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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quick Links - Gmail Lab

The "Quick Links" lab lets you save specific views of your Gmail inbox as a link in the left-hand column.

Navigating to Themes:
Before: Click Settings >> Click Theme tab
Now: Click "Themes" in the Quick Link area.

The following video show you how to enable this lab and create Quick Links.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Gmail Lab - Forgotten Attachment Detector

Do you ever send email with attachment and then after sending realize you forgot the attachment? DOH!

I recommend enabling the "Forgotten Attachment Detector" lab. Whenever you send an email with the word "attach" or "attachment" in it and forgot to attach the file, you will be prompted with a pop-up message before the email is sent.

Watch this video to learn how to enable and use the lab.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Get Your Cell Art On - Collaborative Art with Google Spreadsheets

During the holiday season a Google team created a YouTube video showing a collaboratively created snowflake design. Last Friday a link was passed around twitter asking for collaborative artists to add their own designs to a spreadsheet. There were over 33 authenticated users, some just chose to add art anonymously. Here is a sample of what was created.

To me, this looks like one large group doodle. People still seem hesitant about altering work that has already been created. I would like to see this project done again where people were more encouraged to alter other designers work - true collaboration. Perhaps this assignment should be given to children, studies have shown they are less hesitant to alter their classmate's work.