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Multiple Google Accounts

The ability to access two Gmail accounts at once in the same browser is my favorite feature that Google has added in a long time, even though I don’t use Gmail. I have some accounts I basically use for archival and search that I always end up having to open a different browser to access. Unfortunately, this feature breaks the already-fragile GV Mobile on my jailbroken iPhone 4. The two things I miss from Android are Google Voice integration, and the Navigation feature.

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Since ditching my BlackBerry and going all iPhone, I’ve felt the same sadness at the loss of a truly integrated Google Voice app. GV mobile is actually pretty good, but it’s too bad the multiple account login messes with it.

If Apple had a similar service to Google Voice, I’d probably use it even at a cost just to have it integrate into the phone correctly. FaceTime is great but I’d rather have archived voicemail and SMS available through MobileMe.

Of course nothing with interface with Google’s services like a phone that relies on a Google operating system, and I’m pretty grateful there’s any kid of GV app for te iPhone at all.

I remember seeing a video some months back of an iPhone running Android. Too bad you can’t dual boot your phone, or run Android inside iOS. Hmm.

What is Android’s Navigation feature? Vocal turn by turn directions or something?

If so, try giving Waze a go. It’s like the Google Maps app, but designed for driving directions. Unlike the $50 TomTom app it only does a top-down view (TomTom shows you from your perspective and stores the maps entirely on your phone for no signal areas), but Waze is still quite good.

Yeah, I use Waze too. It’s awesome and fun. Love the new FB integration.

Edit: Waze does have a 3D view, actually. Go to the Settings menu (click the up arrow in the bottom right, then the wrench icon) and change the Display to 3D. Voila. Not as cool as some, but better than others.

I recently setup nearly all of my email accounts to pass through a single Gmail account. I must say, it’s made managing email a whole lot easier.

This new feature just made things that much easier!

They also recently started allowing Google Apps users (like me) to integrate their Google Apps accounts with the regular GMail-based Google accounting system. I just set this up today, and so far it’s a bit iffy, but I think it’ll work after a while.

Google Voice is currently a problem, but Reader seems to work okay after I migrated my subscriptions over. As soon as I get everything working, I’ll be deleting my old Google Account in favor of the full Google Apps Account experience. Been waiting on this for a *long* time.

Matt,

You should really consider using Google Apps and filters. It lets you host a primary domain and additional domains as domain aliases. Filtering and labels take care of the rest. You can also send emails from any of your domains.

Sounds like Google has already solved many of the use cases you might be using procmail to address, though I don’t know any further details of your email system requirements.

All the best,
Rahim

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