the very least. Please, please, PLEASE fix this!
Frustrated
by vanaty24 on 2019/03/11 10:48
I’ve used gmail and it’s app for yrs. However with these resent new updates it’s been frustrating. For yrs I’ve always had it linked to my yahoo email and it was super convenient and easy for me to navigate through the different emails. But with this new update it’s like it’s syncing all of my email accounts together. So now my yahoo email is now synced with gmail, and my yahoo email is my priority account... I can’t tell my emails apart from one another because now it’s all under 1 email account which is the gmail account. There’s no option to separate the two (I’ve tried everything) I even deleted my yahoo account off gmail and placing it back on as a separate account and it still linked all the yahoo emails with my gmail account email. This is frustrating I can’t tell my emails apart because it’s like everything is under that one gmail account smh, it has to be another way..maybe something more simple an easy. Out of all the yrs I’ve had this app an linked emails this has NEVER happened before until now. This used to be my fav email app, there was never a problem in the past so why fix what wasn’t broken.
Pretty sad response time from Google
by Vandill on 2017/10/12 12:21
This is a pretty good app by Google. Currently there is a problem that I'm seeing with badge notifications not properly updating. I've tried to remove the app from my phone and reinstall it but that didn't solve the issue. Started with iOS11 so I'm guessing it is related. I would like an option to mark something as read from the notification screen instead of, or in addition to archiving. Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't really use the archive feature. Anyway, 3 stars until the badges issue is resolved. It lets you check your email so it does its job. Nothing flashy or special. Like most of Google's apps. It's functional which is good enough. Dropping rating to 1 star and uninstalling in a week if Google, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, can't fix a notification bug. I mean come on. I'm guessing that at least 1 guys job at Google is to care about the app working. Even if it's just 1 guy he could have already fixed this in a day. Get it together. We give you all our private information willingly and you can't have a guy fix the red badge that a 13 year old kid that is learning to make apps for the first time can edit and change?
No it’s not missing basic functions
by bcrum2 on 2018/04/08 10:44
There is an undue function and you can move it to archive. Your main gmail settings in app allow you to determine what happens to an email when you swipe it. Default is to archive but you can also set it to delete. Both of which populate an undo button at the bottom of the screen. Also while some config settings must be done from the full web version you can determine if mails are organized in a conversation thread or individual and even still you can mark them both as a thread or individually as un read etc. I guess what I am saying is the guy whining is just suffering operator error due to him suffering mental ID 10 T errors. Seriously don’t get in a wad because you can’t be bothered to learn an app. All that said I give it a four because I feel that google has gone for form over function and that the earlier versions say from the iOS 6 or pre ice cream sandwich days was far better and far more functional.
I MISS “INBOX!!!”
by Greniersara on 2019/05/03 01:10
I am so very frustrated as a long time “inbox” app user. I have been dreading the day that it actually went away, and now it has! After a Month of it being gone, and countless days and hours of trying other apps and researching how to get the same type of experience through the gmail app, or the iPhone mail app, or pretty much any other app... I can NOT seem get the right amount of notifications! I am flooded with garbage “promotions” constantly coming through my phone, and spent a week straight “unsubscribing” just to avoid this, but there are just too many to keep up. Or I change the settings and am missing emails that I want to be notified for, but also are not extremely important. I do not want to have to go in to my email and mark every single person or place as important, that’s just inconvenient and very time consuming. There needs to be more flexibility with the notification settings. If I want to receive “Primary” & “Updates” I should be able to check off those 2 categories, not just All Mail, Primary only, or None. Somethings got to give. I want Inbox back! :( So frustrated.
So glad I switched to Google Mail
by Shonziola on 2018/09/12 12:14
Update: I continue to be impressed. I’ve learned the ins and outs of how Google does things, and find it vastly superior to others. I cannot tell you how nice it is to not have a mailbox full of junk and spam. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Previous review: I am so pleased with my new Google email account! I switched from hotmail about two weeks ago because I had gotten so frustrated. An account I had had for ten years. It was an intimidating thought to have to handle switching my email and handling all the changes to my financial, business, personal contacts. But I am so glad I took the leap. And your suggestions of how to create a more private and secure email were very helpful. Instead of getting about a hundred junk, phishing, spam mail I had to sort through every day, I rarely have a single one. The way Google has improved my email experience is beyond my expectations. Just wanted to say thanks!
