I like the Gmail app. I like its design, simplicity, its features (or lack thereof). I am a fan of KISS philosophy, so it’s all in line with my thinking. I like the iOS Mail app even more for this. But the EAS implementation in Gmail app on Android is full of bad surprises.
Another in the series of ramblings about self-hosted mail system. About client software.
I recently had to travel and use the internet in random locations without the availability of my carrier’s mobile signal. On some public Wi-Fi hotspots, I was unable to send an email.
Sending email is hard. Yes, that’s right. If you don’t own or control your whole IP subnet and have built-up reputation on it, you aren’t reaching anything other than the recipient’s spam folder.
It is easily possible to show the Always On Display on Galaxy phones while charging through such option in Settings, but then you lose the ability to show it when tapping the display. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make it show up both ways.
So we have that somewhat useless Bixby button on Galaxy phones. Now I am not against Bixby, quite the opposite. But I prefer to summon her via voice and use the button for something I commonly need to happen fast - turn on the flashlight.
Recently Google started rolling out this new feature to Windows users and apparently it is possible on Android as well. It has been in the Chrome for Android Beta for quite some time. You can follow this tutorial to guide you through the process.
Prerequisites Make sure your Chrome browser is up-to-date (requires at least 74 or Beta 73)
Make sure you are running a recent version of Android (tested on 6, which is pretty old)