MetroMail (Gmail) gets a free trial and Priority Inbox


The best way to access Gmail on a Windows Phone just got better, and now there is no reason not to give it a try. MetroMail, the 3rd-party Gmail app from the maker of MetroTalk, received a hefty update today. One of the best new features is a 30-day free trial. If you’ve been hesitant to try the app now is your chance. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what else is new in version 1.3:

  • New: Added 30-day trial option
  • New: Added ability to change the display order of labels
  • New: Added “Unread” label
  • New: Added support for “Priority Inbox”
  • New: Added landscape support (the main page is always locked in portrait mode)
  • New: Added ability to select custom color when creating secondary tiles
  • New: Added lock screen text support
  • New: Added ability to share URLs from Internet Explorer (configuration required; see help)
  • New: Added “help” section
  • Update: The mobile signature for emails sent from the app now overrides the Gmail web client signature (if one is set) and any previously configured (on other devices) mobile signatures
  • Update: Improvements to how emails are displayed
  • Update: It is now possible to send an email only to cc and/or bcc recipients
  • Update: UI improvements
  • Fix: Labels with backlashes in their name are now handled properly
  • Fix: Attachments with special characters in their file names no longer result in a crash when opened
  • Fix: Inline quoted text when replying to emails was sometimes partially displayed

If you’ve been looking for an app that is better for Gmail than the stock Mail app look no further. Download MetroMail from the Windows Phone Store today for $1.49 or try the free trial.


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