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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
Dark Mode Missing😢😢
by Rjaubin on 2019/12/13 03:35
As good as the app is with it features, very disappointed that it still doesn’t have Dark Mode
Where is Dark Mode?
by RobbieRob23 on 2019/12/13 03:03
The dark mode rollout for this app has been painfully slow. That alone nets then a loss of two stars. I would have otherwise only given the app 3 stars based on organizational limitations and how difficult it is to get to settings when you have a lot of labels.
I’m not getting any emails from apps that said I would.
by GingerBreadLover1238 on 2019/12/13 02:14
I have accidentally logged out of my Roblox account and I forgot my password, so I typed in my email and hit send, then I checked the app and absolutely nothing new was on the app! I find this really sad because I’ve had this account for so long and now it’s just gone again because of one simple thing such as an email not sending when it was supposed to, and I’ve tried so many times that it even tells me to stop trying!
NOTIFICATIONS ARE STILL NOT FIXED
by sos please fix on 2019/12/13 02:12
I’M STILL GETTING NOTIFICATIONS WHEN THERE ARE NO NEW MESSAGE. THIS HAS BEEN WEEKS NOW.
Getting worse and worse
by cpcissell75 on 2019/12/13 01:59
WHERE IS DARK MODE!
App is locking up on my iPhone 11 Pro
by Treman99dd on 2019/12/13 01:56
Very buggy app.
Closing out of email
by DrewCoopOC on 2019/12/13 01:17
As of recently, every time I open an email, the screen blinks and throws me back into my inbox. I cannot even view an email because it shoots me back to the inbox so fast. I’ve deleted the app numerous times and added all 4 of my email addresses to no fix.
Can’t access anything
by MorbidMermaid on 2019/12/12 23:19
The app won’t load anything since the most recent update. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but that did nothing to fix the problem. I’ve never had problems with this app before now, highly disappointing.
Atención A atención
by fuentes isabel on 2019/12/12 21:55
Attention gentlemen and gentlemen and I am putting you on alert with emails from Google Gmail since they are unreliable I have tried to change the password and I practically five six months trying to recover my Google account and failed to recover it Google fails to recognize that I am the legitimate owner of those accounts unless those accounts have been hacked the same way I do not want to let me know because it is impossible that Google does not recognize that there are photos there are documents for the account from which I am trying to recover, please.
Fix ASAP
by dillydillyfoesho on 2019/12/12 21:13
Major issue is hitting reply then can’t type anything this happens daily. I also don’t know why an app would perform so poorly. Other times I hit reply and and the cursor don’t move to body and open up keyboard for me. This is basic smartphone etiquette 101. Correct Now!
Issues replying to emails
by Stollenbread on 2019/12/12 20:55
Not sure what has happened in the last couple of days but when I go to reply or reply all to emails I am given a blank screen. The buttons at the top show up but are completely nonfunctional.
Dark mode?!
by optvader on 2019/12/12 18:10
Everywhere I look online I see that “Dark Mode for Gmail has been enabled” but I don’t see it as an option in my settings. I’m on the latest build. Where is it?
Garbage
by Ghostinthetoast on 2019/12/12 17:28
This app is just barely passable, even at the price of free. It deletes your written messages when you leave the app and come back, and then sometimes just won’t give you a keyboard when you click in the message body. Nearly junk.
What’s your problem google
by Wenkan Photo on 2019/12/12 09:41
Why cannot I swipe to archive mails?
Recommendation
by @notnahom on 2019/12/12 04:53
Pleas add dark mode
Dark mode
by Countability on 2019/12/12 02:02
Where or where could it be
Dark mode
by i need my dark mode on 2019/12/12 01:47
I’m looking for dark mode and I don’t have it and yes I updated it, and still nothing, or am I just trying and it never had one?
Open in Safari?
by Sohrobo on 2019/12/12 01:42
This is a great app but I want to be able to open web links directly in Safari, not in the built in browser. The option in settings to pick Safari does not work. Chrome works. Google works. Safari doesn’t work. Go figure.
Can’t reply to emails since updating
by mrb370 on 2019/12/12 01:37
Basically the whole purpose of the app is useless since I updated my iPhone to the most recent OS. I can’t reply to emails at all and have to force quit the app to get it to go anything else. Might be partially an Apple problem since my phone is older but still not great!
Mejor comunicación
by rafmarhm1 on 2019/12/12 01:08
Esta aplicación a venido a revolucionar el mundo respecto a la comunicación, ya que por aquí se realizan, se envía y se puede ver todo tipo de información escrita y fotográfica y fílmica. Excelente !!
Lots os new bugs
by laginyc on 2019/12/12 00:49
The reply does not load the email, window gets stuck with empty window. Instructions windows get stuck cannot close them. Feels like this has not been qa’d properly. Really unusable.
Gmail
by hndkapdhakfjsrete on 2019/12/11 23:47
Just the best
New major update is awful
by Yaycob1 on 2019/12/11 18:06
Newest update has major issues. By default it alerts you for all mail including promotions it seems. It also fails to update the notification, I have no unread mail but for 30+ minutes it will tell me I have unread mail and there is no way to get it to refresh.
Can’t paste
by Ron_Helzer on 2019/12/11 16:37
Can’t even paste text into a reply now! (Couldn’t paste URL copied from Google search addresses bar into body of Gmail reply!) (Was finally able to paste the URL into Gmail after pasting it into Notes first, then copying it again from there... Not sure if it’s Google Search, Gmail, iOS 13 fault, or some combination of the three? Sick of all these “updates” that just break more and more things, nothing works right these days.)
Where are my emails going
by ms gwendolyn dunlap on 2019/12/11 15:48
I been trying for months to rectify this problem someone have made a fake account name Yuzkonllc which giving me so much trouble trying to recover my Gmail account please help me
Locked
by Dkk1968 on 2019/12/11 15:22
When it tells me about new features, I can’t get out of the announcement tiles and into my email.
Why can’t I read my mail In a full screen view?
by aisleseat on 2019/12/11 15:20
The freakin’ sidebar takes up almost half the width of my screen forcing me to zoom in/out on the view. Why can’t I click on email in the sidebar and have it open into a full screen view? At one point a workaround was to generate a print preview of the message. Really?? Alternatively, can I get my gmail in the Outlook app? Oh, and why can’t I delete more than one message at a time? Should be able to at least move to folder, then delete them all from there. While I’m at it, why can’t I set the “all emails” as my default folder? Sheesh! I’ve just realised I don’t like this ap very much at all...
Broken
by hnkmrtn67 on 2019/12/11 15:18
This app has been broken for literally three weeks now. I select an email and it flickers and resets, unselecting the email. I select a folder and it flickers and disappears. I try to search and the box disappears. I try to do basically anything and it doesn’t work. Is google too busy sexually harassing employees then giving astronomical severance packages (Android founder), invading people’s privacy, and just generally being evil to pay attention to its apps?
So many things to sort!
by 35madscientist on 2019/12/11 14:48
The newest update is so annoying! I have two emails through gmail and I’ve always liked it. But it separated my email(s) into social, main, I forgot the name of the one where it’s from places from where things you buy often, and then there’s ads galore! They repeat after I’ve deleted them. They *DON’T* try to “not show this ad again.” They all repeat day after day! I am so disappointed! I hope you change it back. Also, it always says that I have 1 important email—but when I check, nothing’s changed. It really is so different and I hope a few things will change! :(
DARK MODE
by armsryab on 2019/12/11 14:10
solid app, but lagging in the dark mode area. come on guys. let’s get this fixed!!
Thanks to you gmail
by ayontez on 2019/12/11 13:30
I love it
Emails Going Into Wrong Accounts
by **** MJ on 2019/12/11 12:53
Recently some of my emails from my business account have been going into my personal email account. These accounts are not connected. When I check on my computer browser, the emails that wound up in my personal account on my phone were not there. So it seems something is wrong with the app putting emails into the wrong accounts.
Still no dark mode...
by JJstar on 2019/12/11 10:59
iPhone XS Max running the latest iOS 13.3 and Gmail version 6.0.191117. Google is obviously having major issues with the rollout.
