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Gmail labels get two new features, graduated from Gmail Labs

Gmail labels are an absolute godsend for many, making email organization just a little bit easier. Today, two Gmail labs label add-ons, 'Hide read labels' and 'Hide Labels from Subjects,' have graduated from Labs to Gmail proper. Their move to fully-fledged features has also given them the ability to hide just some labels from subjects, allowing you to chose which to show or keep hidden. The...

Spotify's U.S. launch delayed by cash demands from record labels?

As Spotify -- the popular online music service -- nears profitability in Europe, the situation isn't quite as rosy across the pond. With Spotify's hopes of a 2010 U.S. launch officially dashed, the company is still facing an uphill climb in the States. The sticking point, according to sources cited by The Telegraph, may be financial demands from the U.S. record labels. Concerned that users will...

GMail Labs adds nested labels, better message previewing

Hopefully you've checked out GMail labs before. It's packed with slick additional functionality that you can bolt on to your Web mail client like these 10 useful options. Two new features have been made available that are definitely worth enabling: Message Sneak Peek and Nested Labels. With Sneak Peek turned on, you can right-click a message in your inbox and a snapshot will appear above your...

Want to see GMail subjects instead of tons of labels? Hide 'em in labs

Thanks to GMail on my iPod Touch I've gotten used to a label-free view of my inbox. The actual subjects of the message I receive are much more important to me than seeing how my filters auto-sort things. Let's face it, by now most of you probably know whose messages get labeled as what. Don't need the multitude of multicoloralism cluttering your inbox? Head over to the labs page and turn on...

Gmail tweaks labels, kind of turns them into folders

Google is rolling out a handful of changes to the way it handles labels in Gmail. First, labels are moving into the top left-side navigation area, right by your shortcuts for inbox, sent, starred, and other items. You can also choose to hide some labels while showing others. Probably one of the biggest changes is that users will now be able to drag and drop messages into labels. In other words,...

Gmail rolls out tools to make labels easier

About 4 years after Google confused millions of people by telling people to tag their email messages with "labels" instead of sorting messages into folders, the company is rolling out a new feature that could make labels a little easier to use. Here's the idea. Instead of clicking the "more actions" button to apply a label and then hitting the archive button to move a message out of your inbox,...

How to organize your ideas in Gmail - Emailers Anonymous

A friend recently asked me how he could set his Gmail up so that he could email himself ideas, and have them be automatically filed away into a specific label instead of clogging up his inbox. Gmail has a function called Filters which is similar to rules in other email systems, and it is very powerful and well-suited to this task. If you would like to be able to email yourself information and have...

Google Docs redesigns toolbar, adds colored labels

Google has rolled out two new features for Google Docs, the company's online word processing application. The first is a new improved menu toolbar. Well, improved might be a subject term. To be perfectly honest, it doesn't appear to add a whole lot of new features. But it looks far more like the menu toolbar you'd expect to find in a desktop application, complete with File, Edit, Insert, Format,...

8 steps to a more professional Blogspot blog

So you want to start your own blog. One of the first things you'll have to do is decide which blogging application you want to use. There are a ton of options, ranging from the incredibly simple (LiveJournal), to the infinitely customizable (WordPress). But one of the easiest blogging clients around is Google's Blogger. Blogger is not as easy to customize as WordPress, but Blogger's simplicity...

Gmail adds colored labels

Google's Gmail has been slowly adding new features like IMAP and group chat. The latest addition has been a high priority for many organizational obsessed users since the email service's inception. Gmail users can now assign separate colors for each label. This allows you to easily categorize emails and recognize them at a glance by thee label color. To get started editing labels, you can click...

Google Notebook adds support for labels

Google has added support for labels to Google Notebook. The move isn't surprising. You can use labels to organize Gmail, Google Documents, RSS feeds in Google Reader, and the list goes on. What is a bit surprising is that it's taken so long to roll out support for labels in Google Notebook. Labels are automatically imported from your Google Bookmarks settings, if you use Google Bookmarks. You...

Is Google adding multi-protocol chat to Gmail?

It looks like Google may be planning some new Gmail features. Many users are already noticing a "newer version" of the Gmail interface with faster page loading and an expanded contact manager. But did you notice that you can choose from a list of instant message services to flesh out our contact profile? Kind of funny, since you can only chat with other Gmail/GTalk users from within the Gmail...

Top 10 Gmail tips and hacks

Gmail offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to the way you manage your email. Innovative features like labels, a dedicated mobile phone client and rich script-ability via Firefox's Greasemonkey plugin create a unique appeal for users from nearly all walks of life. Since you can do so much with and to Gmail, I thought I would round up my favorite tips and hacks for users both old and new....

Blogger finishes beta period, goes official

A post at Blogger Buzz, Google's own blog that covers everything Blogger, proclaims: "The new version of Blogger in beta is dead! Long live the new version of Blogger!" Indeed, that beta they rolled out last August has gotten all growed up, dropping its beta moniker and introducing its new features to the world. As you might recall, the new Blogger has all sorts of new goodies like labels for...

Five simple rules for keeping an empty inbox

If your email volume is anything like mine, it's totally insane. Thousands of messages constantly streaming in and, only a tiny fraction of those are messages you need to see. Surprising then, that only a few years ago I was literally living inside Microsoft Outlook. Rigid folders, the nightmarish rules "wizard", and that annoying inbox chime that dings regardless of which folder your new...