Google Add To Do List Task Manager To Gmail

9 12 2008

I use my Gmail account to send myself reminders. I use my Gmail to make notes on certain subjects. I had to do this by sending myself an email (very egotistical). However, the days of that are now over!

Google have released a task manager widget for Gmail. This can handle to do lists and notes and appears as a pop-up within the window of your Inbox.

screenshot-google-mail-mozilla-firefox Read the rest of this entry »


Free Google Gmail Stickers

8 12 2008

It may have been revealed around 4 days ago, but Google are offering people free Gmail stickers.


Google Release Gmail Desktop Widget

8 12 2008

Google desktop has been customising users desktops for years, with the latest widgets enabling XP users to create Vista-esque sidebars, with clocks, docks and apps. However, after countless requests, Google has finally announced the release of a Gmail desktop widget.

gmail_desktop_gadget Read the rest of this entry »

How To Enable New Google Mail Themes In Gmail

20 11 2008

Today we reported that Google had released lots of themes for its mail platform, Gmail.

Now we will show you how to set a Google theme such as Ninja or Candy for your inbox. Its simpler than enabling Google Mail Goggles or Remember The Milk as seen in previous just Google It walkthroughs.

Step 1: Log into your Gmail account
Log into your Gmail account by going to or, you choose, and enter your username and password.

Read the rest of this entry »

Google Release Gmail Themes

20 11 2008

Google’s Gmail platform is constantly being updated. This is not surprising when you learn that Google has kept the service in Beta since its launch in 2004. Recently we’ve seen bigger changes, mainly through their labs add-ons, such as Google Goggles and Third-Party Widgets, like Remember The Milk.

However, one thing has always stayed the same; The colour scheme.

Gmail has stayed in line with Google’s minimal white background with small splahes of colour here and there, until now. Google have just announced the option to theme your inbox, in a similar way to your iGoogle page.

skins_grid Read the rest of this entry »

AOL Make Bitter Dig At Gmail – Audience Put Them In Their Place!

6 11 2008

(ex)Internet giant AOL recently decided enough was enough and produced a blog post accusing Google of stealing their ideas and features for their email platform – only to be brought back down to earth by the comments made on the post!

aol logoAOL started off the post by theming it around Halloween, accusing Gmail of having a ‘costume’, disguising the AOL email service as their own:

Happy Halloween Gmail! We knew you would have the best costume at the party, and who can blame you? We think it’s great that you’re using this holiday to pay homage to the one who started it all, who got 35 million people online at once, gave them all email, great content and messaging capabilities.

Now whilst it is true that AOL did have 35 million subscribers at one point, that was around about 2001, when they merged with Time Warner. Since then their subscribers rates have tumbled, as this chart shows (granted its from Wikipedia…), to around about the 8 million mark. They continue, moving on to name the features they accuse Google of copying through Gmail: Read the rest of this entry »

Google’s Gmail Now Supports ‘Remember The Milk’ [With How-To]

4 11 2008

Last week Google announced the release of some Google Labs gadgets for Gmail that integrate with Google Docs and Google Calendar. But what slid under the radar was new support for third-party gadgets to appear in your inbox, enhancing the features that Gmail already offers.

The first to take the challenge of integrating themselves with Gmail are Remember The Milk, a free application that keeps track of your to-do lists, tasks and projects, which was reviewed by TechCrunch back in 2006 and gets numerous mentions on Lifehacker for its integration capabilities.

remember the milk logo

While Remember The Milk has offered Gmail support in the past, users needed a Firefox extension, cutting out a large chunk of the IE, Safari and Opera users. However, with the help of Google, it can now fully integrate within your inbox view.

It is an exciting move by Google, as it opens up their mail platform to so many applications that are becoming every-day tools to its millions of users. While the process of adding the gadget is clunky and the user-interface isn’t exactly streamlined, Google say:

We realize this isn’t very user friendly right now; it’s a sandbox mainly aimed at developers who want to play around with gadgets in Gmail.

Google also hinted that they would be expanding developer access in the future and that gadgets such as Remember The Milk could become independent add-ons rather than integrations through one user interface.


Just Google It will show you how to enable third party gadgets, using Remember The Milk as the example.

Step 1: Log into your Gmail account
Log into your Gmail account by going to or, you choose, and enter your username and password.

Read the rest of this entry »