Posted June 5, 2008 5:42 pm by with 6 comments

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Earlier today, Google announced 13 new features in a new "labs" option for Gmail. Details are still trickling out, but, according to CNET, you’ll be able to use them as of 6pm PDT tonight.

Among the new features that are possible:

• A quick-link tool that lets people bookmark specific Gmail messages.

• Superstars, which lets people select custom stars to label mail.

• The "e-mail addict" tool that lets people lock themselves out of their e-mail account for 15 minutes.

• A fixed-width font option to view a message with in a font whose characters are the same width–handy for some formatting challenges.

For now at least, only Google engineers can add features. "Any engineer can code a labs feature," Coleman said. "Once the code is written and mostly working, it’ll get into the next product build that goes to users" through the labs feature.

What fun!

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  • Symbian

    I use my stand-alone mail client application with gmail account.

    Symbian’s last blog post..Nokia S60 Symbian Windows Live client available in Europe

  • Nicole Price

    What on earth will these do to serious people? I use gmail but via Outlook Express and I am so happy with it. Why would I want to change anything?

  • PS3

    The e-mail “addict” – what an unusual idea, wonder if I can lock my teenage daughter out of her mail!

  • Warenwirtschaft

    Nobody afraid of big brother “google”? Every web-company uses their internal knowledge and this is no threat as no company sees all. But google is already dominating in the search-market, why make it big in the mail-market as well?

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