Gmail for iPhone and iPad Update: Labels, Custom Sounds, Signature, Vacation Responder

GmailFor those of you Gmailers, the iPhone and iPad native email app has received a few little updates from Google just in time for Christmas! For those of you who had adding custom signatures and setting vacation responders on your wish lists this holiday season, you can find the in the gear menu at the top of the in-app menu in order to give them a try and then cross them off!

Aside from the usual bug fixes and tidying, a few other updates were tucked in as well, including support for nested labels and the ability to set a custom sound notification.

The big addition on top of those upgrades is Scribble, an open-canvas style interface that lets you jot down notes and doodles, the results of which can then be attached and sent to others as an email attachment. Aside from the cool factor or letting your child have some fun with your phone I m struggling to think of a time when I would use Scribble, but I may eat my words on that one so check back with me later.

There are still a few other goodies that Gmail users have been hoping for that Google reassured are still in development and slated for a future release, including multiple login support, banner notifications, and a “send as” feature to send email from multiple accounts.

Forgive me if I digress for a moment away from the news on the updates made to this app. As I was reviewing the App Store page it jumped out at me that this is one of the most Internationally friendly apps I have ever seen with nearly unparallelled language diversity (English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian). Impressive Google, well done.

The updated Gmail app is currently available for download from the App Store at no cost.

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