Dark Mode available since October but doesn't appear on app???
by x497 on 2019/12/11 09:02
According to numerous articles and Twitter, Gmail released dark mode for its app back in October. It also said the rollout of the feature should take up to 15 days. Well, we're way past that time frame and UNTIL NOW there is still no dark mode on the app. This is beyond frustrating that a feature like dark mode seems to be so hard for Gmail to implement properly.
Integrate Files Support
by antonakakis on 2019/12/11 04:52
This app is almost perfect. The only thing it’s missing is integration with Apple’s native Files app. As of right now you can only attach files from Google drive.
Photo attachment improvements
by Get Me Some Chicken on 2019/12/11 04:37
I enjoy the app overall. It is easy to keep things organized and send and receive emails quickly. I also like how drafts are always saved so I can come back to work on them later. I’d really love if I could attach photos from specific albums instead of having to scroll through my entire camera rolls. It would also be nice to have more control over the recent attachments functions. Specifically the ability to choose from a “most used” attachments list. Also the ability remove unwanted attachments from the recent attachments list
Bad reviews
by yeppers098754 on 2019/12/11 04:21
Haven’t used it
Minor Issues
by skatanarchy on 2019/12/11 04:11
The app out of nowhere has switched from a dark theme which I prefer to a light theme. I don’t know how many other people are having this same issue, but I’d like it to reflect the dark theme I have on the rest of my OS. Also the app does not seem to be providing notifications. I’ll open the app and find that I have unread emails that I hadn’t been notified of on my lock screen.
Still no dark mode
by RonB1958 on 2019/12/11 03:51
How many versions need to be released before we will get a dark mode on iOS 13?
Hyperlinks
by RafaelxRafael on 2019/12/11 03:19
I hate that Gmail tries to open links in its own browser. Even when I’ve turned it off, it magically finds a way to do it again. Does the company in charge of Gmail truly think I’m okay with them trying to keep tabs on all my browsing? No. It’s not like I can stop them through other means but if this isn’t fixed by the next update then I’m done with this service. It’s not worth it.
Bring over more desktop functions
by Meow_meow_369 on 2019/12/11 03:14
It’d be neat to be able to use and see the color coded stars
Unable to swipe to archive or delete
by TheresaB1989 on 2019/12/11 01:22
The fact that I can no longer swipe in my gmail app to archive or delete an email is highly annoying and inconvenient. To have to go into each and every email to do these actions is such a waste of time. This needs to be fixed as I don’t know a single person who has the time to open every email they get.
Dark theme for calendar and gmail please
by alexniiii on 2019/12/10 23:46
What are you doing google, just bring out the dark theme?
Dark mode?
by p-doggy on 2019/12/10 23:19
This is ridiculous at this point. Where is dark mode? Google finds time to influence what society thinks about every topic but you can’t add dark mode to gmail?
THE BEST👍
by Linka_Nene_Ronnie_666 on 2019/12/10 21:57
I recommend you to get gmail! It’s the best mail app
Darkmode? Etawen? It’s been months
by texjer on 2019/12/10 21:52
iPhone SE, updated Gmail app, 13.2.3 Same issue on my iPhone X
Dark Mode
by Jatthias on 2019/12/10 20:16
Here we are in December 2019 and still no dark mode.
DARK MODE
by DIAMOND ✨ on 2019/12/10 18:43
y’all need dark mode tbh. 🥴
PLEASE FIX THE REPLY BUG ALREADY!!!!!
by Zombie JL on 2019/12/10 18:28
When I hit reply or reply all, it shows a blank page and I can’t even click the X on the top left of the screen. I end up having to exit out of the app. Please fix this!
BRING BACK INBOX PLEASE!!!!
by Chorsh on 2019/12/10 18:23
If you can’t please update with: 1. Trip bundles - super super helpful!!! 2. Select all button!
Cost me big!!
by Zanethemain1 on 2019/12/10 17:30
Gmail decided to take it upon themselves to place emails from clients in the promotional folder.. which resulted in me losing over $600... the emails have never went to that folder and I don’t appreciate gmail deciding where an email goes and if I get it or not. That alone means you have a chance of missing a very important email and then overlooking it and never knowing about it. I am so mad at gmail right now cause they made me lose BIG!!
Fails
by stulaw11 on 2019/12/10 16:47
Can’t attach a file from any cloud service but Google’s. Useless to me and anti-competitive. Even the stock Mail app can do that and EVERY other email app.
Emails
by delleted and lost on 2019/12/10 16:26
Emails run into each other, you can’t find a new response easily. When responding to emails the response gets deleted. I have complained and searched how to fix all of these but to no avail and have had to begin to exit gmail
Attachment
by Erich617 on 2019/12/10 16:16
I acknowledge that one star is a severe response to an issue I experienced with one function. However, this was a pretty critical function when I needed it, and this app is the industry leader with so many reviews that a one star review is the best way that I can think of to bring attention to the issue. I was attempting to attach an important, time sensitive document to an email in Gmail. I had it saved in both the iCloud file directory and Drive. I could not access the iCloud file directory from Gmail, and the app would only include the file from Drive as a link (at least, that was my understanding from the pop-up messages I received). It was vital that the file be sent as an attachment, so I ended up adding my Gmail account to Mail and using that. I had only been using Gmail since Inbox was discontinued, and I haven’t found it to be exceptionally better than Mail. With this issue, I may not return to Gmail.
They have ruined this app
by Tfyhikigftgg on 2019/12/10 15:18
Forwarding an email is nowhere near obvious. The whole user interface is a bunch of symbols that mean who knows what and no description. Give me the older interfaces that used a word or two to describe it and to click on instead of all these cute symbols that nobody knows what they mean.
Dark Mode?
by RMS7777 on 2019/12/10 12:49
Please turn dark mode on in iOS 13 version.
What is the use of gmail?
by 4CHILL3S on 2019/12/10 11:12
Me: How to delete, mark/select all, mass delete your mails? Gmail/Google Answer: I Don’t know!! We just doing and developing this st upid apps. That’s all.. Promotion Folder 2000+++mails!! You have to tick the box ONE BY ONE!! Very convenient app. Applause!!
Dark theme
by @🎾 on 2019/12/10 08:27
How long does it take for dark theme to roll out? It’s been over 50 days since the blog post announcement. I am considering switching to Outlook.
Dark Mode
by Brad Hilts on 2019/12/10 05:49
Seriously. Get with it, Google. Smaller companies are doing better.
Why???
by NatiWarrior on 2019/12/10 05:11
Y'all removed Dark Mode from this app....Why???
Dark mode?
by tdopera on 2019/12/10 04:42
It doesn’t work on my gmail app. Not even an option. Still no dark mode after 12/9/19 update
No Dark Mode?
by jim_james on 2019/12/10 04:22
It’s Now December and I still have yet to see a Dark Mode option. No thank you! 👎🏻👎🏻
Almost Perfect!
by Xian 23 on 2019/12/10 04:19
Great email app! I use it all the time. Please add a search function when moving emails to folders.
Defaults to in app Safari
by Dragontology on 2019/12/10 03:17
The best app for Gmail, but it still opens links in the in app Safari and not regular Safari, when you choose Safari. Granted, in app Safari has the option to click through to regular Safari, but I'd rather it do what it said. Otherwise great app.
Can’t get any real help from gmail
by mdem1 on 2019/12/10 03:13
I have tried all the steps from recovery and still can’t access my gmail account I used the right password I don’t have the same number that’s registered to that account so it’s just sending on a loop try email try password and it just repeat over again but it sends me emails to the recovery email saying someone tried logging in. Yes it was me. Please help
Still no Dark Mode as of December 9, 2019
by Jas God on 2019/12/10 02:18
What happened to the dark mode rollout? How and why is this still not an available option for many of us? Ridiculous. One star.
Idea
by Vrvrvuukk on 2019/12/10 01:44
Would y’all be able to add a option to the app which would allow you to have a starting email and then you can scroll down to let’s say for this premise the last email on you list and then click it with your finger and have all those emails deleted in one swoop. Only saying because I’m lazy and tend to not delete emails so have a endless list and it could also just be used to delete let’s say 5 or 10 emails in a row which are spam or unneeded. And also you can exchange the word ‘delete’ with archive or any of the other options :). Thank you and have a blessed day!
