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MetroMail 1.4: Custom alerts, SkyDrive support, and more

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It’s time to finally get a first-class Gmail experience on Windows Phone! The first Gmail app written and designed from the ground up specifically for Windows Phone, is now here.

Why should someone use this app over the native client?
- First-class support for archiving, starred emails, and labels
- No more broken threads when replying to emails
- Proper server-side search functionality with support for advanced search operators
- Support for multiple From addresses
- Support for meta-labels (e.g. Primary, Social, Priority)
- Instant toast notifications for new emails
- Night mode option for toast notifications
- Mark emails as spam option
- Support for inline replies (plain text only)
- Left/right flick gesture support for navigating through a folder
- Properly display long HTML emails
- Concatenate all email accounts under 1 unread counter on the main tile or the lock screen
- Custom tile colors for account tiles
The latest version brings faster and more reliable instant notifications, along with a number of other improvements:

Changelog – Version 1.4:
- New: Added ability to select a custom notification sound for each account (GDR3 only)
- New: SkyDrive support for sending attachments
- New: Memory optimizations for low-memory devices
- New: Recently received emails are downloaded every 30 mins in the background (requires fast connection)
- New: Added notification prompt for new categorized emails
- New: It is now possible to refresh labels by shaking your device
- Update: UI improvements
- Update: Improved speed and stability when opening large threads
- Fix: A prompt for re-authorizing an account no longer resets any custom label configuration
- Fix: Automatic refreshing is now correctly triggered when the app is launched from a notification
- Fix: The “Download entire message” button is now working again
- Fix: Resolved issue with Message IDs and email replies

Security & Privacy:qrcode – The application only connects directly to Gmail servers and your password is never seen, processed, or stored by the app. The authentication process is no different than logging into Gmail through your device’s web browser.

MetroMail costs $1.49 and can be downloaded from here. A 30-day trial is also available.

MetroMail 1.3 with a 30-day trial option is now available

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It’s time to finally get a first-class Gmail experience on Windows Phone! The first Gmail app written and designed from the ground up specifically for Windows Phone, is now here.

Why should someone use this app over the native client?qrcode

  • First-class support for archiving, starred emails, and labels
  • Support for inbox tabs (e.g. Primary, Social, Promotions)
  • No more broken threads when replying to emails
  • Server-side search functionality with support for advanced Gmail search operators
  • Toast notifications support for new emails with night mode option
  • Ability to forward existing email attachments and upload photos
  • Support for multiple From addresses within the same account
  • Synced live tile unread counters across devices
  • Support for inline replying
  • Proper rendering of long HTML emails
  • Possible to concatenate multiple accounts under 1 unread counter (for use with a single live tile or the lock screen)

The latest version brings faster and more reliable instant notifications, along with a number of other improvements:

Changelog – Version 1.3:
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MetroMail 1.2.1 released!

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It’s time to finally get a first-class Gmail experience on Windows Phone! The first Gmail app written and designed from the ground up specifically for Windows Phone, is now here.

Why should someone use this app over the native client?
- First-class support for archiving, starred emails, and labels
- Support for inbox tabs (e.g. Primary, Social, Promotions)
- No more broken threads when replying to emails
- Server-side search functionality with support for advanced Gmail search operators
- Toast notifications support for new emails with night mode option
- Ability to forward existing email attachments and upload photos
- Support for multiple From addresses within the same account
- Synced live tile unread counters across devices
- Support for inline replying
- Proper rendering of long HTML emails
- Possible to concatenate multiple accounts under 1 unread counter (for use with a single live tile or the lock screen)

Changelog – Version 1.2.1:
- New: Added ability for inline replies (plain text content only)
- New: Ability to set “reply all” as the default reply action
- Bug: Deleting emails from the trash folder now properly removes them permanently
- Bug: Speech recognition text is properly inserted in the body of the email, instead of always being placed at the beginningqrcode – Bug: Long emails are no longer cropped when viewing a thread
- Bug: Fixed issue with displaying some images in emails
- Bug: Time displays now properly respect the date+time settings of the device

Security & Privacy:- The application only connects directly to Gmail servers and your password is never seen, processed, or stored by the app. The authentication process is no different than logging into Gmail through your device’s web browser.

MetroMail costs $1.49 and can be downloaded from here.

MetroTalk Google Voice client updated to 3.1

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MetroTalk is the best-rated Google Voice app for Windows Phone. It supports push notifications for instantly receiving SMS messages and voicemail, even when the app is not active. Performance and user experience have been the major focus during development.

