Access Using Safari on iPhone

Google Offers an Enhanced brower-based view of GMail, GCal, and GDocs from the iPhone's Safari browser. This consolidated interface allows you to move between any of these Google Apps services easily.
            
    Accessing Google Mail
        1. Access the iPhone browser and point to http://mail.risd.edu
        2. Save as a bookmark for later access or add as an icon on the iPhone Home Screen.
        3. Choose Mail from the tab menu at the top of the browser screen.
                
    Accessing Google Calendar
        1. Access the iPhone browser and point to http://calendar.risd.edu
        2. Save as a bookmark for later access or add as an icon on the iPhone Home Screen.
        3. Choose Calendar from the tab menu at the top of the browser screen.

    Accessing Google Docs
        1. Access the iPhone browser and point to http://docs.risd.edu
        2. Save as a bookmark for later access or add an icon to the iPhone Home Screen.
        3. Choose Docs from the tab menu at the top of the browser screen.

        Note: Google Docs, Sheets and Presentations are supported for viewing, but not editing.
                    
     Advantages:
        • Simple. Nothing to install or configure. Always works.
        • Same view of your mailbox as from the standard web UI, but optimized for mobile browser.
        • Support for the widest range of GMail functions including Archive, Star, Mute and Labels.
        • Handles calendar events created in GCal and sent by GMail correctly including the ability to accept a meeting and view the     
        details.
        • Calendar invites created in other applications and sent as *.ics files in mail message attachments and opened and rendered     
        correctly allowing you to see the details. They are not actionable (e.g. accept the meeting, etc)
        • No data stored on device. If lost, nothing is compromised except a bookmark to calendar which will get them nowhere without
        login credentials.

    Disadvantages:
        • Must be connected to access Google Apps - no offline.
        • Slower than using native iPhone mail tool and GMail via IMAP especially using a non-3g connection (older iPhones)