The latest version of Gmail for the iPhone and iPad has an elegant new design -- closer to that of Google Plus -- and several new features. Some of the improvements merely bring it up-to-date with competitors. Others, such as search, should make you think about switching from Apple's Mail.
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Here's a curious little guy, and one feature Google didn't talk about: mute. When viewing an email, clicking the "more" button in the top right of the screen reveals several options, mute among them. Mute, basically, stops showing a certain thread in the inbox without adding the sender(s) to the spam filter list. The help page Google provides makes it look like mute is available for Gmail on the Web, too, but I couldn't find it.