Google announced the acquisition of ReMail, a popular iPhone app that allows users to rapidly perform full-text searches on the entire contents of Gmail accounts. According to statements released by the two companies, ReMail founder Gabor Cselle will join the Gmail team as a product manager, while the popular app will be removed from the App Store and no longer available. Additionally, no new versions will be developed.
Support for the product will continue until at least April. In the meantime, existing users of the free version will be able to utilize features that were previously a part of the premium version, such as supports for IMAP and Rackspace accounts. The two companies have not indicated if the product might return at some point, although many bloggers have speculated that the features may be integrated directly into the Gmail service in the future.