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gmail — the good, the bad, the ugly.

20111102 (2011 November 02 Wednesday)

Introduction

This entry is just about the few thinks I don’t like about gmail. But first let me tell you that I like it. It is easy to use, it has labels (but see below for where they fall short), it has conversations (but see below for where they fall short), it has undo send, etc.

What could be improved in gmail

  • Conversations:

    Sometimes gmail gets it wrong, and there is nothing that can be done about this. However it would be nice to be able to override it. What is needed is a split and join feature. (I have not worked out the exact mechanics of this)

  • Labels/Tags:

    Here I have a little more to say.

    • Gmail does not allow us label email as it is sent unless it is a reply/forward. We can start a new email, save, retrieve from drafts, label, send. ( this is 2 extra steps )
    • Labels are not universal. See post Everything [that is a Tag] is a Tag.
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