Read about Gmail’s version for the iPad? Curious to try it yourself? Don’t have an iPad? No worries.
All you need to do is to change the user-agent string of your browser to be the same as the iPad Safari:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10
I’ve done it with Safari on my Mac with the developers tools enabled (after enabling the developers tools, go to Develop->User Agent menu and pick other). If you have other browser/OS, just google “[your browser] change user agent string”, pick the best result and follow the instructions.
Once you done with changing the user agent string, surf to gmail.com and enjoy. The iPad UI is less useful on a non touch screen, but it’s interesting to play with and see Gmail in two columns.
Obviously, this trick will work with most (all?) other iPad web apps.