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The Gmail app doesn't provide the option to mark notifications as read, and it drives many users up the wall. MarkAsRead entered the Play Store less than a week ago and, as the name suggests, tackled this issue head on. Now an update is available that adds the ability to mark a message as read and archive it at the same time, just as the developer promised.

MarkAsRead

The default Gmail app provides the option to either archive or delete. Now MarkAsRead lets you mark as read or mark as read and archive. With both apps installed, the full spectrum is covered. And that's not all. Check out the changelog below for the full list of changes.

What's new:

  • MarkAsRead AND Archive in one action!
  • Updated look
  • Changelog
  • New "Extended Notification" style for that better preserves gmail notification settings (Moto X, cross-platform sync, etc.)

Fixes:

  • Supports all labels
  • Notification & Lightflow support fixed with new "Extended Notifications". Regular Notification setting will also support Lightflow in Lightflow's upcoming update

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Rudie

    Ok, Google, buy this app and integrate it into your Gmail app. Let that cash flow!

  • Steven Bell

    Great app, been using it since AP posted about it the other day.

    The UI has been much improved with the cards, but still feels clinky with the big heavy dark buttons.

    Function is top notch, waiting for multi account support.

    • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

      Thanks! I'm still working on the UI. Baby steps...

      • Steven Bell

        That's why you got 5 stars on Google Play!

  • TheRPN

    Alternatively, you can use Google Apps Script and do basically the same thing. It's been working great for me. See the directions here... http://mikecr.it/ramblings/marking-gmail-read-with-apps-script

    • Merri Mogridge

      This is great, thanks for the link!

      • TheRPN

        No problem. Let's hope Google will eventually make this a straightforward option in Gmail's settings.

      • bigjay517

        Thanks as well. I like the application, but I have multiple Gmail accounts so the script is more useful to me.

    • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

      I love this script, but some people didn't want to go through the setup. It was easy enough to implement so I added it to the app. Thanks for posting, though!

    • Barrett Jasper

      Isn't the script for desktop gmail only though? This is for mobile....

      • TheRPN

        It's executed on the server level, so it will work with any Gmail client. Mobile, desktop, anything.

        • Barrett Jasper

          Thank you. A simple no BS answer. :-) +1

  • WORPspeed

    I want a delete app.

    I hate that I have to choose between archive and delete in the official gmail app. Makes no sense. I want Delete in my notification and archive and delete in my topbar when inside the app. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for riight?

    • BillygotTalent

      I just want a button to mark the email as read and remove the notification.

  • Justin Howell

    So are they changing the name to MarkAsRead+Archive now?

    • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

      With all the features I have planned, it's possible a name change is in order :)

      • WORPspeed

        Can you add a delete button, so...well see my earlier response....actually let me just paste it here for you to read:

        "I want a delete app.

        I hate that I have to choose between archive and delete in the official gmail app. Makes no sense. I want Delete in my notification and archive and delete in my topbar when inside the app. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for riight?"

      • NexusRTW

        Was on the fence about buying this... Spending too much on apps lately. But then I saw that you're the guy who made Sunset... Use it everyday(night)! More money coming your way :)

        • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

          Awesome! Thanks!!

  • Justin Howell

    So are they changing the name to MarkAsRead+Archive now?

  • Clifford Rebelo

    Is there anything similar to this but for mesaging apps? I love how with CM10 you can mark a text as read or do a quick reply, but I also like how the stock Samsung app lets you swipe to make calls or put it up to your ear to dial. I have two phones with both roms running and equally like both features. Time to learn how to make apps...

    • Kevin Vesga

      Try 8sms.

      • Clifford Rebelo

        Thanks I'll check that out when my new Note 3 aarrives today.

        • Kevin Vesga

          Have you tried it yet?

  • Elislurry

    Hmmm so I could potentially mark emails as read from my Pebble? I am giving this a try tonight, if it works I will be a happy man.

  • varun

    Does this work with Nexus devices yet? I picked it up when you guys mentioned it, but found that it didn't seem to work in the 15 mins test period I had, so I cancelled the order. There doesn't seem to be anything in the changelog that suggests that it now works with Nexus devices yet, though.

    • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

      Hi Varun! It should work with a nexus device (I developed it on an N4 and N5!). Let me know if you have any problems and I can look into it for you: wahoobus@gmail.com

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      It didn't work for me at first either but after a reboot it was working fine. Nexus 4 here.

  • Barrett Jasper

    Should be a free one week trial though. Not a cheapo or anything but like to try before buying is all.

  • Andrew James

    Huh? Am I reading this wrong? My default gmail app absolutely has mark as read. I click the message so that it is checked and then I hit the envelope in the upper right. Boom. Marked as read. What am I missing here?

    • http://www.rohanspuri.com Rohan Puri

      Hi Andrew! This allows you to do this straight from the notification -- no need to even enter the Gmail app to mark something as read (say for an "ok" email or a promo, etc.)

      • Andrew James

        Aha! That makes sense. Cool, thanks!

  • jostwundering

    Still too pricey for a button.

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