GMail Tweaks Labels for Small Screens

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Brad of Liliputing blogged this little tip that might help GMail users with little screens (can you say Netbook). If you use lables (GMails method of filing emails) then those labels appear in the subject line when you open up GMail. Well, now there’s a Google Labs feature that allows you to turn them off […]

GBM Poll: How Often Do You Change Your Password?

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The other day I dropped a computer off at the local repair shop because it was under warranty.  After verbally asking for my contact information and email address, the attending technician asked, “What’s the password on this machine?”  I answered audibly, without considering who was around me.  There were at least two other people within […]

What’s Wrong With This, Google?

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Yeah, I’d love a Google Toolbar with Chrome. Oh, wait it’s not available.  I really appreciate how you entice me, then tell me I’m using a Firefox browser, then tell me I’m not using Firefox,  and then tell me that I can’t have what you told me I could have three screens ago. Thanks for […]

Google Apps finally out of beta (β) testing

Good news, everyone! Your arduous testing and re-testing and testing again of Google’s Gmail, Docs, Calendar and Talk services have finally paid off. Google has finally moved them out of beta testing, as signified by the “beta” label being removed from their logos. Otherwise, the products are completely unchanged. Nada. Zip. Same service, no “beta” […]

GMail Makes Using Labels Easier, Sorta, Kinda

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GMail has made an ‘improvement’ to make using Labels (think folders) easier for organizing your email. Essentially, your most used labels now show up on the left of the screen above the Chat list and below the Inbox, Sent Mail, etc list. You can now also drag and drop emails onto the Labels (like I […]

Tips to Get You on the Way to Earning a Black Belt in Gmail Ninja

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If you live in Gmail like me, then you need all the productivity tips you can get. Fortunately, the Google Gmail Ninja fighting team is here to help us! Check out these tips, organized from White belt all the way to Master to help you master that Inbox.   Ok, gotta run – need to […]

GMail Offers Attachment Reminder

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This looks to be a good addition to GMail. How many times have you sent an email, intending to send an attachment, but then forgetting to actually include the attachment? I know this happens to me every so often.

GMail Now Makes It Easier to Add Multiple Attachments

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In the category of “what took you so long?” GMail has made some improvements in the method of addding attachments to an email so that now you can add multiple attachments at one time. This is a huge time saver for me as I frequently have to send emails with multiple attachments and the old […]

On the Heels of GMail Outage Comes a Phishing Scam

GMail is going through some rough times. First there was a major outage, since corrected, and now hot on the heels of that problem comes reports of a major phishing scam that is circulating through GTalk. Apparently a message directing you to a video also asks for you to enter your GMail login info and […]

GMail Goes Down and Comes Back Up

Crazy. GMail went down over night (at least in the US and parts of Europe) and of course it caused quite a stir when that happened. I found out curiously via a phone call. At the theatre where I work we are in the casting and hiring part of our season. I’m in the process […]

Getting Things Done With MindManager, Gmail, and Google Docs

MindJet’s Michael Deutch and Mobile Musing’s Alan Yoshioka both have some fascinating articles on integrating MindManager, Gmail, and Google Docs in order to stay productive and get things done. Highly recommended reading! From Michael Deutch: I created a map to quickly test MindManager 8′s integration with the following Google applications: Gmail Google Docs Google Presentations […]

GMail Now Has Offline Mode with Gears

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Maybe this explains while GMail has been so flaky of late. Google has finally added (although it is still experimental) and offline mode to GMail using its own Google Gears. You’ll have to flip the switch in the Google Labs section of your settings and this looks like another phased rollout as I don’t see […]

Gmail Adds TXT – Again

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Gmail has just added the ability to do text messaging from the chat window.  Text messaging was actually supposed to come out a few weeks ago, but was pulled at the last second because of a glitch.  I tried it out with Warner and it seemed to work just fine now – when he replied, […]

Google Adds Tasks to GMail

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Google continues to tinker with GMail (and of late, I continue to have sporadic issues with GMail) and now they’ve added a module to allow you to create and manage Tasks. Basically you click and type and add a Task and you’re all set. You can add the feature through Settings/Labs (as you do with […]

GMail Stickers

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I’ve never been a sticker fan, but maybe others are, and if that’s the case, and you’re also a GMail fan this might be on interest. Some folks at Google created GMail stickers and once others outside of the Google enclave started seeing them a demand was created. So, they created more and, as it […]

GMail has Themes

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I was just granted access to the new Gmail Themes.  I am really enjoying what I see, it’s great to have something a little different to look at while reading your mail.  In the past I had been using Better Gmail from Lifehacker, but now I can change it up even more.  Currently I am […]

Tableteer’s Lament: No Ink in the Cloud for Emails

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I don’t ink emails very often. But when I need to, it is a blessing to have that option. Whip out the pen, scribble a quick response and send it off. But the more and more that I transition away from my traditional methods of email correspondence to using GMail as my standard, the further […]

Google Unveils GMail for Mobile 2.0 for Mobile Devices

If you’re a Blackberry user or your phone supports J2ME, and you use GMail, then you’ll be smiling today. Google has updated GMail Mobile to version 2.0. They’ve bascially rebuilt the entire client and focused on making it a speedier and more reliable mobile mail experience. Here’s what they are touting as being new: Overall […]

Google Introduces Canned Responses to GMail

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Do you receive a emails that all need the same type of reply? I do. I use ActiveWords to quickly enter the reply in most of those and then send the email away. Now Google has introduced GMail Canned Responses through its Google Labs. If you turn on the feature in GMail, then you can […]

Importing an Outlook Distribution List to Gmail

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One the things that plagues users making a transition from Outlook to Gmail is what to do with their Outlook Distribution Lists. I know this was a problem for me when I was testing Gmail earlier in the year — I just couldn’t figure out a way to get all of those email addresses in […]