Gmail and Kindle apps for iOS receive updates

Google has recently released a major update for their Gmail client for iOS devices. The app features a sleeker design and a faster and much smoother user experience. Matthew Izatt, the Product Manager at Google posted this on the official Gmail blog:

“Six months ago, our team set out to completely rebuild the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad to give you a faster, sleeker, and easier experience on iOS. The result? Version 2.0. With version 2.0 of the app, you'll get a totally new look and feel, plus a bunch of improvements.”


Apart from the all new design, updates include profile photos in messages, new animations and infinite scrolling in message lists. The update has also added support for autocomplete in search, which will make searching your mails faster and more efficient. Google has also added the widely requested support for multiple accounts. Users can now add and manage up to 5 Gmail accounts through their iOS Gmail app.


According the Gmail blog, the following is the list of major improvements:

  • Multiple account support
  • App redesigned with a new, cleaner look
  • Search predictions as you type
  • Infinite scrolling inbox
  • Respond to Google Calendar invites inline
  • Interactive Google+ posts support
  • New welcome experience

The app is live now on the app store.


On the other hand, Amazon has updated its highly popular Kindle app for iOS to version 3.5. This update primarily improves X-Ray integration, support for which has now been extended to all books, and not just textbooks. X-Ray allows you to explore information about the characters and places on a particular page of the book.

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