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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
Spam
by ddwalt on 2019/04/24 22:53
New update says you can report spam, but doesn’t tell you how??
Won’t even open
by mzmscoyote on 2019/04/24 22:34
I got a new device. Now I have to sign in again. But the gmail ap just loops through sign in goes to add an account goes to sign in goes to add an account. There is no way to make it work on my new device. No way to find out how to break the infinite loop. Too bad.
Terrible compared to Inbox
by Katelyn S on 2019/04/24 22:20
No option to only send notifications for Important emails - which doesn't look like it would help because it seems to think every newsletter I get is important. No bundles. No integrated reminders. Many functions, like Mark as Spam or Mark as Not Important are buried several taps in. Design is visually boring and indistinct. I used to like Gmail, long before I knew how good email could be with Inbox. So upset to be back here.
You can’t see the body of the email you are composing
by Pepper tee. on 2019/04/24 20:05
Ever since the latest update there is some kind of glitch; when you move the cursor into the body of the email you are composing to open the type tool, it fills most of the screen with empty space so you can’t see the message body and you lose track of where you are very easily. The same thing happens when you try to type in names to the “send to” field, it makes it impossible to see what you have added until you cancel out of the type window. This can’t be on purpose because it has made the app extremely hard to use. Please fix.
If you can't do a job well...
by Ah Bl on 2019/04/24 19:02
You shouldn't do it at all! Why offer email aliases when sending from them still sends from the main email!?
Mixing Account Conversations
by ACerni on 2019/04/24 18:51
Emails sent to one account will show up in another email account. It’s terrible.
Slow and glitchy
by bassnecterhateswooks on 2019/04/24 17:34
Slow and glitchy update. Impossible to scroll while responding to an email and unable to delete drafts anymore.
Can't see if I was BCC'd in an email
by Anonymous1223334444 on 2019/04/24 17:23
Can't see if I was BCC'd in an email
No sirve
by chikibaby39 on 2019/04/24 17:16
Desde abril 8 estoy instalando y desinstalando la app para ver si actualiza mi correo ya q desde esa fecha no recibo ni uno por más q lo actualice... lo peor es q ahí me llegan los recibos por pagar y no puedo verlos porq no se pueden actualizar... Es un asco desde que lo actualizaron.
Keep saying no connection
by allieeeee =) on 2019/04/24 13:00
I can’t even check my email on my phone. Even tho I get a notification about it. When I go to delete it. It says no connection. HELP.
Really bad update
by Lil'Zilber on 2019/04/24 12:19
It has become absolutely impossible to use with this last big update. Since the “Archived” tab gone missing I don’t have an access to my archived emails anymore. The only thing I could do is to go to “All mail” tab and try to dig up my archived email from there. This is insane. What were you thinking?! If I wanted all emails to be in one mailbox I would have just created one email and used it. There was a reason why I didn’t want to mix them together. Now it is impossible to find an email under “All mail” tab. There are tons of emails from different accounts there. Why did you that? How can I get a quick access to archived email from just one account? Please answer.
Can't mark junk mail as read anymore?
by Jasonrulz75 on 2019/04/24 12:08
That stinks. Used to be just fine....now forced to open ads? C'mon man. Wasn't broken from the customers side. I live Google products..calendar/maps all of it. This did not need to be "fixed"
Horrible at sorting emails
by Ibsaegujppurcswyhbkkkoutrg on 2019/04/24 11:55
I reluctantly downloaded this app recently when my “Inbox” Gmail app was no longer supported. I hate it. I get so many notifications a day for promo emails. My settings say to send me notifications for “primary only” and somehow so many silly emails are getting sorted into Primary. I’m tired of hearing the notification noise, but if I turn notifications off, I’ll miss out on important emails. If I unsubscribe from the promos, I won’t have them when I need them. I’m SOL either way. This app is not organized as nicely as Inbox was. Inbox has bright colors and you could easily switch between “primary”, “promos”, “travel”, etc. it was extremely user friendly and organized perfectly. This app lacks all of those user friendly organization features. This app feels like any other email app, even the one that comes with your phone. There’s nothing special or handy about it. I’m not a fan.
This redesign is a regression
by duane bailey on 2019/04/24 10:46
So, I have never commented on anything before, but this release of the gmail app deserves some real feedback. I’ve been using gmail on many platforms for as long as gmail has been a thing. For the first time I’ve considered moving on to some other mail reader. To me, Google has lost their way. I have two iPads and so I have a basis for comparison. This latest redesign is on one. The other is an old, working version. * Under the new version, gmail has decided to begin merging your views of mail accounts. This is problematic for those of us with several accounts, especially when some are work-related (with security constraints) and some are not. Please let users control this. * It is impossible to see the “upper right” icons for archiving, etc, when the iPad is upright. They’re only visible when the tables is in landscape mode. * Selecting several messages is easy. Doing anything with those selected messages appears impossible. The archive buttons only work on the viewed message, and the ... actions do not include anything useful (eg “mark as read”). * Non-spam junk mail is out-of-control, so I use filters, heavily. I’ve used a laptop to set these up in the past. There appears to be no way to construct a filter using a mobile device, of any kind. Really? One detail, I’ve put up with for a long time is the coloring of the app. I realize that Google’s branding involves fully saturated primary school colors, but I feel that the One Design Fits All Red is a bit much, all the time. Please allow some primitive form of themes that allows those of us tired soles ho use your software to relax a bit. Other than that, works like a paper bag...the goods get delivered.
Good
by sean ttttttrghfgjhr on 2019/04/24 07:38
It’s good
New gmail design
by bnorr42 on 2019/04/24 06:51
Gmail new design stinks, a lousy redesign.
Lacking basic inbox features
by JCLindy on 2019/04/24 06:04
Please incorporate
iCloud documents
by jasmali5 on 2019/04/24 01:39
I can’t upload documents from my iCloud Drive. It’s frustrating.
Made the mistake of trying it 😡
by trampatb on 2019/04/24 01:00
Complete fiasco!
Back to ICloud I go
by pkokc on 2019/04/24 00:37
I preferred my Inbox app over my iCloud until NOW! The Gmail app is a cluttered mess! Where are my bundles? Inbox was perfect for business regarding travel, receipts and important contacts...Gmail does absolutely nothing!!! Back to iCloud I go!
They know better
by beardxo on 2019/04/23 23:43
The fact that Googe knows how to make an excellent mail app (Inbox), and refuses to do so, or use Inbox's best features, makes this app very disappointing.
Complete crap
by bradtwo on 2019/04/23 23:07
Inbox was much much better design. Way to go google you once again took a small step forward followed by a giant leap backwards.
No “compose” option on screen
by Farquhar Farquhar on 2019/04/23 17:19
I feel like I must be wrong about this, but for the life of me, I could not find a way to compose an email.
All in one place
by Real Estate Pro Bill on 2019/04/23 16:30
Thank you for a comprehensive platform for our small business!
Huge step back from Inbox
by RCanine on 2019/04/23 15:38
This email Client has a cluttered UI, no easy way to dismiss old emails, and its top menu items combines work and personal emails together. Oh, and there are ads. Very disappointed and looking for alternatives.
limited af.
by add a nickname. on 2019/04/23 14:52
good for ‘just’ viewing the emails. attaching something to a response is awful.
Broken email counter
by nutella_98 on 2019/04/23 14:32
G is busy breaking things. The mail counter is broken. For 2 days in a row now, the number of unread emails is indicated as four (4) over the app icon. However, when I open the panel which shows me my list of accounts, the total number of unread emails is shown as two (2) over my account icons. I also dislike the fact that my mail is deleted by a single swipe to the left (or right). What if I swipe by accident!?
Bring inbox back
by 0001t on 2019/04/23 13:01
I was forced to upgrade to the gmail and do not like it at all. I really enjoyed the functionality and features of google inbox.
😷🤢
by 25885336743 on 2019/04/23 09:19
Unpractical complicated app 👎🏻👎🏻
The worst mail app I have use
by sebsang on 2019/04/23 07:56
I can’t imagine how could Google stopped supporting Inbox?! Gmail app even can’t load the full email!! Every time I have to click ‘View Full’, then open a web page which is WAP style. It’s 2019!!!
Bring back easy access buttons for delete and mark as read
by PSLmama16 on 2019/04/23 06:57
What happened to the easy access buttons to delete or mark as read? I don't have time to individually open each message to delete or mark as read. What's the point of having email on your phone if you still need to login to the account on a laptop or computer to clean up messages? Please bring back the easy access buttons to quickly mark multiple messages as read or deleted. Or just bring back old format. New redesign also makes it difficult to switch between accounts Another glitch that is driving me crazy is the NOTIFICATION icon. I keep checking but there’s no new messages. Then when I do have messages I can’t tell because it does not reflect any changes to inbox unless I actually tap on the app. Please fix!
Good but not great
by Babsjdikana on 2019/04/23 05:12
So I love the fact that you can access you mail by phone but it’s a little bit slow and glitchy
Horrible
by inconsequentialdude on 2019/04/23 04:51
Since I did this update, it now takes four steps to get to Gmail instead of one touch. But when I do get to Gmail, I cannot receive any incoming mail, and the system doesn’t recognize any of my friends addresses. Change it back !!! There was nothing wrong with the previous system!!!
Bug in app
by Jthepony on 2019/04/23 03:55
I tried to sign in an account on the app, but I couldn't because the keyboard won't show so I can't type🙄.Pleas fix it.
Don’t like the new design
by mitoohb on 2019/04/23 02:31
I much preferred inbox than the gmail app. Now inbox is gone and I’m looking for an alternative. I just wanna have my emails in one place and not in designated places that I don’t want.
Auto loads remote images
by FireSmack on 2019/04/23 00:38
Let’s spammers, phishers, and hackers know you saw their email so they can direct more attacks at you. Only on iOS, Gmail ignores your setting to not automatically load remote images. One star till this is corrected. Pretty weak, Googles.
Bring inbox Back Now
by Yoshi Cookie on 2019/04/22 23:46
Google killed the best thing to ever happen to email. Ever. Google — bring it back! Gmail is so clunky and outdated. Now even Microsoft Outlook is more advanced than gmail (computer, tablet, and mobile app). What a sad state of affairs! Google, please bring back Inbox.
