While Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is unlikely
to ever get a proper Gmail
app (nor Windows 8, for that matter), those who use Google's archrival OS continue to see a flow of updates. Those who use Gmail for iPhone and iPad were treated to a version update this week (v2.1), which allows users to swipe left or right to move between conversations without forcing them to return to the inbox. For those dealing with massive loads of messages, this is a real boon.
Moreover, the app's tweaked design makes it easier to take action on multiple messages. Selecting a message in the inbox now enables edit mode. Once in edit mode, tap on messages to select them and then choose to archive, delete, or more, from the new actions bar at the top of the screen. You may select Cancel at any time to leave edit mode.
It's available now (for free) in the App Store.