Gmail does draft!

I’ve just noticed Gmail now has a save as draft option. It’s appeared in the last couple of hours. It was definitely something I was waiting for. It’s another step in the right direction.
Other new stuff: the contacts have moved into the main browser window rather than being a popup. They now appear more like the mail folder interface, though the division is purely ‘frequently mailed’ or all contacts, I think that is too crude to be useful, I prefered the alphabetic links. There is a search which looks in the notes as well as name and email.
Another change is that the “Invite x friends to Gmail” link has disappeared back below the fold (or at least it is if you have a lot of labels). Which I think is a step backwards.

Update: The contact info can now include a good assortment of extra info like telephone numbers, addresses, IM, copany, etc. And in multpiple ‘sets’ like home, work, etc. Groovy. I wonder if import contacts will populate those new fields if they are present in the import…

Another Update:You can now do forwarding! Under settings you can “Forward a copy of incoming mail to [emailaddress]” and optionally put a copy in your gmail inbox, archive or trash. And you can do it in a filter.

9 thoughts on “Gmail does draft!

  1. Hi LadyC,
    I tried that on my works PC, but it stopped working after a while. At home I run Debian…
    I just tend to leave a Mozilla or Firfox tab open on GMail which refreshes automatically and the title changes to tell me there is unread new mail.
    Mike

  2. Another good move by Google to make a good thing even better. I am sure they will continue to roll out more featues (and perhaps integrate GMail into their browser somehow?).

    AJ

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