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Google has released its Gmail and Gmail mobile in Persian today. Or as Google put it:
At Google, we want to make our products universally accessible and useful, and that means providing them for as many people as possible in the language they speak. The Gmail and Google Localization teams have worked together to bring Gmail to people around the world in 53 languages. Today that number grows to 54, because we’re proud to announce that through working with the Persian Initiative Team, we are able to release Persian (Farsi – فارسی), as the newest language available in Gmail. If you or someone you know speaks Persian, they can change the language in Gmail by selecting it on the Gmail settings page, under the language dropdown.
- Gmail+Gmail mobile in Persian/Farsi
Gmail announced some new stuff for Gmail for mobile today.
Specifically Google’s Dominic Leung, Mobile Software Engineer announced the addition of these Gmail for mobile features…
- Multiple sign-in support
- Mobile-specific signature
- Vacation Auto-Responder
Multiple Sign-In Support
So, first the addition of multiple sign-in support. You’ve been able to do that on the desktop for a while now (more info & warnings), but now you can also sign in to multiple accounts in the same browser using Gmail for mobile. There was no mention on the post about warnings like the issues the desktop version has offline versions
There are some good reasons to let people you email know you are sending/replying to email on your mobile, for example why your reply is so short, or has typos. Now if Gmail can do something about that “Sent from my BlackBerry” fun that Blackberry (and other mobile users) have to put up with, that would be great. But I digress.
Imagine you’ve prepared everything for a week’s vacation, tidied up your workload at the office, packed all of your vacation gear and you are off toward that relaxing destination in [wherever]. As you drive off, you realize that you forgot to set your vacation autoresponder in your Gmail back at the office. Do you turn around and go back to the office (“Phew! I’m, glad to see you’re not gone yet, we have these last minute details on this important project before you go on vacation.”)? No need, just login to Gmail for mobile and you can now set your vacation auto-response from wherever you can get access – no office visit required!
Gmail is cooler in the cloud. Literally. Google’s point is that cloud-based services (which are ever more popular) use less energy than their traditional counterparts. Of course, their post doesn’t make such a broad claim, they focus on some of their services and also said:
Cloud computing is secure, simple, keeps you productive and saves you money. But the cloud can also save energy. A recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Verdantix estimates that cloud computing has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by millions of metric tons…
We compared Gmail to the traditional enterprise email solutions it’s replaced for more than 4 million businesses. The results were clear: switching to Gmail can be almost 80 times more energy efficient (PDF) than running in-house email. This is because cloud-based services are typically housed in highly efficient data centers…
If you’re more of a romantic than a businessperson, think of it this way: It takes more energy to send a message in a bottle than it does to use Gmail for a year, as long as you count (PDF) the energy used to make the bottle and the wine you drank…
So Gmail away, get more productive and feel good about your part in helping the environment.
The Gmail Blog yesterday posted a tip on using stars in Gmail. I’ve been using the free version of Active Inbox (AIB) to manage my email for probably over a year now. However, as Gmail makes routine changes that break the Active Inbox interface, and since AIB hasn’t rolled out changes addressing some features that went missing in Firefox 5 (and 6) and since Gmail is evolving nicely to do much of the same, I’m looking at not using AIB any more.
Anyway, I thought these search codes when searching Gmail are very useful, and saw them on this post, so I’m including them below. Later, I am thinking of posting more about searching Gmail:
As mentioned, just added these when searching Gmail to find posts that have stars.
I just read New in Labs: Preview Pane and I’m really glad to see you can now preview emails in Gmail.
It can be difficult to get a feel for which emails to read and which to pass up for later. For most business users and many regular Gmail users, time savings and convenient features allowing smarter access to messages and ways to filter which to read, and when to read them are essential. You may appreciate your new widescreen monitor a little more now!
Bravo Gmail, I hope to begin playing with this new “toy” first thing tomorrow AM!
Gmail will be rolling out options to change your inbox without diving into Mail Settings. In an interesting twist on Priority Inbox, and Multiple Inboxes, Google will be allowing you to easily switch between different Inbox views [when this new feature is rolled out]. If you like one you just keep it, and after a while the buttons will go away, at which point you will be able to use Mail Settings if you change your mind.
Choices for Inbox views will be Class, Important First, Unread First, Starred First, and Priority Inbox. Still looking for more to read? How about reading about Google’s new look?
The Google search changed its look recently with a smoother-looking interface. They also rolled out Google Calendar sporting a new skin, and just tonight Gmail announced a preview of their new look as well. Just tonight writing this post, I also noticed that Google Docs has had a makeover. These new looks are popping up as Google begins rolling out Google+ (6 Youtube Videos at this link!) … who new?
Check out a video, some screenshots of “The New Google” below, and read the Google posts for MORE info…
ONE MORE LINK … more about GOOGLE+
Back in May of last year, Google added a new feature in Gmail allowing dragging and dropping images into Gmail, which now also works in Firefox 4, but NOT Internet Exploer 9.
Just today Gmail one-upped drag-n-drop images into Gmail with copy-n-paste images from your clipboard into Gmail,. Simply hit your Prt Scr button in Windows, or Command-Control-Shift-4 on your Mac and you can then paste your image into Gmail.
Next? Maybe cropping and rotating your image in Gmail? Well, sort of… after pasting into Gmail in Chrome if you right click, you can selecgt image size small, medium, large or original size. This is also how to delete the image once pasted if you change you mind. Very nice …. cropping and rotating next?