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Google has just announced the launch of its redesigned iOS mail app, Gmail 2.0. Featuring a fresh user-interface and brand new functions, the app is looking a whole lot better than its predecessor. But perhaps most importantly, the Gmail app now offers support for multiple accounts.
Writing on the official Gmail blog, Google product manager Matthew Izatt says the process to "completely rebuild" the iOS Gmail app began six months ago.
"With version 2.0 of the app, you'll get a totally new look and feel, plus a bunch of improvements like profile pictures in messages, numerous new animations from swivels to transitions and infinite scrolling in the message lists," writes Izatt.
The overall appearance of the Gmail 2.0 app is a marked improvement, but it's really the new features which stand out. The search function will now auto-complete phrases, a nice change from the previous system which failed under those pesky touch-screen typos.
Support for Google Calendar invites is streamlined nicely, with a bright, simple interface to accept or decline. And if you're the type of person who enjoys Google+, you can now comment and +1 posts from right within the Gmail 2.0 app.
But the biggest improvement over the old iOS Gmail app has to be the addition of multiple account support. Finally, you can navigate over to another Gmail account by simply tapping on an image of your avatar. Frankly, it's insane this feature took this long to roll out, but hey, it's here now.
The Gmail 2.0 app is available right now in the App Store.
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