Dark mode
by adiaznyvp on 2019/12/10 01:39
Does anyone know when is this dark mode being released ????
Olshan Foundation Repair
by Booneville Customer on 2019/12/10 01:39
Marcus and his crew were very professional. The worked hard and completed the work in a very timely manner. Tammy Keener was very helpful and kept me up to date on the status of crew arrival departures and the initial scheduling of the work. I am very satisfied with the work at this point in time.
No Dark Mode
by camcian on 2019/12/10 01:35
This has got to be a joke, right?
#notifications.
by Sunthebun1 on 2019/12/10 01:16
I’m still not getting all my email #notifications and I just got the latest update but still no change. I will continue pressing the issue until I get all my email #notifications. It’s very disrespectful when I don’t get a response on this issue and I know my rights.
DARK MODE
by mangoo3 on 2019/12/10 01:12
why don’t we all have dark mode?!
Pls daddy googpe add a dark mode for iOS 13
by mrjbb3903 on 2019/12/10 01:03
😢😢😢
Who’s Buried in Grandmother’s Garden? MarionJoy MJDC
by Cowgirl from Waco, Tx. on 2019/12/10 00:44
I just wanna be happy with your family and friends family man.. Hopefully Gmail will work for me..
Still. No. Dark mode
by Dead gig on 2019/12/10 00:12
??????
3 months later, no dark mode
by BlueRocketSi on 2019/12/09 23:56
Enable it already, beyond frustrating
Email Count
by No sleep for days on 2019/12/09 23:32
Email count is never correct but what is even more frustrating is not receiving emails until I refresh my inboxes.
Dark mode!?!?
by Ab5328 on 2019/12/09 23:15
Where is my dark mode? Will change once I get dark mode
No dark mode still?
by Deanchile on 2019/12/09 22:29
Another update to the app and still no dark mode!?
Dark mode
by vloso on 2019/12/09 22:08
When is dark mode coming for iPhones?
Isn’t opening
by Bh55 on 2019/12/09 19:11
I have the app on my iPhone but it only opens to a blank page.
Gmail seems to be broken
by jlhandy on 2019/12/09 17:24
I haven’t been able to reply to emails via app for weeks now. I can read, but the app freezes every time I attempt to reply or forward messages
New bug
by Phone Watching on 2019/12/09 17:02
After the most recent update, attempting to reply to a thread results in a crash. A fairly major issue for an email client.
Please fix
by Deserae Ailani on 2019/12/09 16:30
My responses to emails never go through, which forces me to re-type my responses and send them on my laptop. Very inconvenient! Also, when I think I am deleting emails from within the app and I go on my laptop, those same emails are still there. A better update is needed immediately.
Bugs are not fixed
by Dutch star on 2019/12/09 16:14
Problem were highlighted emails are not being displayed, but some random other email is displayed om my iPad. I am running latest iOS version for iPad, did not fix this problem. Support not available. Please somebody pay attention! Please pay attention, fix this crazy problem.
No way to add file attachments from iCloud drive
by cdwilson on 2019/12/09 15:14
There is no way to add a file attachment to an email from iCloud drive or local storage on the iPad. Clicking the paper clip icon when composing an email only allows choosing a photo or a file from Google drive, but no option to choose a file from the iPad file system. This is the only thing that prevents me from using the Gmail app instead of Apple Mail app.
Dark Theme not Available
by Tesa1350 on 2019/12/09 15:02
I’m using gmail on an iPhone 8 Plus and I don’t have the option to use the dark theme. My friend who has an older iPhone has this option. Please fix this.
Booo! No Dark Mode in iOS 13!
by deckhopper on 2019/12/09 12:46
Boooo! Hissss! No dark mode in this app, even in iOS 13. My eyes start to bleed when I open this app in the dark... too bright white!!
Dark Mode not in iOS 13
by Bratstein9 on 2019/12/09 09:01
I have an iPhone and the app keeps crashing and dark mode doesn’t work. Please fix.
Dark mode?
by Trendee2018 on 2019/12/08 22:06
I like the app as far as functionality goes, but where is dark mode. Not happy that it’s available on my phone yet.
Can’t reply to emails with images in the chain
by My Wife The Hoor on 2019/12/08 18:37
Need to fix this.
🤮
by ababahhwhwhwhwwhwhwhjw on 2019/12/08 18:04
Horrible
Great App But...
by Dev Purohit on 2019/12/08 14:13
The Gmail app is great. It’s fast, intuitive, has a clean UI, and more. However, the iPad app doesn’t support split-screen multitasking. This is a huge dealbreaker for me because all my other apps work with this amazing iPad feature, including the stock iPadOS Mail app, but not Gmail. Please fix this!
Bugs to fix
by please fix this asap!!!! on 2019/12/08 04:16
Sometimes reply emails don’t load and you just get a blank screen and the keyboard doesn’t pop up. If the suggested response terms pop up you can click on those to get to the keyboard but not always. If you copy a url and try to paste it into the body of a response email it doesn’t do anything. You can still paste the text somewhere else so it’s sill on the clipboard but the email won’t add it. Very frustrating. Please fix soon!
Gmail
by Smurfs kids12345 on 2019/12/08 04:08
Very good for use but only issue is might be slow without internet
Good app, but simple bugs remain
by WTFDev on 2019/12/08 03:53
I’ve used Gmail since invitation only. But simple things like swipe settings are not save between updates or the app doesn’t use them. Right now, latest update as of 12/7 a swipe left setting is set to delete mail. The app doesn’t allow swipe lefts. I mean come on Google, one of the biggest tech companies and you can’t get simple testing down. Unbelievable!
Biggest user!
by malxee on 2019/12/08 03:39
I’ve been using this app for years and for some reason gmail has a new flaw that it doesn’t let u open links that have anything to do with music, videos...! I hate it! It’s something that must be fixed asap! Otherwise it’s gr8! Ty
Promotions feature is crap
by thunderride on 2019/12/08 02:38
I now have to use is:unread is:inbox filter every time to see all my unread messages. Wasn’t even able to find a way to turn it off! Looks like I have to go have to go back iPhone email app.
Why?
by bwharrell on 2019/12/08 02:22
I was trying to type an email on my phone and I needed to copy the entire thing. This is where the hellish nightmare began. It wouldn’t allow me to scroll down with the highlighting tool to get the entire email. For some reason, it would keep jumping back and forth erratically, not allow me to reach the end of the email over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. Edit: it is still doing it. Fix this. I don’t have this issue in any other app! I just tried highlighting and scrolling down in Facebook, Notes, and a few other apps. This one is the only one that does it. Edit 2: I’m going to continue to one star this until you do something. And I will continue to provide edits here as well.
Best Free Email Tool
by SZTC on 2017/11/16 11:37
To me, nothing beats MS Outlook for ease, functionality, integration, calendar, etc. However, Gmail is generally easy, they don’t bombard users with ads, the app is terrific - it’s simply straightforward and not overly complicated or engineered like many tech organizations tend to do. Meaning, keep it simple and friendly to all generations. The cons are; can’t create or change the name of a folder via the app; no calendar invite (accept, decline, tentative feature), add alert to your smartphone calendar (or at least an easy to find and use); Gmail arbitrarily disappears from Google Home page. Again, I’m happy with the app, just spoiled with Outlook and most corporate servers now block all online email tools for security reasons. Google and Google Chrome - to me - are hands down the cleanest and best. Other browsers pepper a user with tons of pop ups, videos... I know my mother and in laws fear using other browsers. I hope Google remembers that they can continue to dominate and grab more market share by building their tools for all generations. Fast, simple, obvious and easy.
Slow, glitchy, and this redesign :(
by wordo2.0 on 2019/04/04 17:32
I didn’t update gmail in a while, and when I finally did, I thought things would run smoother, but then I get this weird redesign. The redesign makes it difficult to know which email account you’re using and makes it more convoluted to switch accounts. They also made the font in the app smaller so it’s harder to read. Overall, I think it’s just messy. Maybe I’m just not used to it yet, but I think this redesign makes the app harder to use. And with the redesign, the app reset my original settings on swiping to archive or delete which was just annoying. Plus, as I try to write emails, I keep getting the notification “some changes may not have saved” or something like that, and it would pop up every few seconds, making my email infuriating to write. My inbox takes longer to load now too with the redesign, and sometimes my notifications don’t go through, but that might be because of my phone, not the app. I don’t know, it just feels like gmail’s getting worse. I wish they would stop trying to put in all these new features like Google Pay in emails, and just aim to make the app comfortable to use... Trying to attach multiple files in an email on mobile is so tedious.
