GMail App Google just announced in a Press Release the new Java application for mobile phones that makes it even easier to access you Gmail messages. This is great news because many people were complaining that it would take between 10 and 15 clicks just to get to your Inbox.

I especially like this feature because on my phone the Internet is pretty slow, probably worse than dial-up speed. Each click that I had to do just meant there was a longer delay and more of a headache until I was able to retrieve my messages. A large part of that delay will be solved by the pre-fetching mechanism which will start downloading your emails in the background while you browse through the application.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Up to five times faster access and use, thanks to automatic pre-fetching of messages
  • Drastically reduced clicks and scrolling to access email
  • Fewer keystrokes for reading, composing, or searching mail
  • Attachments, including files and photos, viewable and automatically resized to fit the user’s phone

If you want to install the software on your phone you just have to point your phone’s browser to http://gmail.com/app and download the application. Despite the “it works on all phones” claim I’m sure there will be a few phones that have troubles with it installing/displaying correctly.

There Are 4 Comments

  1. I downloaded the app quickly, and simply…and looks like it could be quite impressive and useful.

    Has anyone else tried this out? I am not sure how to get the @/”at” symbol/aerobase (derived from the French word “arobas”) after my user account name…so I can type curtissthompson@gmail.com for signing on to gmail. I am running on my LG LX350.

  2. If you have a “normal” mobile phone, take a look at [bloggotype.blogspot.com] It’s a good alternative.

  3. I often check my mail when I am outdoors and Gmail I one of many. When I installed gmail mobile I was trembling with happiness for 2 days until I realized that I am using two separate programs to check all of my mails, just because gmail mobile can only check Gmail of course. For my other accounts I use Movamail [movamail.com] and I don’t know why I should use gmail mobile just to check one specific mail account when I can check all of my accounts with only one app.

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