Gmail now has an iOS widget and it’s…not great

Gmail now has an iOS widget and it's...not great

Gmail for iOS has been updated, with the biggest new feature being the ability to add a Gmail widget to your home screen. 

I’ve tested it, and it works, but that’s pretty much all I can say about it. 

For many of us, Gmail is a very important app, and having a widget that gives you an overview of your inbox at a glance sounds like a great idea. But the implementation of the widget on iOS just isn’t good enough to make it worth spending screen real estate on. 

Unlike some other iOS widgets, the Gmail widget comes in only one size, and it cannot be customized. It has three features: it allows you to search through your emails, compose a new email, and it also shows you the number of unread emails; if you click on that, you’ll go to your inbox.  Read more…

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