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! :/
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.
Why does gmail have a web browser?
by p m 8 8 on 2019/01/23 16:13
Why does this app have a built in web browser? If you click on a link in an email a little window comes up that asks if you want to open it in chrome or safari. I don't have chrome installed because I feel that google harvests enough information about me as it is. So i select open in safari. However when I do this it does not open safari. It opens this miniature web browser that is baked into gmail, there is a button on the bottom of the screen that forwards you to safari. But its too late. The link has been opened in a google made web browser. This is annoying and deceitful. If its a link that can only be used once, then opening it in this mini browser has just ruined the link so that I would have do whenever it is in this built in browser. I would say its okay if I could just delete all cookies and such from this mini bowser but there is no option. And even even if i could delete the information its too late because google already saw what I was doing in that session. I can only assume that google now has any and all information that has been put into the mini browser. I would use a different email app however google has made it so that I cant use any other email app with a gmail account... so I guess I’m just screwed.
DON’T get this app.
by Muahahailaugh on 2019/09/04 11:49
1. You can’t mass delete emails in this app. You have to select every email, one by one. That’s usually multiple clicks (or a swipe and click) per email. 2. Your inbox is automatically separated into different inboxes, including social and “promotions.” Emails are seemingly put into other categories AT RANDOM. Multiple times now, emails from addresses which previously went into my inbox went into these other two categories, and one of the times, it was a work email. That email was also labeled as important, another category that has NO notifications by default, and it could not be seen when I went into the “All mail” tab. I’ve tried to make sense of why emails from certain addresses (of the same topic every time) would randomly go into different folders, but I have no idea still. All in all, this is unnecessarily complicated, unhelpful, and you have to fix it all yourself because those are the default settings. I can’t believe we get advertisements in the same area and with the same look as other, unread emails as well. If you can, don’t get this app. Use gmail on your browser, or maybe don’t use gmail unless you have to. Maybe this is less terrible on a different device (my device is an iPad Pro), but I somehow doubt that.
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 —-
Inferior to “Inbox” (updated after a feed days of use)
by N/a duh74 on 2019/04/07 00:51
Inbox was my favorite email experience I’ve had since the glory days of BlackBerry, but as others have pointed out, it was a huge disappointment having it taken away. After a few days of use, my opinion has not changed. Organization is painfully lacking compared to Inbox, both in visual style and feature set. I loved how finance and purchase categories were built in to the experience. Gone. Now a lack of visual divide between emails and the inclusion of ads in my inbox has me hating the email experience altogether. I have no interest in using this app for much longer and will be seeking alternatives. I don’t care much about this stuff, but google had a solid program in Inbox, and I would go back without hesitation if I could. Seriously, ads at the top of my mailbox? I actually got a pop up message after deleting one that they would “try not to include ads like that,” but there’s always ads. I would pay not to have ads, but that’s where google makes their money I guess. I’ll go somewhere else. Inbox was wonderful from the moment I first installed it, and the gmail app? It’s like going from freshly made lemonade to Minute Maid. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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”
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 😊
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!
One of the best apps ever
by juniper hoffman on 2019/07/15 11:39
This app is one of the best apps I’ve ever used! It has almost everything that I could’ve ever imagined an app even having! I mean... you can EMAIL people with it, you can also RECEIVE emails from different people, and so much more! If I was to be asked what app would I recommend to anyone that lets you email people, I would most DEFINITELY say that I would recommend THIS app to about almost ANYONE! Since I’ve had this app I have NOT had ANY problems with it at all really. Except for that ONE time where I could not really receive any emails from anyone. But I was kinda glad that I couldn’t really receive any emails from anyone cause I have KINDA been getting some random emails from people. Other than that... I would give this app a five star rating. Thank you, gmail creators, for creating an app that lets me be able to email different people. 📧 I don’t really know what I would do without this app. ESPECIALLY for those people who I can’t really text their phone numbers.
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?
Such a crappy product
by -Keyboard- on 2019/07/02 01:01
When I open this app, it's all overwhelmingly full of information. You get labels that you can partially define on your phone but have to use the actual webpage to do advanced stuff, you get the "tabs" that hides emails partially and sometimes spam goes into primary, which renders the "primary" nonsense, when you click on "All mail" it shows ALL mails from ALL accounts, but how about seeing all the mails from one account? There's no way, you have the star function but nearly useless because it shows just everything including archived emails from years ago. Now why I need this app? Hell, it's because I need two factor for my google account! Hell, I think Microsoft Outlook is nowadays better than this cluster piece of complicated app that probably people just want to shove in bunch of personal goals into it to get some bonus or whatever instead of making this useful to the end user. They killed inbox and said this has all my favorite features in it, or is it straightly lying? It's not all the features! All the useful ones including swipe to archive a bundle of emails, the reminder to-do list feature, ALL of them are gone, and now we have this! With Ads built in!
Is this Really for Ages 4,5,6,and 7?
by ahmed kkhan on 2018/12/27 16:44
Hi Gmail, I love the app, but I’m kind of confused if this app is really for kids ages 4. If you scroll up to the top you will see something that says “For Ages 4 and up.” I think the Idea of having kids in elementary school and that 5,6, and 7 isn’t a very smart idea, if kids not mature enough use the app what do you think is going to happen? I personally think what's going to happen is that kids are going to get messages from random people asking for pictures of them naked or something, the 2nd thing I think is going to happen is that kids are going to message people like murderers and they might give away their address or something so that’s bad, and the last thing I think is going to happen is that kids are going to run away and meet the “love of their life” (the child predator that asked he or she to meet him or her) and get kidnapped. So I recommend you change that so parents can not get confused and let these happen to their children. Sincerely, Jeniffer.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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 🥺
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.
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!
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!
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.
Attachments only from Google Drive 👎
by Shehaslived on 2019/05/05 14:42
Every time I think Gmail is getting better, I am disappointed. I keep switching between the Outlook app and Gmail app. I want to stick with Gmail, but Outlook seems to have everything I need. For example, I love that you can switch between apps in the side menu of outlook. Previously in the gmail app you could switch accounts in the side menu as well, but they were horizontally pinned at the top which was inconvenient and ugly. Now it’s where the search bar is and that’s cool. So I downloaded it back, thinking it finally had everything that I needed. Now I’m deleting it again. I’m a college student and I send a lot of attachments over email. My main cloud drive is OneDrive because it is linked with my laptop and so I can automatically sync my documents to the cloud without having to manually save it there a bunch of times. The fact that Gmail only allows attachments from the Photo library and Google Drive is so frustrating. It’s also not just about me using outlook but sometimes I save documents directly to my phone or the Apple cloud. Gmail does not allow me to attach none of those documents. Just when I thought I had it all, I was disappointed again. I really like Gmail and it has nice features, but it isn’t not practical for what I need. Unfortunately, I have to go back to Outlook.
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.
No dark mode, APIs, or anything new at all
by The Forever Machine on 2019/10/15 01:58
This “a/b suuuuuuper slow update speed for all apps” thing gets really old. I’m not interested in wasting time using an app that doesn’t get updated quickly to support new features and enhancements. I opened the app, dark mode didn’t toggle, and then I deleted the app. 2.5 weeks later and still no toggle even. Unacceptable tbh. I don’t have the patience for this a/b testing or snail paced feature updating anymore. All it really does it just circumnavigate App Store rules and policies technically. maybe I’ll come back next year and try again and see where the app is at then. But for now? Sticking with stock mail app. Should’ve known better. This app certainly DOES NOT have all the new features — so don’t expect it. All you can expect is that it has your gmail account and that you receive your email perfectly fine as far as I can tell. That’s literally it, though. Nothing extra, nothing special. Worth about 2 stars I think.
