October 22, 2014

Gmail Experience Improves for Android, Adds a Floaty Bar

gmail_improvementsThe guys behind the Google Mobile team have made some nice improvements to the Gmail experience for both Android and iPhone.  The subtle enhancements come in the form of faster loading and offline reading and composition but the best part is the “floaty bar” that slides up and down with your messages.

Ever read through really long messages and then have to scroll way back up to the top so you can mark the email accordingly?  Not anymore.  The new bar is always visible, giving you access to everything you need such as archiving and deleting in bulk.

Another feature we like is the color coordination and labeling that more closely resembles the desktop’s experience.  We’re still trying to figure out why Android users would want to use the web over the built-in client though…