Following yesterday’s rumors, Google has officially released their native Gmail app for iOS (free, App Store Link). The app is universal for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and includes notifications, message threads, push support, Priority Inbox and more.
“…we’ve created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.”
Google officially announced the app on their blog this morning, and has announced the following features:
- Get alerted to new messages with push notifications and sounds
- Find an email in seconds with search across your entire inbox
- Autocomplete email addresses from your Gmail contacts or select from your device’s address book
- Upload photos with a click using the new attachment button in compose view
- On iPad, navigate your inbox and read your mail simultaneously with split view
The app is designed to bring the best features of Gmail’s web interface to a native app for the iOS platform. The free app can be downloaded from the App Store, and is available immediately (free, App Store Link).