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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
Dark Mode Missing😢😢
by Rjaubin on 2019/12/13 03:35
As good as the app is with it features, very disappointed that it still doesn’t have Dark Mode
Where is Dark Mode?
by RobbieRob23 on 2019/12/13 03:03
The dark mode rollout for this app has been painfully slow. That alone nets then a loss of two stars. I would have otherwise only given the app 3 stars based on organizational limitations and how difficult it is to get to settings when you have a lot of labels.
I’m not getting any emails from apps that said I would.
by GingerBreadLover1238 on 2019/12/13 02:14
I have accidentally logged out of my Roblox account and I forgot my password, so I typed in my email and hit send, then I checked the app and absolutely nothing new was on the app! I find this really sad because I’ve had this account for so long and now it’s just gone again because of one simple thing such as an email not sending when it was supposed to, and I’ve tried so many times that it even tells me to stop trying!
NOTIFICATIONS ARE STILL NOT FIXED
by sos please fix on 2019/12/13 02:12
I’M STILL GETTING NOTIFICATIONS WHEN THERE ARE NO NEW MESSAGE. THIS HAS BEEN WEEKS NOW.
Getting worse and worse
by cpcissell75 on 2019/12/13 01:59
WHERE IS DARK MODE!
App is locking up on my iPhone 11 Pro
by Treman99dd on 2019/12/13 01:56
Very buggy app.
Closing out of email
by DrewCoopOC on 2019/12/13 01:17
As of recently, every time I open an email, the screen blinks and throws me back into my inbox. I cannot even view an email because it shoots me back to the inbox so fast. I’ve deleted the app numerous times and added all 4 of my email addresses to no fix.
Can’t access anything
by MorbidMermaid on 2019/12/12 23:19
The app won’t load anything since the most recent update. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but that did nothing to fix the problem. I’ve never had problems with this app before now, highly disappointing.
Atención A atención
by fuentes isabel on 2019/12/12 21:55
Attention gentlemen and gentlemen and I am putting you on alert with emails from Google Gmail since they are unreliable I have tried to change the password and I practically five six months trying to recover my Google account and failed to recover it Google fails to recognize that I am the legitimate owner of those accounts unless those accounts have been hacked the same way I do not want to let me know because it is impossible that Google does not recognize that there are photos there are documents for the account from which I am trying to recover, please.
Fix ASAP
by dillydillyfoesho on 2019/12/12 21:13
Major issue is hitting reply then can’t type anything this happens daily. I also don’t know why an app would perform so poorly. Other times I hit reply and and the cursor don’t move to body and open up keyboard for me. This is basic smartphone etiquette 101. Correct Now!
Issues replying to emails
by Stollenbread on 2019/12/12 20:55
Not sure what has happened in the last couple of days but when I go to reply or reply all to emails I am given a blank screen. The buttons at the top show up but are completely nonfunctional.
Dark mode?!
by optvader on 2019/12/12 18:10
Everywhere I look online I see that “Dark Mode for Gmail has been enabled” but I don’t see it as an option in my settings. I’m on the latest build. Where is it?
Garbage
by Ghostinthetoast on 2019/12/12 17:28
This app is just barely passable, even at the price of free. It deletes your written messages when you leave the app and come back, and then sometimes just won’t give you a keyboard when you click in the message body. Nearly junk.
What’s your problem google
by Wenkan Photo on 2019/12/12 09:41
Why cannot I swipe to archive mails?
Recommendation
by @notnahom on 2019/12/12 04:53
Pleas add dark mode
Dark mode
by Countability on 2019/12/12 02:02
Where or where could it be
Dark mode
by i need my dark mode on 2019/12/12 01:47
I’m looking for dark mode and I don’t have it and yes I updated it, and still nothing, or am I just trying and it never had one?
Open in Safari?
by Sohrobo on 2019/12/12 01:42
This is a great app but I want to be able to open web links directly in Safari, not in the built in browser. The option in settings to pick Safari does not work. Chrome works. Google works. Safari doesn’t work. Go figure.
Can’t reply to emails since updating
by mrb370 on 2019/12/12 01:37
Basically the whole purpose of the app is useless since I updated my iPhone to the most recent OS. I can’t reply to emails at all and have to force quit the app to get it to go anything else. Might be partially an Apple problem since my phone is older but still not great!
Mejor comunicación
by rafmarhm1 on 2019/12/12 01:08
Esta aplicación a venido a revolucionar el mundo respecto a la comunicación, ya que por aquí se realizan, se envía y se puede ver todo tipo de información escrita y fotográfica y fílmica. Excelente !!
Lots os new bugs
by laginyc on 2019/12/12 00:49
The reply does not load the email, window gets stuck with empty window. Instructions windows get stuck cannot close them. Feels like this has not been qa’d properly. Really unusable.
Gmail
by hndkapdhakfjsrete on 2019/12/11 23:47
Just the best
New major update is awful
by Yaycob1 on 2019/12/11 18:06
Newest update has major issues. By default it alerts you for all mail including promotions it seems. It also fails to update the notification, I have no unread mail but for 30+ minutes it will tell me I have unread mail and there is no way to get it to refresh.
Can’t paste
by Ron_Helzer on 2019/12/11 16:37
Can’t even paste text into a reply now! (Couldn’t paste URL copied from Google search addresses bar into body of Gmail reply!) (Was finally able to paste the URL into Gmail after pasting it into Notes first, then copying it again from there... Not sure if it’s Google Search, Gmail, iOS 13 fault, or some combination of the three? Sick of all these “updates” that just break more and more things, nothing works right these days.)
Where are my emails going
by ms gwendolyn dunlap on 2019/12/11 15:48
I been trying for months to rectify this problem someone have made a fake account name Yuzkonllc which giving me so much trouble trying to recover my Gmail account please help me
Locked
by Dkk1968 on 2019/12/11 15:22
When it tells me about new features, I can’t get out of the announcement tiles and into my email.
Why can’t I read my mail In a full screen view?
by aisleseat on 2019/12/11 15:20
The freakin’ sidebar takes up almost half the width of my screen forcing me to zoom in/out on the view. Why can’t I click on email in the sidebar and have it open into a full screen view? At one point a workaround was to generate a print preview of the message. Really?? Alternatively, can I get my gmail in the Outlook app? Oh, and why can’t I delete more than one message at a time? Should be able to at least move to folder, then delete them all from there. While I’m at it, why can’t I set the “all emails” as my default folder? Sheesh! I’ve just realised I don’t like this ap very much at all...
Broken
by hnkmrtn67 on 2019/12/11 15:18
This app has been broken for literally three weeks now. I select an email and it flickers and resets, unselecting the email. I select a folder and it flickers and disappears. I try to search and the box disappears. I try to do basically anything and it doesn’t work. Is google too busy sexually harassing employees then giving astronomical severance packages (Android founder), invading people’s privacy, and just generally being evil to pay attention to its apps?
So many things to sort!
by 35madscientist on 2019/12/11 14:48
The newest update is so annoying! I have two emails through gmail and I’ve always liked it. But it separated my email(s) into social, main, I forgot the name of the one where it’s from places from where things you buy often, and then there’s ads galore! They repeat after I’ve deleted them. They *DON’T* try to “not show this ad again.” They all repeat day after day! I am so disappointed! I hope you change it back. Also, it always says that I have 1 important email—but when I check, nothing’s changed. It really is so different and I hope a few things will change! :(
DARK MODE
by armsryab on 2019/12/11 14:10
solid app, but lagging in the dark mode area. come on guys. let’s get this fixed!!
Thanks to you gmail
by ayontez on 2019/12/11 13:30
I love it
Emails Going Into Wrong Accounts
by **** MJ on 2019/12/11 12:53
Recently some of my emails from my business account have been going into my personal email account. These accounts are not connected. When I check on my computer browser, the emails that wound up in my personal account on my phone were not there. So it seems something is wrong with the app putting emails into the wrong accounts.
Still no dark mode...
by JJstar on 2019/12/11 10:59
iPhone XS Max running the latest iOS 13.3 and Gmail version 6.0.191117. Google is obviously having major issues with the rollout.
