Mailroom: Mailplane-esque Gmail App for iPhone

by Michael on June 16, 2010 · 0 comments

Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly dependent on Gmail. I actually have several different accounts that I need to keep separate for a variety of reasons, and have found that Mailplane is an excellent tool for managing them.

For those that are unaware, Mailplane is like a dedicated Gmail browser that allows you to quickly toggle between accounts. This application really has changed the way I manage my information flow, but I haven’t been able to find an equivalent iPhone app.

As I’ve written about in the past, I’ve gone to great lengths to integrate Google’s services with my iPhone (see also here and here), so the lack of a great Gmail management app has been frustrating.

Well… Yesterday I discovered Mailroom, which is essentially Mailplane for the iPhone. Yes, it costs $2.99, but it’s well worth it. Like Mailplane, Mailroom is essentially a dedicated Gmail browser. Mailroom relies heavily on the Gmail for iPhone interface, but there are some nice additional features.

The most important of these features is the ability to quickly toggle between accounts. There is also a really handy “TrueNew” message count. Oh, and it handles both regular Gmail and Google Apps. Not only that, but the developers are incredibly responsive…

For example, I spotted a small interface bug shortly after downloading. Upon contacting them via Twitter, they literally resolved the problem and pushed a patch in 20 minutes. Amazing.

In short, if you’re looking for a Gmail management tool for the iPhone, I strongly recommend that you check out Mailroom.

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