Google adds Smart Labels to Gmail’s repertoire

By on March 10, 2011 at 2:38 AM.

Google adds Smart Labels to Gmail’s repertoire

In a recent blog post, Google Software Engineer Stanley Chen revealed the latest addition to Gmail’s feature set, Smart Labels. The new labeling system, which can be turned on via the Labs section of Gmail, tries to help you automatically organize incoming email. “Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as such,” reads the announcement. “‘Bulk’ mail includes any kind of mass mailing (such as newsletters and promotional email) and gets filtered out of your inbox by default (where you can easily read it later), ‘Notifications’ are messages sent to you directly (like account statements and receipts), and email from group mailing lists gets labeled as ‘Forums.'” Smart Labels can be tweaked and customized to fit your workflow and function in harmony with Gmail’s Filters. The new feature is available to all Gmail users immediately. More →

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Google tweaks Gmail for mobile Safari

By on October 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM.

Google tweaks Gmail for mobile Safari

Today, Google announced two, small improvements to their Gmail web interface for mobile Safari: scrolling speed and the toolbar availability. First, scrolling: Google explains that the new scrolling on gmail.com is now “snappier” and better reflects the speed of an inputted swipe gesture. The second feature improvement has the navigation toolbar staying onscreen when scrolling through mail — rather than appearing, via a short sliding animation, after a delay. “Being able to access your toolbars from any point on the page should make it easier to triage your email and move around the app,” writes Google. The new features are available in mobile Safari for iOS versions 4.0 or higher (English only, for the moment). More →

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