Five great gadgets for your Gmail account

By | March 15, 2011
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Offline – Make a desktop email client to access your Gmail account. Synchronizes your messages between your hard drive and Google – allowing you to work in Gmail even if your offline. If your online you can access your Gmail normally or using the Offline Gadget. This gadget basically turns Gmail into a desktop email client you can access from a link on your start menu. Google says …”Make Gmail go where the Internet doesn’t. Access your inbox through your browser and use Gmail’s familiar features when you’re offline. To get started, enable this lab and then click on the “Offline” link in the upper-right of your inbox.”

Google Docs previews in mail – Lots of folks are using Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office these days. It’s free. It’s a cloud-based application, but alas we’re in the age of the cloud. Anyway, you can send spreadsheets, documents, and presentations (ala PowerPoint) and preview them directly in email.

Quick Links – Adds a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. You can use it for saving frequent searches, important individual messages, and more.

Sender Time Zone – Shows the time zone of the sender. Should I reply to this mail or just call the guy? Ooops… it’s 1 am. Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb…

Undo Send — Why you dirty so-and-so! Wait. I have a bad temper. I wish I wouldn’t have sent that. Ever done that? Now you have a chance to take it back! Hit “Send” too soon? Stop messages from being sent for a few seconds after hitting the send button.

All of the above gadgets can be enabled in your Gmail account by clicking the Google Labs icon (the green flask) at the very top of your Gmail account page. Login to your Gmail account and enable these or any of the other gadgets. There’s a lot more nifty gadgets than these five! These are just some of our favorite ones.

If you’re one of the few who still doesn’t have a Gmail account, you can get one free right here.

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