While it may still not be very clear why Google felt the need to create an entirely separate Gmail client for mobile devices late last year but it has gone ahead and released the app for the iPad and other Android-based slated. The Official Gmail Blog today announced a couple of big enhancements for its fledging Inbox by Gmail app, which debuted back in late October on iPhone and Android smartphones. Users can now download the iPad version from Apple’s App Store and the Android version from Google Play.
Inbox by Gmail offers a completely different approach to managing email than Google’s native Gmail client, using features such as Bundles, Highlights and Reminders to help clean up, organise and prioritize busy inboxes.
Google has also lifted its self-imposed restriction that limited Inbox to its own Chrome web browser, and Safari and Firefox users also now get a taste of a whole new Gmail experience.