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Which do you like better for gmail?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by raqball, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member
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    What application do you like better for gmail and why?

    The native gmail application

    Or

    The HTC email application...

    Thanks in advance for all replies
     

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  2. skpd

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    well I like the Gmail app but as far as I can tell it does not display the unread number of emails you have next to the icon on the home screen unless you download the widget but then you have to have both icons since clicking the widget does not open the gmail app. arghh

    the HTC mail app shows the unread email count..
     
  3. gabbott

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    solution is to just put the downloaded widget on your homescreen and delete the stock gmail icon from it and problem solved.

    I havent tried the HTC mail app but like the gmail app because of push mail and access to all my gmail labels easily.
     
  4. skpd

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    yeah, you're right, unfortunately it will only show the unread email count from 1 email account (I have 2). oh, well
     
  5. Berner

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    Then add 2 instances of the widget. Associate each one with a different account. Give them different colors, or different icons, or different names or all of the above.

    As for the original question, I only use the native Gmail app. I need access to all my email, including archived messages. Otherwise searching is useless. And I rely on labels heavily for one of my accounts, so again, only the Gmail app will suffice.
     
  6. skpd

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    yeah, if I only had the screen real estate for that. so many apps/widgets I would like to add to the 3 app home screens...
     
  7. Berner

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    waht?

    You got a defective EVO. Mine comes with 7. ;)
     
  8. gabbott

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    3 homescreens? Do you have an EVO? Should have 7. Also you can put folders on your homescreens as well.
     
  9. MisterEd

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    I use K-9 email. Free. Have 5 Gmail accounts and it works great. I don't like the native gmail app because when you open it it doesn't show all the accounts, just the last one viewed, you have to select "Accounts" which is a PITA.
     
  10. skpd

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    well, only 3 out of the 7 are for apps/widgets

    1 friend connect
    1 bookmarks
    1 music
    1 calendar

    7 - 4 = 3

    or is there a way to customize the home screens and change their nature?
     
  11. raqball

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    I noticed the gmail app lets me mark items as spam whereas the HTC email does not... But I like that the HTC email display unread count....
     
  12. fecalpheliac

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    There's an app called gmail unread count that shows the number of unread emails on the native gmail app.
     
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  13. skpd

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    as it has been said above, just donwload the GMAL UNREAD COUNT widget and you're good to go. attach it to your home screen and it will show your gmail count from the gmail app.
     
  14. gabbott

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    Do you use the items on those screens? if not, you can delete them and use the screen for other things. Also, create folders for some of your apps and save screen space.
     
  15. Berner

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    7 out of 7 are for whatever you would like. All of the screens are fully customizable. You can add, delete, move any widgets, icons, shortcuts, folders, etc. however you like.

    This is Android, after all. You can have it your way.
     
  16. polkadots

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    You can customize all 7 of the screens...for example, tap&hold the calendar, and you can drag it off the screen, thus opening that screen for many different widgets/apps. All screens behave the same way.
     
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  17. skpd

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    sweet. I did not realize that. thanks
     
  18. mreortiz

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    I'm new to the andriod phone line as the HTC EVO is my first andriod phone. Which gmail app would you recommend I get? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  19. spridell

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    I use this app also and it is the best so far. The number of unread emails comes up next to the icon.
     
  20. phantomevo77

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    Neither, K-9 Mail, has less of a GPU use than gmail or htc. Least that's what I read and what im seeing.
     
  21. akkidy

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    There is actually another widget that is better in my opinion. It's the SMS Unread Count app from kanokgems. It's not only for SMS, you can add SMS, Gmail or dialer widgets that will display the number of unread messages, emails or missed calls. You can also add multiple instances of this widget for each of your Gmail accounts and can label the widgets accordingly. An option to select from 3 different icons.

    SMS Unread Count
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  22. legacy

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    You also have "scenes" that let you have different homescreen setups for work, weekends, play, or whatever.
     
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