Filtering emails has definitely allowed me to segregate important emails from the other not so important ones, and deal with important things first, at last count I have 89 filters which allow me to auto-archive emails, send a custom auto-reply to them, apply labels, delete them and so on.
However, creating those filters has taken a lot of time and losing them would mean, that I would have to spend hours and hours to create them again, but like all the nice features in Gmail Labs, users will now get a option to import/export their filters and save it to their computers.
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Its been quite a while since we have covered any of the new features released in Gmail Labs, and there are quite a few interesting features already been released, so here is a roundup of all the features that have been released in the past few weeks.
Gmail Custom Colors
Quite sometime back we had reported about Gmail themes, which allowed users to enhance the look and feel of Gmail, without the need to add any extensions or add-ons, however the Gmail developers have taken in a step further and announced the option for Gmail users to apply their custom colors to the theme.
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I remember using several email accounts, before switching all communications to Gmail, however with this change I had to leave my emails and contacts from my other email accounts as it is.
However Gmail has now addressed this issue with a new feature which will allow users to import emails and contacts from their older accounts into Gmail.
The service to import emails is powered by TrueSwitch, a service provider that specializes in email migration.
The service has gone live and will be seen by select few users only right now. However Gmail will make it available to more users in near future.
You can find more information about the import feature by visiting the Official Google Help Page for importing data to Gmail.
Gmail Labs has been adding a lot of features to Gmail, making it a real nice service to use, however Gmail Chat has been getting quite a few new features too, and the Google team has added another feature, where you can preview a video from YouTube or other providers without having to click through the URL in the message sent to you.
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Gmail Labs has added a new feature which will allow users to use a multipurpose button to send a email and immediately archive it, the default behavior would add the reply to the mail itself, adding to a clutter of emails.
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Gmail Labs has a unending list of features being added pretty frequently, the latest to come out of Google Labs is the ability to convert any email to a document and open a blank Google Docs document from Gmail with the help of a keyboard shortcut.
This new feature will allow you to convert any email to a word document, this conversion will then be saved in your Google Docs account. No more copying and pasting the text from your email, just open the message you wish to convert, click the "Create a document" link on the right side of the page, and voila, you have a brand new document which you can then modify and share.
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Quite sometime back we had ranted about how Google is missing a vital Task manager which would allow users to create and manage to-do lists online through their Google accounts, turns out that Google has finally taken a approach towards creating a robust to-do list manager by introducing a basic To Do list in Gmail Labs which will allow users to add tasks or convert emails into tasks.
To add new tasks to Gmail, just click on the Tasks link and type your task, once you have finished typing your task simply hit the enter key and your task will be saved.
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Gmail has definitely added quite a lot of value to itself by integrating Google Docs and Calendar into Gmail and the option to add any custom gadget to your Gmail account.
Amit from Digital Inspiration has always been making good use of Google products and has a nice trick that shows you on how to add Google Docs document links directly into your Gmail message.
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This is a definite good news, a new Gmail feature has been spotted in the wild by Ashish Mohta. Yes you heard it right, themes are coming to Gmail pretty soon and there are lots of choices out there. Take a look at the screenshot to see the different themes that are available in Gmail.
The themes take a cue from Google IG and have a lot of cute ones. The themes are not yet available to all users, but will definitely be rolled out in next few days. Are you excited about getting themes in Gmail?
Over the past month Gmail has introduced several new features in Gmail Labs, their playground for testing useful and interesting features. The new features include Sending SMS from Gmail, Google Calendar and Docs integration, ability to add Custom Gadgets to Gmail, Stop yourself from sending emails on a heavy drinking weekend, get a reminder if you forgot to attach a file, get more control over your IMAP account among other things including emoticons and canned responses.
Well they just do not stop do they, this time they have rolled out a new feature that will help you voice and video chat from within Gmail.
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