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Google Delivers Gmail Toys for the Holidays

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Google and Yahoo seem to be continuing to try to outdo each other in the email department, particularly in recent weeks. While last we checked, Yahoo still dominated the market share in the email category, Google seems to be doing everything it can to move in on that territory. They’ve been rolling Gmail features left and right.

Today, Google is encouraging Gmail users to spend some of their holiday vacation time tinkering around with some of these new Gmail features. Zach Yeskel, Product Marketing Manager highlights the following at the Official Gmail Blog:

- Catch up with distant friends and family with Gmail voice and video chat, or send them a text message with SMS chat.

– When you’re having trouble putting your feelings into words, try an emoticon. (There’s nothing quite like a virtual emoticon hug…)

- Catch up with distant friends and family with Gmail voice and video chat, or send them a text message with SMS chat.

– When you’re having trouble putting your feelings into words, try an emoticon. (There’s nothing quite like a virtual emoticon hug…)

– Pick a Gmail theme and spice up your inbox.

– Turn on Tasks and keep track of your holiday shopping.

– See your calendar, documents, and email all at once with Calendar and Docs gadgets.

– Get a new, faster Gmail app on your mobile phone.

– Use Mail Goggles to avoid sending out that embarrassing email after the company holiday party.

– Send in your self-addressed stamped envelope and get yourself some Gmail stickers.

– And there’s more in Gmail Labs – forgotten attachment detector, superstars, and advanced IMAP controls – check out all the new stuff in the Labs tab under Settings.

They’ve been cranking the features out, particularly in the last part of this year, and makes me wonder how much stuff they’re going to give us in the New Year. It also makes me wonder how much Yahoo will do to cement itself as the dominant of the two entities on the email front. I think it is safe to say we can expect some great new features from both.

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    These are great to know, and I enjoy the features that google offers. for example I like the on vacation mode, you can use it for other purpose. Keep it coming!!

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    Haven’t tried all the new features yet, but will try the on vacation mode.

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    Cool, im starting to use them more often.

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    They just keep rolling out more and more interesting features, cool!

  • http://www.singleminds.ca Monty

    This is why I use your product for most of my e-mailing needs, and I consider the fact that you are constantly trying to improve users internet experience as another good reason to stick with G-mail – as compared to the competition.

    It will be interesting to see how many people apply for the stickers, and I do hope you’ll update us on that sometime in the future.

  • http://www.melvinnashlaw.com Marc in Atlanta

    I am using this already, and now i dont have to put my personal to do list in my project management software anymore. Such a simple thing has been soo useful

  • http://bucksfreak.com mcdamas

    what or who serves best deserves the best and will get the best. Google has always been catching its users’ eagerness of being online. And it is more user-friendly in the way it serves the users than Yahoo does. Bravo, Google!!!

  • http://razzblogs.blogspot.com/ raymon tanaka

    I like using all google feature and products. Now I like them more because of this new products.

  • http://www.pettopainting.com Debbie

    Been using Gmail since it’s beta offerings and had to be invited. Love it, love love it…If you don’t use it your missing out! Try one of their free downloads called Picasa is a software download that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. and very easy to use, a photo organizing/editing program that can be integrated with Gmail as well, it rocks…and Gmail has so much more…Glad to see their keeping up with the competition…Now I think I’ll go check out Gmail voice…

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    Google really has some very talented people working for them, thats how they can roll out new features so quick.

  • Stephen

    Gmail is good and I like it.
    Bot google talk is dreadful. msn messenger is masses better why???

  • http://www.sixfigureyearlybusiness.com Earlyn

    Its great to have a simple Tasks feature available at your Google home page. I will use this to keep track of my critical action items on a daily basis.

  • Daft Bugger

    Well if this was that you never know what free thooks might land in navtiland. 3 blarts are not worth talking about. When is the blight going to bang of in foobi street? What I say is sod off to all this blart and who is David popup anyway.

    Oh matter, what can the dear be

    • missis toope

      The second line is
      Several owld bags locked in the lavatory.

      As a matter of one of them facts I couldn’t care less who David Popup is but if he keeps popping up so much there could be a big black bird in soft mick land. How many cakes make 5 but why not bring three blights and then it saves a lot of trouble. If this really does bang off in cackland I don’t want to be around when it starts raining shit.

      I’ve gone

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    Even though Google keeps growing and growing, they keep getting better and better. I use so many Google services in my daily life, and LOVE gmail. No complaints here!

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    Gmail is a great mail program. I don’t seem to lose mail from forums when I join them like I do sometimes with other services.

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