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Chris G. Williams Beware: I mix tech and personal interests here.

It's true, I'm a Gmail junkie. I've been using Gmail pretty much since the first week it was available. I don't know what I'd do without it.

In addition to email, I use it as a massive filing cabinet for all kinds of stuff I just never know if I might need or not... it's always accessible and whatever I stuck in it, I can find with just a quick search term or two.

imageLately, they added a couple of new features worth mentioning.

1) SMS chat in gTalk is pretty cool, though I don't text nearly as much as some of my friends do, and when I do text, its from my phone.

2) TASKS!!  I love task lists. Outlook does a pretty good job with this, unless you're in web Outlook... which is where I spend most of my time since I'm almost never in the office and I run a lot of VM & VPC images. (It's true, Outlook is a major resource hog.)

My phone even does an ok job on tasks, but I mostly use that list as my wishlist. When I'm in the bookstore (or wherever), if I see something I want, I add it as a task... that way when I'm sitting at the pc later, I can hit Amazon and find all the things I want at a much better price than at Borders or Barnes & Noble, etc...

but I digress...  now I have tasks right inside Gmail. that's AWESOME. I can convert emails to tasks, I can add tasks as I think of stuff, move them around to re-prioritize them, give them due dates, etc...

If you want access to these (or any of the other, numerous new add-ins for Gmail) all you have to do is click the Settings link and then visit the Labs tab. You'll have lots of different options to choose from... including Mail Goggles (if you're prone to sending drunken emails at 3 in the morning, you'll really appreciate this one.)

Thank you Google!!!

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:25 PM | Back to top

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I like how the task for D'Arcy is highlighted. Guy deserves it. :)

Left by Donn Felker on Dec 14, 2008 10:52 PM

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