Dark Mode available since October but doesn't appear on app???
by x497 on 2019/12/11 09:02
According to numerous articles and Twitter, Gmail released dark mode for its app back in October. It also said the rollout of the feature should take up to 15 days. Well, we're way past that time frame and UNTIL NOW there is still no dark mode on the app. This is beyond frustrating that a feature like dark mode seems to be so hard for Gmail to implement properly.
Integrate Files Support
by antonakakis on 2019/12/11 04:52
This app is almost perfect. The only thing it’s missing is integration with Apple’s native Files app. As of right now you can only attach files from Google drive.
Photo attachment improvements
by Get Me Some Chicken on 2019/12/11 04:37
I enjoy the app overall. It is easy to keep things organized and send and receive emails quickly. I also like how drafts are always saved so I can come back to work on them later. I’d really love if I could attach photos from specific albums instead of having to scroll through my entire camera rolls. It would also be nice to have more control over the recent attachments functions. Specifically the ability to choose from a “most used” attachments list. Also the ability remove unwanted attachments from the recent attachments list
Bad reviews
by yeppers098754 on 2019/12/11 04:21
Haven’t used it
Minor Issues
by skatanarchy on 2019/12/11 04:11
The app out of nowhere has switched from a dark theme which I prefer to a light theme. I don’t know how many other people are having this same issue, but I’d like it to reflect the dark theme I have on the rest of my OS. Also the app does not seem to be providing notifications. I’ll open the app and find that I have unread emails that I hadn’t been notified of on my lock screen.
Still no dark mode
by RonB1958 on 2019/12/11 03:51
How many versions need to be released before we will get a dark mode on iOS 13?
Hyperlinks
by RafaelxRafael on 2019/12/11 03:19
I hate that Gmail tries to open links in its own browser. Even when I’ve turned it off, it magically finds a way to do it again. Does the company in charge of Gmail truly think I’m okay with them trying to keep tabs on all my browsing? No. It’s not like I can stop them through other means but if this isn’t fixed by the next update then I’m done with this service. It’s not worth it.
Bring over more desktop functions
by Meow_meow_369 on 2019/12/11 03:14
It’d be neat to be able to use and see the color coded stars
Unable to swipe to archive or delete
by TheresaB1989 on 2019/12/11 01:22
The fact that I can no longer swipe in my gmail app to archive or delete an email is highly annoying and inconvenient. To have to go into each and every email to do these actions is such a waste of time. This needs to be fixed as I don’t know a single person who has the time to open every email they get.
Dark theme for calendar and gmail please
by alexniiii on 2019/12/10 23:46
What are you doing google, just bring out the dark theme?
Dark mode?
by p-doggy on 2019/12/10 23:19
This is ridiculous at this point. Where is dark mode? Google finds time to influence what society thinks about every topic but you can’t add dark mode to gmail?
THE BEST👍
by Linka_Nene_Ronnie_666 on 2019/12/10 21:57
I recommend you to get gmail! It’s the best mail app
Darkmode? Etawen? It’s been months
by texjer on 2019/12/10 21:52
iPhone SE, updated Gmail app, 13.2.3 Same issue on my iPhone X
Dark Mode
by Jatthias on 2019/12/10 20:16
Here we are in December 2019 and still no dark mode.
DARK MODE
by DIAMOND ✨ on 2019/12/10 18:43
y’all need dark mode tbh. 🥴
PLEASE FIX THE REPLY BUG ALREADY!!!!!
by Zombie JL on 2019/12/10 18:28
When I hit reply or reply all, it shows a blank page and I can’t even click the X on the top left of the screen. I end up having to exit out of the app. Please fix this!
BRING BACK INBOX PLEASE!!!!
by Chorsh on 2019/12/10 18:23
If you can’t please update with: 1. Trip bundles - super super helpful!!! 2. Select all button!
Cost me big!!
by Zanethemain1 on 2019/12/10 17:30
Gmail decided to take it upon themselves to place emails from clients in the promotional folder.. which resulted in me losing over $600... the emails have never went to that folder and I don’t appreciate gmail deciding where an email goes and if I get it or not. That alone means you have a chance of missing a very important email and then overlooking it and never knowing about it. I am so mad at gmail right now cause they made me lose BIG!!
Fails
by stulaw11 on 2019/12/10 16:47
Can’t attach a file from any cloud service but Google’s. Useless to me and anti-competitive. Even the stock Mail app can do that and EVERY other email app.
Emails
by delleted and lost on 2019/12/10 16:26
Emails run into each other, you can’t find a new response easily. When responding to emails the response gets deleted. I have complained and searched how to fix all of these but to no avail and have had to begin to exit gmail
Attachment
by Erich617 on 2019/12/10 16:16
I acknowledge that one star is a severe response to an issue I experienced with one function. However, this was a pretty critical function when I needed it, and this app is the industry leader with so many reviews that a one star review is the best way that I can think of to bring attention to the issue. I was attempting to attach an important, time sensitive document to an email in Gmail. I had it saved in both the iCloud file directory and Drive. I could not access the iCloud file directory from Gmail, and the app would only include the file from Drive as a link (at least, that was my understanding from the pop-up messages I received). It was vital that the file be sent as an attachment, so I ended up adding my Gmail account to Mail and using that. I had only been using Gmail since Inbox was discontinued, and I haven’t found it to be exceptionally better than Mail. With this issue, I may not return to Gmail.
They have ruined this app
by Tfyhikigftgg on 2019/12/10 15:18
Forwarding an email is nowhere near obvious. The whole user interface is a bunch of symbols that mean who knows what and no description. Give me the older interfaces that used a word or two to describe it and to click on instead of all these cute symbols that nobody knows what they mean.
Dark Mode?
by RMS7777 on 2019/12/10 12:49
Please turn dark mode on in iOS 13 version.
What is the use of gmail?
by 4CHILL3S on 2019/12/10 11:12
Me: How to delete, mark/select all, mass delete your mails? Gmail/Google Answer: I Don’t know!! We just doing and developing this st upid apps. That’s all.. Promotion Folder 2000+++mails!! You have to tick the box ONE BY ONE!! Very convenient app. Applause!!
Dark theme
by @🎾 on 2019/12/10 08:27
How long does it take for dark theme to roll out? It’s been over 50 days since the blog post announcement. I am considering switching to Outlook.
Dark Mode
by Brad Hilts on 2019/12/10 05:49
Seriously. Get with it, Google. Smaller companies are doing better.
Why???
by NatiWarrior on 2019/12/10 05:11
Y'all removed Dark Mode from this app....Why???
Dark mode?
by tdopera on 2019/12/10 04:42
It doesn’t work on my gmail app. Not even an option. Still no dark mode after 12/9/19 update
No Dark Mode?
by jim_james on 2019/12/10 04:22
It’s Now December and I still have yet to see a Dark Mode option. No thank you! 👎🏻👎🏻
Almost Perfect!
by Xian 23 on 2019/12/10 04:19
Great email app! I use it all the time. Please add a search function when moving emails to folders.
Defaults to in app Safari
by Dragontology on 2019/12/10 03:17
The best app for Gmail, but it still opens links in the in app Safari and not regular Safari, when you choose Safari. Granted, in app Safari has the option to click through to regular Safari, but I'd rather it do what it said. Otherwise great app.
Can’t get any real help from gmail
by mdem1 on 2019/12/10 03:13
I have tried all the steps from recovery and still can’t access my gmail account I used the right password I don’t have the same number that’s registered to that account so it’s just sending on a loop try email try password and it just repeat over again but it sends me emails to the recovery email saying someone tried logging in. Yes it was me. Please help
Still no Dark Mode as of December 9, 2019
by Jas God on 2019/12/10 02:18
What happened to the dark mode rollout? How and why is this still not an available option for many of us? Ridiculous. One star.
Idea
by Vrvrvuukk on 2019/12/10 01:44
Would y’all be able to add a option to the app which would allow you to have a starting email and then you can scroll down to let’s say for this premise the last email on you list and then click it with your finger and have all those emails deleted in one swoop. Only saying because I’m lazy and tend to not delete emails so have a endless list and it could also just be used to delete let’s say 5 or 10 emails in a row which are spam or unneeded. And also you can exchange the word ‘delete’ with archive or any of the other options :). Thank you and have a blessed day!
