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  1. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I wish I knew how large in Gmail my message was....6K or 64K etc. I think it's nice. I also really am annoyed that after the current day is passed any email in Gmail only has the date as the reference to when it was sent. I like knowing the time full time/date. I had some email yesterday that I needed to know when it was sent and had to visit a real PC to see.

    Why doesn't Gmail app offer something simple like this?

    Also weird in Gmail, some links that were fully written out with http:// did not become clickable.

    I did see a youtube video from Google that had 2 cool things. If a phone number or address is shown in Gmail you click on them, even if they don't appear to be a link and they will take you to the dialer or Google Maps. I have tried this now a few times. Very slick.
     

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    drustvold Well-Known Member

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    Yeah google confounds me with their addition of cool features like "map this address" as an option if it found an address in the email, same with phone numbers and even meetings/get together. But then generalizing things to "about an hour ago" (which is fine so long as I can see that it was 57min ago at 12:34pm 1/2/2009)
     
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    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

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    I like the "about an hour ago" stuff, because then I don't have to look at the time. When I see a time stamp like say "2:30" the first thing I do is look for a clock so that I can tell "well, when was 2:30?" "2:30" could've been 1 minute ago, an hour ago, 5 hours ago -- I appreciate google jumping to tell me "it was 1 minute ago" rather than me having to do the math myself. Small convenience, which appears to only be convenient to some people. :)
     
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    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Again this is something that could be simple option toggle for users. In my case it is the lack of a timestamp on older messages that really is annoying, past 1 day.
     
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    The included gmail application is pretty ghetto. There are so many glaring bugs. The 2 that annoy me the most are:

    1. If you delete an email from your inbox on the phone, it gets moved to the Trash in the webapp... but the Inbox label is not removed. So you have items in your trash labeled Inbox.

    2. If you read and delete and email, and the undelete it in the webapp... it will never come back to the Inbox of your phone. Even if you mark it as unread again, the count of unread messages will be 1 but you won't see the message.

    There are a host of other small annoyances. Hopefully they get fixed soon.
     
  6. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Some good other annoyances were mentioned...the biggest....non-annoyance but must have is this, I was going to type in all caps cause I am shouting this, but for you fellow readers, I will just bold it.

    If you are going to make your own OS with obvious easy links to your own apps like Maps, YouTube and of course Gmail and Calendar, tie your apps to the hardware too! I mean the fact I can't use the delete key and quickly delete emails is about the biggest time suck of my use on the G1. Let me delete emails with the delete key. I could understand if K-9 couldn't or other apps, but this is your hardware, your OS and your software. Make it so.
     
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    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have another one...why is it that when I get email via gmail it is smart enough to notify me but doesn't give me a preview in the notification bar.

    To sum up for Android engineers, this is a mobile device any and all shortcuts to speed up daily tasks is appreciated. Make the application glanceable, and simple.
     
  8. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Another feature that seems lacking is, if I can sync my Gmail account to many different mail servers shouldn't I be able to choose which address is the reply address? With a default of either the address that was mailed or a single address.

    Right now I only can reply from a single address, afaik.
     
  9. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, for someone like me whos generaly looking at what time he got or sent what to someone saying "about and hour or 'a day' ago" may as well say "sometime today" or "not today", kind of a pain when say your boss asks "hey when did you send that email to marketing?" "oh uh, 'about a day ago'?" "yeah, but WHEN" "s**t!"
     
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    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Off topic - Did you notice that txt messages are handled in the same manner. Annoying!
     
  11. bomberfl

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    ok I am not the youngest guy out there but honestly the type is tiny. I wish there was a way to choose a larger font like in the browser or some of the other apps.
     

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