- Many people simply ran Gmail into Apple's email client. This works well enough, but you lose some of Gmail's special features. For example, the handling of Gmail's "Important" messages leaves a lot to be desired. And, of course, Apple's native app still doesn't let you attach images from within the email writing pane.
- Others used the Gmail web client, which retained many of the desktop web's features, but somehow never felt polished. The lack of true offline compatibility is also annoying to anyone who takes the subway.
- There are some third-party apps, but none seems to have conquered the market.
- Now, the new official Gmail app.
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