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GMail Labs – Tips & Review

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Mail is setting the standards of new web mail. The light look, simple design and fast retreival has made other mail boxes to re-design their architecure, look and feel. Now, GMail has added new functionality to it; GMail Labs. The little widgets has added to the functionality of GMail making it even better but right now I am going to write “things that are missing” in these labs.

Quick Links

One of the coolest widget giving the opportunity to add “custom views”. It’s use is simple. Open the view of your choice. Like make a search as label:<your lable> + “any string available for search”. This will result in a mailbox view filtered on specific criteria you mentioned and now you can add the quick link for this specific view. Everytime onward, whenever you click on this quick link you’ll have this view; i.e search reasult based on the query your wrote.

Unread Andriod Quick Link

From the above example, I am creating a quick view based on the following search string label:android is:unread This will result in mailbox view and list all the mails which has label “andriod” and are “unread”.

Thing Missing:

For the users who are having lots of Labels. Its cumbersome to scroll down to the bottom of the page to click on some quick link. It’d be great if GMail Team adds some drag-drop functionality for the panels at the left side.

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Written by ..alee

June 19, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Posted in GMail

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  1. Fit yar. Really helped 🙂

    Abubakar

    June 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm

  2. Kool bro… nice thing to know

    SheBz

    June 19, 2008 at 1:06 pm

  3. Nice elaborate explanation. A lot of ppl needed to know this.

    Aqeel

    June 23, 2008 at 9:09 am

  4. […] tip is going to use 2 GMail Lab (quicklinks and superstars) and ofcourse the google’s legendary search capability. First of all, enable […]


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