Get A Cool Gmail Widget For Your Android Smartphone, Available On The Google Play Store (Video)

Widgets are certainly a dime a dozen on the Google Play Store however, it’s rare to find a good Gmail widget that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.  In steps the Gmail Widget by Katzoft, a simple, intuitive yet very functional application for quickly glancing at your incoming Gmail.  The application offers several different types of home screen widgets that display the accurate number of unread messages while also offering a quick preview of them.  The developer touts they’ve made these ICS esque apps now available for devices still running Froyo 2.2 and Gingerbread 2.3.  However, the application should work for most versions of Android out there.  Get timely updates as emails arrive, quickly glance at subjects and the first line of the message while on the fly, see all of your priority inbox mail, compose a message and choose from several different widget sizes.  The application will run you $1.49 in the Play Store and also works on tablets.  Ready to give it a go?  Check out the download link below as well as a qr code.  Don’t forget to check out all of the features as well as the quick video demo of the app in action.  Feel free to leave your comments below too.  


  • Updates automatically when new mail arrives (it may not update immediately while you read mails)
  • Shows the first lines of the message in addition to sender and subject (medium widget only)
  • Supports Priority Inbox (important messages only)
  • Supports multiple accounts on one device
  • Open Gmail or compose a new message quickly
  • Makes your phone look like it has the latest Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • Different sizes available

Notes from the developer:

Please note:

  • This app will not show up in your launcher. Add widgets by holding down on an empty spot of your home screen.
  • It may take up to 30 seconds for the widget to refresh the first time and after a reboot. During this time it may not look like anything is happening!
  • Do not attempt to move to the SD card, as this will prevent it from working
  • Send feedback via email if you would like to suggest a feature
  • If you leave a comment, be constructive


Play Store Download Link

About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

  • djbriandamage

    Smooth drag-to-scroll widget or GTFO!  The bundled Google Gmail ICS widget is bright and ugly but at least it’s scrollable without up and down buttons.

  • Katzoft

    Widgets can’t be scrollable on older versions of Android, unless you use a custom launcher. Sorry!

  • Maira

    kiero descargarme de google play y no puedo . porqe?

  • Subirybajar

    That’s no good.
    I have three accounts in the home screen (three gmail widgets of course).
    Well; I pick in and I can’t see this email.
    I pick in and It doesn’t show me the account
    Why is so bad?.Please, tell me if I do something bat.