Never Rely on Google
by Nameistakenboy on 2019/04/22 22:48
Google is very consistent with being disappointing.
One VERY annoying thing...
by jay_kross on 2019/04/22 22:45
I don’t really like trusting my email information to third party apps, so I was excited when Gmail announced that new functions like scheduling, snoozing, and swiping were (finally) coming to the native app. However, upon starting to use the Gmail app again, I was VERY ANNOYED to find that you can no longer swap out the circular “sender images” for check boxes unless you switch to the very restrictive “compact view” of your inbox. Google’s support website claims that the setting is still there to be changed on iOS, but it isn’t. Why take this away? Almost no person or company *actually* adds a sender image to their Google account, so all you see is random color blobs with letters in them. It is so garish, distracting, and juvenile. I would much rather have check boxes, and still do on the desktop version. I’m glad Gmail is adding some basic overdue functions, but taking this setting option away is such a basic swing and miss... one star until we get that option back.
Zero stars deserved
by Andrew-930 on 2019/04/22 22:07
Got kicked out of Inbox, but this app won't even install on iPad. Installed it on my phone fine, but hate it. It takes me 100x longer to process my inbox. I used to be able to pin what to keep and toss the rest in one tap. No way to do that in this app!
Snooze?
by CalebJMurphy on 2019/04/22 21:30
What happened to the ability to snooze an email to a custom day/time? It’s so annoying now that I have to snooze it to one of the app’s pre-determined times.
Mad
by MamaOF<3 on 2019/04/22 20:41
Ever since my phone updated I’m not getting any new mail and I really do not like the update at all!
No one wants to reply all
by tozzies on 2019/04/22 20:23
Way too easy to reply all when in a hurry. Let’s fix that please.
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.
It is were.....
by Jamesr1912 on 2019/04/22 16:49
Google is awesome, we’ve enjoyed all their apps however this app is not user friendly at all, does not send alerts or notifications although that feature is selected as active, shows new mail or unread mail, but you can not locate it !! Everything in the in box has been open or read , yet still shows unread mail which is hidden somewhere ?
Huge downgrade
by Jrleahy16 on 2019/04/22 16:10
Inbox was clean, simple and allowed me to organize my inbox perfectly. With the forced change to gmail, I lose the functionality of my old setup (which took years to get setup perfectly). On top of that THEY SHOVE ADS INTO YOUR EMAIL. Never thought I've have to get another email account. But now I'm looking.
So difficult124466
by extremily123456 on 2019/04/22 15:58
I did update my email, I rather have it the the way it was, it makes it so difficult for old people
No
by Greyson obsessor on 2019/04/22 15:45
I don’t like this & I’m mad I was forced to updated the inbox app to this. It’s not as easy to use.. not as easy to see what’s going on in your inbox. Just no.
Needs a bit more finesse
by Monakalynn on 2019/04/22 13:52
Coming from Inbox I found Gmail to be archaic. The functionality of Inbox was so smooth and robust I’m shocked that Google got rid of it and took a jump backward. I have been using Gmail since they closed Inbox and have found some workarounds for some of the functions; however, the Day, Week and Month breaks are not there mailing your inbox one long list of emails which can be a pain when you are trying to quickly look at yesterday’s emails. The groupings - Promos, Social, etc. - don’t stand out from other emails very well. I liked the important emails showing up at the top in Inbox. I am hopeful that more Inbox functionality will make it’s way to Gmail.
Why do I even have a gmail
by kittyO.o>.< on 2019/04/22 13:48
0/5 stars Removing Inbox is the worst that could happen to my email. I now spend double the time on my email just to delete spam. I have 3 emails and for some reason gmail is mixing up my emails. I’m thinking of getting rid of all my gmails because dealing with their app is the worst. They would have gotten zero stars if possible.
Terrible
by patsfan2010 on 2019/04/22 13:25
With Inbox gone, I no longer use gmail.
Not good
by hhiijfdxv on 2019/04/22 09:15
First of all you say it’s secure- I’m noticing my location signal is on and I don’t give that permission. Second of all I just set up this new account Why am I getting old mail from foreigners dated all the way back? I didn’t have your service in 2017 or 2018 . Thirdly why can’t I sign out and in when I’m ready? Fourthly why is there still repeating email popping up as I delete and delete and empty trash and More junk? I’m sorry but this app for me is not working out Looks like you have all the freedom to control this app than I do. I tried to unsubscribe from these crazy emails which I’ve never sent and they would not let me do that. Why??? Is America email addresses a canal for foreigners to use also???? I don’t deal with emails much but this really takes the cake. GOOGLE EMAIL APP NOT SECURE.
Apple is too exclusive
by ClubberKang on 2019/04/22 05:14
Why does apple design ios to be completely broken unless you use apple apps. I can’t even attach a simple pdf to an email and only have the option to have attach images. This is incredibly unhelpful and I do not want to use the crappy apple mail app. Why can’t apple and google get along???
SAY WHAT???
by Lottalove59 on 2019/04/22 01:07
I complained here you never showed it....I sent you email about my complaint and I GET A SPAM YOU ARE GOING TO CLOSE MY EMAIL ACCOUNT???? WTFFFFF IS THAT ABOUT??? YOU ARE SOOO UNPROFESSIONAL ITS NOT FUNNY!!! You have NEVER SHOWN ONE COMPLAINT OR HERE ARE FURTHER MORE NEVER ANSWERED ONE SINGLE COMPLAINT I HAVE SENT FROM MY ACCOUNT........... IS THAT THE WAY GOOGLE ADDRESS COMPLAINTS???? UNPROFESSIONAL GOOGLE AND YOU WONDER WHY YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY IPHONE ACCOUNT!!!! SHAME ON YOU 😕😠😠😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Poop
by watchthehair13 on 2019/04/22 00:20
This new update is garbage and awful gmail is so confusing
Missing inbox
by Mts in ministry on 2019/04/21 22:21
This is so clunky compared to inbox. Seriously, the bundles were gold. Ugh
Notification number badge never goes away.
by Garfieldgrl1 on 2019/04/21 21:32
I love the app. It's very useful and ready to use. I have all my accounts signed in. I can check them all at once instead of switching from account to account. The one highly annoying caveat though is that even when every single email is read it still shows the notification number badge. Most often it just shows only one but often gets stuck at higher numbers to. It's been sick anywhere between 2-5 for the past week now. Apple and Google really need to get this fixed. To get it to go away I have to sign it and sign back in for all my email accounts.
Yo mum
by christaymiggeay on 2019/04/21 15:02
It is Gucci gang I got paied
Basic and missing features
by BoristheBird on 2019/04/21 12:46
Please add the inbox-swipe features that inbox app has/had — swipe right to snooze and swipe left to archive. I really like the snooze feature from inbox and now on gmail desktop bit it is impossible to find here and takes at least 3 taps. An accidental swipe in either direction on this layout is supremely annoying. Why does it archive by swiping either direction?? I’ve accidentally archived quite a few emails but why isn’t there an archive folder if that’s where they are going? It’s a pain to retrieve them from all mail and then put them back in the inbox. Also why can’t I mark an email as unread? This is such a basic feature and I can’t find it anywhere. I will really miss the Inbox app — this new gmail app feels so bare bones and like I have to work to do anything Updating on 4/21: it’s nice to have snooze now, but why does my “everything” (btw this label is really confusing please call it what it is, an inbox) folder show a bunch of emails that I’ve snoozed or archived on other devices? If I compare my iPad and my iPhone gmail apps side by side, they show different everything inboxes. This is supremely annoying. It seems like the iPad app just doesn’t understand that I’ve snoozed or archived emails elsewhere. I don’t even want to use Gmail on my iPad because its cognitively draining to figure out why all these emails I thought I snoozed are in front of me.
Bring Inbox back!
by EtienneAs on 2019/04/21 11:14
It seems monkeys are running Google nowadays as killing Inbox in favor of Gmail is real monkey business. I think that company with such resources could keep both apps alive if they are not able to clearly see why Inbox was light years ahead of Gmail in terms of features and productivity.
From; Darrell Page 828_~578~3430
by Buck a B on 2019/04/21 10:20
I am wanting Google app on my Apple 7plus I phone:how may I go about getting it(Google)on my phone ?M is a Google app in some way related?? DMPage
Wish I never updated
by Bobbstarmang on 2019/04/21 03:10
I keep on getting notifications for new emails that don’t exist. Worse update yet.
Bad update
by ::[Abdullah]:: on 2019/04/20 22:12
Bad update, some times app Logging out without any reason!!!!
Nothing compared to Inbox
by ChelseyG324 on 2019/04/20 20:57
Bring back Inbox. Feel like I’m back in the early 2000’s.
Undo the Update
by Leave Well Enuff Alone on 2019/04/20 19:26
I too think the update makes it very difficult for me as I have several gmail addresses and they now merge together. It's also confusing as how to switch between email addresses. The process is easier on my iPhone than on my Samsung tablet. Why the need for the change? Is there a benefit I'm missing or was it change for change sake?
Confusing, slow and bad
by KellyTheSog on 2019/04/20 18:20
I just got the gmail app and wanted to change my profile picture I clicked on it the app and it didn’t load. I clicked on it three or four more times and it still didn’t load meanwhile I have an iPhone X which has a high processor so there must have been a major bug please fix it.
Why?
by Jimmi Desrosiers on 2019/04/20 17:27
Why couldn’t Inbox be rebranded and redesigned? I know it is Easter weekend, but I’d prefer not to hunt for features... Send your GMAIL to your device’s native mail app because this is not user friendly even if you figure out how to adjust swipe behavior...
Bad
by avd36 on 2019/04/20 16:43
This app update totally messed up everything. Half of my emails are gone and I don’t know what to do. Extremely frustrating. The update was so bad and messed up everything I had the delete the app.
