Google has updated the Gmail app on iOS in a way that users can take more control of the link actions from e-mails. Now when you tap on links from an e-mail in the Gmail iOS app, you can designate other Google-designed iOS applications to open them in a relevant way rather than having Apple’s mobile Safari browser open it every time. This functionality will work if you have the Google Chrome, Google Maps, and/or YouTube iOS apps installed on your phone.
Google has announced on the company blog that they are extending free domestic calls from Gmail in the United States and Canada for another year. They have been offering this service for free since 2010. Now Gmail users will be able to make free domestic calls throughout 2013. The calls would need to be made through the Gmail chat widget. Google launched voice calls in 2008. If you do not live in the U.S., you can make calls at very low rates through Gmail.
About 6 months ago, Google released a Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad. Now the company has released version 2.0 of the app with a new look and feel. The app has improvements like profiles pictures in messages and there are numerous animations for swivels, transitions, and infinite scrolling for message lists.
After Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was launched, Gmail received several nice enhancements. For example, Gmail e-mail messages have been resized to fit your specific device. You can also swipe a message to automatically archive it.
One of Google’s core strengths is seamless integration of all of their services. The latest example of this is Gmail’s integration of Gmail and Google Drive.
Gmail is now letting you update to a new interface that involves a completely redesigned compose and reply experience. This way you can write an e-mail and reference something in another message. You can also save a draft and open the old e-mail at the same time without having multiple tabs open. I love it! The new compose mail feature pops up in a window just like chats (but larger).
Google Operating System (image credit above), an unofficial news and tips website about Google, has revealed that it is now possible to search inside Gmail Attachments. You can certain find an attachment if you know the filename or keywords from the message, but if someone sent you a text file or an HTML file, you may not know that Gmail indexed its content. Now Gmail has added support for searching within attached .PDF files, .DOC Word files, and .PPT PowerPoint files. To search for content within those files “search for has:attachment and add some keywords to your query. To restrict your search to PDF files, search for has:attachment filename:pdf.”