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A Quicker Way to access GMail on the Supernote A5X/A6X

Setting up email on a Supernote A5 X or A6 X can be a bit of a ballache.

You have to set up an app password within your Google Account settings and then input the IMAP and SMTP servers on the Supernote. And even when you’ve done that the email client front end is not all that great and doesn’t filter emails into Social and Promotional tabs like GMail does.

So, I don’t use the above method to access my GMail on my Supernote – this is the alternative solution I use.

A better Gmail for Supernote

Step 1: Open or create a notebook

Step 2: Write ‘E-Mail’ or a similar identifying label and select it with the lasso tool

Supernote GMail Select

Step 3: Tap the ‘Insert Link’ option, followed by ‘Web Page’

Step 4: Enter the web address as https://gmail.com and tap OK

Supernote type gmail.com

Step 5: Tap on the link and the secret Supernote web browser will open and you can use the full mobile version of GMail in all its glory.

GMail on the Supernote

NOTE: The first time that you tap on the link you made, you will have to type in your Gmail username and password. After this, your credentials will be cached and you will not need to input them again (even after a reboot of the tablet).

Going Further with the Secret Supernote Web Browser

Of course, this method is not just useful for GMail, but also for any other cloud-based email service.

As far as I can see there is no other way to access the secret Supernote web browser, which is a shame because it’s actually pretty decent (far better than the awful browser on the Kindle Scribe).

However, its presence does open up the possibility of getting more out of your Supernote.

For example, I’ve used the same method to create a page of bookmarks for regular websites that I visit so that I can access them from my Supernote.

Let me know if you’ve found this useful in the comments below 🙂

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

3 thoughts on “A Quicker Way to access GMail on the Supernote A5X/A6X”

  1. After doing a lot of research, I just purchased, and received my Supernote A6X. Accessing my email was one feature I was looking forward to, but I was getting frustrated with it not working. Thank you for this shortcut! Now, to figure out how to download PDFs onto my Supernote. Any tips?

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, Denise – glad this worked out for you 🙂

      There’s several ways to transfer files to the Supernote. Personally, I use Google Drive Synchronization, which puts a Supernote folder on my Google Drive and I just drop my files into the Supernote/Documents subfolder and then press the synchronize button on my Supernote to download them. You can also use the Supernote cloud/app. Or connect the Supernote to a computer via a USB cable and transfer that way. You could also email documents to yourself from your computer and pick them up via email on your Supernote.

      Hope this helps,



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