The best thing about the native Mail app for iPod Touch as well as iPhone, is that it can support all kinds of emails services. In this article we will be looking at the differences and similarities between Gmail and Yahoo. Curious to know if they should be installed or not on top of the Apple Mail app? Keep on reading then.

  • Design

Gmail as well as Yahoo mail for iPhones have a pretty spick-and-span design. With Gmail you get all white and crystal clear tones (plus some other picks in terms of hues) whereas with the Yahoo Mail, it usually sports that popular violet shade. It might not seem too impressive, but if you use the bold font as well, it looks decent enough.

  • Navigation

When you swipe a message on the Inbox (left side) with Gmail you immediately archive it and if you swipe the whole Inbox screen (somewhere to the right side) you will be shown all of the account’s files.  If you go to the top of the screen, you can choose the option of adding more Gmail accounts (5 is the limit). But, these won’t show up at the same time.

As far as Yahoo navigation is concerned, things are a bit different here. If you swipe a message to the left or to the right, you should see several options appear. These are: erase it, mark it as unread, archive and so on. If you want to have a look-see at the menu view, click on the icon (top left side of the screen). Now you have full access to all of your files and other documents. The disadvantage with Yahoo Mail is that you don’t get to have the multiple account option.

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  • Ease of use

Leafing through your messages on Yahoo Mail and Gmail is a pretty enjoyable experience. They provide excellent graphics as well as text. With Gmail, you can also show your emails without the graphics (they can be activated if needed). You can move your messages in different folders, star them and so on.

When it comes down to drafting up an email, images can also be attached from both Yahoo and Gmail. The big plus that Gmail has over Yahoo Mail is that the former permits you to doodle.  Both apps also support Push Notifications. So this is a big plus in our book.

Conclusion: Yahoo and Gmail accounts can be easily installed on the iPhone’s native Mail app. However, if you are constantly in need of such services for whatever professional or personal motifs, you should set-up one or the other, because you get a lot of use out of either one of them.

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