It just keeps getting worse!
by Um.......no on 2019/04/20 16:06
I have 3 gmail accounts for different reasons, as a way to organize my email effectively, and see less garbage if I don't want to. This newer version does not let me go back and forth between my accounts like I used to could, and I can no longer access one of my accounts at all! I only see a few messages in my "all inboxes" part, but can't see all of them! I've missed some important ones that I'd like to see, yet see crap I could care less about! Please revert back to letting users switch between our accounts with ease! I’m really tired of the glitches, as well! I wish we had a delete all option when we are trying to delete a lot of emails from the same sender. Right now when I try to delete a large amount of emails from the same company, I have to touch each one, and inevitably, when I get several tagged, the app closes out, and I have to start all over again! It’s very frustrating! At those point, I'm looking into other options for my email!
Bring Inbox back
by bccoble6390 on 2019/04/20 14:59
This is so much less organized. I can’t archive all of my promotions. The bundles are all jumbled. Just not a fan at all.
Bring back Inbox
by Boost8d on 2019/04/20 14:40
After being forced to switch to the Gmail app after google decided to discontinue the Inbox app I can see why I never used it in the first place. While it is generally easy to use it is not as useful as Inbox was. Inbox automatically put my emails into different categories making them easy to find and manage. Purchase something from Amazon and it is right there in my Purchases folder and easy to find and manage. Gmail app, I now have to go looking for the email which is even more frustrating since Google has now put ads disguised as emails mixed into everything. I do not want ads in my email. Bring back Inbox, it worked perfectly!
AMAZING ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪
by kazoom_5 on 2019/04/20 12:25
I always get a message when I get information but no offense to yahoo, in yahoo I got some troubles I didn’t get any messages but in gmail it amazing it helped me with changing my ROBLOX account name! But when I got my email verified it says I need to pay to change it but I’m still proud that i finally got to get a verified email after...3-4 years
Passwords
by exitiumyt on 2019/04/20 12:20
HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD!?
Don’t waste you time on this
by Fortnite=for losers on 2019/04/20 06:34
I give this a 1 star rating because when ever I put in a correct email with password and it says there is something wrong or I miss spelled everything and when I check everything was right
Why did you shutdown Inbox?
by GrzesioG on 2019/04/20 04:34
If I only had a chance to like the reviews mentioning or comparing Gmail app to outstanding usability of Inbox.. Terrible user experience, slow response, confusing ads that look like emails.. Lack of intelligence that Inbox app had. According to me, huge step backwards for dealing with emails. It seems that at Google projects created by talented and user oriented people are replaced by tools pushed by greedy and careless politicians.. really sad
Badge notices do not work.
by Welles on 2019/04/20 03:56
The iOS Gmail app does not show new email notifications, badge notices. Even with Settings Notifications - All New Mail enabled, the notification badge does not show. I constantly have to go into the App to see if new mail arrives. The app settings for background app refresh is turned on, along with badge notifications enabled. Prior to this update badge notices would be shown within seconds of any new email.
To busy
by landokids5 on 2019/04/20 03:45
I like tons of features, but they should disappear till I need them so I can focus on what I need to. Another thing: the layout changes from vertical to landscape on and iPad in a disorderly way, pick a way and stick with it so gmail feels the same everywhere.
I like it but why...
by TheBishop76 on 2019/04/20 02:52
I like it but why can’t I change from Archive to just Delete !
Ugh
by Ross.Rain on 2019/04/20 02:17
I want Inbox back :(
Unsatisfying Replacement for Inbox
by jbru13 on 2019/04/20 02:08
Inbox was clean and minimalist. Gmail is full of obtrusive ads and is cluttered by comparison. I use it only when I need to search for a hard to find email. Disappointed that a well designed app was killed.
Bad app ever. Ty. Y h ju. Fun
by fjfnnjfnf on 2019/04/19 20:51
Nynyjyjymyjyny. Bad
Best of ever
by Dark_Tide on 2019/04/19 19:16
The title says all
Now with ads that look like emails!!
by JD73BIS on 2019/04/19 18:42
It’s bad enough google is mining data from my emails and selling the information, they could at least have the decency to not throw their ads directly in my face while I’m sorting through spam.
Absolutely awful
by 88shylord on 2019/04/19 18:21
I just recently updated my gmail app. It’s awful! Why the hell do I want to see “top promotions” at the top of my mail? And I don’t need to see how many unopened emails I have! I guess I’ll be deleting the app and just going back to checking my email on the computer.
Snooze function needs to be restored
by GM1138 on 2019/04/19 17:47
Prior to the latest update the snooze function allowed me to choose among several options including manually selecting a date and time to defer to. Now my only choices are “later today” and “tomorrow”
New version is trash
by Tv18 on 2019/04/19 17:20
I held out to the end using the older version of Gmail, I changed over on my iPhone and I hate it. I do not like how you have to go to each category to delete your mail, I have to go select all mail before I can go through all of it. Gmail please go back to the other way. Yahoo is looking better and better.
Bugs
by TDDragon on 2019/04/19 16:26
Used to work great. Latest update makes your screen vanish when replying to an email.
Lack of Attachment Support = Unsecure Drive Functionality
by Shawn Gee, M.D. on 2019/04/19 15:46
Gmail has become unusable due to the lack of file/attachment functionality on iOS. I cannot attach files, rather mearly send public links to my files which is VERY unsecure. I can't attach files using my iCloud files. I've been forced to switch to the iOS mail app...
BRING BACK INBOX
by Airnelson on 2019/04/19 13:41
Today was a sad day, I was forced to use this terrible Gmail app over the alternative, Inbox, app. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. I guess Google is too big for the simple advice.
Frustrating
by Char0729 on 2019/04/19 13:35
I’d rather have the “Inbox” over “Gmail”. To piggyback on the last review. I agree with everything she says. But would like to add, with Gmail you can’t select all and mark them as read or delete. I’m considering leaving google mail all together. 😐
Buggy! Bring back Inbox!
by JustKWI on 2019/04/19 12:47
I was forced to switch to the Gmail app after Google shut down Inbox. I used to love Gmail until I discovered Inbox and found how much easier and more intuitive it was to use. I received notifications that Inbox was being shut down and kept putting off the switch until one day I opened Inbox and was forced to download Gmail to see my email in an app format. I HATE IT! I thought it was just that I would need a period of readjustment time to get used to Gmail but it’s not just that. The fact that it is so buggy (e.g. trouble switching accounts, issues with simple settings, etc. ) drive me crazy. I have to close out of the app and reopen several times a day just to check my email. I’m even considering switching to Outlook (gasp!) just to avoid the buggy issues. I’m extremely disappointed in this app. Why didn’t google keep Inbox and shut down this one instead? I would have been ok if they rebranded Inbox as Gmail too.
A pain to clear out/delete multiple emails
by BookwormG on 2019/04/19 06:20
I had the misfortune to be really busy this week and did not clean out my emails for three days. I get a lot of ads which I scan if I need something but frequently get the same ads Every Day. I want to be able to Easily Delete whole days’ worth of junk. This current system is time consuming and finger numbing! PLEASE HELP. This is more important to me than some of the “new features”!
😒
by Allysaywhat on 2019/04/19 05:00
I want a delete all button!!
Inbox was better
by Au8181 on 2019/04/19 04:39
Inbox was so much better. Very disappointed with being forced to switch. Gmail app feels much less organized, not easier or more convenient...chaotic. Make Inbox an option!
Limited email access
by A.C.T.88 on 2019/04/19 04:00
Ever since the update I have only a few weeks of emails that I can see. I have tried to go to settings and change the view but nothing works! I am an email hoarder and I keep all my old emails and like to use the search when I need to find something. I can’t with this new update! I have to go to the web to access a “full site” version (for lack of a better term) in order to access older emails!! It’s soooo frustrating!!! I used to love using the gmail app compared to yahoo but now I hate it!!!!
Bring back inbox
by blublu0916 on 2019/04/19 03:53
I tried really hard but I still love inbox way more
Stinks compared to Inbox they killed
by Stuke on 2019/04/19 01:55
Just another example of “we know best.” Inbox made me download Gmail app if I wanted to access my gmail. OK, must be better. WRONG! I cannot for the life of me figure out how to select unread messages, in mass, not one at a time. Tried the in app help, you know, Google, and nothing tells you how to do what you used to be able to do. Just another disappointment in app land.
Bad, bad, bad!
by 정이연 on 2019/04/19 01:05
I really don’t th
Bring back the old app
by bristy07 on 2019/04/19 00:38
The new Gmail app pales in comparison to the old one. Why did y’all try to fix something that wasn’t broken? My husband and I loved the old app and used it for years but are having to switch to another company since the new Gmail app just doesn’t compare. :(
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.
Trash compared to Inbox
by rwilsonltf on 2019/04/05 15:50
The new layout is decent for an app but nowhere near as good as inbox’s design was. Where are my bundles? Inbox grouped all my similar emails together in perfect bundles. AUTOMATICALLY let me add! It put all my travel stuff together and showed me all the relevant information without having to open my emails and now I have to dig through every single one of my emails to find the one I’m looking for. My emails that used to be in a purchased section no longer have a track item button, so now I’ve got to scroll through all my emails to find my purchase and open the email and look for the link to track. Gmail doesn’t care at all about productivity, things that literally used to be one press in inbox have become a multi step process. Now I’m getting notifications for every single email I receive with no way to change that, somehow inbox knew which emails were important and which were not and it would only notify me over important emails. So now any piece of spam that comes through pings my phone, thanks google.... I could go on and on about how terrible gmail is compared to inbox but I’ll let the others of hundred of people starting to leave reviews to help out. Bring back Inbox or bring this up to par with it. And don’t even get me started on the web client for gmail vs the web client for inbox!
Such a cluttered mess
by bum-tick on 2019/04/04 22:42
Google just shut down Inbox which no matter what you think, it was much simpler and organized so much better than gmail. I knew it right away when I first tried it. Now I just go into Gmail first time in years and instantly remember the hatred I have for this garbage. Why the heck can you not bundle into your own folders? I could care less about tags if a tag is a stupid filter.. I created filters to group everything from a specific company into a single folder, Inbox did it perfectly, Gmail being a giant app doesn’t know how to manage that? It’s absolutely horrendous. And there’s a tag for “Inbox” but there’s nothing to select on the side menu for “Inbox”, it’s just Primary, Social, Promotions & Update.... where’s Inbox?????? Why can’t I select everything in inbox??? And speaking of which... now I have a lovely 245 notification on the app, wth... everything was grouped in Inbox so I never got a notification number unless it was from someone directly, not a company.. which was great. Now I feel like I’m using an ad filled apple mail... I deleted my apple mail access bc I hated it so much. I don’t know what’s worse now... you really screwed the pooch google, I loathe using your Gmail in every use case. I’d rather you send me back to 2005 Gmail....
