During Google I/O, Google pushed an update to Inbox that introduced the always-useful “undo send” button. While “undo send” stole headlines because it is a feature that you will all one day appreciate, another new feature was overlooked by many that may be equally important for those who travel frequently. That feature is called Trip Bundles, and Google took a minute yesterday during WWDC to talk in greater depth about what it is and how it can work for you. (more…)
Google announced through Google+ today that Gmail on Android is receiving an update that includes a couple improvements all based on user feedback.
For one, you can now tap on contact avatars in emails to see a full history, including recent conversations, contact info, and more robust details about the person should there be a Google+ account attached. Items like people you have in common, recent G+ posts, their birthday, place of employment, etc. can all be in there. (more…)
Google just announced that it has acquired Timeful, an iOS-only calendar app that tries to help “organize your life by understanding your schedule, habits, and needs.” The announcement came via the Gmail blog, but Google mentioned that they plan to integrate the technology behind Timeful into Inbox, Calendar, and “beyond,” so you could see it help tie together all sorts of Google services. I can’t see anyone arguing with better service-to-service integration. (more…)
According to a report out of Recode, Google is preparing a service called Pony Express that is designed to let you pay your bills within Gmail. The idea centers around making bills payable from within an email or your inbox instead of having to take care of your payments through a separate website for utilities, a phone bill, etc. The service is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of this year. (more…)
Google gave us a big update to Google Contacts this afternoon, by introducing a “fresh look and feel” to an app inside of Gmail that has been painful to use over the years. The new web version of Google Contacts will now “conveniently” pool together contacts you talk to the most in Gmail, help you get rid of duplicates much easier, show recent conversations in contact cards, and even keep your contacts up-to-date automatically. (more…)
This morning, Google announced that Inbox, it’s non-traditional email service that focuses on helping you get things done, is coming to Google Apps users! Since we (the DL staff) are obsessive Google Apps users, the level of excitement at our remote offices couldn’t be greater. Like its more consumer-focused launch, access to Inbox through Google Apps will also require an invite from Google. (more…)