I Wish: PalmOS Gmail Client

I posted this in the Gmail-Users Group and wanted to echo it here.

Google releasing Google Maps Mobile for PalmOS is one of the best things to happen to the platform in a long time. The app is fast, clean, and stable. With its release my head started spinning as I realized the implications of Google’s interest in the PalmOS platform.

Gmail is accessable through POP of course, but then you lose your ability to star and tag messages. It’s features like these that are, to me, the bread and butter of Gmail. I currently use Opera Mini on my Treo 650 to use the WAP version of Gmail.

What I’d LOVE to see is a PalmOS client for Gmail. Such a client could let us quickly star, tag, and filter our messages. Address fields could auto-fill from our Gmail address book, and the app could even possibly sync our PalmOS address book with our online Gmail address book. Attachments could be sent and saved to and from our memory cards easily.

One of the most exciting things a Gmail client could offer is push e-mail… instant notification of new messages, perhaps based on existing Gmail filters. (Only alert me of messages from my “family” filter) Push Gmail would especially help those businesses that are using hosted Gmail accounts with the Google Apps for Your Domain
program.

Direct Link to the post in Gmail Users Group

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