Yesterday we told you that it looked like a Gmail app for iPhone was incoming, now we can confirm that Google’s official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is finally available at the App Store, today we will give you a quick overview of the app’s capabilities and tell you what devices and OS versions it is compatible with.
The app can be found over at iTunes here, it is completely free and is just 3.2MB in size, currently version 1.0.1 of the app is available and this will run on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as long as you are running iOS 4.0 or later.
Once installed you will be able to read your mail with threaded conversations, see notifications when you get new messages, search through your mail, send and receive attachments and auto-complete contacts as you begin typing. There are lots of email organization features to check out, like the full Gmail website you have access to the priority inbox, also you can archive your mail, label messages, star them, report spam and delete messages.
You can see screenshots of the app running on iPhone below, as you can see the app is pretty well laid-out and we particularly like how easy it looks to add attachments to your emails.
It is no surprise to see the app looking a lot better on iPad (see below), it really does thrive on the 10.1-inch display.
You can find out even more about this new app and even see some more screenshots over at the GmailBlog, Google’s devs are promoting the fact that it has been optimized for touch and efficiency.
We would love to hear from you if you have installed the official Gmail app on your iDevice, feel free to leave us a comment below telling us if the app is meeting your expectations.