Apple Mail and Gmail have been at loggerheads since both email services came into existence in the early 2000s. The bitter rivalry between Apple and Google has seen both companies stay out of each other’s lanes and avoid sharing or repackaging each other’s technologies, even if it means doing so at the expense of consumers.
But going by the announcement Apple made at the recent WWDC 2 event, it appears that the antagonism between the two giant technology companies could end. Apple clarified that it would be adding some of Gmail’s best features to its Mail application to improve it. Here’s an in-depth look at those new highly requested features;
Apple Mail Undo Send & Scheduled Send Features
The first feature is Undo Send, and for a long time, it has been impossible for Apple Mail users to abort mail delivery after clicking the send button. But with the Undo Send feature from Google that Apple is introducing in App Mail, users will have a moment to cancel message delivery. There’s no telling yet how long this moment will last until the feature becomes available. We don’t know any other reason why Apple had to snub Undo Send, which Gmail users have been enjoying since 2015, for that long other than brand rivalry.
The second cool Gmail feature you are about to see in Apple Mail is “Scheduled Send.” With it, you’ll be able to create and schedule emails before the app can send them to the recipients on your preferred day and time. This can be very useful when it comes to sending reminder emails.
Thirdly, Apple is also adding Gmail’s Follow-Up Reminder. With this feature, Apple Mail will let you go back to previous emails you’ve received or sent to follow up on an issue. You’ll even be able to send a reminder message to the recipient. Even though Mail users will be having access to it for the first time, Gmail users have been enjoying it since 2018.
Fourthly, Apple will also introduce a new feature similar to Gmail’s, reminding you to add the necessary file attachments before sending an email. The algorithm will work by intelligently scanning your email to see if you’ve forgotten to attach a file and alert you. This will be a godsend for forgetful Apple Mail users who frequently have to send formal emails with attachments. The embarrassment or bashing they’ve endured from their bosses each time they forget to attach a necessary file to a formal email will be a thing of the past.
Last but not least, Apple Mail will also deliver more relevant and accurate results when searching for mails that you’ve received, sent, or archived in the past. When you search for emails within the app, the algorithm will give you results, starting with the most recent.
Apple Mail Improvements To Become Available As From Next Month
Image Source: The Verge
As you can see, Apple is finally starting to treat user experience with the seriousness it deserves in its Mail app. The app will roll out concurrently with Apple’s iOS 16, macOS Ventura, and iPadOS 16 operating systems for different gadgets. We expect these improvements to come out simultaneously when the company launches its new gadgets for 2022, which is July.
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