Posted by Chad Yoshikawa, Software Engineer Gmail chat status (those green, orange, and red bubbles) indicates if your friends are online or not.
Posted by Steven Saviano, Software Engineer Being an avid Google Docs user, I receive a ton of emails with links to documents that my co-workers and friends share with me. From technical design documents at work to my roommate's expenses spreadsheet, my inbox is full of document links that I need to view as I reply to my mail.
Posted by Ari Leichtberg, Software Engineer and Yossi Matias, Head of Israel Engineering Center When's the last time you got an email from a stranger asking, "Are you sure you meant to send this to me ?" and promptly realized that you didn't? Sometimes these little mistakes are actually quite painful. Hate mail about your boss to your boss?
Posted by Jake Knapp, UI Designer and Manu Cornet, Software Engineer Manu : Hey Jake, you still using that same old theme? Jake : Well, yeah
Posted by Ian Whitfield, Software Engineering Intern People keep track of lots of things in their Google Calendars — meetings, business trips, due dates and conference calls.
Posted by Michael Bolin, Software Engineer Sometimes you need to get your tasks out of Tasks.
Posted by Marcin Brodziak, Software Engineer A few months ago, we added the ability to import your old mail and contacts to Gmail . We made this feature available for all newly-created Gmail accounts first, since people new to Gmail benefit most from being able to move their stuff with them. Friends who wanted to use Gmail but kept telling us how painful it would be finally made the switch! But many old time Gmail users (including us) also have old accounts lurking
Posted by Emmanuel Pellereau, Software Engineer Quite a few of you use Gmail's custom "From:" to send messages with one of your other email addresses listed in place of your Gmail address. Since these messages are sent by Gmail's servers but "from" a non-Gmail address, we have to include your original Gmail username in the "Sender" field of the message header to comply with mail delivery protocols and help prevent your mail from being marked as spam
Posted by Garry Boyer, Software Engineer Ever since we launched Google Calendar , people in our forum have been pretty vocal about a missing piece -- an integrated task list. "To-do would be tooo-rific," "I really, really, really need to use a to-do list," and my favorite: "I'll join your team to help you get it done!" The rumble turned into a roar a few months ago when we launched Tasks in Gmail Labs . Now we've integrated Tasks into Google Calendar as well