Posts Tagged ‘gmail gadgets’

People Widget for Gmail

May 31st, 2011

Google is always innovating and today is no different with the introduction of the’people Widget’ in Gmail.

This little beauty sits on the right side of your Gmail inbox and gives you a quick snapshot of your communication history with the participants of your current Gmail conversation. this is a big step in Google’s social puzzle. At a glance, you can see who you have invited to the party, see the calendar, add events etc. and just plain see who you have connected with and in what way…this is just some powerful socializing!

Notice the unobtrusive location!

Built in ability to instantly chat with any of your contacts that are online!

View google’s full ‘People Widget‘ announcement.

Bit.ly URL Shortener Gmail Gadget

December 15th, 2008

Bit.ly is a URL shortener with stats and a social edge for those that like to share links around social messaging services or via IM but want to keep track of how many actual hits the link shared got and also to keep a score of the links shared. i would consider it the best URL shortener around.

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And as you know. you can now use gadgets in gmail too. This is simply a bit.ly gmail gadget so you can also easily track your shared links via gmail too.  and that is a certainly useful gadget if you pass a lot of your day in your e-mail account.

Here is how to install it:   

Go to Settings > Labs
Scroll down to the very bottom and click the radio button to enable “Add any gadget by URL”
Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page
You should now have a gadgets tab at the top of the settings page. Click it.
In the “Add a gadget by its URL:” box paste this link:
http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/107368512201818821991/bitly-shortener.xml
Click “add” and you’re done.

via TNW via HackAddict.net

 

Google Gadgets for Gmail

November 4th, 2008

And the Widgetization Gadgetization at Google continues with Gmail being the new google property to get them. from now on you will be able to get a Google Calendar and Google Docs Gadget for your Gmail sidebar.

This will let you see your latest marked appointments in google calendar and your latest google docs. nice to have if you spend a lot of time in Gmail and your are not fond of using iGoogle.

You can also force other Gadgets to fit in your sidebar by using its XML URL but it is not recommended because it ends up being counter productive. but this open up the gate for all kinds of productivity based gadgets to get into gmail. a good thing again if gmail is your most used Google Service.

For more details visit the Official Entry in the Gmail Blog

via TC

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