Friday, November 03, 2006

Gmail on the go - super fast Gmail app for your phone

Google says it's new and fast - I say it's absolutely smashing! Made my day yesterday when I was browsing through Techcrunch and found the announcement for Gmail App. Quite frankly, it wasn't something I was waiting for or even expecting Google to come up with....in fact, I had not even thought about a Java app that would do email for me. But for those who are still wondering what this Gmail app is, in short, its a Java app that you download from www.gmail.com/app , install it on your phone, and use Gmail. Why is it better than checking Gmail on your browser you ask? Because its FAST!!! Enough said!
Here's what Google says about it:

Download it once, and start accessing Gmail on your phone with just a click or two. You'll also like it because:
  • It has the same Gmail interface you know and love
  • Your account stays synchronized whether you access it from your computer or the phone
  • You can easily view attachments such as photos, documents and .pdf files

Yes, the last bit, I tried. I could view the text in a PDF file I received as an attachment.

2 comments:

Nenad said...

I am trying to think of a reason why should I use new Gmail mobile. I have many accounts (Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL…) and with gmail mobile I can’t watch them over, I have to use another app for other then gmail. I use Movamail http://movamail.com/ that can open any account there is and I am satisfied with it. Eventually I will remove gmail and continue to use Movamail only for practical use.
Decide for your self.

Sumit said...

I liked what I saw at Movamail, but for people like me who use only Gmail, the Gmail App is free and sufficient.