Widget Email Question

sparkomatic

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Thought I'd check here in this forum since I know there are some ex-iPhone users in here.

I'm trying to find a widget that will show unread emails in my Gmail account and Touchdown work email account. Touchdown has a widget but it's ugly, to be honest.

I know there's the pull down notification but that could get cleared without actually opening the email. I do miss the iOS badge notifications that do not clear until you open the message.

I found this Gmail widget and like the design of it alot. But, it doesn't seem to update real-time which is kind of a bummer. And, it's just for Gmail.

Any ideas? Thanks all!
 

aashafie

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Well i find the best unified widget, is the default widget. It handles exchange, gmail and other imap account exceptionally well.

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Thanks for the reply. That is a nice widget. I was really just looking for a widget that shows the unread message count though...not a preview of the message. And, I'm pretty sure the default widget doesn't pull from Touchdown.

Appreciate the reply though!
 

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you can configure the default email app to poll from your exchange mailbox, similar to what touchdown does.

I have similar configuration where my personal email go to gmail and my work email at exchange. For my tablet I use touchdown and gmail configuration; but on the phone the unified inbox of email app can handle all the emails, calendar, contacts from multiple location just fine.
 

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Yep, I know I can do that but my work email requires a PIN. So, that would lock down my device. Touchdown just locks down the app.

Also, like I said above, the default widget is nice, but I don't want a widget that shows an email preview, just a message count.

I do appreciate the suggestions though!
 

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I've been looking for the same. K-9 has something but don't want another email program just one that indicates the number.

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