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Gmail for Android

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2021.10.31.408626191.Release
  • 4.1
  • (1180)
  • Security Status

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Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 11 days ago

Bring your Gmail to your Android device

Gmail is a business and productivity application from Google. This is the mobile version of the popular email client from the tech giant.  With this, you can read, write, and manage your emails from your Android device. Like its web version, downloading and using the app is completely free.

More than a convenient way to access your emails, Gmail also provides instant notifications for your incoming emails. Moreover, it supports multiple accounts and allows the saving of attachments to your device or Google Drive. Even better, it supports other IMAP/POP mail accounts, including Yahoo! Mail, Exchange, Outlook, and manually configured accounts.  

Everything you need to manage Gmail

When it comes to email clients, Gmail is perhaps one of the forerunners. What's more, if you are on Android, the app is literally the default option. It comes installed on nearly every Android device and will be the first to support any new features or integrations that the mobile OS offers. By adding your account to the app, you can manage your emails from the convenience of your mobile device.

The navigation for the Android version is very much like its desktop counterpart. Once launched, you can see all the emails you received, with unread ones highlighted in bold. By tapping the three-line icon on the search bar, you can access the different tags and categories. Even better, the app's intelligent management system separates your primary emails from social and promotions.

From any piece of email, you can take the following actions: move, choose a label, mark as not important, mute, print, report spam, and report phishing. Of course, you can also reply and forward them to other Gmail users. When looking at a multi-person thread, you will see images next to user's names when it is available. As mentioned, you can add multiple Gmail accounts to this app and seamlessly switch to them. Moreover, you can add other email clients and manually configured IMAP accounts.

Meet on Gmail

Google takes the Gmail app's capability further by integrating its Meet video conferencing service. With this, you don't have to install the dedicated Meet app to join a call. When somebody sends you a link to a Meet event, you can join them right from your inbox. Furthermore, the app now has a Meet tab at the bottom of its screen. By clicking this button, you can start or join a meeting and schedule one in Google Calendar.

However, like the original Meet service, free account users can only conduct meetings for 60 minutes. Additionally, you cannot have more than 100 participants. Although, you can still use the nifty features, such as screen sharing, real-time captions, and the new tiled layout for all participants. Unlike Zoom, however, you cannot start or join a meeting without logging in on your Gmail account.

One of the best option

While it is not the nicest-looking option around, Gmail is still one of the best options for a mobile email client. The app brings all the necessary features from the desktop version to your phone, allowing you to manage your emails on the go. What's more, you can now join or conduct video conferencing without installing a separate video calling app, thanks to the Google Meet integration. Overall, no other email apps offer the same speed, features, and power that this app offers.

PROS

  • Easy navigation
  • Separates main inbox from social and promotion
  • Google Meet integration
  • Supports other IMAP/POP mail accounts

CONS

  • Tons of ad emails
  • Deleting large amounts of email can be troublesome
  • Basic interface design

Older versions

Also available in other platforms


Gmail for Android

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2021.10.31.408626191.Release
  • 4.1
  • (1180)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Gmail

  • Rose Ann Abada

    by Rose Ann Abada

    Yes. it's very useful for the user, like me who wants to access to different people and.

  • Thong Khun Thong

    by Thong Khun Thong

    I can not terminated bulge G-mail..
    More than a couple of grand g-mails in my mail box but I couldn't fing the button to eleminated that junk ma More


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