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.
No Connection errors
by cpoagsc on 2017/09/27 03:01
Revision: I’m an idiot and this app is great. The reason I had trouble with the app when not on WiFi was because data was turned off for the app in my phone’s settings. Changed my low rating to a 5-star. This app is completely useless for me on iPhone. It never connects and reports "no connection" at the bottom of the screen while every other app on the phone has no trouble connecting. It is only this app that has problems connecting. I've followed all help and forum posts I've found and they're pretty useless. I've logged out and back in (sometimes it won't even let me log back in, giving me the "no connection" error). I've deleted and reinstalled the app many times with no success. And yes, Google, I'm sure I'm using the correct password. Google needs to resolve the "no connection" error issue with an update rather than just advising people to check their password or make sure they're connected to the internet (when every other app on the device works fine).
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”
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.
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!
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?
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.
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 😊
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.
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!
Absolutely the best email !
by askbob on 2018/02/07 16:41
I’m 73 years old, and remember the early days of the Internet. I remember being so excited when email was available to the public. Email, even with its flaws, was so exciting and revolutionary in giving people around the world Way of communicating with each other. Junk mail became a problem almost immediately and you were given very little storage– – But I loved it! Then various email providers became available, each adding an improved feature or a new one. Then, Gmail came out. The absolute best it accurately getting rid of junk mail, givingIng an enormous amount of free storage space — to many new innovations to mention here. Granted, Manny email providers have copied and improved their email tremendously. So if you want to stay with your catch-up email provider, I understand. I’m going to stick with the proven leader in innovation and reliability — and, as you may have guessed, recommend it to all. Bob Coberg
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!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Good App but certain important elements missing
by DreO_O on 2018/09/14 19:42
I like using the apps but it is missing some basic functionality. 1) Split Screen Multitasking functionality should be added to the app. I often send emails in a foreign languages and I like to have a multilingual dictionary app in the split view to check words as I write. I see no obvious reason why this app doesn’t have split screen multitasking functionality. 2) I should be able to attach documents that are saved in the Files to email replies. As far as I can tell the email attachment functionality only works with documents that are saved to the drive and even then I don't think you can attach the document so much as share it from the drive. The only way to attach documents from files it share from the files app which always starts it as a new email. This is not great for continued collaboration and functionality. Please fix.
Adequate but with two fatal flaws
by Portland transplant on 2019/03/17 01:27
I’ve used the gmail app for a few years ... it was certainly an improvement over the Apple Mail app. Just two things have slowly come to dominate my experience, to the point that today I rage quit. 1. That Important label business. I just wanted it to go away - I never asked for it, it just happened to me. I still don’t entirely understand it! I delete emails, but they continue to haunt me in Important. If I never read them - and sometimes, an email doesn’t need to be read to delete it, am I right? - then the stupid app shows me unread flags thanks to that Important business. Again, DELETED emails. Why, Google? When I search for solutions, none affect the app - so I’ve been stuck with this issue. 2. Email threads. Initially, I appreciated this feature. I’m old school - I used a text-based email program for years, and I miss it. It also threaded - most programs do! Replies get placed next to originals. This is helpful. For some reason, Google decided to hide that things were threaded? Again, I don’t entirely understand this, I just know how it affects me. Here, emails I HAVEN’t deleted disappear. In the thread it will show one then skip one and show another. Where do they go? I’m not sure, but it’s been more than a little upsetting. If neither of these things will bother you, then this app is fine.
Keeps removing other emails...
by SublimeCalliope on 2019/03/11 13:11
Long running problem is that it seems that about once a month or so, I “lose” an email and have to add it AGAIN. Gets irritating. Got it initially a LONG time ago so I didn’t always have to login to my emails all the time. I will check all my emails in the morning, and then 2hr later... one is missing. Have to find my logins again. And i never know what email is going to disappear. Each one is individually important. Schooling for my child. Business for my work. One for my subscriptions... etc etc etc... I lose one, I miss important things. Updates. Etc. Just decided —after AGAIN having one of my emails disappear— to NOT put it back in here. So sick and tired of this. I am just adding anything that disappears to my outlook email app. I LIKED the way things separated with ‘social’ and ‘promotional’ stuff and whatnot. But this isn’t worth it anymore. Latest updates are crap. I agree with all the other reviews I’ve read. Haven’t seen more than a couple ‘good’ reviews. Hmm. Isn’t that a clue?!?!?!
Update has removed basic functionality
by Lauralibby88 on 2019/02/23 05:53
Just updated the app and now I’ve lost even the simplest of functionality from this app. It was bad enough that there wasn’t a quick way to multi-select emails for deletion, but now it’s unnecessarily complicated. You have to press and hold every single email to get a check mark to delete! It was bad enough when you had to find one to do this with before, but then you got at least got the option to select multiple emails for deletion or moving from there. Now it’s ALL of them you have to press and hold on. I don’t understand why the developers would keep moving backwards in features, rather than making it easier, and an overall better user experience. Guess it’s back to using the website only for emails. This used to be my preferred email app, even though the delete function was inferior to Apple’s mail. Everything else was better. Slowly this app has gotten more and more basic and it’s simply no longer useful to use.
Basic and missing features
by BoristheBird on 2019/04/21 12:46
Please add the inbox-swipe features that inbox app has/had — swipe right to snooze and swipe left to archive. I really like the snooze feature from inbox and now on gmail desktop bit it is impossible to find here and takes at least 3 taps. An accidental swipe in either direction on this layout is supremely annoying. Why does it archive by swiping either direction?? I’ve accidentally archived quite a few emails but why isn’t there an archive folder if that’s where they are going? It’s a pain to retrieve them from all mail and then put them back in the inbox. Also why can’t I mark an email as unread? This is such a basic feature and I can’t find it anywhere. I will really miss the Inbox app — this new gmail app feels so bare bones and like I have to work to do anything Updating on 4/21: it’s nice to have snooze now, but why does my “everything” (btw this label is really confusing please call it what it is, an inbox) folder show a bunch of emails that I’ve snoozed or archived on other devices? If I compare my iPad and my iPhone gmail apps side by side, they show different everything inboxes. This is supremely annoying. It seems like the iPad app just doesn’t understand that I’ve snoozed or archived emails elsewhere. I don’t even want to use Gmail on my iPad because its cognitively draining to figure out why all these emails I thought I snoozed are in front of me.
It just keeps getting worse!
by Um.......no on 2019/04/20 16:06
I have 3 gmail accounts for different reasons, as a way to organize my email effectively, and see less garbage if I don't want to. This newer version does not let me go back and forth between my accounts like I used to could, and I can no longer access one of my accounts at all! I only see a few messages in my "all inboxes" part, but can't see all of them! I've missed some important ones that I'd like to see, yet see crap I could care less about! Please revert back to letting users switch between our accounts with ease! I’m really tired of the glitches, as well! I wish we had a delete all option when we are trying to delete a lot of emails from the same sender. Right now when I try to delete a large amount of emails from the same company, I have to touch each one, and inevitably, when I get several tagged, the app closes out, and I have to start all over again! It’s very frustrating! At those point, I'm looking into other options for my email!
How’s That Replacement For Inbox?
by DahVinvi on 2019/04/07 15:14
When Google decided to decommission Inbox and go with Gmail I was perplexed. But we were promised the same functionality, so what the hell, I guess I’ll give it a try. Well, let me tell you, I’m beyond disappointed. For starters, Inbox would organize all emails into neat categories: Promotions, Purchases, important stuff, and what not. Everything other than important stuff didn’t trigger a notification which is fine by me because I get a ton of spam. It was easier to clean up too. Next, visually Inbox was far better organized. Emails had visual cues, reminders and things related to your calendar had a different layout, etc. Again, it made your inbox easier to organize. There was also the “Done” functionality. Essentially it meant that with one click you could make an email disappear from the main view but it wasn’t deleted. Just moved somewhere else. None of that exists for Gmail. Quite frankly, Gmail hasn’t changed since it was released (visual, layout, etc). I’m not one for fix what ain’t broken but for the love of god, could we step into the 21st century? I understand wanting to be simplistic but too much simplicity doesn’t give you much flexibility. Long story short, I’m moving to Outbox because at least their app gives me some room to organize in an easy, user friendly way which Gmail really doesn’t. Very disappointed, Google.
Please fix signature issue
by Joezerr on 2018/09/21 17:47
In terms of basic functionality, the app works well enough for me. However, an issue I have recently run into (and which apparently has been a long-standing complaint by other users) is the fact that the signature appears at the bottom of an entire conversation thread (quoted text) by default. On the web, there is an option to make it so the signature appears at the end of your reply BEFORE quoted text, but this option is not available in the app. There are reviews from the end of 2017 and earlier this year complaining about this issue, and I have seen forum posts online regarding this issue going back even a bit further than that. While this may not be a problem for some users, it can be very frustrating for other users who use Gmail for professional/business communications, so I believe this issue warrants greater attention from the Google team than it is currently being given.
Emptying Folders
by Buddy Gulley on 2018/06/10 08:29
I would really love to give five out of five, but there is one issue I just can't get past. Why is it that Gmail doesn't have an empty inbox option? It's hard to delete 23,000* messages. If there is something that I missed I would appreciate being corrected so I can correct my rating. It is that important to me. Google has made switching from phone to phone one of the most regrettable tasks that no one looked forward to doing, even if they did like their new phones, to being as easy as signing into an account.....literally. Getting back on track, if there is not a way to empty all your Folders other than deleting your account, I would appreciate it if this matter could be looked into and a solution to this problem that is faithful Gmail users run into on a daily basis. Thank you. Alan M. Herzberg Jr.