Much improved since v5
by baiji888 on 2019/09/06 06:12
UPDATE for v6: The angry red banner is gone. And now we can turn off auto loading of external images. Keep going like that, Gmail app developers! OLD 1-STAR REVIEW: A real step down from v4. I’ve been clinging to v4 since v5 was foisted on us almost a year ago. Unfortunately, iOS 11 broke v4. So here we go... Ridiculous amount of wasted space in user interface. Who decided that “modern” app layout aesthetic is as much unused white space as possible, to the point where app usability is seriously degraded? (I’m also talking to you, iOS 11 App Store.) Why does even a basic productivity app have to be turned into an “experience” at the expense of productivity? (I’m also talking to you, latest iOS version of Skype app.) Wish I could see more than 5 email summaries at a time in Inbox. Huge red banner makes me feel angry and violent about my email. Why did gmail get saddled with suckiest of google logo colors? Also: STOP LOADING REMOTE IMAGES BY DEFAULT!
This App Needs Some Help!
by Debhem on 2017/11/04 21:22
I’ve been using this app for several years now so I have noticed a few things that could be improved. #1. The ability to disable conversation “threads” for those of us who dislike how our emails behave when there are several responses to a particular email. #2. Recently, my Inboxes have been getting emails that are clearly Spam emails! Why is this happening? I would like to be able to select these emails, without opening them, and put them into the Spam folder. Unfortunately, I can’t select any of those emails! Currently, I have to do that from my computer instead of from my iPhone! That’s a major inconvenience! #3. Since the launch of iPhone 11.0 update, my phone alerts me that I have a new email, but it turns out that I really don’t. I end up wasting time logging on to my phone only to find out that the sound notification was erroneous. #4. As others have mentioned, the red notification flag isn’t always responsive when all new emails has been read. Fixing these issues would make my use of Gmail much more effective and enjoyable!
People Have Different Needs
by DellBell16 on 2018/07/31 04:57
I was ok with this account when I first joined a few years ago. I usually log on via my phone. When I use the library or my laptop the format seems different. Each time they make improvements I like it less. Perhaps this is not for me or I need to take some Tito arrange my account in a way that suits me, if this is possible. I am quite frustrated with it. I want to get rid of junk mail and trash. I believe I finally found out how to not have archived mail. When I open my email and ask for current mail, hundreds of old mail that I have tried many times before, appear right back in. What is going on? My daughter doesn't understand what I am trying to explain to her. Although she does ask me why I have so much mail. I would like the space on my cell phone to be freed up from those unnecessary emails. Any advice? I have not taken the time to set up a new email account someplace else. If they could help me understand how to maneuver maybe I won't have to contact all my contacts with a new mail address. Right now I hate my account!!
Minimalist design, minimalist features
by Gleep52 on 2019/01/30 18:16
This is an email app by the biggest email host ever right? Why isn’t there a swipe to move feature? And the “move to” feature is buried under a menu instead of just out in the open. Everyone I know who has this app complains about this - how is it not added yet? I have yet to find any email app that doesn’t have this feature. It’s just basic email organization. Also, as with most apps sadly, developers haven’t caught on that putting the buttons at the top makes their app two handed or burdensome by hand occlusion or multiple swipes and taps to achieve the same thing if the navigation/buttons were at the bottom of the screen. Leave the top blank and empty - keep that minimal and bring the interactive parts of the app within one handed easy reach (bottom). Lastly, the shake to undo feature is missing which is a basic iPhone feature every app should be held accountable for... not sure how this made it though the App Store approval process with out “shake to undo”, but be warned - this app doesn’t have that cool and useful feature.
Notifications not working
by Keith Nerdin on 2017/10/23 14:07
I’m not sure if this is an iOS 11 issue or what, but notifications are no longer working properly. I’ve used (and loved) the gmail app for a long time, but recently it’s become a big enough pain I’m considering switching to a different app. I’m an “inbox zero” kind of guy. So when I go in and check all my emails and archive them and leave nothing in my inbox and close my app and it still shows a red badge on the gmail icon with 3 or so unread emails, it’s maddening. Sometimes I’ll pull my phone out 20 minutes later and it will still show unread emails, I’ll check, and it’ll still be zero. Ack!! Totally defeats the purpose of a badge icon with number indicators. It’s making me waste so much time, feel so inefficient, and making me question why I continue using what feels like a broken app. I close the app often, regularly keep the app and my iOS updated, and power off my phone frequently. And none of it seems to help.
