Gmail team has recently rolled out several features that has made the service more user-friendly and acceptable. Following is a list of the newly updated features :
1. Multiple Account Sign-In
This is really something all Gmail users have been waiting for. Due to the ease of use quite a lot of people (including me) use Gmail as their mailing service. Now most of them have multiple Gmail accounts. As a result, when you have to check mails you have log in and out from every account with one at a time.You do not need to worry anymore.
1. Log in to your Google Accounts and click the “Edit” button beside the Multiple Acconts.
2. Now check the option “On” and all the following options listed below it. Once done press “Save” button.
3. Once done you can use the “multiple sign in” by clicking the down arrow in the top right corner.
You can multiple sign in feature with Google services like Calendar, Code, Gmail, Reader, Sites and Voice. Google Apps accounts are not supported as of now. You can use upto 3 Gmail at a time.
TIP : You can link multiple Gmail accounts and check all your emails at one place or you could use desktop email clients like MS Outlook 2007 or 2010, Spicebird, Digsby to accumulate all your emails.
2. Drag Files Onto Messages To Add Them As Attachments
All the time, I have been a fan of Gmail reminding me to attach files if I mistakenly hit the “Send” button with something related to Attach in my message body and no files attached. Now attaching files in a new Gmail message has become even more smart as you can just drag and drop files into a Gmail message to add them a attachment. The rule applies for all kind of files that can be added as an attachment. Currently you can avail this facility only on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Support for other browsers are yet to come. You can read more on these on the Gmail blog.
3. Drag And Drop Attachments onto Your Desktop To Download It
Just like the earlier feature the reverse is also true i.e you can drag and drop attachments on a mail to download attachments to your computer. Until now you had to press the “Download” button to download it. The feature also works for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
4. Add HTML Signatures in Gmail
Email signatures is a great way to promote your brand but unfortunately Gmail only allowed text signatures in the messages. Hence for now you had to use use browser addons like Wisestamp or Autopen to append HTML signatures in every Gmail messages. Luckily, Gmail has finally rolled out its own way to add HTML signatures in the messages. However, Wisestamp still is my favorite.
5. Nested Labels and Message Sneak Peaks
Well that is a bit older compared to earlier four features but still it has helped me a lot in categorizing my emails in a productive manner with ease of access. Hence I aam including this one too. Amit has previously posted abou this here.
Somebody has rightly remarked that, “Necessity is the mother of all invention”. The rule is well valued by the Gmail software team and hence they have also got a page where you can suggest a new feature (or vote on an existing one) to them that you need in Gmail. You can do so from this page. That is all for now. I would surely like to hear from you about some other features in Gmail that made you love Gmail even more. On an ending note, I must mention I mostly love Gmail for the simplicity it offers.