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Google LabsQuick post to mention some useful stuff I’m using from Google Labs.

I use the Google calendar pretty extensively including shared calendars from another user’s account. One of the Gmail lab features (see Google Calendar Gadget) allows you to add a mini-calendar to the navigation bar down the left side of Gmail, where your Labels and Chat stuff are. Along with my shared calendars this tool includes a Quick Add field to pop appointments into my calendar without having to open the full calendar. Something I’ve wanted on the Gmail page for a l o n g time. But I can also see my upcoming events whenever I’m in Gmail, and past events are dimmed out. It’s quite useful.

From there I was about to use another Labs feature to move my Google chat stuff to the right side of the page. But further down the list I saw an option to reorder my Gmail widgets on the left side. My calendar is now just below the Gmail items so it’s above the fold on my laptop, right where I want it. (see Navbar Drag and Drop)

Lots of Google posts, I know. I’m also using Latitude on my iPhone and I’ve committed pretty much to using Google Voice for now. I might add a Google Voice number to Murphy Mac and experiment with a call-in show. What do you think?

No real issues with Voice yet, except that I can barely remember my number. Murphy is getting so old. On the other hand, Latitude is having some trouble loading at times, not sure what’s going on there.

Got some lab features you really like? Let me know below.

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One comment to “Gmail and Google Labs”

  1. I relish, cause I discovered just what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a
    great day. Bye

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