Inbox app better than gmail but it’s being taken away. 😔
by heythereterry on 2019/03/05 01:47
I’ve been using Inbox since it was created. Now it’s going away this month, forcing me to go back to the Gmail app, but without all the features of Inbox. The biggest thing Inbox has that Gmail doesn’t is the ability to bulk delete/archive the tab groups. It groups Promotions and other tabs, but with Gmail, swiping simply hides the group until next time. I still have to swipe each individual email to delete. With Inbox, I could delete or archive the entire group with 1 swipe. Inbox also let me pin emails to the inbox, rather than just starring them. I also want to see the Gmail app have swipe options. Currently, it is either archive or delete no matter if you swipe to the left of right. I want both where I can choose the function for each swipe direction. Outlook also has this feature. Wish you wouldn’t ask us to switch to Gmail when you haven’t added all the same features. Got some work to do Gmail Developers!!
Forced to use Gmail. Farewell Inbox.
by mattsmee on 2018/09/15 15:01
Been using Gmail since beta. Inbox came along and it quickly became the only client I used daily. I understand that without Gmail as a solid foundation/backbone, there wouldn’t be Inbox. However, Inbox’s features are not something you can just unlearned immediately. I really hope Google Gmail/Inbox Team could see this message. The feature that I will miss the most is Bundle. Behind the scene Gmail uses labels. It’s not easy to simply bring Bundle to Gmail because it already has the feature called Category, which is too similar. If there could be one feature I want to see in Gmail from Inbox is Bundle. Why? It does a very good job grouping mails (customizable) into my Bundles. I can quickly open up each, scan though mails that I care, then archive the entire bundle in one tap/click/swipe. No better/quicker way to have a clean mailbox like Bundle enables. Thank you for your service, Inbox. Farewell!
Fix your Contacts System!!
by New iPad IOS User 2020 on 2020/01/01 00:32
I just bought an iPad Pro from a 2011 MacBook Pro to do all of my business work on and Gmail is the mail business email I use. As I’m working on my iPad, I notice that I cannot send an email to the labeled contacts I have in my google account. I have 30 different people in that label and I cannot keep track of them all unless they have that label which was the main reason I switch to gmail for my business. I figured it was fine and I would just use gmail on Chrome since there is NO APP for Contacts on the iPad. Because iPad is an iOS device, google showed me a very outdated and unuseful verson of gmail to get me to download the app that I already have, and I ALSO couldn’t email everyone in my labeled contacts. I had to actually open up my 2011 computer to get the job done, and I have to open up Chrome to even view my organized google contacts. Google, this is not ok. Give me an app or just let me see and use my CONTACTS in GMAIL! This should be a no brainer! FIX YOUR CONTACTS SYSTEM!
Google wrecked a good thing
by chimerand on 2019/04/04 21:07
Former inbox user. I understand and a smaller user base can drive a product to be shut down. That’s not my issue-my (among many others) issue is that Google has assured customers that they were putting “the best” of Inbox’s features into Gmail to give everyone a more modern look and much better functionality. When they say that then it gives users the impression they would actually do what they said. Instead of upgrading Gmail they decided to put a couple minor features into Gmail and leaving the better options such as automatic grouping based on promotional, purchases, etc along with your main mailbox for the information you want to see. What we’re left with is an inferior product with the look and functionality of 2005 and even include forced advertising in the main mailbox. That said, they’ve done a great job at losing a longtime user and until they hold up to their promise of giving us a mail app that functions well in the year 2019 I will not return to using these or any of their products. As of now I’m removing their suite of products from my phone and and computers.
I need better options for deleting my emails
by dez1315 on 2019/11/18 15:04
I’ve been trying to figure out the easiest way to delete messages from months weeks years ago but I had to individually text each one to get rid of them and it will be so much easier if I could actually categorize them by months weeks years headings for example if I were to type in my search bar Walmart nothing but emails with the Walmart heading would pop up and I will be in the select them all and delete them all at one time or another example is if I have emails from like 2016 which I do I will be able to type in year 2016 and all of those emails with Papa once again I’ll be able to select them all and delete them instead of going each individual email because a lot of my emails I don’t read and it’s mostly junk And I’m hoping that those developers that Google can actually come up with something that’s as close to this as possible because trying to delete 9000+ emails one at a time is not working
Down, your out!!
by Lilnic46 on 2017/09/14 04:46
I loaded this app with my previous iPhone and was discussed with google was presenting to us as gmail!!! I already automatically get my gmail through my phones email settings. It works great except you need to make preferences on a computer. This app doesn't even allow you to group your emails into sub categories only conversations. I had given up on this program the first time I downloaded it because of how much of a pain it was. I was just prompted by my gmail to download this app for reasons that sounded good. Unfortunately when I went to the play store it showed that this app was already downloaded. If I left because I was disappointed and your updates all say the same things and don't address the problems, why would I waste my time and put it back on my phone??? My gmail that is through my phones settings for gmail is excellent. I have all the options I need!!! Why doesn't google partner with apple to get some pointers on how a good email program should behave and what it should offer!!! Terrible app!!! Don't waste your time!!!
