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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Labels on G-Mail Mobile

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

http://jkontherun.com/2009/05/18/la...iphone-android/

"Call it cosmic balance - earlier today I was griping about Google Tasks on mobile devices, and now I'm happy to see labels come to Gmail Mobile. The new function is only supported on Apple's iPhone and Google's own Android handsets. The recent addition of the new drop-down menu system to the Google web-based mobile client has clearly set the stage for desktop-like functionality, something mobile device owners will appreciate."

Great catch by Kevin at JK On The Run (the image above is theirs, also). I have to say the mobile G-Mail app for the iPhone is quite usable. I still prefer the integrated mail client over the mobile web version, but with each new feature addition, that becomes harder and harder to justify.

How do you access your G-Mail on the iPhone?


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Google Updates Calendar and G-Mail for iPhone

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/...for-iphone.html

"Today we're introducing a major revision to Gmail for mobile that takes advantage of the latest browser technology available on iPhone and Android devices. We've updated the user interface, made it faster to open messages, allowed for batch actions (like archiving multiple messages at once), and added some basic offline support Despite the advent of 3G networks and wifi, smartphones still lack a high-speed, always-on broadband connection and can have connections far less reliable than their desktop brethren. So, just like when we redesigned the Gmail for mobile client app last October, we've gone back to the drawing board and redesigned Gmail for the mobile browser to overcome some of these limitations. We made performance more consistent, regardless of connection type, and laid the foundation for future improvements."

My mobile life and most of my desktop revolve around Google services included G-Mail and Google Reader. When it comes the iPhone, I've always used the built-in mail client for my G-Mail access, but I've always preferred G-Mail native clients like their mobile Java one for feature phones and smart phones. That being said, the new web version is so good you may be willing to part with your integrated clients altogether. It's fast, looks great, works perfectly, and gives you all the functionality you've come to know and love from G-Mail. They've done some nifty caching stuff to compensate for the general instability of a cellular data connection and it makes a huge difference over previous versions of G-Mail mobile.

It may not be for everyone, but you should give it a look. You might be surprised at how good it actually is.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mailplane 2.0 Now Official and Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://mailplaneapp.com/blog/entry/...e_2_0_released/

"After many months of development and beta testing, Mailplane 2.0 is now available for all users. Your current Mailplane 1.x license is valid for all 2.x updates, too. Many many thanks for the beta testing, the numerous bug reports, and the interesting feature requests. Mailplane 2.0 would not have been possible without your help, ideas, and involvement."

If I erased my Mac's HD tomorrow, the first app to make its way back on it would be Mailplane. I've been using it since before it was officially in version 1, and I can't imagine life without it. While you could easily get a lot of functionality from the web-based version of G-Mail, the ease with which Mailplane handles attachments, iPhoto photos, multiple accounts, and the fact that it provides Growl notifications make it a must install for those who are major power users of G-Mail.

Tags: mac, mailplane, g-mail

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