Remember those canned replies to text messages on feature phones? This is exactly that idea, but this time, it’s for Gmail. Why the native Gmail Android app doesn’t provide it is a mystery. However, up until now, many have just gone to an accessible desktop or phone browser, copied, pasted and hit ‘sent’. Problem solved.
When on the move, this is not an affordable solution and this is where Gmail Canned Responses BETA fits in. While we’d like to think the folks at Google are delinquent in their development of such a handy tool, the fact is: they are probably watching the 3rd party developer to implement their own changes and then release something better.
Again, this is as easy as 3-4 taps to send out that important email. It’s not the best answer to the problem of having little time to sit down and crafting an email, but it’s the best we have for now. When using the Gmail Android app, give this handy workaround a try, won’t you? Let us know how it goes so we can update our readers.
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Ok, I’ll bite! How do you add responses to Canned Response. There has to be a way, but it isn’t obvious.
It is explained for example here: http://www.vikitech.com/9534/gmail-canned-responses
I have added that link also to app description on Play Store.
I’ve been using your app for a while now, but how are they used on an Android Phone? I have a Samsung Note ICS.
Well after all Google has been using canned responses when we try to report bugs to them for years (and not fixed the damn bugs either)