5 wishes about Gmail

This is first post in English in our blog. I was quite a long time since I’ve last written anything in English so please excuse me for my poor grammar!
Today was quite an exciting day for Gmail (for those who don’t know what I’m talking about: it broke down for quite long time). Gmail is really very important tool in my everyday work. I receive lots of emails from lots of people and only Google mail can handle it well. Since I’ve started using Gmail spam is not a problem anymore: it’s just gone. I could say a lot of great things about Gmail, but it’s not a point right now. Now I would like to list some features I’m missing, that could make Gmail even better.


1st accounts

I have four different email accounts I use every day (private, business…). All my emails from all accounts are delivered to my Gmail account (it is great that Gmail can do that!). Each account has its own label – super. Problem begins when I try to send email from Gmail using one of my other addresses. It works, but my recipients (depends on their email client) can sometimes see that sender is strange (one address by other) – not well. Here comes my first Gmail wish: I would like to be able to send emails using Gmail web interface through server other than Gmail.

2nd labels

Labels are also great. First I thought folders are better, but now I believe in labels. I use several labels. One of them is named “projects”. I put there all emails that correspond to projects I’m responsible of. There are lots of projects and lots of emails to one project. I would like to have different labels to each project, but that would produce too much deferent labels. Here comes my second Gmail wish: I would like to have sub labels in Gmail.

3rd contacts

Contacts wish: I would like to have application on my desktop to sync contacts between Gmail, Outlook, PDA and mobile phone.

4th tasks

I’m missing connection between Gmail and Google Calendar (which is also great). My wish: I would like to be able to add short note to email such as “take care of that till Monday”.

5th Google Calendar

Wish: I would like to be able to “attach” messages from Gmail to my appointments in Google Calendar.


Those are my major whishes to Google about Gmail. Dear Google – please consider them!
Please comment if you agree or disagree with me! Once again: sorry for my poor English!


Comments (1) »

  1. Maciej Konieczny:

    25 Feb 2009 @ 17:35

    2) So true… If I had to pick the most goofy Gmail feature I’d certainly point the one level labels.

    3) Get a Mac. 😉

    4) Ever tried http://mail.google.com/tasks/ ? Its level of awkwardness is higher than Gmail norm, but still – it may be worth giving it a shot.

    Speaking about your wish: I don’t think it would be something fancy to set up a little haxie running in background (preferably on a shell account), which would fetch data from Gmail and play with Google Calendar using its API.

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