Dark mode
by adiaznyvp on 2019/12/10 01:39
Does anyone know when is this dark mode being released ????
Olshan Foundation Repair
by Booneville Customer on 2019/12/10 01:39
Marcus and his crew were very professional. The worked hard and completed the work in a very timely manner. Tammy Keener was very helpful and kept me up to date on the status of crew arrival departures and the initial scheduling of the work. I am very satisfied with the work at this point in time.
No Dark Mode
by camcian on 2019/12/10 01:35
This has got to be a joke, right?
#notifications.
by Sunthebun1 on 2019/12/10 01:16
I’m still not getting all my email #notifications and I just got the latest update but still no change. I will continue pressing the issue until I get all my email #notifications. It’s very disrespectful when I don’t get a response on this issue and I know my rights.
DARK MODE
by mangoo3 on 2019/12/10 01:12
why don’t we all have dark mode?!
Pls daddy googpe add a dark mode for iOS 13
by mrjbb3903 on 2019/12/10 01:03
😢😢😢
Who’s Buried in Grandmother’s Garden? MarionJoy MJDC
by Cowgirl from Waco, Tx. on 2019/12/10 00:44
I just wanna be happy with your family and friends family man.. Hopefully Gmail will work for me..
Still. No. Dark mode
by Dead gig on 2019/12/10 00:12
??????
3 months later, no dark mode
by BlueRocketSi on 2019/12/09 23:56
Enable it already, beyond frustrating
Email Count
by No sleep for days on 2019/12/09 23:32
Email count is never correct but what is even more frustrating is not receiving emails until I refresh my inboxes.
Dark mode!?!?
by Ab5328 on 2019/12/09 23:15
Where is my dark mode? Will change once I get dark mode
No dark mode still?
by Deanchile on 2019/12/09 22:29
Another update to the app and still no dark mode!?
Dark mode
by vloso on 2019/12/09 22:08
When is dark mode coming for iPhones?
Isn’t opening
by Bh55 on 2019/12/09 19:11
I have the app on my iPhone but it only opens to a blank page.
Gmail seems to be broken
by jlhandy on 2019/12/09 17:24
I haven’t been able to reply to emails via app for weeks now. I can read, but the app freezes every time I attempt to reply or forward messages
New bug
by Phone Watching on 2019/12/09 17:02
After the most recent update, attempting to reply to a thread results in a crash. A fairly major issue for an email client.
Please fix
by Deserae Ailani on 2019/12/09 16:30
My responses to emails never go through, which forces me to re-type my responses and send them on my laptop. Very inconvenient! Also, when I think I am deleting emails from within the app and I go on my laptop, those same emails are still there. A better update is needed immediately.
Bugs are not fixed
by Dutch star on 2019/12/09 16:14
Problem were highlighted emails are not being displayed, but some random other email is displayed om my iPad. I am running latest iOS version for iPad, did not fix this problem. Support not available. Please somebody pay attention! Please pay attention, fix this crazy problem.
No way to add file attachments from iCloud drive
by cdwilson on 2019/12/09 15:14
There is no way to add a file attachment to an email from iCloud drive or local storage on the iPad. Clicking the paper clip icon when composing an email only allows choosing a photo or a file from Google drive, but no option to choose a file from the iPad file system. This is the only thing that prevents me from using the Gmail app instead of Apple Mail app.
Dark Theme not Available
by Tesa1350 on 2019/12/09 15:02
I’m using gmail on an iPhone 8 Plus and I don’t have the option to use the dark theme. My friend who has an older iPhone has this option. Please fix this.
Booo! No Dark Mode in iOS 13!
by deckhopper on 2019/12/09 12:46
Boooo! Hissss! No dark mode in this app, even in iOS 13. My eyes start to bleed when I open this app in the dark... too bright white!!
Dark Mode not in iOS 13
by Bratstein9 on 2019/12/09 09:01
I have an iPhone and the app keeps crashing and dark mode doesn’t work. Please fix.
Dark mode?
by Trendee2018 on 2019/12/08 22:06
I like the app as far as functionality goes, but where is dark mode. Not happy that it’s available on my phone yet.
Can’t reply to emails with images in the chain
by My Wife The Hoor on 2019/12/08 18:37
Need to fix this.
🤮
by ababahhwhwhwhwwhwhwhjw on 2019/12/08 18:04
Horrible
Great App But...
by Dev Purohit on 2019/12/08 14:13
The Gmail app is great. It’s fast, intuitive, has a clean UI, and more. However, the iPad app doesn’t support split-screen multitasking. This is a huge dealbreaker for me because all my other apps work with this amazing iPad feature, including the stock iPadOS Mail app, but not Gmail. Please fix this!
Bugs to fix
by please fix this asap!!!! on 2019/12/08 04:16
Sometimes reply emails don’t load and you just get a blank screen and the keyboard doesn’t pop up. If the suggested response terms pop up you can click on those to get to the keyboard but not always. If you copy a url and try to paste it into the body of a response email it doesn’t do anything. You can still paste the text somewhere else so it’s sill on the clipboard but the email won’t add it. Very frustrating. Please fix soon!
Gmail
by Smurfs kids12345 on 2019/12/08 04:08
Very good for use but only issue is might be slow without internet
Good app, but simple bugs remain
by WTFDev on 2019/12/08 03:53
I’ve used Gmail since invitation only. But simple things like swipe settings are not save between updates or the app doesn’t use them. Right now, latest update as of 12/7 a swipe left setting is set to delete mail. The app doesn’t allow swipe lefts. I mean come on Google, one of the biggest tech companies and you can’t get simple testing down. Unbelievable!
Biggest user!
by malxee on 2019/12/08 03:39
I’ve been using this app for years and for some reason gmail has a new flaw that it doesn’t let u open links that have anything to do with music, videos...! I hate it! It’s something that must be fixed asap! Otherwise it’s gr8! Ty
Promotions feature is crap
by thunderride on 2019/12/08 02:38
I now have to use is:unread is:inbox filter every time to see all my unread messages. Wasn’t even able to find a way to turn it off! Looks like I have to go have to go back iPhone email app.
Why?
by bwharrell on 2019/12/08 02:22
I was trying to type an email on my phone and I needed to copy the entire thing. This is where the hellish nightmare began. It wouldn’t allow me to scroll down with the highlighting tool to get the entire email. For some reason, it would keep jumping back and forth erratically, not allow me to reach the end of the email over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. Edit: it is still doing it. Fix this. I don’t have this issue in any other app! I just tried highlighting and scrolling down in Facebook, Notes, and a few other apps. This one is the only one that does it. Edit 2: I’m going to continue to one star this until you do something. And I will continue to provide edits here as well.
Best Free Email Tool
by SZTC on 2017/11/16 11:37
To me, nothing beats MS Outlook for ease, functionality, integration, calendar, etc. However, Gmail is generally easy, they don’t bombard users with ads, the app is terrific - it’s simply straightforward and not overly complicated or engineered like many tech organizations tend to do. Meaning, keep it simple and friendly to all generations. The cons are; can’t create or change the name of a folder via the app; no calendar invite (accept, decline, tentative feature), add alert to your smartphone calendar (or at least an easy to find and use); Gmail arbitrarily disappears from Google Home page. Again, I’m happy with the app, just spoiled with Outlook and most corporate servers now block all online email tools for security reasons. Google and Google Chrome - to me - are hands down the cleanest and best. Other browsers pepper a user with tons of pop ups, videos... I know my mother and in laws fear using other browsers. I hope Google remembers that they can continue to dominate and grab more market share by building their tools for all generations. Fast, simple, obvious and easy.
Slow, glitchy, and this redesign :(
by wordo2.0 on 2019/04/04 17:32
I didn’t update gmail in a while, and when I finally did, I thought things would run smoother, but then I get this weird redesign. The redesign makes it difficult to know which email account you’re using and makes it more convoluted to switch accounts. They also made the font in the app smaller so it’s harder to read. Overall, I think it’s just messy. Maybe I’m just not used to it yet, but I think this redesign makes the app harder to use. And with the redesign, the app reset my original settings on swiping to archive or delete which was just annoying. Plus, as I try to write emails, I keep getting the notification “some changes may not have saved” or something like that, and it would pop up every few seconds, making my email infuriating to write. My inbox takes longer to load now too with the redesign, and sometimes my notifications don’t go through, but that might be because of my phone, not the app. I don’t know, it just feels like gmail’s getting worse. I wish they would stop trying to put in all these new features like Google Pay in emails, and just aim to make the app comfortable to use... Trying to attach multiple files in an email on mobile is so tedious.
