Re: Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Thanks for sharing the news on Undo Send, Eric - I doubt I would have noticed otherwise. I can certainly think of a handful of times where I would have loved to have had this feature. I went ahead and enabled some of the current "lab" features as well while I was at it - there are some nice ones in there, including a 'mark as read' button that doesn't require a drop-down menu (which I've been mystified at the exclusion of since I started using Gmail), and improved Google Calendar and Google Maps integration (no Docs, though). If anyone wants to try these out, just go to 'Settings > Labs' in Gmail and you'll see a list features to enable. They do come with a disclaimer from Google that they may stop working or disappear at any time, though.
I, too, have always been a little puzzled about how my Gmail contacts list actually works. I notice contacts from Craigslist Ads that I responded to once and only once years ago on there that I know I didn't add myself, but people that I've corresponded with dozens of times are absent or seem to dissapear. I tend to leave it alone, but you're right, Google could definitely get some more value out of it by making it more user-friendly. To be honest, I'm continuously amazed at how well Docs, Drive, and Gmail work together - I feel like looking a gift horse in the mouth asking for improvements, considering it's all free (maybe Google should consider some more premium offerings for enterprises to compete with Amazon's Workmail). Of course, then I remember that I'm the product, so it all works out. Bring on the new features!