I’m hating my GMail Account, but feel stuck
by Cobybeach on 2019/09/27 20:29
Ok, now I’m really upset. My main email address will no longer show me my emails on my main work device, my iPad. I have left questions through the website, have tried calling, have emailed them, and nothing. Seems a multi-million (billion?) dollar company could certainly afford a switchboard operator and some techies on staff? I do too many things I don’t want to lose in my emails, and I’m afraid Google is not longer reliable. And...once again, I don’t expect a reply. Absolutely hate the update since “All Inboxes” arrived. Since then, Google Mail has decided that my two alternative accounts are the only ones I need to see. My default (for about 12 years now) email account is only visible to me on my phone, and no longer on my iPad. I have sent emails, chatted, attempted to find a phone number 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😅😂😂🤣😅, and all to no avail. I do business on the email account, and now it has to be done on my phone. I have emails I’m missing that will ultimately cost me business. I need a mail server that is reliable. Anyone have any suggestions? Because Google is not reliable.
Down graded a perfectly good product
by Floyd1776 on 2019/04/22 18:28
The old email app was perfect in my opinion, this new one is awful. I tried to send a simple business email through it, and it opened my drive, and google docs just to load the thing into my email which the file was already attached to. Also now I cannot even read any of the attachments I am sending to double check if they are correct, I have to open other apps to read a file loaded already on this one. So far after loving the convenience and simplicity of the old version for many years, this new one is absolute garbage. The main problem is I send most of my business emails through my phone because my computer is slow and mainly stays at home, so this extremely hinders my ability for this process because doing this through the phone is just frustrating. So recap, the old version was great and easy to use, the new version took me almost ten minutes to send a paragraph with an attachment to someone I regularly email for work. That includes several emails which sent the wrong attachment because I couldn’t open it in the app to read it.
Notifications broken?
by PshThisKid on 2017/10/30 01:44
I love this app. With each update it’s become so streamlined and efficient. I love that I can switch between email accounts with ease. And as a person who constantly hits the wrong button, having an “undo” for every action is extremely helpful. I also really like being able to delete an email from the notification banner so I don’t have to waste time opening the app and reading it if it’s unimportant. My one issue has been the notifications, specifically the red badge when you have new mail. I keep a clean inbox and it’s always satisfying when I have no new mail. I’m not sure if the newest update has a mistake or maybe it’s the new iOS, but the badges have been stuck and take a few days to catch up to reflect on actual new mail. It’s frustrating to see the app icon and think “oh I have mail” then open it and find no, that is incorrect. I’m hoping the issue will be fixed soon.
Can’t secure the app or use settings properly.
by The King5625 on 2018/05/10 01:52
While this review will most likely be ignored, I figured I would let those that want a secure app to avoid Google’s Gmail app. I was downloading this app to secure my Gmail email. I was trying to see if there was an option to secure the app with Touch ID and I was unable to see all the app settings. When I went to the Google app settings I scrolled to the bottom to see if I could secure the app in the “Other settings” section. Unfortunately the “Other settings” section didn’t work. What is the point of using the Gmail app rather than the iOS mail app when neither can be secured. I work at a school and I want to secure my work email since the information contained in it is extremely sensitive and confidential. Microsoft’s Outlook app can secure itself with Touch ID why can’t Google? I can also use Microsoft’s Outlook app for my Gmail account. What’s the point of using Google’s app when Microsoft’s Outlook app is better with security? If this problem is addressed then I’ll remove this review if I can. If I can’t remove it then I’ll add another review posting the responsiveness of Google.
Great but just one thing
by Smileybrewster on 2019/11/29 06:41
I’ve been using Gmail for as long as I can remember. There is no better email service and I’m convinced of this. That being said I have one complaint. I’m one of those people that hate seeing the little red number on his apps. So I constantly check my notifications and read my emails and stuff to make sure it goes away. However, about 80% of the time, I’ll get a number, and I’ll go in and it matches the number of unopened emails. I’ll read them all, 1 at a time, and after I exit the app, it still has a red 1. And it will stay there unless I delete and re-download the app. Or if I wait long enough for another email to come in and I read that one, then *sometimes* it will go away. Anyway, I realize it may seem small, but it really gets under my skin. It’s been doing it for months now. If that were fixed, it would turn my 4-star review into a 5-star review. I hope you see this Google.