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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
Spam
by ddwalt on 2019/04/24 22:53
New update says you can report spam, but doesn’t tell you how??
Won’t even open
by mzmscoyote on 2019/04/24 22:34
I got a new device. Now I have to sign in again. But the gmail ap just loops through sign in goes to add an account goes to sign in goes to add an account. There is no way to make it work on my new device. No way to find out how to break the infinite loop. Too bad.
Terrible compared to Inbox
by Katelyn S on 2019/04/24 22:20
No option to only send notifications for Important emails - which doesn't look like it would help because it seems to think every newsletter I get is important. No bundles. No integrated reminders. Many functions, like Mark as Spam or Mark as Not Important are buried several taps in. Design is visually boring and indistinct. I used to like Gmail, long before I knew how good email could be with Inbox. So upset to be back here.
You can’t see the body of the email you are composing
by Pepper tee. on 2019/04/24 20:05
Ever since the latest update there is some kind of glitch; when you move the cursor into the body of the email you are composing to open the type tool, it fills most of the screen with empty space so you can’t see the message body and you lose track of where you are very easily. The same thing happens when you try to type in names to the “send to” field, it makes it impossible to see what you have added until you cancel out of the type window. This can’t be on purpose because it has made the app extremely hard to use. Please fix.
If you can't do a job well...
by Ah Bl on 2019/04/24 19:02
You shouldn't do it at all! Why offer email aliases when sending from them still sends from the main email!?
Mixing Account Conversations
by ACerni on 2019/04/24 18:51
Emails sent to one account will show up in another email account. It’s terrible.
Slow and glitchy
by bassnecterhateswooks on 2019/04/24 17:34
Slow and glitchy update. Impossible to scroll while responding to an email and unable to delete drafts anymore.
Can't see if I was BCC'd in an email
by Anonymous1223334444 on 2019/04/24 17:23
Can't see if I was BCC'd in an email
No sirve
by chikibaby39 on 2019/04/24 17:16
Desde abril 8 estoy instalando y desinstalando la app para ver si actualiza mi correo ya q desde esa fecha no recibo ni uno por más q lo actualice... lo peor es q ahí me llegan los recibos por pagar y no puedo verlos porq no se pueden actualizar... Es un asco desde que lo actualizaron.
Keep saying no connection
by allieeeee =) on 2019/04/24 13:00
I can’t even check my email on my phone. Even tho I get a notification about it. When I go to delete it. It says no connection. HELP.
Really bad update
by Lil'Zilber on 2019/04/24 12:19
It has become absolutely impossible to use with this last big update. Since the “Archived” tab gone missing I don’t have an access to my archived emails anymore. The only thing I could do is to go to “All mail” tab and try to dig up my archived email from there. This is insane. What were you thinking?! If I wanted all emails to be in one mailbox I would have just created one email and used it. There was a reason why I didn’t want to mix them together. Now it is impossible to find an email under “All mail” tab. There are tons of emails from different accounts there. Why did you that? How can I get a quick access to archived email from just one account? Please answer.
Can't mark junk mail as read anymore?
by Jasonrulz75 on 2019/04/24 12:08
That stinks. Used to be just fine....now forced to open ads? C'mon man. Wasn't broken from the customers side. I live Google products..calendar/maps all of it. This did not need to be "fixed"
Horrible at sorting emails
by Ibsaegujppurcswyhbkkkoutrg on 2019/04/24 11:55
I reluctantly downloaded this app recently when my “Inbox” Gmail app was no longer supported. I hate it. I get so many notifications a day for promo emails. My settings say to send me notifications for “primary only” and somehow so many silly emails are getting sorted into Primary. I’m tired of hearing the notification noise, but if I turn notifications off, I’ll miss out on important emails. If I unsubscribe from the promos, I won’t have them when I need them. I’m SOL either way. This app is not organized as nicely as Inbox was. Inbox has bright colors and you could easily switch between “primary”, “promos”, “travel”, etc. it was extremely user friendly and organized perfectly. This app lacks all of those user friendly organization features. This app feels like any other email app, even the one that comes with your phone. There’s nothing special or handy about it. I’m not a fan.
This redesign is a regression
by duane bailey on 2019/04/24 10:46
So, I have never commented on anything before, but this release of the gmail app deserves some real feedback. I’ve been using gmail on many platforms for as long as gmail has been a thing. For the first time I’ve considered moving on to some other mail reader. To me, Google has lost their way. I have two iPads and so I have a basis for comparison. This latest redesign is on one. The other is an old, working version. * Under the new version, gmail has decided to begin merging your views of mail accounts. This is problematic for those of us with several accounts, especially when some are work-related (with security constraints) and some are not. Please let users control this. * It is impossible to see the “upper right” icons for archiving, etc, when the iPad is upright. They’re only visible when the tables is in landscape mode. * Selecting several messages is easy. Doing anything with those selected messages appears impossible. The archive buttons only work on the viewed message, and the ... actions do not include anything useful (eg “mark as read”). * Non-spam junk mail is out-of-control, so I use filters, heavily. I’ve used a laptop to set these up in the past. There appears to be no way to construct a filter using a mobile device, of any kind. Really? One detail, I’ve put up with for a long time is the coloring of the app. I realize that Google’s branding involves fully saturated primary school colors, but I feel that the One Design Fits All Red is a bit much, all the time. Please allow some primitive form of themes that allows those of us tired soles ho use your software to relax a bit. Other than that, works like a paper bag...the goods get delivered.
Good
by sean ttttttrghfgjhr on 2019/04/24 07:38
It’s good
New gmail design
by bnorr42 on 2019/04/24 06:51
Gmail new design stinks, a lousy redesign.
Lacking basic inbox features
by JCLindy on 2019/04/24 06:04
Please incorporate
iCloud documents
by jasmali5 on 2019/04/24 01:39
I can’t upload documents from my iCloud Drive. It’s frustrating.
Made the mistake of trying it 😡
by trampatb on 2019/04/24 01:00
Complete fiasco!
Back to ICloud I go
by pkokc on 2019/04/24 00:37
I preferred my Inbox app over my iCloud until NOW! The Gmail app is a cluttered mess! Where are my bundles? Inbox was perfect for business regarding travel, receipts and important contacts...Gmail does absolutely nothing!!! Back to iCloud I go!
They know better
by beardxo on 2019/04/23 23:43
The fact that Googe knows how to make an excellent mail app (Inbox), and refuses to do so, or use Inbox's best features, makes this app very disappointing.
Complete crap
by bradtwo on 2019/04/23 23:07
Inbox was much much better design. Way to go google you once again took a small step forward followed by a giant leap backwards.
No “compose” option on screen
by Farquhar Farquhar on 2019/04/23 17:19
I feel like I must be wrong about this, but for the life of me, I could not find a way to compose an email.
All in one place
by Real Estate Pro Bill on 2019/04/23 16:30
Thank you for a comprehensive platform for our small business!
Huge step back from Inbox
by RCanine on 2019/04/23 15:38
This email Client has a cluttered UI, no easy way to dismiss old emails, and its top menu items combines work and personal emails together. Oh, and there are ads. Very disappointed and looking for alternatives.
limited af.
by add a nickname. on 2019/04/23 14:52
good for ‘just’ viewing the emails. attaching something to a response is awful.
Broken email counter
by nutella_98 on 2019/04/23 14:32
G is busy breaking things. The mail counter is broken. For 2 days in a row now, the number of unread emails is indicated as four (4) over the app icon. However, when I open the panel which shows me my list of accounts, the total number of unread emails is shown as two (2) over my account icons. I also dislike the fact that my mail is deleted by a single swipe to the left (or right). What if I swipe by accident!?
Bring inbox back
by 0001t on 2019/04/23 13:01
I was forced to upgrade to the gmail and do not like it at all. I really enjoyed the functionality and features of google inbox.
😷🤢
by 25885336743 on 2019/04/23 09:19
Unpractical complicated app 👎🏻👎🏻
The worst mail app I have use
by sebsang on 2019/04/23 07:56
I can’t imagine how could Google stopped supporting Inbox?! Gmail app even can’t load the full email!! Every time I have to click ‘View Full’, then open a web page which is WAP style. It’s 2019!!!
Bring back easy access buttons for delete and mark as read
by PSLmama16 on 2019/04/23 06:57
What happened to the easy access buttons to delete or mark as read? I don't have time to individually open each message to delete or mark as read. What's the point of having email on your phone if you still need to login to the account on a laptop or computer to clean up messages? Please bring back the easy access buttons to quickly mark multiple messages as read or deleted. Or just bring back old format. New redesign also makes it difficult to switch between accounts Another glitch that is driving me crazy is the NOTIFICATION icon. I keep checking but there’s no new messages. Then when I do have messages I can’t tell because it does not reflect any changes to inbox unless I actually tap on the app. Please fix!
Good but not great
by Babsjdikana on 2019/04/23 05:12
So I love the fact that you can access you mail by phone but it’s a little bit slow and glitchy
Horrible
by inconsequentialdude on 2019/04/23 04:51
Since I did this update, it now takes four steps to get to Gmail instead of one touch. But when I do get to Gmail, I cannot receive any incoming mail, and the system doesn’t recognize any of my friends addresses. Change it back !!! There was nothing wrong with the previous system!!!
Bug in app
by Jthepony on 2019/04/23 03:55
I tried to sign in an account on the app, but I couldn't because the keyboard won't show so I can't type🙄.Pleas fix it.
Don’t like the new design
by mitoohb on 2019/04/23 02:31
I much preferred inbox than the gmail app. Now inbox is gone and I’m looking for an alternative. I just wanna have my emails in one place and not in designated places that I don’t want.
Auto loads remote images
by FireSmack on 2019/04/23 00:38
Let’s spammers, phishers, and hackers know you saw their email so they can direct more attacks at you. Only on iOS, Gmail ignores your setting to not automatically load remote images. One star till this is corrected. Pretty weak, Googles.
Bring inbox Back Now
by Yoshi Cookie on 2019/04/22 23:46
Google killed the best thing to ever happen to email. Ever. Google — bring it back! Gmail is so clunky and outdated. Now even Microsoft Outlook is more advanced than gmail (computer, tablet, and mobile app). What a sad state of affairs! Google, please bring back Inbox.
