Google introduces new features to Sync for iOS

Google has updated its iOS Google Sync product, which keeps the native mail and calendar apps on Apple's iPhone and iPad devices synchronised with Google's Gmail, Calendar and Contacts services.In a blog post on Wednesday, software engineer Steve Hardt said the updated version had three key enhancements.

Google has updated its iOS Google Sync product, which keeps the native mail and calendar apps on Apple's iPhone and iPad devices synchronised with Google's Gmail, Calendar and Contacts services.

In a blog post on Wednesday, software engineer Steve Hardt said the updated version had three key enhancements.

The new version lets users search for emails in Gmail's cloud-based service, rather than being limited to searching emails stored locally on the device. It is also now possible to accept, decline or edit calendar events from the iOS app.

Users can also now send emails from the address of their choice, in recognition of the fact that many people want to manage multiple accounts from a single client.