The trial/free version is ad-supported, and comes with all the features of the full version. However if you enjoy using MetroTalk, we strongly suggest upgrading for further supporting future development.

Changelog – Version 3.1:

  • New: Voice commands (requires configuration)
  • New: People hub integration (requires configuration, limited functionality; see instructions)
  • New: Speech-to-text
  • New: Pinned contact tiles now support profile photos and call/text visual indicators
  • New: Pause, copy and forward options for voicemails
  • New: Action-links are now supported for voicemails and in Quick Reply
  • New: Ability to hide Google contacts from autocomplete searches
  • New: Can now select items in folders by tapping on the left-edge
  • Update: Overhauled contacts handling should now result in faster operation on some devices
  • Update: Enhanced contact search now supports multiple partial string matching (e.g. “met supp” for “MetroTalk Support”)
  • Update: Can now permanently hide the “No more data” notification by tapping it
  • Bug: Entries are now properly removed when deleted from trash
  • Bug: The add recipient button in Call/Text now properly supports multiple recipients
  • Bug: Offline calling now works as intended on WP8
  • Bug: Loading additional pages now always retrieves the correct page
  • Bug: Working in a folder other than the inbox now updates correctly the folder, tile, and lock screen unread counters

For a full list of features, please visit our website here. Feel free to contact us for any questions or feedback you have.

Price: USD $1.99

Trial: Yes (fully functional, no limitations, ad-supported)

Marketplace: http://bit.ly/K38MVY

Website: http://www.metrotalk-windowsphone.com

MetroTalk v2.4 is now released!

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MetroTalk is the highest rated* and fastest Google Voice client on the Marketplace today. With the latest release, it is now also the client with the most features. It supports push notifications for instantly receiving SMS messages and voicemails, even when the app is not active. In fact, it is the only major Google Voice client that does not rely on a third-party service for providing this functionality. For you as a user, this means faster notifications and better security for your data.

The trial/free version is ad-supported, and comes with all the features of the full version. However if you enjoy using MetroTalk, we suggest upgrading for further supporting development.

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Changelog 2.4:

  • New: Live tile now optionally displays the most recently received message
  • New: Full thumbnail support for all pages
  • New: Search functionality
  • New: Ability to send a message to multiple recipients
  • New: International characters for both contacts and messages
  • New: Action-links support for phone numbers, URLs and email addresses embedded in messages
  • New: The autocomplete recipient search now supports first names, last names and nicknames

For a full list of features, please visit our website here. Feel free to contact us for any questions or feedback you have.

Price: USD $1.49

Trial: Yes (fully functional, no limitations, ad-supported)

Marketplace: http://bit.ly/K38MVY

Website: http://www.metrotalk-windowsphone.com

MetroTalk: A fluid Google Voice experience on Windows Phone

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MetroTalk is the first Windows Phone app that gives a fluid Google Voice experience. It comes with full Mango support and includes push notifications for instantly receiving SMS messages and voicemail, even when the app is not active. Performance and user experience have been the major focus during development.

The trial/free version is ad-supported, and comes with all the features of the full version. However if you enjoy using MetroTalk, we strongly suggest upgrading for further supporting future development.

Some of the things that make MetroTalk worth trying, are the following:

  • Push Notifications: It’s the first GV app to use its own service for push notifications. This has a number of advantages including: (a) one less possible point of failure, (b) one less service/developer you need to trust your data with, (c) shorter time for pushing out the notifications.
  • Quick Reply:  When the user receives a toast notification, it is possible to click on the notification and load the message instantly. This means that a “lighter” version of the app is launched for handling the click, and the message is displayed without needing to communicate with a server.  It is also possible to reply within the same page. This allows for a much faster and efficient day-to-day use.
  • User Experience: There is a lot of emphasis on this. There is no lag when navigating the app and scrolling through lists. There is also no wait time for the client to perform various tasks; whenever possible, processing is pushed to the background.
  • Pin folders/contacts: It is possible to pin both folders and also contacts on the start menu.  This makes it much faster to send messages or call people that you frequently communicate with.

For a full list of features, please visit our website here.

Additional functionality and also performance improvements, are coming very soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact us for any questions or feedback you have.

Price:USD $1.49

Trial: Yes (fully functional, ad-supported)

Marketplace: http://bit.ly/K38MVY

Website: http://www.metrotalk-windowsphone.com