According to Google, creating a meeting between multiple people is still in a pain in the rear. You have to double check everyone’s calendar to make sure they are free, and then sending the actual invites can be time consuming. With the new Find a Time feature in the Calendar app, scheduling a meeting that works with everyone’s schedule is made very simple, even if one party is in a different time zone.
Limited to those using Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education, as sharing schedules is the norm in some lines of work, Find a Time works to locate the best possible time for a meeting where everyone is free. If there is no free time, Calendar will look to see which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. (more…)
For all users of Gmail, Microsoft’s Exchange is now supported for dual delivery mail flow, meaning you will see both your Gmail and Exchange emails all in the same inbox. This makes the entire emailing process much more simplified for users of both services. (more…)
Google’s Inbox, my personal email app of choice, is getting three really cool new features today that continue to make it difficult for its users to ever look at another email app again. The new features involve better calendar event tracking, a way to preview newsletters you often click through, and a new “Save to Inbox” option for storing links (!) you find across the web.
In the calendar portion of this latest feature add, Google is letting Inbox gather emails from events together, sort of like they do with Trips, to let you see what has changed over the course of the event’s life. A simple tap on an event should then take you into the overview of happenings. (more…)
An update is rolling out to Inbox, filled with useful tweaks for the Snooze functionality inside of the app. Once updated, users will be able to select between two new snooze times, Later This Week and This Weekend. With these times added in, this should cut down on time spent choosing custom snooze times for your email. (more…)
The Gmail Android app is receiving an update this week that introduces two new features that after using, will probably make you wish were around years ago. Those new features are rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to calendar invites. (more…)
Beginning today, users of a Yahoo or Outlook/Hotmail email account can Gmailify their existing email, without losing their precious email address. The process is extraordinarily simple. Sign into your email from within the Gmail app, then hit the “Gmailify” button. In doing so, you essentially turn your email into a Gmail account, which brings all the benefits that a normal Gmail user would have, such as spam protection, inbox organization, and more. (more…)
Oh, what’s up, WhatsApp? You thought a billion users was something? How about over a billion active users? That’s what Gmail has each month, according to Google’s Sundar Pichai.
Pichai broke the news during the company’s Q4 2015 earnings call, which took place a little over an hour ago. The call also acted as a moment for Google to talk shop about the big quarter it just had before overtaking Apple as the world’s most valuable public company (probably temporarily) in after hours trading. Yeah, it’s a good day to be a part of Google.
And here is a cute video to celebrate the occasion with. (more…)
An update for Yahoo Mail hit Google Play this morning, bringing an Inbox-like feature that will allow users to more quickly organize their email inbox. Upon loading it up, users will see the added ability to add custom actions for swiping gestures, such as archive, delete, move to, and others. This update goes hand-in-hand with a previous update that brought the swiping actions. (more…)