Gmail today unveiled a new inbox view that brings back control to email. The new Gmail inbox will automatically sort your emails based on who you receive them from and all are easily accessible by a familiar tabbed interface. Your key emails will automatically show up in Primary and serves as the default inbox that you can access either from you desktop, Andoird or iOS mobile app.
Gmail’s advanced search feature is extremely powerful. I usually use this for for searching for emails from recipients or with certain labels. Today, Gmail rolled out a new feature on searching through your emails.
Composing emails in a desktop client like Thunderbird or Postbox allows you switch back and forth between windows easily. Look up your other emails for reference or just let the Compose window sit in the background while you check new mail. By contrast most web-based clients don’t give you this flexibility and Gmail hopes to remedy that with the new compose feature.
Gmail introduced themes back in 2008. Since then there have been several enhancements including the addition of HD images. Taking this yet another step further, Google announced that you can now create custom themes in Gmail.
One thing that I love about Postbox is it’s complete support for tonnes of email services. However, sadly, Postbox has turned paid. As a result, I decided to give Thunderbird 3 beta a shot.
Ever send an email out only to realize you’ve forgotten an attachment or even worse, it’s gone to the wrong person! Now, in Gmail Labs, you’ll find a new feature that will delay the sent email for five seconds before it is sent. During this time you will be hit the Undo button and stop the email from being sent.
One thing ever Gmail user loves is the conversation view. However, one painful experience with the conversation view is the "Mark as Unread" feature which used to mark the entire conversation as unread, which means that you had to figure out exactly which was the first unread post, the next time you opened up the conversation again. This has always been a painful experience especially if you have ten or more emails as part of the conversation.
Anybody who uses Gmail on a slow internet connection knows that it is one of the worst painful experiences you can ever have. Gmail keeps telling you that the page isn’t loaded properly and well you’re only option is switching to the “Older Version” or to the HTML version. So, when I came across Postbox about a few weeks back, I decided to give it a shot to see if it eases the pain.
Gmail is in super duper update mode! Over the last week we’ve seen some awesome updates to the interface. Multi-select Uploads with Progress Bar You can now select more than one file in the same folder by hitting Ctrl key in Windows or Cmd in Mac OS X.
We reported earlier this week that you can now merge your contacts in Gmail. The same has been announced officially on the Gmail blog. Besides merging contacts, Suggested Contacts has been removed and this has been replaced by All Contacts.
The Gmail team has been very very busy this last month or so. First we had the Send and Archive button. Next came the ability to store email offline.
After Gmail Offline and the new Google Menu, Gmail is back with a new feature, viz. Multiple Inboxes. The multiple inboxes feature allows you to display more than one set of emails in your inbox.