Sunday, April 5, 2009

Latest Gmail Releases: Once You Pop, You Just Can't Stop

I might not always have amazing blog fodder, but Gmail seems to pop out amazing updates to it's "Beta" email client on a daily basis.

In case your level of interest in Gmail rivals my interest in March Madness, allow me to fill you in.

Have you ever wondered allowed (it's okay, you don't have to admit it) why search engines like Google and others will auto-complete a likely match to your desired query but there wasn't that same functionality in the Gmail search box?

Well, fellow closet geeks (I know there's at least two of you out there), your time has come! That's right, Gmail now carries a feature in Labs where, if enabled, will auto-complete common searches like email addresses and attachment searches.

See Gmail's Official Blog for more details. (You'll probably need to scroll down a touch.)

As if that wasn't enough for a hard day's labor, Gmail has (finally, IMHO) enhanced it's chat status box, so you don't have to guess at what's showing up in it. Remember how the box was tiny and wouldn't let you see what you were typing? Try it out now, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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