iDevice users got a nice surprise this week on their Gmail and Google Apps email accounts. Google has tuned up their email app, adding new functionality, search, and calendar enhancements.
Gmail and Google Apps users can now take advantage of the new sync service, which allows users to search through ALL of the messages in their mailbox… not just the ones stored locally on the device. Also, Google Sync for iOS now supports the “Send Mail As” feature, giving the ability to send email from multiple accounts. Google added this feature to Android phones earlier this year.
Calendar sync now allows users to edit, accept, or decline events directly from the Calendar app. This highly requested feature greatly improves mobile scheduling functionality.
Keep in mind that you must set your email account up as an “Exchange” account in the email app to gain sync functionality. If you need some help, TOAST.net provides a guide to do this: How to Configure Your Google Apps Account on the iPhone/iPad
Source: Google Mobile Blog