The Bottom Line
The sound, pop-up and app badge alerts are convenient, but it would be great if GPush supported multiple accounts — and could watch only certain labels.
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- GPush uses iPhone push notification to let you know about new Gmail emails
- You can have sound and pop-up alerts that include sender and subject information
- The GPush app icon badge shows the number of unread emails in the inbox
- GPush cannot watch only a certain label, or use different notifications for different labels
- You have to trust GPush with your Gmail password
- GPush can alert you only about one Gmail account
- GPush pushes new messages in a Gmail account to your iPhone or iPod touch.
- You can selectively enable alert sound, text pop-ups and an app badge.
- The GPush alert shows the new message's sender and subject.
- On the GPush app's badge, you can see your account's total number of unread mail.
- GPush supports iPhone and iPod touch 3.
Guide Review - GPush 1.1 - Push Gmail iPhone App
Says one of GPush's selling points. It will help you save energy while, the main selling point, pushing new Gmail email alerts to your iPhone not every hour or 15 minutes — but as it arrives.
If that sounds thrilling, a bit too thrilling perhaps, know that you can pick your notification options: GPush supports all of sound, alerts and an app badge. The badge, least obtrusively, counts the unread messages in your Gmail inbox. The sound, alas, cannot be customized. The alert, finally, shows, in text message style, not only that you have received an email but also its sender and subject. What GPush does not show, of course, is the message content. iPhone Mail's for that.
Unfortunately, you also have to resort to Mail (and its badge) to check more than one Gmail account. There's also no way to make GPush check less than an account and push alerts only for messages with a certain label, for example. What you can do, of course, is forward that certain mail to another — GPush-monitored — Gmail account, or filter everything away from your Inbox. GPush only recognizes new and unread messages in the Inbox.
While GPush works reliably pushing new mail and counting up in the app badge, it was not so quick reducing the unread count as I opened messages. Only when a new message arrived or the unread message was moved did GPush recount.