Posts Tagged ‘gmail’

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.

Gmail Motion beta actually works ;-)

April 1st, 2011

This is fantastic! You can now control certain aspects of Gmail by performing various physical actions. Hand waving, head bobbing etc. are all part of the new Gmail Motion control interface.

Familiarize yourself with some of the basic functionality of Gmail Motion using this printable guide of sample gestures. With it, you’ll be able to start writing and responding to emails – with your body – in no time.

Oh…by the way…welcome to April!

Google “Buzz It” share button

February 12th, 2010

Google Buzz and the Buzz It button:

Google released “Buzz” on Feb 9/10 2010 and it has become very popular. So popular in fact that within hours a “Buzz It” button was created.

This button allows your users to easily share your content on Buzz with a single click.

(found this button on this awesome post about BUZZ on Design Magazine)

You will need to edit the appropriate fields in the code to reflect your website’s info.

Have a blog? Increase your traffic by adding a simple Buzz widget. In your blog’s theme, simply use the following URL (replace the appropriate data):

Mashable’s “Buzz It” button.

Head on over to Mashable, TechCrunch & others to see how their usage of the “Buzz It” button has turned out. (Warning: Mashable sports a GIANT Google Ad near the top of their page that resembles some “Buzz” functionality.)

Oggchat offers FREE website chat integrated with gmail

January 5th, 2010

Oggchat is a “live” website chat solution that integrates with Google Talk and Gmail.

Simply put. You sign up for an account (Free and Fee based) and set some parameters. Then you paste the Oggchat code into your website and start offering realtime solutions to your customers.

I suspect one drawback would be that Oggchat integration is only available through Google Talk/gmail. So any website organization that isn’t currently using Google will need to create a Google account in order to utilize the Oggchat service. (I am not 100% sure on this as I have not signed up for the service and there is no indication of integration with other IM clients.)

Oggchat says:

OggChat is unique among live chat solutions. It incorporates a customizable client chat window for your website but routes all chat requests to your operators’ GMail accounts. No additional client software is required and you can chat right from GMail or from your Google Talk client.

I can say this though…Gmail does offer awesome features for small business/blog writers. Creating a Google account in order to utilize Oggchat couldn’t hurt.

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