If you're a Gmail addict, as I am, you probably know that Gmail Labs is home to a bunch of good and bad add-ons that either extend the mail client's capabilities, change how it works, or make it a bit more entertaining to use. In the long (and growing) list of Labs apps, there something for almost everyone.
Which to use? Some of the apps are great. But, be warned: several are not.
Canned Responses Canned responses is Gmail's best function for someone who receives a lot of e-mail. I use Canned Responses often because it allows me to create a series of automatic replies and after clicking the "canned responses" link in a compose form, I can send responses to readers telling them I've read their message and will reply shortly, or to PR folks to ask them not to contact me in the future.
In essence, Canned Responses cuts down on the time you need to waste writing out the same reply for a bunch of e-mail queries, and makes it easier to sift through the important stuff. It's fantastic.
"Old Snakey" "Old Snakey" is Google's version of the age-old classic that, once enabled, will allow you to get away from your work for a while by pressing Shift + 7 while in Gmail.
Once you enable "Old Snakey," the game will be brought to the forefront, over your in-box, and allow you to move a "snake" that you control with your arrow keys over a block without hitting the walls and obstructions. It starts out simple with a short snake and slow speed, but it rapidly increases speed and the size of your snake as you pick up more blocks. That's when the game gets really fun.… Read more