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12.8.05

Brand spankin’ new Gmail features.

Filed under: e-mail, Google — Hogg @ 1:10 pm

Gmail has just launched some cool new features for their free web-based e-mail: an RSS/Atom feed reader, the ability to view Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or .pdf attachments as HTML, and useful shortcuts along side your messages.

Feed me

View your favorite RSS feeds right in Gmail as “Clips? along the top of your Gmail screen. Display clips from blogs, news sites and other online sources. Pick from the latest headlines, random popular feeds, or add any RSS/Atom feed you want.

See it now

Don’t want to wait for an attachment to download? Now when you get Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or .pdf attachments, you can view them as a web page in HTML by clicking the “View as HTML” link right next to it. For when you’re on a mobile device or you don’t want to install some new software just to view a document. Or if you just want to see it faster.

Shortcuts on the right

Now Gmail automatically detects addresses and tracking numbers, and displays useful information for them alongside your messages. With a single click, you can get directions to that address your friend sent you, or find out when the new book you ordered will arrive. Pretty handy!

They all sound pretty cool to me. I’ll let you know when I try them out.

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