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  1. Connectz

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    You think that google would put forth a much better effort for the email app on Android but ironically, its just a giant epic fail... Inbox view only?????????? WTF was Google thinking???

    It really does suck that i have to use the web app in order to have the full functionality of gmail. I understand Google is moving forward with web apps and the cloud and all thatbut damn, they leave us hanging like that????
     

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    Yeah, the app is lacking, which I find very odd on a Google OS. Why do I have to scroll to the end of a conversation to reply instead of having a dedicated button at the bottom of the window to reply? But they do have less-often-used buttons like "Archive" and "Delete" there. Little things like that are just goofy design.
     
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    Inbox only? hardly. I assume you have stuff sorted under various labels? Menu > Go to labels

    If there's nothing under your labels, you need to change the sync settings. Menu > more... > Settings > Labels

    But I hear you. There's some stuff that's missing from the mobile that I wish was there. The funny thing is: I'm always cursing the web app for missing some really basic stuff that's in a real PC desktop app.
     
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    Not to mentoon the fact that it still isn't syncing correctly.
     
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    Novox, I swear, man.... You need to be working for Google and design their menu system.... I bet you could do a MUCH better job at creating an intuitive and logical system... I swear I went through ALL the menus EXCEPT labels cuz I thought it was for the labels I make on the desktop version. Like if I make a Facebook label and all mail from facebook goes under that label. I had no idea they considered sent, trash, spam, etc as labels thats why I never clicked on it. I feel STOOOOOOPID and i'm pretty tech savvy lol!

    Thanx for that!

    Now with that said, Google still needs to make the app JUST LIKE THE DESKTOP version plain and simple.
     
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    I've also read that the gmail app for the iPhone is better than the one for Android. lol.
     
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    i have no problem wit my gmail app i get the new emails quick i can view sent mail starred etc
     
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    Trust me, its faaaaaaar better!
     
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    I just wish they could get the sports calendar to sync.
     
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    This Gmail situation is the most baffling and inexplicable issue on Android. How is it that the people who make the OS can't make a decent email program, yet they can make a perfectly capable program on iOS?
     
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    Just wondering if anyone knows what's different about this gmail app?
     
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    I disabled the gmail notifications and sync in options then installed K9 and been happy since then.
     
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    I installed the update and it 'fixes' a few minor things like "the reply button" locations. I don't a A LOT new yet though.
     

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