Gmail App vs Gmail Web Version – Which One Do You Prefer?

There are millions of people who are using this email service provided by Google and the good news is that the mobile device owners can install the application to send and receive messages. Exactly one year ago, Gmail hit the milestone of 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store (for Android devices). Besides checking emails, the users have access to other free Google services such as Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Google Maps and Google news.

If you have a Gmail account, you can use your computer, laptop or smartphone to login and check your emails. The application is free to download and install on an Android or iPhone and has similar features as the web version, but it’s considered much better and we’ll tell you why.

The web version of Gmail uses Adobe Flash and there isn’t a stable version of the browser plugin and we all know that Adobe uses to crash all the time. These glitches affect your account, because they stop messages from coming in and because the page doesn’t refresh itself, you must reload it. You can update to the latest Flash version, but we can’t guarantee you that you will no longer experience crashes. However, we’ve witnessed a migration from Flash to HTML5, because it’s more stable the websites load faster and don’t crash.

Another thing that annoys us about the Gmail browser is that it displays tones of ads, in a contextual pattern and if you are sending/receiving emails about, let’s say, vacations, Google will show you all kinds of ads related to this subject. This is a bit worrying, because we’re guessing that our emails are tracked for content and when key-words are found, the user’s account is invaded by ads that promote companies or services that might interest that person. Unfortunately, these ads can’t be disabled totally, but at least you can install plugins like Adblock Plus to hide them.

If you started using the application on your mobile device, you’ve noticed that it’s faster than the web version, and if you’re receiving an email from a friend, it will get to to instantly and you will read it right away, if you have the application open on your smartphone.

Do you know other reasons why the mobile version is better than the web version?

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