Google on Monday pushed out a major overhaul to its Gmail app for iOS, finally bringing feature parity to its Android counterpart.
The most noticeable difference is the presence of Google’s Material Design, which helps create a “fresh new look” that includes better transitions and a faster experience overall. Finally, the app doesn’t feel like it’s simply a wrapper for the mobile website.
Unfortunately, users still don’t get a universal inbox. However, the update does feature Undo Send and an improved search that Google claims will return instant results.
Here’s the full changelog, according to Google:
- Undo Send: prevent embarrassing mistakes
- Search: find things faster with instant results and spelling suggestions
- Swipe to archive/delete: quickly clear out your inbox
A better Gmail experience
The lack of a universal inbox is probably a deal breaker for a lot of folks—it is for more—but if you only have one email account, Gmail is an excellent option.
Google also said its Calendar app for iOS is getting a much-needed update as well, introducing month and week views, as well as Spotlight search support.
You can get the Gmail and Calendar updates for iOS now.