The Good and the Bad
by Lorifun on 2020/07/25 18:41
The good is that I have yet to find another email app that handles the label/folder thing as well as Gmail’s native app. I can easily see my labels. I like the snooze feature as well. The bad is that it is clearly not a high priority for the company, as their work on this reminds me of kids out of high school with limited leadership. QA misses huge things regularly, implantation of new features is often clunky at best, and they frankly haven’t done much with it over these many many years. Currently cut & paste has big issues and they thrust their Meet functionality so in my face that I can’t even see my entire list of emails anymore. It’s literally almost an inch high of space to push for something that shouldn’t even be part of the Gmail mobile app at all! And this is par for the course with their updates over the last 10 years. I hope they resolve these issues quickly. Meanwhile I’ll continue to look for an email app that handles labels/folders well instead.
Simple and easy with minor flaw
by ruthjohnmay on 2020/07/03 12:30
I have zero issues with this app but one. It is easy to use, looks clean, and is handy to have to avoid logging through my work portal to access. However, it always says I have a notification. I open the app, read/delete emails, close the app and that little red 1 is still sitting there on the app. I open the app again, refresh emails (always still nothing), close the app, then force close the app and it. Is. Still. There. It drives me bonkers, I hate seeing that little notification. I’ve had to disable notifications from the app to rectify this which means I have to go in and manually check. Again, not a huge issue, more of a personal one for me (I just like the look of a clean phone and usually open apps with notifications to get rid of them immediately) but it would be really handy to have that little bug fixed in a future update. Hope this helped!
Not ready to replace inbox (yet)
by cmartss on 2019/03/12 06:17
Gmail is ok. It does the job. It is not yet, however, nearly as good as the Google Inbox app that they recently announced they have killed off. You can snooze emails in gmail, but you have to open the email, clock the menu, then select snooze, and then pick the snooze value. So many actions required! With Inbox, you just slid to snooze, which is much easier. Inexplicably, the slide feature in Gmail just lets you archive, and it's the same action whether you slide left or right. Redundant, and one of which could do easily be replaced with snooze. Inbox also has a great feature where it groups all your trip emails into a single menu item. Not so with Gmail. Switching to Gmail after inbox feels like going back to an app from 5 or 6 years ago. Gmail has a number of improvements to make to this app if it is meant to properly replace inbox. Hopefully they make these necessary improvements in the months ahead. Otherwise the overall Google email experience will have taken a fairly sizable step backwards.
Needs some major quality of life updates.
by EN-7084-7306 on 2019/04/25 15:05
I love Gmail, I really do, but the app leaves a bit to be desired. It’s not the most streamlined thing in the world and it’s often difficult to figure out where you need to go to make certain changes to things like where mail goes if you swipe it a certain way, etc. My biggest problem with this app, though, is that there’s no way to delete the contents of an inbox all at once. You can delete one by one, or select one page at a time item by item and then hit the delete button, both of which would take forever with a folder of more than 1,000 emails like my overstuffed Promotions category. This is such an obvious feature. The fact that this app has been around for years and has never had it is unbelievable to me. I can always delete the contents from my computer, but why not just give the app this really basic ability and call it a day? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to appreciate it.
Interface could use improvement
by The.Lone.Ranger on 2019/05/15 23:14
I’ve been using the Gmail app for years now, both on my phone and my 9.7” iPad. It's mostly good, and I really like being able to tap directly into Gmail's powerful search capabilities. However, the UI changes I’ve seen on my iPad in recent updates has me reluctant to update my iPhone app. First, the handful of buttons on the left side of the iPad version wastes valuable horizontal screen space. You can see this clearly in the first screenshot currently shown on Gmail's App Store page. Below those buttons there's a strip of never-used white space that could otherwise be used for a wider messages list. My second UI complaint is with the messages list itself. Referring back to that same screenshot, I don't know how they got it to show all that information! Maybe it's the jumbo-sized iPad. On my 9.7" screen, I rarely see the full subject line (it disappears into a "..."), and the list of senders involved in a thread often disappears into a "..." as well. This makes it really frustrating to scan the list of emails for basic information. If those aforementioned side buttons were moved elsewhere, that strip of unused space on the left could be conscripted to make much of that more visible. Bottom line: I find the app really useful, but some UI optimizations could make it a much better place to manage email without resorting to the desktop app!
