Google recently released a version of Gmail optimized for iPad, which’s similar to the iPhone version, but the main difference is that Gmail for iPad has a two-pane user interface. Here’s how to create a Google Chrome shortcut that launches Gmail for iPad: 1. launch Chrome and go to http://mail.google.com 2. create a shortcut by clicking on page menu and selecting “create application shortcuts” 3. you’ll see Gmail shortcut on your desktop and you’ll need to edit it. If you use Windows, right-click on shortcut, select “Properties”, go to target field and append a space, followed by (iPad’s user-agent): –user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10″ 4. close Chrome and click on desktop shortcut for Gmail. It works in other browsers, as well. You only need to change browser’s user-agent: Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10.