After making several major updates to Gmail on the web, Google today rolled out an updated Gmail for iPad app. It brings a host of new features, including but not limited to full-screen reading. That’s right, the app is now capable of allowing users to read their emails in full-screen on the iPad. The visuals have also been tweaked for iOS 7, making the app more visually compatible with Apple’s latest and greatest iOS firmware.

The Gmail for iPad app now has a slimmer navigation bar on the left, which can be used to switch between accounts as well as various inbox categories in landscape view. For each category a new message counter will be displayed, this will help users get through their email faster, as they’ll know from one glance how many emails are unread across the different categories. The new left hand navigation bar appears in landscape mode and allows easy switching with just a single tap. Holding the iPad in portrait mode enables users to read their emails in full-screen. That’s not all, users will also be able to compose new messages in full-screen. The updated Gmail for iPad app receives the usual slew of bug fixes and performance improvements as well, which is said to improve scrolling in the app. Gmail for iPad is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store.

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