Gmail forsook folders for a more flexible idea, labels, but Google has begun making a change acknowledging that the older interface idea has its place.
The drawback of folders is that you must decide which one is the best location for a message you want to file--"family" or "travel," for example. With labels, you can apply both, and in Gmail, clicking either label will show that particular message.
But Google concluded that folders have one nice feature: when you move a message out of the in-box and into them, the message is filed. With Gmail … Read more