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Gmail Labs: A New Reading Pane, Just Like Outlook

One of my favorite things about Outlook is the reading pane.  Emails can be opened instantly and switched around quickly.  With Gmail, each message has to be opened individually or in a new window/tab.  Sure, Gmail isn’t exactly “slow” but with this new lab feature it can be even faster.  Additionally, if you have a […]

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Google Announces +1

Google Search is Now Social with +1 Recommendations

Google is experimenting with a new social recommendation engine that is built-in to normal search results.  Google calls it +1 –aka the “this is pretty cool” button.  With +1 you can instantly recommend search results to others, all it takes is one click of a button next to the result.  The +1 service is still […]

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Gmail Labs Introduces "Smart Labels"

Gmail Labs Adds a New Smart Labels Feature

When Google introduced Priority inbox 7 months ago, it was a huge success.  Since then, emails that Gmail discerns are urgent and important get set to an elevated inbox of their own. They also automatically receive an “Important” label that looks like a little yellow arrow icon.  Today Gmail launched its newest lab feature, Smart […]

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Google Maps Previews Review In Gmail Labs

Do you often receive email with addresses and directions to them?  Personally, even if someone sends me directions to an address, I’ll just throw it into Google/Bing Maps or the car GPS and follow the automated map.  This week I’m happy to report Google has just made this easier and you can look up addresses […]

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