Gmail

Gmail for Web Apps

Google's fantastic email service

Gmail is the free email service from Google, which is integrated into its suite of web apps. It's available to anyone who signs up for a Google account.Web-based email accounts were once looked at as second class, but with the arrival of Gmail...View full description

PROS

  • Excellent design
  • Easy to use
  • Fast

CONS

  • No drag and drop
  • Ad supported

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Gmail is the free email service from Google, which is integrated into its suite of web apps. It's available to anyone who signs up for a Google account.

Web-based email accounts were once looked at as second class, but with the arrival of Gmail that began to change, and today it's probably the the email account to have.

Unlike other web email apps, Gmail has a very minimal and ad-free homepage. When you sign in, you immediately see your inbox, instead of having to click through to it, as with Hotmail. The left bar shows your email folders and contacts. If you choose to be signed in to Google Chat, your online contacts will also appear here, and you can chat to them without leaving Gmail.

Emailing is, of course, fast and reliable, with excellent spam filters to keep your inbox clean. The settings in Gmail are second to none; you can turn on keyboard shortcuts, allow images to be shown automatically or not, set a signature and even an out-of-office auto reply. There are lots of themes too, so if minimal isn't your thing you can brighten Gmail up a lot!

Offline allows you to access Gmail even if you can't get online, while Yahoo!, Hotmail and other mail services can be imported and integrated into your Gmail inbox. There's also a great area called Labs, which is full of new experimental features that you can try out.

The only thing Gmail doesn't do is drag and drop, which you can use to file your mails in some other services. However, it is still the ultimate email web app. When you add in the integration with the other excellent Google web apps, you have an incredible service.

Gmail offers user-friendly and customizable email, which makes the service streets ahead of the competition.

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User reviews about Gmail

  • Vladimir Borenovic

    by Vladimir Borenovic

    The best of... I am using gmail about 11 years and can rate the best of.

  • Thomas Chilefwaya

    by Thomas Chilefwaya

    great and secure at all the programs aquaide i love gmail so much

  • Emma Kuroki

    by Emma Kuroki

    I dont have problems with Gmail and to the spam its very easy to trash it...I like Gmail than any email programs. Thank you.

  • Wakeel Aina

    by Wakeel Aina

    yahoomail is athmost fastable messangrg and it is verh easy.

  • Ahmed Hellal

    by Ahmed Hellal

    Dieu sème la graine dans le champ fertilisé . Les développements de la civilisation occidentale s'effectuent dans la fertilisation des More

  • Gsf sa GM

    by Gsf sa GM

    Almost perfect, in my other mails, I encountered some difficulties in accessing while my gmail gave me no problem at all!

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