Google finally soups up Gmail search
Inbox gets multiple personality
Google has at last added a new feature to Gmail Labs that allows users to simultaneously view multiple panes in the online email service without having to open another browser window.
The web kingpin noted on its corporate blog yesterday that the “experimental” feature had now gone live on its Gmail service.
Ultimately, the organised folk among you who are Gmail label junkies should find the new look easier and more manageable.
The feature, dubbed “Multiple Inboxes”, also offers improved search results, which up to now have been an unwieldy mess. It can be enabled via Gmail Labs, which has to be activated in your account. You can then select Multiple Inboxes from the list of options.
The name itself is misleading, however, as it doesn’t mean you can view messages from multiple accounts. Instead it allows you to set up five different panes that can be viewed simultaneously. Each pane requires you to manually enter a Gmail code, such as “label:beer”, which then obviously displays a list of emails tagged with the beer label.
A single pane can also combine attributes, making the system fairly flexible, despite there being a maximum of five panes to be displayed at once. All in all we think it’s a pretty nifty feature - but then it’s about time the search giant improved search in Gmail. ®
Personally I like GMail, and it works great on my phone. Sure a preview pane would be good but the single thing I miss is a "view unread" mail. Or a filter criteria that allows unread mail to be shown. Its such a small thing to be missing from such a great site (I nearly said product).
I know I can type "label:unread" but why ? I tried the grease monkey to create a button to do this filter - but failed miserably.
why the icon? - she never leaves the small things out.
@ Log Fei
I've got that sort of setup too... but I just have them all auto-forwarding to my oldest/main account - then have my main account label the incoming messages as "Work account" or "Signups account" etc... so to view the inbox of one account only you just click the label link for "Work Account"... it's really easy....
You can also set up your main account to reply-as the forwarded account automatically too, simply based on the account it was originally sent to.... take a few seconds to set up and does exactly what I need and from the sounds of it, what you wanted... ability to manage/use 3 accounts using a single main account...
@ Long Fei
According to this article,
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/facebook-rejects-google-chrome-43572, you can do that using Chrome in privacy mode.