My favorite thing about gmail is the way conversations are displayed and the whole organizational system (archiving, labeling, etc.) The gmail app is basically the exact same interface as the website, just a little more compact. I find some things in the native app aren't very intuitive. I can never remember where to go to delete/trash a message, archive a message, or mark a message as unread. Being able to do those three things easily is pretty important to me. I also don't don't like the way conversations are grouped in the native app.
Originally Posted by Massie
That being said, there are 3 things I wish I could change about the gmail app:
1) Make it the default email app
2) Be able to have multiple accounts without signing out (one of the nice things the native email client does)
3) The gmail app doesn't display in the notification center. I have it set to display banners, but for whatever reason all it does is beep/vibrate when I get a new text. I'd like to get it in the notification center if possible.
Anyways, these three problems are minor enough for me to choose the Gmail app over the native app.