Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Good News From Google Apps

First, if you're starting up a new business, or your current e-mail solution for your business isn't working well for you - you really need to try Google Apps. Google Apps is simply Google Mail, Calendar, etc. but branded for your company's domain name. They power i2x's internal infrastructure and it has worked out incredibly well.

It's hard to believe that there was a time when I would have paid thousands of dollars for an E-mail, Calendar and Document solution and now Google gives me one that works great and it's free. Yes free.

Can you tell I'm a fan?

And they made me even happier this week by quietly rolling out the latest version of Gmail to Google Apps.

I think my favorite new feature has to be a simple but valuable one:

You can bookmark a specific view of Gmail, including a conversation or label view, at any time if you'd like to return to it later. To create a bookmark, just use your web browser's bookmarking functionality.

In other words, when I'm setting up my task list in my wiki I can now link directly to a client's e-mail request. I just grab the current URL from a message, and I'm good to go.

It's a simple little feature, but should go a long way.

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