If so, G-Whizz! is the app for you (App Store link)!
G-Whizz! brings all of your favorite Google mobile websites to one convenient app. After the initial load of each site, you can effortlessly switch between tabs to quickly check your Gmail, read some stories in Reader, or edit your documents in Docs.
- Support for iPhone AND iPad!
- 18 of your favorite Google mobile sites (see below)!
- For Gmail, a convenient unread badge keeps you informed if you mail arrives while you're browsing another site.
- For Reader, stories load in a pop-up window. After you finish, simply dismiss the window and you're back to your reading list!
- For Reader external links, content can be displayed in a mobile-friendly format or optionally with original formatting.
- Email links are detected from within the app and a pop-up window (with appropriate fields filled-out) allows you to send your message without leaving the app!
- Tapping links to other Google services will be detected and automatically take you to the appropriate tab!
- Ability to use your Google Apps account! Just enable this option and enter your email address in Settings to use Gmail, Calendar and Docs for your domain. For the other Google apps, log in with your favorite gmail.com address and use them simultaneously Google Apps account!
This application is not affiliated with or endorsed by Google, but of course it wouldn't have been possible without their tremendous work building such awesome sites! Thanks, Google!
Check out some screenshots of the app in action:
Before purchasing the app, I would like to know if pressing on a contact's name on the Google Voice screen from the iPad will trigger a call on a registered GV number? It doesn't work on Google's own HTML5 page from the iPad.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately, not yet. It works fine on the iPhone. The problem is that Google's HTML5 page expects the device on which the page is being displayed to be a phone. The iPad can't interpret phone links.ReplyDelete
I'd like to investigate ways to make this work on iPad. As a temporary work-around, you can click on the link at the bottom of the HTML5 Voice site that says "Desktop version." This version will make calls correctly on iPad. Perhaps it would be useful to have a setting to default to the Desktop version for iPad?
Before purchasing, what happens when I click a link in gmail? Does it open a new tab or window? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Carlo, new links in Gmail open up in a pop-up window that you can then dismiss when you're done. I hope this helps.ReplyDelete
Ricky, this app was recommended to me by a person I follow on Buzz. I use Gmail a lot on my iPad and in Safari, sometimes there are message scrolling issues in the right pane, where I try to scroll through the message, but it ends up scrolling the entire screen, making it impossible to see more of the message. Also, sometimes when I switch messages, parts of the previous message are left behind (not refreshing properly). Are these issues that were resolved with the G-Whizz app? If so, this will help in my purchase of this app as I would like to have a better Gmail experience on my iPad.ReplyDelete
A few more questions about pop-up web windows. Is there buttons to move forward and back? How about opening the current page in Safari proper?ReplyDelete
BTW, great support!
Also, is offline access supported for gmail?ReplyDelete
@marty mankins: I don't think this app will correct those issues, unfortunately - those need to be fixed on Google's side. I've had occasional scrolling issues, too, but overall it's worked well.ReplyDelete
@Carlo Calica: Yes, there are buttons to move forward and back in the pop-up windows. Offline access is not currently supported by Gmail because Google has not enabled it for the Safari browser, yet. I hope to support it when they enable it!
Ricky, thanks for the reply back. Good to know on the scrolling issues. For Safari, I switch to the standard Gmail interface (not the revised iPad default view) and all of the scrolling issues get resolved. Does your app support switching the Gmail interface view?ReplyDelete
@marty mankins: The next version (currently in review) will offer this feature! I've had many requests!ReplyDelete
Will talk remain signed in while I'm in another 'tab'?ReplyDelete
Does it show an unread chats count, similar to how gmail has an unread email?
[If not -- any chance of adding that?]
Yes, Talk should remain signed-in. It doesn't yet show unread chats count, but we would like to add that! Thanks for your feedback!ReplyDelete
It's super critical for the millions of businesses using Google Apps to be able to connect a normal Gmail account and an Apps accounts at the same time. Of course, only one will be active at any given time but a button in the toolbar that allows us to switch between regular/work emails is super-important.ReplyDelete
Overall though, this app is awesome for regular Gmail accounts and I really hope you continue developing this well into the future.
@Karim Baz: I agree completely. This is something would like to add in a future release. Thanks for your excellent feedback!ReplyDelete
To go a,ong with the above request, it'd be nice if I could choose which tab uses which account. This would be awesome for those of us that use multiple google accounts - for example, I'd like to have both my email accounts open.ReplyDelete
There does appear to be a bug with google apps for your domain accounts. When I click talk or buzz it opens up talk or buzz for gmail, not for my apps account.
