Google’s popular Gmail service is nothing short of a game-changer, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are plenty of great tricks out there that let users hack Gmail to make it better suit their needs, and we recently told you about five great Gmail hacks that everyone should check out. Today, our attention was drawn to a new Gmail plug-in that is free, simple, and surprisingly great considering how basic it is. More →
Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, it was awful. First of all, personal email services weren’t free if you wanted any usable amount of storage. And even though you had to pay for email each month, you still had a very limited amount of storage and constantly had to worry about deleting emails with big attachments to ensure that your mailbox didn’t fill up. Seriously, how archaic is that?
Thankfully, Google’s Gmail was a game-changer and now life is completely different. As revolutionary and innovative as Gmail was and continues to be, however, Google can only do so much on its own. That’s why third-party developers create all sorts of great apps that hack Gmail to add a wide range of new functionality.
Let’s check out some of the best options out there. More →
If you’re old enough to remember what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail, you know just how impressive and capable Google’s email product really is. If you’re not old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. Email was an overcomplicated, overpriced mess until Gmail introduced a free service with a huge amount of storage, and the rest of the market scrambled to compete.
Today, Gmail packs even more features than it ever has before while still maintaining a very simple overall feel. As is the case with any software, however, a few simple tweaks and hacks can provide some great improvements that many users will wonder how they ever lived without. More →
It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple user interface, tons of storage, and it was completely free. Google has added plenty of features since Gmail first debuted, but there are still a number of nifty things Gmail can’t do on its own.
Luckily, there’s an app for that. More →
The Holy Grail of email has finally made its official entrance in Google’s popular Gmail service. Well, not having to deal with email at all is the Holy Grail, I suppose, but this is probably the next best thing.
Beginning immediately, Gmail users around the world have access to a ridiculously simple feature that could potentially be a life saver: The ability to recall a sent email. More →
It’s easy to forget just how much we rely on Gmail. Perhaps that’s part of the beauty of Google’s free email service – it’s a part of our lives now, so much so that we don’t even remember what a mess email services were before Gmail came along and flipped the industry on its head.
As great as Gmail is, Google is always working on improving the service and adding new features, both online and to its mobile apps. To that end, the company just released an update to its Android app that users can begin enjoying immediately. More →
If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, you may think you know every tip and trick in the book. That said, there’s a whole set of incredibly cool Gmail features that you may not know about despite the fact that they’re hidden in plain sight. We’ve picked out the 10 best ones and listed to them below. More →
I never thought of email as an impenetrable fortress until I started writing for a living. Email is both where a significant portion of my time is spent at work and also where I am forced to glance at dozens of pitches that have no relevance to BGR every day of the week. It can be a living hell, but last month, Giphy made Gmail just a touch brighter with a fantastic new extension. More →
Your Gmail app is no longer just a Gmail app — it’s also a Yahoo and Outlook app too. Google on Monday revealed that its newest update to its Gmail app will let you view accounts from rival email services such as Yahoo and Outlook so you’ll be able to manage them all in one place without having to switch to different inboxes. More →
As if the United States Postal Service wasn’t already in deep enough water with the countless online innovations making physical mail obsolete, Google’s new service could make paying your bills as easy as having a Gmail account.
Re/code reports that Google is working on a project called Pony Express that will allow users to view and pay their bills straight from their Gmail accounts, without having to visit those awful websites belonging to utility companies and other service providers. More →