Gmail – A useful tool

By | June 21, 2005

I’ve been using Gmail for quite a while (would you like an invite,… drop me a line?). It’s really quite a good system, though I’ve had difficulty getting used to several features. There’s quite a difference between Yahoo! mail and Gmail…

    No folders… Gmail uses labels
    Archive function … helps to clean out your inbox
    2GB of space… in fact, there’s more
    some very nice Javascript features, such as auto address fill
    POP and forwarding features… these are only partly free in Yahoo!
    Stars… you can highlight important emails.
    Effective Spam filters
    Inline conversation or threaded emails … keeps context easy to understand

i’d give it four stars out of five for the above features and usability. Great softare. And the ads… I’ve not found them very intrusive, and sometimes I can keep click on them, if they are interesting… An invasioin of privacy? Well, I don’t find that to be a problem, Google never sends me uninteresting or regular emails, like Yahoo! does. So it’s a small price to pay in my opinion.