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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FireChief, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. FireChief

    FireChief Well-Known Member
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    I performed a quick search, didn't find anything on this:

    I have 4 gmail accounts on my Droid.

    Can we create a 'desktop' shortcut that opens a "composed email".. ? Specifically, a different shortcut for EACH gmail account.. ?

    I have seen the gmail label in the shortcuts, but it seems to just open the inbox, or a labeled folder..

    Has anyone created these shortcuts?

    FC
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  2. howrhee

    howrhee New Member
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    Hi there,

    I'm having the same problem with Android. I'd like to quickly be able to send myself an email, and have a shortcut the takes me directly to gmail to "compose message" and it'd be nice if Android had this option.

    Howie
     
  3. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member
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    Email To Self v1.5 Application for Android | Productivity
    Howrhee: For whatever weird reason, the app description talks only about saving web pages. But desperation coerced me into trying it months ago, and it turned out to be pretty much what I wanted. Then-missing feature: the ability to choose from among several addys, so I wrote to the developer. Within 24 hours, he had added that feature.

    Set up your prefs with the "to" addys desired. Thereafter, whenever you click the app icon, a drop-down list of those addys appears. Select the one you want, and you're taken to your main account. Your cursor will land in the subject field, with the "to" populated per your selection. I've been using this for a few months (first on the MyTouch, then the Droid), on a daily basis, and wouldn't be without it now. Not free, but cheap. Operates flawlessly!
     
  4. FireChief

    FireChief Well-Known Member
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    Hey, I like this.. just finished setting it up... This will definitely work..

    I click the ICON on my main home screen, and then click the address from the drop down, and VOILA, I am ready to type in the subject line..

    This will work... ..and for $1.05 ... almost free.. :)

    THANKS for the tip!!

    FC
     
  5. howrhee

    howrhee New Member
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    Wow, great suggestion on the Email to Self app.

    I was a little skeptical at first because it seems to be meant for sending yourself web pages (whereas I was looking for something to just send myself notes). But then when you go into the options, the last option is that you can have it place an icon for you to "Email Note to Self" - perfect.

    Huge. Thanks a lot!
     
  6. didldum

    didldum New Member
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    you can try the compose mail shortcut app.

    if you put it on the home screen, it directly opens the compose mail dialog when you click it. but you'd still need a second click if you want to change the account to send from.
     

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