Gmail: POP and now IMAP

I’ve had a Gmail account since September 7th, 2004 and currently have 13096 conversations (and counting) in my “All Mail” box using up roughly 1GB of space.  One of my first suggestions to the Gmail team was IMAP, and I am glad to see that it has finally made its way in. The advantage of IMAP over POP is that you can see a list of your folders (or in Gmail’s case, tags) and emails that you can move around, mark read/unread, reply, forward, etc. right in your favourite email client, and any action will be synced with the server.  Continue Reading

Google Calendar and Google Earth

Another beautiful [beta] Web 2.0 application brought to you by Google. Multiple views, multiple calendars, sharing calendars, super-cool interface (even cooler than Gmail). Of course it doesn’t match with the flying abilities of Google Earth, but it does set the standard for calendar applications on the browser. Go to Google Calendar. Oh I might as well mention, you can configure Google Earth to be a flight-simulator type program, and fly around anywhere in the world. You really get the feeling that you’re really in the cockpit if you try flying low in 3D-ized areas (such as the North Shore Mountains Continue Reading

Writely Goes Google

I briefly reviewed Writely, the web word processor, a few couple of months ago in one of my blog posts. Quite recently, it appears that Google has acquired the company that develops Writely. I think that means we can expect great things to come with the development of Writely on Google’s scale. I can’t wait for Writely’s popularity to grow to become popular like Gmail 😉 Writely blog post Google’s blog post