Imagining life without Google services is next to impossible. Besides the search engine, Google owns many services we use on a daily basis. One of them is Gmail and it's probably the most popular email provider and client. Let's see what the Gmail experience looks like on an Android!
The Gmail app often comes preinstalled on your phone but it's also available for download. After logging in, you are greeted with the Inbox screen where you can see all the messages you received. The menu button at the top left corner enables you to switch between various types of emails you sent or received, such as Social (from social media you tied your accounts with), Promotions, Important, Sent, and Drafts.
You can have several different accounts connected and you can see all emails in the same place. This is useful for multi-account management. There is a plus button at the bottom right corner which is used to compose emails. Sending emails is pretty straightforward. You can add attachments easily from your phone's storage.
You can schedule when exactly to send the email if you want it sent at a specific time. There is a useful option called Confidential mode. Emails sent as confidential can't be forwarded, copied, downloaded or printed. Such emails can be viewed until the expiration date expires. You can also set up a passcode and have it sent via SMS to the receiver of the email!
Integration with other Google apps such as Google Calendar and Google Drive is great. If you are trying to send a very large file (exceeding 250 MB) you can share it as a Google Drive link. Living without Google is impossible and well-organized and functional apps such as Gmail for Android make your life that much easier!
• Very simple to use
• Great for managing multiple email accounts
• Easily add any file on your phone as an attachment
• Schedule emails to be sent at any time
• Confidential mode is very useful for sensitive content
• Great integration with other Google apps
• The limit for attachment file size is 250 MB