Google improves Gmail by changing the right click
A few months back Google reworked its Gmail web interface, and more recently, the Android app itself was given a Material design facelift. However, Google hasn't stopped there. It continues to improve the interface of the web version, this time by offering a new right-click system that's finally practical.
Currently, right-clicking on the Gmail web interface allows you to mark a message as read, delete or archive it. These are practical features, it is true, but from a web giant like Google it's fair to expect something more sophisticated. The company understands that well (but it took its time), so it will improve the right click function to offer many more options.
Among the new features available, you will find the ability to reply (to a single user or to all those included in the message), forward the message or put it on hold (Gmail feature inherited from the deceased Inbox). Equally interesting is the possibility of searching for messages received by the contact who sent the selected email.
The bad news is that it is not confirmed that this update will be available to every user simultaneously. In theory it should be, but it is better to expect the worst. In any case, G Suite users will be able to benefit from it starting February 22nd, or even now if they are part of the quick launch mode.
What do you think about the improved right click? Let us know in the comments below.
I'll be using Inbox until I can find a third party application with similar functionality. I like the tabbed system Inbox uses. When I first heard that Inbox was being scrapped, I reloaded/re-enabled gmail only to find that it still disappoints.
Except for the search, which is interesting, those are all options that have been available in Outlook and Yahoo! for over a decade. The search for related emails has been in Outlook for about a year, Yahoo! doesn't have it. Kind of shameful for Google to be that far behind.
A few more that Outlook already has that Google should consider: move to folder, spam, create new rule, and save as PDF. I particularly like the create new rule option being so easily available.
This makes me want to check out Thunderbird again and see how it works after all these years. Which I suspect is exactly the opposite effect Google was hoping for.
I love "Create new rule" feature in Microsoft Outlook Mail. It helps me manage all my newsletters effortlessly. I also love how you can create Email aliases in Outlook mail, it helps me better manage my formal and informal communication with a variety of people without having to create multiple email accounts. Similarly there are other useful features in Outlook mail, and I find them genuinely useful.