Overall a great app with a few flaws
by Ltrainlj33 on 2018/01/09 21:12
Gmail delivers a good email experience free of glitches and bugs that have plagued competitors that I've tested. The only issues I have with the app are: 1) too many ads 2) mediocre file attachment system. Just look at Outlook mobile. Then copy it. For example, why can't we look through the different photo albums on our iPhones when attaching photos? Instead it forces us into the Moments album only. Where's the support for attaching from other cloud services? Google drive is the only option. 3) not enough control over notifications. I'd like to be able to mute all email notifications except for messages that come from a certain person or are sent to a certain label (Google's name for inbox subfolders). Instead, the options for notifications are: all new mail, primary only or none. Why not give us more control? I only want to be notified of an email from my immediate family and a handful of others. Besides them everyone else can kindly wait until I choose to actively check my own email. I'd rather not be bombarded with constant notifications on my phone, tablet and watch for promotions, newsletters, etc.. And the "primary only" option relies on Google's ability to decide which of my messages are high priority, which Google isn't very good at. Resolve these three issues and this app gets 5 starts! Thanks!
Almost Perfect
by Yeah, You Know on 2018/02/02 14:17
The app loads very quickly, and hasn’t crashed on me yet. I manage three different e-mails as well, and it’s very easy to switch between them and see which ones have new messages. The spam and trash folders empty automatically after 30 days which is also a nice feature. The one problem I have with the app, is there is no select all button. Sometimes I will archive e-mails instead of deleting them, or will simply have them in my inbox and need to delete them. When this happens, usually I want to delete 95% of my messages in the inbox or all mail folder. It would be easier to select all and then deselect the few messages I need to keep rather than meticulously select each individual message. It’s kind of silly that you have this amazing company known for their technological prowess, but they can’t put a simple select all button in.
The worst email app available
by achanelc on 2019/04/08 16:36
I was forced into switching back over to Gmail after I was kicked off Inbox. I used inbox as my main work account for my freelance projects (subscribed to Google Work account, paid user) and when I switched back to Gmail it makes me want to give Google up completely. Even Outlook is has way better features than Gmail, but nothing beats the amazing features in Inbox. What now takes me 26 steps to search for an email in Gmail (typing credentials in search, infinite scrolling and looking for that email) Inbox would only take 2 steps (filter pinned emails, then quickly find and open). Now with Gmail I have to delete and archive emails one by one, when I use to do sweeps of archive / delete with Inbox with one click (categories and marked as complete). I’m so disappointed with Google... and I honestly can’t trust any of the products anymore because by killing Inbox Google has showed they will kill any essential app at any moment. My trust in Google is gone. I’m so very saddened and disappointed with the company. Sincerely, Sad Inbox customer and friend 🥺
Functional, but neglected
by LightrodSilver on 2020/01/25 20:09
This app serves its purpose for those who have use gmail as their primary email, it offers categories for promotions, social, and primary to allow separation from important and not. Being a Google app however, they do not prioritize us on iOS and overall we are neglected as users by the lack of care they show. Google had announced dark mode back in October for its gmail app, and it was supposed to be an easy update, I’ve seen people around saying it works when they use a newer account, but doesn’t the rest of the tome. It is very disappointing how far they will lack care for us consumers who buy their products. This is a childish game of platform choice and there willingness to provide for us. I have moved on for now from using this app, there are plenty of alternatives that I find similar like Spark, Edison, or even the stock Email application. Google needs to grow up and treat their customers equally and not play favorites because of their OS
Why have ‘social’ & ‘promotions’ anymore?
by SublimeCalliope on 2020/01/12 16:35
Right before the holidays, I started getting a bunch of promotional emails in my primary inbox. These emails are from sites that I’ve subscribed to for YEARS. And since gmail switched to separate into categories (which I have enjoyed!), it has ALWAYS gone to my promotion inbox. UNTIL RECENTLY! I recently subscribed to a social item, and now that is going to my primary inbox as well. I move these items to their appropriate inboxes, just to have any/all new emails from these companies (and a few others) pop up in my primary with the next set I get sent. This makes going through my emails increasingly frustrating and longer than needed. I have checked the individual emails to see if there is something I can do to get them to go to the appropriate place, and I’ve got nothing. None are marked “important” upon arrival... I see nothing that can fix these items so I don’t keep getting bombarded and have to sift through to find items I actually NEED to see in a timely manner!
