No matter what kind of phone you use, a lot of us are pretty dependent on Google for organizing our lives. Luckily, you can actually get Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Voice, and other services working great with iOS—it just takes a little bit of setup. Here’s what you need to do.
Obviously, if you’re really entrenched in Google services, your other option is to just use Android—after all, Android has a lot of features you can’t get on iOS. However, iOS has its own specialties, and if you have your heart set on iOS’ fantastic interface and app library, there’s no reason being a Gmail user should hold you back.
Sync Gmail with iOS Mail
When it comes to Gmail, we think Sparrow ($3) is the best way to get your email on iOS. It has everything that makes Gmail great: support for labels, the ability to archive and delete messages, and a fantastic interface designed to work with the iPhone.