When you get the next Gmail iOS app update, you’ll notice some exciting changes: The biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years.
I use Google Inbox as my main email client on my iPhone, and leave the Gmail app for when I have to do grown up searches or email thread paleontology.
This update brings the Gmail App to where it should have been 4 years ago:
If you told me in 2009 that in 2011 we still wouldn't have a native @Gmail App … I would have managed my hope differently.— Roberto Mateu (@rmateu) September 9, 2011
For Calendar on my iPhone, I constantly switch between Fantastical and Google Calendar. If you don’t mind the non-native look, Google Calendar is an excellent alternative.