Little benefit over using Mail
by knowlovetruth on 2019/02/23 16:03
I want to preface this by saying I used Inbox for many years, which was a far superior app to the Gmail app, and I was upset to hear it would no longer be supported. Essentially, the app allows me to read/send mail and bundles/sorts it to a limited extent. With so many companies changing info with each email blast, it’s nearly impossible to appropriately filter with this app, whereas Inbox bundled with ease and learned very well. I am able to turn on confidential mode, which I seem unable to do from an IPad through the browser. However, attachments are limited to camera roll, recent Gmail attachments and Google drive. I’m unable to attach files from my IPad without first moving that information to Drive, which for many sensitive things, I would prefer not to do. I would suggest using Mail for the benefit of integration with other Apple products, but encryption/confidentiality seems even more difficult to achieve that route.
It’s okay but could use some updates
by thebeckymonster on 2020/04/24 12:31
For the amount of money and intelligence the google team has, I’m actually quite surprised this email app isn’t off the charts awesome. For starters, they need to create a summary screen of all of your different email accounts similar to the iPhone email app. Right now it’s to cumbersome to see which account you are getting a notification for when you receive a new message. Apple does way better with their home screen. I do think the gmail app is better for setting up a professional signature, but that needs improvement too. There should be a function to change the font and to make letters bold and add variety like in the web version. Also, why can’t you pick a default font for the phone app (like the web version) for the body of the email? Strange. I’m hoping to see gmail come out with a much better version of this app soon considering how many people work from their phones anymore!
Our real CampusWeb
by Johnny Days on 2018/04/30 13:28
It is safe to say that after all these years being on the Google platform out in a Pacific Island dot on the World Atlas, I cannot express enough gratitude for all the wonderful strides at Google Headquarters that jettisoned many useful apps today! As a public school teacher on Guam, I tried to use my Google Classroom but the ball fell at The Guam Public School systems' headquarters after several attempts not only contacting IT department, but also going physically before its appointed liaison in order to digitize my classroom. It did not go live which sucked major although no fault whatsoever on Google, Inc. Maybe one day I may learn all the different apps you've created but I crave tutorials less than 3 minutes since that is the attention span of our students today no matter where the are located. My thanks and appreciation always Google!
Swipe Function Lost
by KNW53 on 2020/05/21 15:00
First of all I like Gmail and use it on a number of devices with different platforms. I like being able to use one email program for all of my email accounts, which includes other email accounts other than gmail accounts. An annoying bug just started a couple days ago on my iPad Pro 10.5”, thus the three star rating. I can no longer swipe from the left hand side of the screen to open the folders view. When I do this all that appears is a white screen and the app is from then on stuck on a white screen. The app is recoverable by closing it, removing it from the open app view and then restarting the app. I am able to open the folder view by tapping on the hamburger In the top left part of the screen, so the app is useable with a workaround. Deleting the app and reinstalling it fixed the problem for less than a day. Subsequent reinstalls have had no affect on fixing the problem.
Near perfect!
by pgib9981 on 2018/08/25 05:08
This app is very much improved, and I'm actually starting to really like it! I love that you can disable Conversation View and can easily swipe to delete/archive a message. It's colorful and easy to use, and has lots of options that it didn't use to have. There's only one thing that would really improve it... In the iPhone settings (Settings —>Notifications —>Show Previews), I'd love for there to be an option to show previews, but to only be able to see the sender while on the lock screen, and not the subject or body of the message. That's the way my old email app was, and it was so useful. (You’re able to know who’s sending the message, but don’t have to worry about other people reading it.) But other than that, I'm really loving this app! Kudos to all the people working to make it great!
NEW VERSION IS FRUSTRATING!
by AmyPiac on 2017/09/22 15:38
I procrastinated updating to the new style version for months, because I depended heavily on this app and loved it. I finally caved and have been using it for about a month now. And it just frustrates me! The badge notification for new mail doesn't always go away after all messages are read. Adding attachments is cumbersome now; it automatically imbeds them in your message and you have to individually select each to make it an actual attachment - and the app always freezes; I have to close it out and reopen it to get them attached properly. The option of "mark as unread/read" no longer exists (SINCERELY miss that). Also, if I open a new email from iPhone's drop-down notifications (banner), I can read it in the gmail app fine - but the app keeps it as unread until I re-open the app from the home screen and view the email again. I don't get it?! Those are my biggest complaints. I like just being able to swipe to delete, but that convenience isn't worth the loss of the other features and the frustration.
