Gmail is a free forever, search-based webmail service from Google that combine the best features of traditional email with its patented search technology. Gmail innovative features include faster retrieval of email through the search interface. Emails are treated as conversation which enhances user reading and writing experience. Gmail also offer users over 5 GB of email storage capacity.
1. Innovative Spam Technology
Google provide email users the best spam fighting methods. One approach is the data gathered from users. Gmail users can vote and report an email for spam in which Google will find similar email message that fall in the spam category and block the message before it reach the users.
2. Search Technology
With 5 Gigabytes of information, Gmail users can search and retrieve over 500,000 pages of emails by using keywords and advanced search features so user can find their email easily. Using this feature make it easy for Gmail users to find emails by simply typing certain words and the corresponding results will be displayed the same way as you are using Google Search.
3. Organize replies into conversations
Gmail handle message into thread or conversion thus eliminates the need to file messages into folders. Email messages are group into conversion thread or view so users can easily follow up with replies to the senders by referring to the thread. Newer messages are stack up on the top lack deck of cards.
4. Built-in chat feature
Gmail built-in chat features provide added experience to users which allow instant messaging without having to log on to a separate application. Now user can talk to a friend in anywhere in the world without logging out to your email account. Gmail Chat offers also voice call as an added service.
5. Labels, filters, and stars.
Gmail provide these handy features for better email management. First of all Gmail don’t use folder for grouping email but offer the filter service to every email by providing labels to every message. Email will be group together through this labeling in a breeze like a virtual folder. The stars feature on the other hand will rank your email according to importance for easy retrieval.
6. Mobile Access
Gmail can access their Gmail through their mobile phone. This feature is optimize to read your email through phone web browser and allows attachment to open including photos and pdf files. It let users to call people in Gmail Contacts List.
7. Ads in place
Gmail provide relevant ads through its Google Adsense program. Only relevant and related information are display besides your email message. Gmail Ads does not occupy your reading space unlike any other ads system because it is in text format so you can ignore if you are not interested.
8. Save Time
Gmail advantages are the Quick Contact and Keyboard Shortcuts in which it is a time saver. The Quick Contacts helps the user to find relevant contact in which you can send email or chat to another person in a faster way and bundle with the keyboard shortcuts will further speed up the whole process.
9. Gmail is Free For Ever.
Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert
Copy the highlighted text or selected item.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert
Paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y
Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.
Ctrl + F
Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.
Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc
Quickly switch between open programs moving forward.
- Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program.
- Adding the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards. For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program.
- Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.
Ctrl + Back space
Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.
Ctrl + Left arrow / Right arrow
Move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.
Ctrl + Home / End
Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.
Ctrl + P
Print the page being viewed. For example, the document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser.
Page Up / Space bar and Page Down
Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time. If you press Shift and the Space bar the page will go up a page at a time.