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Google updates Gmail for iOS to version 1.1, adds Scribbles feature

News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday December 14, 2011.

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Google has released an update for its Gmail app on iOS that improves some aspects of the app and adds a new canvas feature that lets users send drawings or graphics with their email.

Google upgraded the label feature in the app with support for nested labels and added the ability for users to set custom mobile signatures and vacation responders from the app. The notification sound has also been changed to better differentiate new Gmail notifications from other iOS notifications. Unfortunately, Google still has not implemented banner notifications within the app, though it says that those are being worked on and are definitely coming.

The other big feature is what Google is calling Scribbles. Scribbles are hand-drawn notes that can be attached to an email and sent from the app. Users can customize their Scribbles with different colors and brushes, and it works in both the iPhone and iPad versions of the app.

Google claims that it is listening to user feedback and is working to add a number of features to the iOS Gmail app that users have been requesting, such as the aforementioned banner notifications and support for multiple accounts. Gmail for iOS version 1.1 is free and available in the iTunes App Store now.

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