Not ready for Inbox users until remainder show up inline with email
by camyoshi123 on 2018/10/27 22:04
I totally get why Google is killing Inbox for Gmail. Inbox was a test bed for features that would eventually make it into Gmail, and now that the test is done, it’s much more efficient to support a single email product. I believe in the long run the long run, this will be a win/win for everybody. Unfortunately, they left out a feature that is critical to my and other users’ workflows. My email inbox is my to do list. I only look there to decide what I need to do. Inbox for Gmail engrained this workflow and it is close to flawless. Google suggests to use Tasks for a workaround. This is not close to the same. Now I have to look at two places and triage what is the most important thing to work on. With Inbox, it takes just a couple of clicks to add a reminder. Once saved, it shows up in your inbox in line with the other emails. Or you can set a future date and it will be hidden until that time. The only true workaround I’ve found is to email myself whenever I need a reminder. This takes several more steps (New email, to: me, subject: something to do, Send, when email arrives, click it and snooze until the appropriate time). This takes more effort and feels like a hacky solution. Google, please, for the love of every one of your loyal guinea pigs who helped to improve Gmail’s usability, add the reminder feature before cutting off access to Inbox!
Best mail app in a weak field - could be awesome
by Artappstore on 2017/09/29 09:17
I’ve tried every mail app out there and while some have better features than gmail (snooze messages, Dropbox integration) most of them have fatal flaws around performance, reliability of syncing message or search changes that render them unusable- including apple’s iOS mail client. Gmail is the best of the field because it is fast and the most reliable. That said, it has a few things I’d love to see addressed to make it 5 stars: 1) Freezing - the app occasionally hangs on the message list page, especially when going from landscape to portrait mode. Sometimes it recovers, other times you have to kill it. My guess is that it’s doing a remote call and the UI is waiting on it to finish when it shouldn’t be 2) drilling into the to and from fields. Apple iOS makes this easy - you can click someone’s name to find their phone number from you contacts and call or text them. 3) replying or forwarding specific threads in messages is cumbersome. Gmail buries this action in an ellipsis when it needs its own small icon. Apples iOS app does this well 4) unified inbox, starred and sent messages for multiple accounts - all the other apps do this well 5) message snoozing - outlook for iOS and mail (fka gladly do) do this well 6) Dropbox integration for file attachments
A truly terrible app
by Lkanapp on 2018/05/26 17:57
I don’t write reviews but the gmail team sent me email saying Big Brother had seen I wasn’t using their app, so I had to try it. I use Apple email so I will compare. I have six email accounts (3 google, yahoo, att, Apple). Apple lets me see one integrated inbox or I can choose just one. Gmail makes you switch between each one every time by selecting a tiny circle on the bottom left or three lines at the upper left. Very cumbersome. Apple uses Settings for my email accounts, all easy to use and all the same to create. Gmail makes me go through hoops to attach the other accounts and the inbox for each account is tied to one of my google accounts, so they share inboxes and I have to decide which of my 3 gmails to use and remember for the other 3. Apple lets me see all the folders of all my email accounts and select them by showing a third window pane on the left. Gmail doesn’t do this at all. The list that comes up is only for the current of my 3 gmails. No folders from other accounts. Apple pops up a window for new email that fills middle third of screen with the inbox/email shown greyed out in background, a nice reminder of what I might be creating a new email for. Gmail fills the entire screen with a new email and on my large iPad Pro it is very, very annoying and jolts me so, I have to close it to remember what I was thinking. This was all in the first five minutes. I didn’t waste any more time, so look elsewhere for an in-depth review.
Where did gmail go wrong?
by theMFremedy on 2020/01/05 22:21
The older gmail used to be the ideal go to for email on the go, the last few versions of it have been terrible. When I was force upgraded to iOS 12 I my 2015 gmail stopped working. So I’ve had to basically relearn how to use it as it’s a completely different program. In the old versions if you wanted to attatch something you could click paperclip and then the dialog with albums appears and you could chose to navigate camera roll album or individually pic specific album where desired photos are. Now if I wanna attatch something I have to either scroll recent photos or click camera roll which opens the moments tab of photo library. There isn’t even an option to choose to either view album or photo library in moments tab. It makes something as simple as attatching past photos on the go a huge hassle, second option is using desktop to mount iPhone and find desired attatchment that way. Google used to have it together but their suite of apps has become a hot mess.
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