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I want to be able to one-click email links from apps such as Twitter, Safari and Instapaper. Is this possible if I'm using Gmail and not Apple's Mail app?

Do I have to set Gmail as the default mail client? Is this possible?

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This doesn't appear possible.

In order to utilize email functionalities from within apps, you will have to enable the Apple Mail app. I recommend turning off all notifications for Mail if you want to use the Gmail app as your primary iPhone mail client.

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To give a very short answer: No, this is not possible.

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Is this still true? – samthebrand Dec 13 '12 at 16:13
Also, is there any way to get around this? ie, a workaround so you can "mail links" directly from ios 6 apps such as Twitter, Safari, NYTimes, etc? – samthebrand Dec 13 '12 at 16:15
I'm pretty sure this would be possible with a jailbreak. I am almost to the point of jailbreaking for this feature... – daviesgeek Dec 13 '12 at 18:53
Sparrow+ claims that it can change the default mail app. So technically that is possible. – dma_k May 26 '13 at 22:35

It works if you are using the Gmail app and Chrome browser (i.e. when clicking on the mail icon in a NY Times story you are browsing in Chrome), but I don't think you can enable it by default in other apps.

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I just added outlook to the apps when sending from Safari and it now appears as an option. Not quite default but good enough

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I do have a jailbroken iPhone 4s and unfortunately I cannot find any app to add this much desired functionality in any Cydia repository.

So at the moment I'd say it is not possible.

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This is a nice workaround, it may be a good solution:
Can I use gmail as default client for sharing photos from camera roll or links from safari?

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – grgarside Oct 6 '13 at 12:37

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