Never Rely on Google
by Nameistakenboy on 2019/04/22 22:48
Google is very consistent with being disappointing.
One VERY annoying thing...
by jay_kross on 2019/04/22 22:45
I don’t really like trusting my email information to third party apps, so I was excited when Gmail announced that new functions like scheduling, snoozing, and swiping were (finally) coming to the native app. However, upon starting to use the Gmail app again, I was VERY ANNOYED to find that you can no longer swap out the circular “sender images” for check boxes unless you switch to the very restrictive “compact view” of your inbox. Google’s support website claims that the setting is still there to be changed on iOS, but it isn’t. Why take this away? Almost no person or company *actually* adds a sender image to their Google account, so all you see is random color blobs with letters in them. It is so garish, distracting, and juvenile. I would much rather have check boxes, and still do on the desktop version. I’m glad Gmail is adding some basic overdue functions, but taking this setting option away is such a basic swing and miss... one star until we get that option back.
Zero stars deserved
by Andrew-930 on 2019/04/22 22:07
Got kicked out of Inbox, but this app won't even install on iPad. Installed it on my phone fine, but hate it. It takes me 100x longer to process my inbox. I used to be able to pin what to keep and toss the rest in one tap. No way to do that in this app!
Snooze?
by CalebJMurphy on 2019/04/22 21:30
What happened to the ability to snooze an email to a custom day/time? It’s so annoying now that I have to snooze it to one of the app’s pre-determined times.
Mad
by MamaOF<3 on 2019/04/22 20:41
Ever since my phone updated I’m not getting any new mail and I really do not like the update at all!
No one wants to reply all
by tozzies on 2019/04/22 20:23
Way too easy to reply all when in a hurry. Let’s fix that please.
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.
It is were.....
by Jamesr1912 on 2019/04/22 16:49
Google is awesome, we’ve enjoyed all their apps however this app is not user friendly at all, does not send alerts or notifications although that feature is selected as active, shows new mail or unread mail, but you can not locate it !! Everything in the in box has been open or read , yet still shows unread mail which is hidden somewhere ?
Huge downgrade
by Jrleahy16 on 2019/04/22 16:10
Inbox was clean, simple and allowed me to organize my inbox perfectly. With the forced change to gmail, I lose the functionality of my old setup (which took years to get setup perfectly). On top of that THEY SHOVE ADS INTO YOUR EMAIL. Never thought I've have to get another email account. But now I'm looking.
So difficult124466
by extremily123456 on 2019/04/22 15:58
I did update my email, I rather have it the the way it was, it makes it so difficult for old people
No
by Greyson obsessor on 2019/04/22 15:45
I don’t like this & I’m mad I was forced to updated the inbox app to this. It’s not as easy to use.. not as easy to see what’s going on in your inbox. Just no.
Needs a bit more finesse
by Monakalynn on 2019/04/22 13:52
Coming from Inbox I found Gmail to be archaic. The functionality of Inbox was so smooth and robust I’m shocked that Google got rid of it and took a jump backward. I have been using Gmail since they closed Inbox and have found some workarounds for some of the functions; however, the Day, Week and Month breaks are not there mailing your inbox one long list of emails which can be a pain when you are trying to quickly look at yesterday’s emails. The groupings - Promos, Social, etc. - don’t stand out from other emails very well. I liked the important emails showing up at the top in Inbox. I am hopeful that more Inbox functionality will make it’s way to Gmail.
Why do I even have a gmail
by kittyO.o>.< on 2019/04/22 13:48
0/5 stars Removing Inbox is the worst that could happen to my email. I now spend double the time on my email just to delete spam. I have 3 emails and for some reason gmail is mixing up my emails. I’m thinking of getting rid of all my gmails because dealing with their app is the worst. They would have gotten zero stars if possible.
Terrible
by patsfan2010 on 2019/04/22 13:25
With Inbox gone, I no longer use gmail.
Not good
by hhiijfdxv on 2019/04/22 09:15
First of all you say it’s secure- I’m noticing my location signal is on and I don’t give that permission. Second of all I just set up this new account Why am I getting old mail from foreigners dated all the way back? I didn’t have your service in 2017 or 2018 . Thirdly why can’t I sign out and in when I’m ready? Fourthly why is there still repeating email popping up as I delete and delete and empty trash and More junk? I’m sorry but this app for me is not working out Looks like you have all the freedom to control this app than I do. I tried to unsubscribe from these crazy emails which I’ve never sent and they would not let me do that. Why??? Is America email addresses a canal for foreigners to use also???? I don’t deal with emails much but this really takes the cake. GOOGLE EMAIL APP NOT SECURE.
Apple is too exclusive
by ClubberKang on 2019/04/22 05:14
Why does apple design ios to be completely broken unless you use apple apps. I can’t even attach a simple pdf to an email and only have the option to have attach images. This is incredibly unhelpful and I do not want to use the crappy apple mail app. Why can’t apple and google get along???
SAY WHAT???
by Lottalove59 on 2019/04/22 01:07
I complained here you never showed it....I sent you email about my complaint and I GET A SPAM YOU ARE GOING TO CLOSE MY EMAIL ACCOUNT???? WTFFFFF IS THAT ABOUT??? YOU ARE SOOO UNPROFESSIONAL ITS NOT FUNNY!!! You have NEVER SHOWN ONE COMPLAINT OR HERE ARE FURTHER MORE NEVER ANSWERED ONE SINGLE COMPLAINT I HAVE SENT FROM MY ACCOUNT........... IS THAT THE WAY GOOGLE ADDRESS COMPLAINTS???? UNPROFESSIONAL GOOGLE AND YOU WONDER WHY YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY IPHONE ACCOUNT!!!! SHAME ON YOU 😕😠😠😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Poop
by watchthehair13 on 2019/04/22 00:20
This new update is garbage and awful gmail is so confusing
Missing inbox
by Mts in ministry on 2019/04/21 22:21
This is so clunky compared to inbox. Seriously, the bundles were gold. Ugh
Notification number badge never goes away.
by Garfieldgrl1 on 2019/04/21 21:32
I love the app. It's very useful and ready to use. I have all my accounts signed in. I can check them all at once instead of switching from account to account. The one highly annoying caveat though is that even when every single email is read it still shows the notification number badge. Most often it just shows only one but often gets stuck at higher numbers to. It's been sick anywhere between 2-5 for the past week now. Apple and Google really need to get this fixed. To get it to go away I have to sign it and sign back in for all my email accounts.
Yo mum
by christaymiggeay on 2019/04/21 15:02
It is Gucci gang I got paied
Basic and missing features
by BoristheBird on 2019/04/21 12:46
Please add the inbox-swipe features that inbox app has/had — swipe right to snooze and swipe left to archive. I really like the snooze feature from inbox and now on gmail desktop bit it is impossible to find here and takes at least 3 taps. An accidental swipe in either direction on this layout is supremely annoying. Why does it archive by swiping either direction?? I’ve accidentally archived quite a few emails but why isn’t there an archive folder if that’s where they are going? It’s a pain to retrieve them from all mail and then put them back in the inbox. Also why can’t I mark an email as unread? This is such a basic feature and I can’t find it anywhere. I will really miss the Inbox app — this new gmail app feels so bare bones and like I have to work to do anything Updating on 4/21: it’s nice to have snooze now, but why does my “everything” (btw this label is really confusing please call it what it is, an inbox) folder show a bunch of emails that I’ve snoozed or archived on other devices? If I compare my iPad and my iPhone gmail apps side by side, they show different everything inboxes. This is supremely annoying. It seems like the iPad app just doesn’t understand that I’ve snoozed or archived emails elsewhere. I don’t even want to use Gmail on my iPad because its cognitively draining to figure out why all these emails I thought I snoozed are in front of me.
Bring Inbox back!
by EtienneAs on 2019/04/21 11:14
It seems monkeys are running Google nowadays as killing Inbox in favor of Gmail is real monkey business. I think that company with such resources could keep both apps alive if they are not able to clearly see why Inbox was light years ahead of Gmail in terms of features and productivity.
From; Darrell Page 828_~578~3430
by Buck a B on 2019/04/21 10:20
I am wanting Google app on my Apple 7plus I phone:how may I go about getting it(Google)on my phone ?M is a Google app in some way related?? DMPage
Wish I never updated
by Bobbstarmang on 2019/04/21 03:10
I keep on getting notifications for new emails that don’t exist. Worse update yet.
Bad update
by ::[Abdullah]:: on 2019/04/20 22:12
Bad update, some times app Logging out without any reason!!!!
Nothing compared to Inbox
by ChelseyG324 on 2019/04/20 20:57
Bring back Inbox. Feel like I’m back in the early 2000’s.
Undo the Update
by Leave Well Enuff Alone on 2019/04/20 19:26
I too think the update makes it very difficult for me as I have several gmail addresses and they now merge together. It's also confusing as how to switch between email addresses. The process is easier on my iPhone than on my Samsung tablet. Why the need for the change? Is there a benefit I'm missing or was it change for change sake?
Confusing, slow and bad
by KellyTheSog on 2019/04/20 18:20
I just got the gmail app and wanted to change my profile picture I clicked on it the app and it didn’t load. I clicked on it three or four more times and it still didn’t load meanwhile I have an iPhone X which has a high processor so there must have been a major bug please fix it.
Why?
by Jimmi Desrosiers on 2019/04/20 17:27
Why couldn’t Inbox be rebranded and redesigned? I know it is Easter weekend, but I’d prefer not to hunt for features... Send your GMAIL to your device’s native mail app because this is not user friendly even if you figure out how to adjust swipe behavior...
Bad
by avd36 on 2019/04/20 16:43
This app update totally messed up everything. Half of my emails are gone and I don’t know what to do. Extremely frustrating. The update was so bad and messed up everything I had the delete the app.
