Gmail update for iOS adds new inbox support and notification options
The new look Gmail inbox started rolling out to the web interface last week, and today's update to the iOS app brings it to your iPhone and iPad. We're not treated to a visual upgrade too, but then, the iOS app has had the slide-out drawer interface for some time now.
You have to have enabled the new inbox on the web first, and this is done by hitting the settings button and looking for "configure inbox." If you see that, click it and you're good to go. You select which tabs you want to activate, and these then become available in the mobile version of Gmail. It's supposed to help you gain control of your inbox, and sort out the clutter into more manageable pieces. The good news is, if you don't like it, you can just as easily turn it off and go back to how you were.
Also included in todays update are improved notifications -- you can now choose to be notified for all mail, just important mail, or no mail at all on an account by account basis. Sure to be of use to those of us managing several Gmail accounts. The update is available to download right now from the App Store, and once you've taken the new inbox for a spin, be sure to drop us a line in the comments and let us know what you think of it.
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