Want a premier Gmail experience on Windows Phone? Don’t use the native email client. Instead, look to the Windows Phone Store for an app called MetroMail. It’s beautiful, native app for Gmail users on Windows Phone. Forget for a moment that this is a Google product. There are still a ton of users on Windows Phone who rely on or might need to access Gmail. For them, there’s MetroMail. The app is about to update to go to version 1.2, so let’s check out what’s new in it.

MetroMail v1.2 (now available)

  • New: Added support for uploading photos
  • New: Added ability to share photos via the built-in photo viewer
  • New: Added support for forwarding attachments from existing emails
  • New: Added night mode option for toast notifications
  • New: Added support for local drafts
  • New: Added support for wide tile (main tile; sender and subject info only)
  • New: Added talk-to-text functionality for composing emails
  • New: Added "Delete forever" functionality
  • New: Added "Mark as spam" functionality
  • New: Added "Recent search results" option
  • New: Added option to always bcc self
  • Bug: Toast notifications no longer randomly turn off
  • Bug: When opening a new thread the last unread email is properly displayed, instead of the last thread email
  • Bug: Checkboxes are now handled properly when retrieving additional pages
  • Bug: Archiving/deleting all emails now properly triggers a refresh
  • Update: Added additional display density options

Holy update, Batman! MetroMail version 1.2 is a fairly big one with a handful of new features for Gmail users. We’re looking forward to using the night mode for toast notifications. That’s an option that every single app should have to help you sleep better at night, we’re glad to see MetroMail add it. Support for uploading photos is also very welcomed and will definitely help with our email workflow.

Want to grab MetroMail for Windows Phone 8? The version 1.2 detailed above will be out soon in the Windows Phone Store. You can also use the QR code below or swipe to the right in our app. MetroMail goes for $1.49 for new customers, a small increase from the previous 99 cents (server expenses were higher than anticipated).

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