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! :/
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.
Why does gmail have a web browser?
by p m 8 8 on 2019/01/23 16:13
Why does this app have a built in web browser? If you click on a link in an email a little window comes up that asks if you want to open it in chrome or safari. I don't have chrome installed because I feel that google harvests enough information about me as it is. So i select open in safari. However when I do this it does not open safari. It opens this miniature web browser that is baked into gmail, there is a button on the bottom of the screen that forwards you to safari. But its too late. The link has been opened in a google made web browser. This is annoying and deceitful. If its a link that can only be used once, then opening it in this mini browser has just ruined the link so that I would have do whenever it is in this built in browser. I would say its okay if I could just delete all cookies and such from this mini bowser but there is no option. And even even if i could delete the information its too late because google already saw what I was doing in that session. I can only assume that google now has any and all information that has been put into the mini browser. I would use a different email app however google has made it so that I cant use any other email app with a gmail account... so I guess I’m just screwed.
DON’T get this app.
by Muahahailaugh on 2019/09/04 11:49
1. You can’t mass delete emails in this app. You have to select every email, one by one. That’s usually multiple clicks (or a swipe and click) per email. 2. Your inbox is automatically separated into different inboxes, including social and “promotions.” Emails are seemingly put into other categories AT RANDOM. Multiple times now, emails from addresses which previously went into my inbox went into these other two categories, and one of the times, it was a work email. That email was also labeled as important, another category that has NO notifications by default, and it could not be seen when I went into the “All mail” tab. I’ve tried to make sense of why emails from certain addresses (of the same topic every time) would randomly go into different folders, but I have no idea still. All in all, this is unnecessarily complicated, unhelpful, and you have to fix it all yourself because those are the default settings. I can’t believe we get advertisements in the same area and with the same look as other, unread emails as well. If you can, don’t get this app. Use gmail on your browser, or maybe don’t use gmail unless you have to. Maybe this is less terrible on a different device (my device is an iPad Pro), but I somehow doubt that.
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 —-
Inferior to “Inbox” (updated after a feed days of use)
by N/a duh74 on 2019/04/07 00:51
Inbox was my favorite email experience I’ve had since the glory days of BlackBerry, but as others have pointed out, it was a huge disappointment having it taken away. After a few days of use, my opinion has not changed. Organization is painfully lacking compared to Inbox, both in visual style and feature set. I loved how finance and purchase categories were built in to the experience. Gone. Now a lack of visual divide between emails and the inclusion of ads in my inbox has me hating the email experience altogether. I have no interest in using this app for much longer and will be seeking alternatives. I don’t care much about this stuff, but google had a solid program in Inbox, and I would go back without hesitation if I could. Seriously, ads at the top of my mailbox? I actually got a pop up message after deleting one that they would “try not to include ads like that,” but there’s always ads. I would pay not to have ads, but that’s where google makes their money I guess. I’ll go somewhere else. Inbox was wonderful from the moment I first installed it, and the gmail app? It’s like going from freshly made lemonade to Minute Maid. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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”
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 😊
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!
One of the best apps ever
by juniper hoffman on 2019/07/15 11:39
This app is one of the best apps I’ve ever used! It has almost everything that I could’ve ever imagined an app even having! I mean... you can EMAIL people with it, you can also RECEIVE emails from different people, and so much more! If I was to be asked what app would I recommend to anyone that lets you email people, I would most DEFINITELY say that I would recommend THIS app to about almost ANYONE! Since I’ve had this app I have NOT had ANY problems with it at all really. Except for that ONE time where I could not really receive any emails from anyone. But I was kinda glad that I couldn’t really receive any emails from anyone cause I have KINDA been getting some random emails from people. Other than that... I would give this app a five star rating. Thank you, gmail creators, for creating an app that lets me be able to email different people. 📧 I don’t really know what I would do without this app. ESPECIALLY for those people who I can’t really text their phone numbers.
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?
Such a crappy product
by -Keyboard- on 2019/07/02 01:01
When I open this app, it's all overwhelmingly full of information. You get labels that you can partially define on your phone but have to use the actual webpage to do advanced stuff, you get the "tabs" that hides emails partially and sometimes spam goes into primary, which renders the "primary" nonsense, when you click on "All mail" it shows ALL mails from ALL accounts, but how about seeing all the mails from one account? There's no way, you have the star function but nearly useless because it shows just everything including archived emails from years ago. Now why I need this app? Hell, it's because I need two factor for my google account! Hell, I think Microsoft Outlook is nowadays better than this cluster piece of complicated app that probably people just want to shove in bunch of personal goals into it to get some bonus or whatever instead of making this useful to the end user. They killed inbox and said this has all my favorite features in it, or is it straightly lying? It's not all the features! All the useful ones including swipe to archive a bundle of emails, the reminder to-do list feature, ALL of them are gone, and now we have this! With Ads built in!
Is this Really for Ages 4,5,6,and 7?
by ahmed kkhan on 2018/12/27 16:44
Hi Gmail, I love the app, but I’m kind of confused if this app is really for kids ages 4. If you scroll up to the top you will see something that says “For Ages 4 and up.” I think the Idea of having kids in elementary school and that 5,6, and 7 isn’t a very smart idea, if kids not mature enough use the app what do you think is going to happen? I personally think what's going to happen is that kids are going to get messages from random people asking for pictures of them naked or something, the 2nd thing I think is going to happen is that kids are going to message people like murderers and they might give away their address or something so that’s bad, and the last thing I think is going to happen is that kids are going to run away and meet the “love of their life” (the child predator that asked he or she to meet him or her) and get kidnapped. So I recommend you change that so parents can not get confused and let these happen to their children. Sincerely, Jeniffer.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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 🥺
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.
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!
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!
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.
Attachments only from Google Drive 👎
by Shehaslived on 2019/05/05 14:42
Every time I think Gmail is getting better, I am disappointed. I keep switching between the Outlook app and Gmail app. I want to stick with Gmail, but Outlook seems to have everything I need. For example, I love that you can switch between apps in the side menu of outlook. Previously in the gmail app you could switch accounts in the side menu as well, but they were horizontally pinned at the top which was inconvenient and ugly. Now it’s where the search bar is and that’s cool. So I downloaded it back, thinking it finally had everything that I needed. Now I’m deleting it again. I’m a college student and I send a lot of attachments over email. My main cloud drive is OneDrive because it is linked with my laptop and so I can automatically sync my documents to the cloud without having to manually save it there a bunch of times. The fact that Gmail only allows attachments from the Photo library and Google Drive is so frustrating. It’s also not just about me using outlook but sometimes I save documents directly to my phone or the Apple cloud. Gmail does not allow me to attach none of those documents. Just when I thought I had it all, I was disappointed again. I really like Gmail and it has nice features, but it isn’t not practical for what I need. Unfortunately, I have to go back to Outlook.
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.
No dark mode, APIs, or anything new at all
by The Forever Machine on 2019/10/15 01:58
This “a/b suuuuuuper slow update speed for all apps” thing gets really old. I’m not interested in wasting time using an app that doesn’t get updated quickly to support new features and enhancements. I opened the app, dark mode didn’t toggle, and then I deleted the app. 2.5 weeks later and still no toggle even. Unacceptable tbh. I don’t have the patience for this a/b testing or snail paced feature updating anymore. All it really does it just circumnavigate App Store rules and policies technically. maybe I’ll come back next year and try again and see where the app is at then. But for now? Sticking with stock mail app. Should’ve known better. This app certainly DOES NOT have all the new features — so don’t expect it. All you can expect is that it has your gmail account and that you receive your email perfectly fine as far as I can tell. That’s literally it, though. Nothing extra, nothing special. Worth about 2 stars I think.
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