Gmail for Android gets a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on KitKat

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Google today updated Gmail for Android, adding a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on Android 4.4 KitKat. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

The vacation responder is rather timely, given that it’s right before the holiday season. If you forgot to set or update your message before leaving the house for the next few weeks, this one is for you. Just create or update your auto responder message right in the Gmail app on Android.

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How to Backup Your SMS, Calls and Whatsapp Messages to Gmail

In this how-to, It will explain on how to set up SMS Backup+ to save all your communication to Gmail. It should help you use the app for the first few times until you are familiar with its different configurations.

Step 1: Set up SMS Backup+

In order for SMS Backup+ to work, you need to enable IMAP access in your Gmail inbox. To do that, go to gmail.com in your computer’s browser, click the Settings icon in the top right and choose Settings. Jump to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, and make sure you enable IMAP like in the screenshot below and make sure you save the settings. Now, you can install SMS Backup+ on your phone, click on Connect and give it access to your Gmail account.

Step 2: Choose Your Preferences

SMS Backup+ is a very configurable app and you might get lost at first with the different settings. Here’s what you need to configure at first.

Set and Enable Auto Backup

In the main SMS Backup+ window, you need to tick the Auto Backup option. This will ensure that your device is automatically sending your new messages to Gmail in the background without you needing to lift a finger. If, instead, you’d rather manually trigger the backup, you can leave it disabled.

The Auto Backup Settings page lets you pick the frequency of the backups — from every half hour to once daily — and whether the backup should also be triggered after receiving a new message. I personally prefer to leave that last one set as Never, since I don’t receive a lot of messages and I’d rather let the app run only once daily. You can also force the app to only use WiFi, which is a wise decision if you also want to backup your Whatsapp communication.

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Five power user tools in a Gmail for Android that you should know

GmailThough it’s not nearly as robust as the Web version, Gmail for Android packs a good number of tools which, when utilized correctly, can make managing e-mail on the go a little less painless. And, when mastered, they’ll even increase your productivity. Gmail veteran or not, dig through this guide to uncover understated workflow tips, along with some of the not-so-obvious features you may have missed.

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Tips To Make The New Gmail v4.5 Android App Easier To Use

GmailFor now, tabbed inboxes are opt-in but Android users will find that these new tabs aren’t the only thing that’s changed. With the arrival of tabs and the updated app, how you select messages in bulk, receive notifications for each label i.e. inbox tab, and the way messages are deleted has all changed. Sender images are a new addition to the app. The old features are all still there but they need to be enabled, and it isn’t very clear how to do so. Here are Four Tips To Make The New Gmail Android App Easier To Use.

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New Gmail for Android Got New Inbox and Slide-Out Navigation

GmailGmail just got a new update with a brand new inbox featuring labels, contact images, and indicators for your promotional, update, and social notifications. Additionally, new slide-out navigation makes it easy to access whatever you need when you need it.

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How to Back up Text messages on your Android Phone

Text Messages It helps a lot if you use an Android phone, where your only hard part is deciding which app you want to use for the job. And on that operating system, one of the most popular choices is the free SMS Backup+. Once you connect the app to your Gmail account, it automatically backs up your texts and multimedia messages to Gmail (or any other e-mail service that supports IMAP synchronization), where you’ll find them under an “SMS” label.

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Gmail for Android updates to enable replies from notifications

Gmail Update

Gmail for Android updated today to let users respond to e-mails directly from push notifications.

That’s not all: the update also allows archiving and searching Gmail from the notifications window.

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10 Best Android Communication Apps that Should be in your Device

With Android’s hundreds of thousands of applications via the store, communication is also the operating system, whether that be via e-mail based apps or messengers. VOICEABLE has compiled a list of the top 10 best free Android communication applications.

Android1. Gmail :Free Android Communication Apps
2. Skype :Best Free Android Communication Apps
3. GO SMS Pro :Best Android Communication Apps
4. Opera :Best Free Android Communication Apps
5. Hotmail :Best Android Communication Apps
6. Go!Chat for Facebook :Android Communication Apps
7. Nimbuzz :Best Free Android Communication Apps
8. eBuddy Messenger :Android Communication Apps
9. Bluetooth File Transfer
10. SMS Book :Android Communication Apps

Top 10 Best Free Android Communication Apps [via voiceable.org]