I tried Notify, a small app that sits at the top of your Mac’s screen waiting to let you know when new mail arrives, briefly when it was initially released. At the time I opted for Google’s own email notifier. Why? Because Notify was rather limited in its functionality and offer few configuration options. Well [...]
At Dan’s urging, I recently made the move from Mobile Me to G-Mail. I use multiple computers and using a cloud based e-mail, contact and calendar service just works much better for me now. I was seriously excited when I laid eyes on the Gboard, a G-Mail friendly keyboard add-on. The keyboard, which sells for [...]
In talking with people that send text messages (SMS), one of the most frequent things I hear is that they wish they could save some of their SMS messages. Many of them have lost their messages forever if their phone is damaged/replaced/upgraded, or they run out of room and are forced to delete them. There [...]
Who would’ve thought we’d see IBM positioned as a low cost alternative technology provider. That’s exactly what they appear to be doing — at least on the surface. IBM’s LotusLive iNotes web mail service is priced at only $36/user per year versus Google’s $50/user per year price for Google Apps Premier Edition. Unfortunately that just [...]
Google has just rolled out push email for the iPhone via Google Sync. Earlier this year they’d launched Google Sync which allowed you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices. Today, they’ve added Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices. [...]
Gmail has enabled increased productivity for those who large amounts of email due to its unique interface (conversations, labels, to name two!). Not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts, but they can be a big time saver in processing email. Read on to learn more about keyboard shortcuts and how to quickly learn them. Keyboard shortcuts are [...]
Google Voice is already a useful system, but Google is now expanding their Google Voice offering by now offering the ability to listen to your Google Voice voicemail directly in Gmail.
RIM Releases Enhanced Google Mail Plugin for BlackBerry Mail – Adds Most Gmail Features to Native BlackBerry Messaging
RIM recently released the Enhanced Google Mail Plugin for BlackBerry BIS users. This plugin enables some of the most used Gmail-specific features that the native Mobile Gmail client has, including: Archiving messages, starring and labeling messages, reporting spam, local and remote Gmail searches, and conversation view. The advantage of the new Enhanced Google Mail Plugin [...]
GPush worked great when I first purchased and downloaded it. I write “worked” in the past tense because their servers were apparently not ready for the demand placed on them. After a few hours emails stopped pushing and hasn’t been operable since. Now PushMail is bringing the same functionality… with one major difference… it works!
I’m going out on a limb and proclaiming it totally crazy that push mail notifications of any type are still news on the iPhone platform. Yet here we are in August 2009 and I’m getting excited that finally there’s an application that provides real time notification when I receive an email in my Gmail account. [...]
It’s been a month now since I posted my first impressions, and it’s time to fess up my thoughts on the HTC Magic. Truth be told, it has truly surprised me! User Interface The Android user interface is simple yet elegant, and was definitely designed with finger actions in mind. Unlike Windows Mobile, Android never [...]
My fingers are crossed that this 99 cent application from Tiverias will be approved for the iPhone App Store. The program does little except issue push notifications (Techcrunch say’s they appear within 30 seconds) to let you know you have a new Gmail email message. The lack of push Gmail on the iPhone is one [...]
Why Gmail Rocks (and CSC is trying to Migrate Millions to Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite)
This morning I received an auto-response from a subscriber to a newsletter I publish for work. This person is without ANY email for 5 days while they wait for a replacement router that was damaged due to a lighting strike (Connecticut is on about the 30th day of severe late day thunderstorms). How can any [...]
Here is another welcome new Gmail Labs feature: “Message translation“. Activate it in the settings of your Gmail account and you will able to translate the message to your own language.
Late Wednesday night Gmail Labs introduced a new feature called sender time zone. The feature adds a tiny red or green icon (the color depends on the sender’s local time) to all incoming email so you can tell at a glance whether local time for the sender falls inside or outside of the workday.