Posts Tagged ‘google labs’
Google Labs is always hard at working churning new and innovative app made by Google employees in their 20% time. And this time, there’s a whole flurry of apps that you just might be interested in. They have recently announced some really cool apps that just might get your attention. Try them while they are still fresh!!
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!!
Google has introduced a small but significant feature to its nifty email service, Gmail called “Suggest more recipients” which might proved useful to some Gmail users. Basically, Gmail now suggest to you some email contacts that you might want to include in your recipient list based on which contact you are sending your email to. [You might want to check out our other Gmail posts.]
Here is what the Gmail blog has to say about this:
Once you’ve enabled it from the Labs tab under Settings, you’ll see suggested recipients while composing messages. Gmail will suggest people you might want to include based on the groups of people you email most often. So if you always email your mom, dad, and sister together, and you start composing a message to your mom and dad, Gmail will suggest adding your sister. Enter at least two recipients and any suggestions will show up like this:
This might seems a nifty feature and a quick shortcut for those who often send group-based emails and do not want to miss out on anybody especially if it is an important email. If you found this feature extremely useful, comment and let us know. We will be keeping tabs on more Gmail news so be sure to update here.