Since I switched to using Gmail as my only mail client, email has begun working for me again. Spam is less of a headache and I can access my mail anywhere. Having learned that Google may be working on a new interface for Gmail, I quickly concocted this wish list for Gmail Gamma, in no particular order:
- HTML signatures
- Offline mail client
- ToDo list
- Calendar agenda
- Speed improvements
- “Compose Mail” link changes
- Neater mail management tools
They have rich text editing, and can display other peoples HTML signatures. Why can’t I?
I’ll bet my left leg this is already on its way. An offline Gmail client using, say Google Gears, would be great. HTML is nice, but it’s still limited to, well, what HTML can do.
Well, this is actually a Google product I’d like on its own. A Google ToDo list that’s centrally stored and accessible via various ways, such as Google Gadgets, in Google Calendar and yes, in Google Gmail.
I’d like the option to show my Google Calendar agenda somewhere. Be it permanently in the right side… maybe replacing the now useless invite box, or as a “click to toggle” button somewhere.
Gmail is fast. But it could be faster. Be it through an offline client, or some fancy caching mechanisms, I’d like the inbox logo to take me to my inbox instantly.
If the Google Docs redesign has anything to say about it, then we’re in for drag & drop features and smoothly scrolling toggle buttons. If it’ll be fast enough, I’m all for the increased archive transparency.
What would you want?