1. MrZ_Tech's Avatar
    Gmail users out there,

    Which do you use: the gmail app for iOS or the stock mail app? Right now, I am currently using the gmail app. I love the new inbox feature. But I love the VIP feature in the stock app. Which do you use and why?


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    08-17-2013 12:22 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Stock app. Does what I need it to do.
    08-17-2013 12:27 PM
  3. SprSynJn's Avatar
    If the stock app allowed push notifications, I would use that in a heart beat. For now, I use the gmail app. I am getting a bit tired of googles continued changes to gmail lately though. They are making it much too complicated.
    08-17-2013 12:32 PM
  4. MrZ_Tech's Avatar
    If the stock app allowed push notifications, I would use that in a heart beat. For now, I use the gmail app. I am getting a bit tired of googles continued changes to gmail lately though. They are making it much too complicated.
    I agree. I have to say, I do like the new inbox though. I don't have to scroll through a bunch of titter and Facebook email just to get to the people who I want to talk to. Know what I mean?
    08-17-2013 12:48 PM
  5. sanc333's Avatar
    If the stock app allowed push notifications, I would use that in a heart beat. For now, I use the gmail app. I am getting a bit tired of googles continued changes to gmail lately though. They are making it much too complicated.
    stock app offers push notification. go to settings then notification then enable the app to send push notification.
    08-17-2013 12:48 PM
  6. MrZ_Tech's Avatar
    stock app offers push notification. go to settings then notification then enable the app to send push notification.
    It does, however, not for gmail. It does every other service's push notifications but Gmail's.
    08-17-2013 12:50 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    It does, however, not for gmail. It does every other service's push notifications but Gmail's.
    Because Google quit supporting active sync to iOS devices. It is NOT a fault of Apple, or the stock Mail app.
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    08-17-2013 01:02 PM
  8. jclisenby's Avatar
    I use both. Just depends on my mood as to which I use. I switch up using one a few days then the other.
    08-17-2013 01:12 PM
  9. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I use the stock mail app but I still have Exchange. But once I have to change devices or restore as new, I consider the Gmail app.
    08-17-2013 01:21 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    One thing I really dislike about the stock app is that it doesn't support gmail aliases...I have one account that I can use five Send As addresses with, but iOS Mail only allows sending mail as the main name on the accountEVEN when I'm replying to a mail sent to one of the alias addresses.
    08-17-2013 01:47 PM
  11. CDG's Avatar
    I use the stock mail app but I still have Exchange. But once I have to change devices or restore as new, I consider the Gmail app.
    Same here.

    I also have Outlook email setup as Exchange and really like the layout and clean look if it.


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    08-17-2013 01:48 PM
  12. sanc333's Avatar
    It does, however, not for gmail. It does every other service's push notifications but Gmail's.
    ok .. i don't use gmail thats why i am uninformed about that. thanks for telling
    08-17-2013 01:56 PM
  13. Dieselstro's Avatar
    You can get Gmail to push on iPhone stock mail app. All you have to do is go the mail settings and set up new email, select Exchange, put you Gmail user name and password, then under server put m.google.com. Now you have Push Gmail.
    08-17-2013 03:27 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You can get Gmail to push on iPhone stock mail app. All you have to do is go the mail settings and set up new email, select Exchange, put you Gmail user name and password, then under server put m.google.com. Now you have Push Gmail.
    Unless something has changed since January 31st, that is incorrect. Those who still have exchange setup on their devices can continue using it until they change devices or restore as new. At that point, they will lose their push gmail unless they use Google Paid services or use the gmail app.
    08-17-2013 03:31 PM
  15. Dieselstro's Avatar
    Ah Sorry!! You are correct, my Gmail in a company bought gmail address. Thanks for clarifying.
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    08-17-2013 04:08 PM
  16. mynameis's Avatar
    If the stock app allowed push notifications, I would use that in a heart beat. For now, I use the gmail app. I am getting a bit tired of googles continued changes to gmail lately though. They are making it much too complicated.
    I agree. I understand that putting 3 different categories makes it more organized, but Google is changing a lot of things constantly. I'm still using the Gmail app and I do love it. We'll just have to see what else they throw into it.
    08-17-2013 04:18 PM
  17. linsiris's Avatar
    I use the gmail app here. I like it a lot and also agree they are starting to make things a bit more complicated, but that doesn't prevent me from using it.
    It works very well and has a good integration with G+,Chrome, YouTube.
    08-17-2013 04:37 PM
  18. dc9super80's Avatar
    I do like the app, but I wish emails loaded faster and I would have liked better interapp communication, but we all know how that is on iOS. So I am going to stick with the stock app, which at the end of the day isn't bad at all.

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    08-17-2013 04:50 PM
  19. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    I use stock with jb mail enhancer pro. Allows me to color code my different email accts. nothing obtrusive either. Just a slight color bar far left. Allows me to select all. Looks stock as if it came on the phone. Quick gestures for mark read or delete or even flag per individual email all the while retaining the native ui.
    08-17-2013 04:57 PM
  20. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    Oh yeah. I have the gmail app on my phone and ipad just in case I need to search email from way back when but stock app is my go to.
    08-17-2013 04:59 PM
  21. impaler's Avatar
    I tend to use iCloud for email, as I'm trying to ween myself off Google services. As Peter Cohen wrote not too long ago, Apple appears to be in the online services business for the long haul, especially given the billions they've invested in data centers.

    Also don't know the future of Gmail...it's proven, with Google Reader being shuttered, they're not afraid to kill products. I truly don't expect Gmail to go anywhere, though, as it's a key source of ad revenue. Having said that, who's to say they don't roll it into Google+ or attempt some other kind of integration...yuck. I could see that...just how Facebook wants you to do all your messaging and email through them.

    Anyway, everyone who uses Gmail should try the Mailbox app, and link it to your Dropbox for an extra 1GB of Dropbox storage. Pretty sweet and easy deal. Mailbox is a very interesting approach to Gmail management.


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    08-17-2013 05:42 PM
  22. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I agree. I have to say, I do like the new inbox though. I don't have to scroll through a bunch of titter and Facebook email just to get to the people who I want to talk to. Know what I mean?
    Don't get me wrong, that is a great feature. But sifting through all the settings on the browser version almost makes my head spin. They are turning into Microsoft, but with colors.

    Also, I would use iCloud if it wasn't for the small amount of space you get for everything connected to it. By the time my backups are stored, I only have around 3GB of space left, while google gives me 15. If Apple were to in increase the size, then I would consider using it as my main address.
    08-17-2013 07:41 PM
  23. impaler's Avatar
    I would use iCloud if it wasn't for the small amount of space you get for everything connected to it. By the time my backups are stored, I only have around 3GB of space left, while google gives me 15. If Apple were to in increase the size, then I would consider using it as my main address.
    When my two years of complimentary MobileMe-converted storage ends soon, I'll be getting 25GB for $40/year. That's only $3.33/month, for no ads and platform integration. Easy decision.


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    08-17-2013 07:44 PM
  24. AJGolf1976's Avatar
    Neither. I use Mailbox. Mainly for their "later" function. But overall they have the best UI for any mail app that I have tried.
    08-17-2013 08:09 PM
  25. thejasonhowell's Avatar
    If we're talking Gmail accounts I use the Mailbox app. Great Dropbox integration.


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    08-18-2013 09:45 AM
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