updated 10:25 am EDT, Thu August 19, 2010
Should simplify multiple conversation threads
Google has modified the iPad front-end for Gmail, adding a new "stacked card" interface for the e-mail service. Previously, two toolbars were on screen to run actions on conversations. One controlled selected conversations, however, while the other handled an open ones, which Google acknowledges was potentially confusing.
Under the card system, the second toolbar has been removed completely. Selected conversations are now stacked in the right-hand panel, where they can be sorted, archived or deleted. Google adds that in designing the new web interface, it has been experimenting with CSS3 transitions, which should make Gmail feel more like a native app. The updated interface is currently available only in US English.