@evilim: Due to the way the browser handles logins, it's actually not possible to use multiple accounts at the same time, unless it's just the Apps account and your regular Gmail account. Regarding your second issue, I wasn't aware that Talk or Buzz were available for Apps accounts. That's just something we would need to add. Thanks for your feedback!ReplyDelete
Ricky, does this app support offline caching of reader content? I'd like to be able to use my wi-fi ipad to read my feeds while I am away from a network. Thanks!ReplyDelete
@Just the Four of Us: Offline caching is not yet supported because Google does not yet support this between browser sessions. Once they do, we hope to be able to support it also. Thanks for your feedback!ReplyDelete
Buzz isn't available for Google Apps, you're right, but Talk is.ReplyDelete
Yet Another Feature Request: I like how the browser window pops open if you click an external link (so it doesn't push you out of the app). While it's not a GApp, it'd be cool if instead of a modal-esque dialog it was instead its own tab, just like the other 'apps'. That way I could bounce between it and my email, talk, et cetera.
We're planning on adding Talk support for Apps! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Some configurability of the application tabs would be great. Change order, hide ones I don't use. Stuff like that.ReplyDelete
@Carlo Calica: This is already possible. Just click on the "More" tab and then the "Edit" button in the top-right-hand-corner. You can then drag the icons from the top group into the spot on the bottom row where you would like them to be. You can essentially "hide" tabs by making sure they're not in the bottom row. Hope this helps!ReplyDelete
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Ricky, can gwhizz app allow me to view an email which requires me to accept/ reject invitation to an event and subsequently update my google calendar/ iPhone calendar? Wish to know if I can add/edit/view my google calendar events as well. Through my default iPhone mail function, I am unable to view emails which request me to decide on accepting/ rejecting events update for calendar.ReplyDelete
@Yongle: I just tested this out myself and it seems to work just as you want it to! The invitation showed up properly and it appeared in my calendar after accepting it. Hope this helps!ReplyDelete
Great app! I have downloaded the app and is loving it! Keep it up Ricky and thanks!ReplyDelete
@Yongle: No problem! Glad you are enjoying the app! Please leave a review in the App Store if you have a minute. Thanks again for your input.ReplyDelete
A request Ricky :) can the app provide push notification for new emails? Also, I could not access my company webmail which is powered by google. Pls advise thank you!ReplyDelete
@Yongle: Could you send me an email at our support address from within the app? Thanks!ReplyDelete
How do I use this with Google Apps? It will not allow my user and password for Google apps, is there a setting I have somehow missed?ReplyDelete
@David: Go to the Settings app on your device and turn the setting for Apps to on and enter your email address. When you restart the program you should be prompted for your Apps email and password. Let me know if you have any problems by sending me an email via the G-Whizz! support email link from within the app.ReplyDelete
@David: No problem! Please leave a review if you're happy with the app! Thanks for your support!ReplyDelete
Can you make a call using the google voice in Gwhizz with the ipad?ReplyDelete
@charclyde: Yes! Right now you have to click on the link to open the Desktop version of Voice. In our next update we have an option to default to the Desktop version of Voice every time to avoid this step.ReplyDelete
Love the app. I need to talk with you. I've got ideas.ReplyDelete
I have G-Whizz to read my google reader account and receive my gmail. It is locked with a screen that says unable to display this url with a done button at the top. I can press neither of these two. I have restarted the ipad and deleted all my account info and put it back in but I still get the blank url screen. How can I get rid of this? Thanks.ReplyDelete
I downloaded this app today [12-31-10] and for some reason the drag and drop function does not work while trying to rearrange the apps. I am using the previous version of the iPhone [not iPhone 4]. Can any one give me any ideas. I don't use Facebook or Google Reader so I don't want those icons to show on my front screen.ReplyDelete
LcdSiSt doesn't work and I lost my dollarReplyDelete
Can I edit docs and calendar offline? Can I creat new docs offline? And then have all sync later? I'm considering buying thanks.ReplyDelete
And same for gmail... Can I view and compose emails offline?ReplyDelete
This is an awesome app... but it is INCREDIBLY slow. Is it possible if you can fix that?ReplyDelete
This is pretty good app except when you click on a email link within the mail tab it opens to a dead browser page that just says oops this is a deal breaker for me making me want uninstall itReplyDelete
The chat tab is not working. I'll see the chat in the alerts but when I open the app it is nowhere to be found, and only a few of my friends are listed (not including the one who just messaged me!)ReplyDelete
How come in other gmail apps, mail gets pushed instantly to the iPad/iPhone, but with gwhizz, it has to be open to be notified of new mail?ReplyDelete
The chat tab is completely gone from the app in my IPhone and IPad. any suggestions on getting that feature back as that was the main one I used.ReplyDelete
Is there a copy paste feature planned for gwhizz?ReplyDelete
When I select a photo from the album browser in picasa, it remains a small thumbnail and then moves to the next photo. One would think it would open the photo in a larger viewable size. What's the deal with this?ReplyDelete
When I send someone a meeting invitation it sends it to them with the correct time however in the description it says "@Sat Apr 20 11pm - Sun Apr 21, 2013 3am" for a meeting on Apr 20 from 7 to 11pm. So the description is off by 4 hours even though if they accept the meeting it puts in into their calendar with the correct time. Any idea what is causing this ?ReplyDelete