Access Gmail mail servers and send and receive mail on your phone and receive mail notifications

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  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
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    6.5 (33)

Gmail allows users to view and manage their email accounts. The Android app is compatible with most popular email clients today. In fact, Gmail for Android is perhaps the most popular email app on the market. It's completely free to use and includes dozens of useful features for everyday users and power users alike. Each user can learn to love Gmail, its simplified user interface, and all the features it includes.

Simple, Lightweight, and Quick

The app itself is lightweight with excellent performance on all hardware configurations. After downloading the app, users are greeted with a simple and clean user interface. A user's inbox sits front and center, while navigation menus are accessible through a small symbol in the corner. Emails can be organized into various categories, depending upon each user's preferences.

The Best Feature: Multiple Email Accounts In One Place

While Gmail looks simple and runs well, the app shines by supporting multiple email accounts. In seconds, users can add another Gmail account, or link an email account from another provider. Yahoo Mail, Outlook, and other email providers are supported in Gmail. Accounts from other providers can be added into the app through a manual process that advanced users will know right away.

Fortunately, Gmail for Android lets users customize each email account to their liking. Most settings can be modified for individual account inboxes, and this includes sync frequency. Powerful organization features make reigning in out-of-control inboxes a simple task as well. Plus, users can select the "All Inboxes" tab and see emails from all of their accounts at once sorted by date received.

So, where does Gmail falter?

In general, Gmail is the best email app for Android smartphones and tablets. Power users might find the app lacking in some ways, though. It lacks certain multitasking features, and the simple UI can feel like a betrayal for the power user. Otherwise, users that prefer frequent email syncing of multiple accounts may notice high data usage. Battery drain is common with constant email syncing, too.

Download Gmail Today, and You'll (Probably) Love It!

Despite minor issues, few email apps come close to matching Gmail for Android in performance. A simple user interface and support for multiple email accounts push Gmail to the top of the class. Power users will encounter most of the settings and customizations they desire in an email app. On the other hand, basic users that simply want to access their emails from time to time will love everything Gmail offers.

Likely, Gmail will outpace and outperform any Android device's stock email app. Gmail will probably beat expectations compared to other email apps as well.


  • Support for multiple email accounts, plus All Inboxes feature
  • Simple yet practical design with various organizational features
  • Each email account and inbox can be customized to some degree


  • Managing many emails at once is tiresome and clunky
  • Frequent email syncing can drain battery life

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