It just keeps getting worse!
by Um.......no on 2019/04/20 16:06
I have 3 gmail accounts for different reasons, as a way to organize my email effectively, and see less garbage if I don't want to. This newer version does not let me go back and forth between my accounts like I used to could, and I can no longer access one of my accounts at all! I only see a few messages in my "all inboxes" part, but can't see all of them! I've missed some important ones that I'd like to see, yet see crap I could care less about! Please revert back to letting users switch between our accounts with ease! I’m really tired of the glitches, as well! I wish we had a delete all option when we are trying to delete a lot of emails from the same sender. Right now when I try to delete a large amount of emails from the same company, I have to touch each one, and inevitably, when I get several tagged, the app closes out, and I have to start all over again! It’s very frustrating! At those point, I'm looking into other options for my email!
Bring Inbox back
by bccoble6390 on 2019/04/20 14:59
This is so much less organized. I can’t archive all of my promotions. The bundles are all jumbled. Just not a fan at all.
Bring back Inbox
by Boost8d on 2019/04/20 14:40
After being forced to switch to the Gmail app after google decided to discontinue the Inbox app I can see why I never used it in the first place. While it is generally easy to use it is not as useful as Inbox was. Inbox automatically put my emails into different categories making them easy to find and manage. Purchase something from Amazon and it is right there in my Purchases folder and easy to find and manage. Gmail app, I now have to go looking for the email which is even more frustrating since Google has now put ads disguised as emails mixed into everything. I do not want ads in my email. Bring back Inbox, it worked perfectly!
AMAZING ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪
by kazoom_5 on 2019/04/20 12:25
I always get a message when I get information but no offense to yahoo, in yahoo I got some troubles I didn’t get any messages but in gmail it amazing it helped me with changing my ROBLOX account name! But when I got my email verified it says I need to pay to change it but I’m still proud that i finally got to get a verified email after...3-4 years
Passwords
by exitiumyt on 2019/04/20 12:20
HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD!?
Don’t waste you time on this
by Fortnite=for losers on 2019/04/20 06:34
I give this a 1 star rating because when ever I put in a correct email with password and it says there is something wrong or I miss spelled everything and when I check everything was right
Why did you shutdown Inbox?
by GrzesioG on 2019/04/20 04:34
If I only had a chance to like the reviews mentioning or comparing Gmail app to outstanding usability of Inbox.. Terrible user experience, slow response, confusing ads that look like emails.. Lack of intelligence that Inbox app had. According to me, huge step backwards for dealing with emails. It seems that at Google projects created by talented and user oriented people are replaced by tools pushed by greedy and careless politicians.. really sad
Badge notices do not work.
by Welles on 2019/04/20 03:56
The iOS Gmail app does not show new email notifications, badge notices. Even with Settings Notifications - All New Mail enabled, the notification badge does not show. I constantly have to go into the App to see if new mail arrives. The app settings for background app refresh is turned on, along with badge notifications enabled. Prior to this update badge notices would be shown within seconds of any new email.
To busy
by landokids5 on 2019/04/20 03:45
I like tons of features, but they should disappear till I need them so I can focus on what I need to. Another thing: the layout changes from vertical to landscape on and iPad in a disorderly way, pick a way and stick with it so gmail feels the same everywhere.
I like it but why...
by TheBishop76 on 2019/04/20 02:52
I like it but why can’t I change from Archive to just Delete !
Ugh
by Ross.Rain on 2019/04/20 02:17
I want Inbox back :(
Unsatisfying Replacement for Inbox
by jbru13 on 2019/04/20 02:08
Inbox was clean and minimalist. Gmail is full of obtrusive ads and is cluttered by comparison. I use it only when I need to search for a hard to find email. Disappointed that a well designed app was killed.
Bad app ever. Ty. Y h ju. Fun
by fjfnnjfnf on 2019/04/19 20:51
Nynyjyjymyjyny. Bad
Best of ever
by Dark_Tide on 2019/04/19 19:16
The title says all
Now with ads that look like emails!!
by JD73BIS on 2019/04/19 18:42
It’s bad enough google is mining data from my emails and selling the information, they could at least have the decency to not throw their ads directly in my face while I’m sorting through spam.
Absolutely awful
by 88shylord on 2019/04/19 18:21
I just recently updated my gmail app. It’s awful! Why the hell do I want to see “top promotions” at the top of my mail? And I don’t need to see how many unopened emails I have! I guess I’ll be deleting the app and just going back to checking my email on the computer.
Snooze function needs to be restored
by GM1138 on 2019/04/19 17:47
Prior to the latest update the snooze function allowed me to choose among several options including manually selecting a date and time to defer to. Now my only choices are “later today” and “tomorrow”
New version is trash
by Tv18 on 2019/04/19 17:20
I held out to the end using the older version of Gmail, I changed over on my iPhone and I hate it. I do not like how you have to go to each category to delete your mail, I have to go select all mail before I can go through all of it. Gmail please go back to the other way. Yahoo is looking better and better.
Bugs
by TDDragon on 2019/04/19 16:26
Used to work great. Latest update makes your screen vanish when replying to an email.
Lack of Attachment Support = Unsecure Drive Functionality
by Shawn Gee, M.D. on 2019/04/19 15:46
Gmail has become unusable due to the lack of file/attachment functionality on iOS. I cannot attach files, rather mearly send public links to my files which is VERY unsecure. I can't attach files using my iCloud files. I've been forced to switch to the iOS mail app...
BRING BACK INBOX
by Airnelson on 2019/04/19 13:41
Today was a sad day, I was forced to use this terrible Gmail app over the alternative, Inbox, app. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. I guess Google is too big for the simple advice.
Frustrating
by Char0729 on 2019/04/19 13:35
I’d rather have the “Inbox” over “Gmail”. To piggyback on the last review. I agree with everything she says. But would like to add, with Gmail you can’t select all and mark them as read or delete. I’m considering leaving google mail all together. 😐
Buggy! Bring back Inbox!
by JustKWI on 2019/04/19 12:47
I was forced to switch to the Gmail app after Google shut down Inbox. I used to love Gmail until I discovered Inbox and found how much easier and more intuitive it was to use. I received notifications that Inbox was being shut down and kept putting off the switch until one day I opened Inbox and was forced to download Gmail to see my email in an app format. I HATE IT! I thought it was just that I would need a period of readjustment time to get used to Gmail but it’s not just that. The fact that it is so buggy (e.g. trouble switching accounts, issues with simple settings, etc. ) drive me crazy. I have to close out of the app and reopen several times a day just to check my email. I’m even considering switching to Outlook (gasp!) just to avoid the buggy issues. I’m extremely disappointed in this app. Why didn’t google keep Inbox and shut down this one instead? I would have been ok if they rebranded Inbox as Gmail too.
A pain to clear out/delete multiple emails
by BookwormG on 2019/04/19 06:20
I had the misfortune to be really busy this week and did not clean out my emails for three days. I get a lot of ads which I scan if I need something but frequently get the same ads Every Day. I want to be able to Easily Delete whole days’ worth of junk. This current system is time consuming and finger numbing! PLEASE HELP. This is more important to me than some of the “new features”!
😒
by Allysaywhat on 2019/04/19 05:00
I want a delete all button!!
Inbox was better
by Au8181 on 2019/04/19 04:39
Inbox was so much better. Very disappointed with being forced to switch. Gmail app feels much less organized, not easier or more convenient...chaotic. Make Inbox an option!
Limited email access
by A.C.T.88 on 2019/04/19 04:00
Ever since the update I have only a few weeks of emails that I can see. I have tried to go to settings and change the view but nothing works! I am an email hoarder and I keep all my old emails and like to use the search when I need to find something. I can’t with this new update! I have to go to the web to access a “full site” version (for lack of a better term) in order to access older emails!! It’s soooo frustrating!!! I used to love using the gmail app compared to yahoo but now I hate it!!!!
Bring back inbox
by blublu0916 on 2019/04/19 03:53
I tried really hard but I still love inbox way more
Stinks compared to Inbox they killed
by Stuke on 2019/04/19 01:55
Just another example of “we know best.” Inbox made me download Gmail app if I wanted to access my gmail. OK, must be better. WRONG! I cannot for the life of me figure out how to select unread messages, in mass, not one at a time. Tried the in app help, you know, Google, and nothing tells you how to do what you used to be able to do. Just another disappointment in app land.
Bad, bad, bad!
by 정이연 on 2019/04/19 01:05
I really don’t th
Bring back the old app
by bristy07 on 2019/04/19 00:38
The new Gmail app pales in comparison to the old one. Why did y’all try to fix something that wasn’t broken? My husband and I loved the old app and used it for years but are having to switch to another company since the new Gmail app just doesn’t compare. :(
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.
Trash compared to Inbox
by rwilsonltf on 2019/04/05 15:50
The new layout is decent for an app but nowhere near as good as inbox’s design was. Where are my bundles? Inbox grouped all my similar emails together in perfect bundles. AUTOMATICALLY let me add! It put all my travel stuff together and showed me all the relevant information without having to open my emails and now I have to dig through every single one of my emails to find the one I’m looking for. My emails that used to be in a purchased section no longer have a track item button, so now I’ve got to scroll through all my emails to find my purchase and open the email and look for the link to track. Gmail doesn’t care at all about productivity, things that literally used to be one press in inbox have become a multi step process. Now I’m getting notifications for every single email I receive with no way to change that, somehow inbox knew which emails were important and which were not and it would only notify me over important emails. So now any piece of spam that comes through pings my phone, thanks google.... I could go on and on about how terrible gmail is compared to inbox but I’ll let the others of hundred of people starting to leave reviews to help out. Bring back Inbox or bring this up to par with it. And don’t even get me started on the web client for gmail vs the web client for inbox!
Such a cluttered mess
by bum-tick on 2019/04/04 22:42
Google just shut down Inbox which no matter what you think, it was much simpler and organized so much better than gmail. I knew it right away when I first tried it. Now I just go into Gmail first time in years and instantly remember the hatred I have for this garbage. Why the heck can you not bundle into your own folders? I could care less about tags if a tag is a stupid filter.. I created filters to group everything from a specific company into a single folder, Inbox did it perfectly, Gmail being a giant app doesn’t know how to manage that? It’s absolutely horrendous. And there’s a tag for “Inbox” but there’s nothing to select on the side menu for “Inbox”, it’s just Primary, Social, Promotions & Update.... where’s Inbox?????? Why can’t I select everything in inbox??? And speaking of which... now I have a lovely 245 notification on the app, wth... everything was grouped in Inbox so I never got a notification number unless it was from someone directly, not a company.. which was great. Now I feel like I’m using an ad filled apple mail... I deleted my apple mail access bc I hated it so much. I don’t know what’s worse now... you really screwed the pooch google, I loathe using your Gmail in every use case. I’d rather you send me back to 2005 Gmail....
