Posts Tagged ‘gmail’
We love our Gmail, and we have another reason to. As announced, Gmail calling(only available in the U.S.) is now free till the end of 2011. And all in the spirit of giving, don’t you love that?
Love it or hate it, rich text signatures are coming to your Gmail. It took quite a while and it’s finally here. Though, it’s only for the latest desktop version of Gmail and not for the HTML and mobile version, but that is a great leap forward so far. More info at their blog post.
It now no longer called Gmail Beta — Gmail will now sufice — as Google officially takes off the Beta label from Gmail which was in beta for 5 years. Not any great update, but the beta culture had been all with rage with most of the Google products and have formed an internet convention on its own. Think and beta and you think of Google. And interestingly, Google also launched a function called “Back To Beta” which puts back the beta sticker to your Gmail so it has “never” left beta.
Maybe reading a mail might take up much of your time and you want to know more about how to be more efficient and quicker in managing your mails. That’s why Gmail’s latest new update: Become a Gmail Ninja which offers many Gmail tips and tricks might be very useful. The tips are categorized by ninja belts — depending on the mail you get everyday, you will see which belt you fall under. And for those who need a handy reference to pin to your wall, you can buy a laminated guide or print one out yourself (the free ones are all out) Kinda what Gmail newbies are looking for — let me know what belt you have attained.
It’s not often that you receive a message that is in a language you cannot understand. But when that does happen, you do not have anything to worry about. From now onwards, you can translate any message from one language to another language that you can understand using a new Gmail feature: Message Translation. And all you have to do to enable that feature is to go to Google Labs under the Gmail settings to enable it. Of course, you can choose between many language - about 41 to be exact. And once done, Google will translate the message automatically for you when you receive an emil in foreign language. Of course it is not an universal translator but should be a decent tool to decipher any messages in any languages you would ever receive.
Do you ever feel the urge to google anywhere and at anytime? Now here is one more way you can google: the fast and easy way from inside your Gmail account. Google has apparently launched a very obvious but great function which lets you google from within your Gmail account without ever leaving it. The interface is neat and easy to use and it offers additional features as well. Here is what the Gmail blog has to say:
You can click on a search result and it’ll open up in another window (or another tab) so you can make sure it’s what you’re looking for. Once you’re sure it’s a result you need, moving your mouse over the result back in Gmail reveals a pull-down menu that lets you do stuff with the search result.
What’s in the menu depends on what you’re doing in Gmail:
- If you’re reading a message, you can start a reply to the message with the search result as the first thing in your reply.
- If you’re writing a message, you can paste the result, or just the URL into your message.
- If you’re chatting with someone, you can send the result via chat.
- You can also always compose a new message to send the search result.
If you have keyboard shortcuts turned on, typing g and then / will take you to the search box when you’re not composing, and Ctrl + g will do it when you’re composing (that’s ⌘ + gfor Mac users).
Does that sound neat and useful to you? We sure think so, so if you want to try out this cool addition, be sure to go to Google Labs in your Gmail account and enable it for the google-anytime-anywhere experience!!