Are you a user of Gmail? Are you a fan of Gmail? Google’s email service launched 10 years ago in beta as an invitation-only service and has expanded to over 425 million users since then. In the beginning, Gmail gave you 1 GB of space but now you get up to 15 GB of space for free. Since then, Gmail has added plenty of useful features to make it a much more powerful email service.
Useful Gmail Features
One of the many useful features of Gmail is Labs, which provide unique functions such as Undo Send. The Wonder of Tech has covered many of Gmail’s capabilities in these articles:
⇒ Undo Send – change your mind about that email after you hit Send? You can take it back with Undo Send: Gmail Undo Send – Saving You from Your Mistakes.
⇒ Rapportive – a service that gives you instant information about who is sending you email: Rapportive – Peeking Behind the Email Curtain!
⇒ Boomerang – don’t want to deal with an email now? Return it to the top of your inbox later with Boomerang: Boomerang – Put Off Today’s Gmail Until Later.
⇒ WiseStamp – create a custom signature line for your Gmail account with WiseStamp, including images, links to your social media accounts, quotes, favorite music and more: Dress Your Email for Success with WiseStamp!
Have you ever sent an email and forgotten to include the attachment? Gmail will automatically alert you about your mistake if you’ve used words such as “attachment” in your email message but didn’t include an attachment.
Imagine the embarrassment that can be avoided by these reminders!
Learn More about Gmail
Are you a Gmail Pro? Do you think you know everything there is to know about Gmail? Check out this infographic to learn even more about Gmail features:
Infographic courtesy of Visualistan.
Are you a fan of Gmail? Which features are your favorite? Which features would you like to see come to Gmail? Let us know in the Comments section below!
RiteTag Update Including Safari and Android!
- $Cashtags are linked to the $cashtag stream in Twitter. $cashtags are the tags for stocks, and now, Tweet Composer detects then.
- # within URLs do not get detected as hashtags anymore (as they shouldn’t).
- Undo/Redo works in Tweet Composer now
- The percentage of hashtags that are not yet graded is down by over 60%
- For URLs that are simply domains, such as forbes.com, the character count bug has been fixed
You can find out more about the Safari extension from the RiteTag website: The RiteTag Safari Extension: get your hashtags graded as you type.
Get the Android app free at Google Play. Make sure to give the app a review and share your opinion of it with others. An iPhone app is due soon. Stay tuned to The Wonder of Tech for news of future updates!
Check out the full review of RiteTag at The Wonder of Tech: RiteTag – A Handy Tool to Make the Most of Your Tweets!
Hang w/ 3.0
Hang w/ fans also have reason to celebrate: the live-streaming social media site has released its latest update, 3.0, which add plenty of new features:
- Private Broadcasting – Now users can choose if their broadcasts will be public, public with private chat, or entirely private
- Discover – New section of curated content
- New Log-In experience and a Guest User access
- Inbox – Notifications of new followers
- Live Now – View snapshots of live content from the home screen
- Mid-Broadcast Controls – View profiles, follow and block other users who chat during broadcast
- Improved archive functionality
Learn more about Hang w/ from my full review: Hang w/ – Who Knew the World Was This Much Fun?