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.
No Connection errors
by cpoagsc on 2017/09/27 03:01
Revision: I’m an idiot and this app is great. The reason I had trouble with the app when not on WiFi was because data was turned off for the app in my phone’s settings. Changed my low rating to a 5-star. This app is completely useless for me on iPhone. It never connects and reports "no connection" at the bottom of the screen while every other app on the phone has no trouble connecting. It is only this app that has problems connecting. I've followed all help and forum posts I've found and they're pretty useless. I've logged out and back in (sometimes it won't even let me log back in, giving me the "no connection" error). I've deleted and reinstalled the app many times with no success. And yes, Google, I'm sure I'm using the correct password. Google needs to resolve the "no connection" error issue with an update rather than just advising people to check their password or make sure they're connected to the internet (when every other app on the device works fine).
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”
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.
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!
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?
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.
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 😊
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.
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!
Absolutely the best email !
by askbob on 2018/02/07 16:41
I’m 73 years old, and remember the early days of the Internet. I remember being so excited when email was available to the public. Email, even with its flaws, was so exciting and revolutionary in giving people around the world Way of communicating with each other. Junk mail became a problem almost immediately and you were given very little storage– – But I loved it! Then various email providers became available, each adding an improved feature or a new one. Then, Gmail came out. The absolute best it accurately getting rid of junk mail, givingIng an enormous amount of free storage space — to many new innovations to mention here. Granted, Manny email providers have copied and improved their email tremendously. So if you want to stay with your catch-up email provider, I understand. I’m going to stick with the proven leader in innovation and reliability — and, as you may have guessed, recommend it to all. Bob Coberg
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!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Good App but certain important elements missing
by DreO_O on 2018/09/14 19:42
I like using the apps but it is missing some basic functionality. 1) Split Screen Multitasking functionality should be added to the app. I often send emails in a foreign languages and I like to have a multilingual dictionary app in the split view to check words as I write. I see no obvious reason why this app doesn’t have split screen multitasking functionality. 2) I should be able to attach documents that are saved in the Files to email replies. As far as I can tell the email attachment functionality only works with documents that are saved to the drive and even then I don't think you can attach the document so much as share it from the drive. The only way to attach documents from files it share from the files app which always starts it as a new email. This is not great for continued collaboration and functionality. Please fix.
Adequate but with two fatal flaws
by Portland transplant on 2019/03/17 01:27
I’ve used the gmail app for a few years ... it was certainly an improvement over the Apple Mail app. Just two things have slowly come to dominate my experience, to the point that today I rage quit. 1. That Important label business. I just wanted it to go away - I never asked for it, it just happened to me. I still don’t entirely understand it! I delete emails, but they continue to haunt me in Important. If I never read them - and sometimes, an email doesn’t need to be read to delete it, am I right? - then the stupid app shows me unread flags thanks to that Important business. Again, DELETED emails. Why, Google? When I search for solutions, none affect the app - so I’ve been stuck with this issue. 2. Email threads. Initially, I appreciated this feature. I’m old school - I used a text-based email program for years, and I miss it. It also threaded - most programs do! Replies get placed next to originals. This is helpful. For some reason, Google decided to hide that things were threaded? Again, I don’t entirely understand this, I just know how it affects me. Here, emails I HAVEN’t deleted disappear. In the thread it will show one then skip one and show another. Where do they go? I’m not sure, but it’s been more than a little upsetting. If neither of these things will bother you, then this app is fine.
Keeps removing other emails...
by SublimeCalliope on 2019/03/11 13:11
Long running problem is that it seems that about once a month or so, I “lose” an email and have to add it AGAIN. Gets irritating. Got it initially a LONG time ago so I didn’t always have to login to my emails all the time. I will check all my emails in the morning, and then 2hr later... one is missing. Have to find my logins again. And i never know what email is going to disappear. Each one is individually important. Schooling for my child. Business for my work. One for my subscriptions... etc etc etc... I lose one, I miss important things. Updates. Etc. Just decided —after AGAIN having one of my emails disappear— to NOT put it back in here. So sick and tired of this. I am just adding anything that disappears to my outlook email app. I LIKED the way things separated with ‘social’ and ‘promotional’ stuff and whatnot. But this isn’t worth it anymore. Latest updates are crap. I agree with all the other reviews I’ve read. Haven’t seen more than a couple ‘good’ reviews. Hmm. Isn’t that a clue?!?!?!
Update has removed basic functionality
by Lauralibby88 on 2019/02/23 05:53
Just updated the app and now I’ve lost even the simplest of functionality from this app. It was bad enough that there wasn’t a quick way to multi-select emails for deletion, but now it’s unnecessarily complicated. You have to press and hold every single email to get a check mark to delete! It was bad enough when you had to find one to do this with before, but then you got at least got the option to select multiple emails for deletion or moving from there. Now it’s ALL of them you have to press and hold on. I don’t understand why the developers would keep moving backwards in features, rather than making it easier, and an overall better user experience. Guess it’s back to using the website only for emails. This used to be my preferred email app, even though the delete function was inferior to Apple’s mail. Everything else was better. Slowly this app has gotten more and more basic and it’s simply no longer useful to use.
Basic and missing features
by BoristheBird on 2019/04/21 12:46
Please add the inbox-swipe features that inbox app has/had — swipe right to snooze and swipe left to archive. I really like the snooze feature from inbox and now on gmail desktop bit it is impossible to find here and takes at least 3 taps. An accidental swipe in either direction on this layout is supremely annoying. Why does it archive by swiping either direction?? I’ve accidentally archived quite a few emails but why isn’t there an archive folder if that’s where they are going? It’s a pain to retrieve them from all mail and then put them back in the inbox. Also why can’t I mark an email as unread? This is such a basic feature and I can’t find it anywhere. I will really miss the Inbox app — this new gmail app feels so bare bones and like I have to work to do anything Updating on 4/21: it’s nice to have snooze now, but why does my “everything” (btw this label is really confusing please call it what it is, an inbox) folder show a bunch of emails that I’ve snoozed or archived on other devices? If I compare my iPad and my iPhone gmail apps side by side, they show different everything inboxes. This is supremely annoying. It seems like the iPad app just doesn’t understand that I’ve snoozed or archived emails elsewhere. I don’t even want to use Gmail on my iPad because its cognitively draining to figure out why all these emails I thought I snoozed are in front of me.
It just keeps getting worse!
by Um.......no on 2019/04/20 16:06
I have 3 gmail accounts for different reasons, as a way to organize my email effectively, and see less garbage if I don't want to. This newer version does not let me go back and forth between my accounts like I used to could, and I can no longer access one of my accounts at all! I only see a few messages in my "all inboxes" part, but can't see all of them! I've missed some important ones that I'd like to see, yet see crap I could care less about! Please revert back to letting users switch between our accounts with ease! I’m really tired of the glitches, as well! I wish we had a delete all option when we are trying to delete a lot of emails from the same sender. Right now when I try to delete a large amount of emails from the same company, I have to touch each one, and inevitably, when I get several tagged, the app closes out, and I have to start all over again! It’s very frustrating! At those point, I'm looking into other options for my email!
How’s That Replacement For Inbox?
by DahVinvi on 2019/04/07 15:14
When Google decided to decommission Inbox and go with Gmail I was perplexed. But we were promised the same functionality, so what the hell, I guess I’ll give it a try. Well, let me tell you, I’m beyond disappointed. For starters, Inbox would organize all emails into neat categories: Promotions, Purchases, important stuff, and what not. Everything other than important stuff didn’t trigger a notification which is fine by me because I get a ton of spam. It was easier to clean up too. Next, visually Inbox was far better organized. Emails had visual cues, reminders and things related to your calendar had a different layout, etc. Again, it made your inbox easier to organize. There was also the “Done” functionality. Essentially it meant that with one click you could make an email disappear from the main view but it wasn’t deleted. Just moved somewhere else. None of that exists for Gmail. Quite frankly, Gmail hasn’t changed since it was released (visual, layout, etc). I’m not one for fix what ain’t broken but for the love of god, could we step into the 21st century? I understand wanting to be simplistic but too much simplicity doesn’t give you much flexibility. Long story short, I’m moving to Outbox because at least their app gives me some room to organize in an easy, user friendly way which Gmail really doesn’t. Very disappointed, Google.
Please fix signature issue
by Joezerr on 2018/09/21 17:47
In terms of basic functionality, the app works well enough for me. However, an issue I have recently run into (and which apparently has been a long-standing complaint by other users) is the fact that the signature appears at the bottom of an entire conversation thread (quoted text) by default. On the web, there is an option to make it so the signature appears at the end of your reply BEFORE quoted text, but this option is not available in the app. There are reviews from the end of 2017 and earlier this year complaining about this issue, and I have seen forum posts online regarding this issue going back even a bit further than that. While this may not be a problem for some users, it can be very frustrating for other users who use Gmail for professional/business communications, so I believe this issue warrants greater attention from the Google team than it is currently being given.
Emptying Folders
by Buddy Gulley on 2018/06/10 08:29
I would really love to give five out of five, but there is one issue I just can't get past. Why is it that Gmail doesn't have an empty inbox option? It's hard to delete 23,000* messages. If there is something that I missed I would appreciate being corrected so I can correct my rating. It is that important to me. Google has made switching from phone to phone one of the most regrettable tasks that no one looked forward to doing, even if they did like their new phones, to being as easy as signing into an account.....literally. Getting back on track, if there is not a way to empty all your Folders other than deleting your account, I would appreciate it if this matter could be looked into and a solution to this problem that is faithful Gmail users run into on a daily basis. Thank you. Alan M. Herzberg Jr.
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